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Health, Science & The Environment
12:06 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Teen Births Decreasing in Ohio

The number of teen births in Ohio is still declining.

The rate of women 19 and younger who gave birth in Ohio fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2011. That's according to an analysis by The Dayton Daily News of preliminary state data.

Ohio Department of Health statistics show that the 12,189 teen births last year were down 11 percent from 2010. And it was the fewest recorded since the state began keeping track in 1990.

Health
12:04 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Ohio Cracks Down After Meningitis Outbreak

The state of Ohio is cracking down on pharmacies that custom-mix individualized prescriptions after a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding company.

Jesse L. Wimberly, pharmacy inspector for the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, tells the Dayton Daily News that the state is checking all 17 pharmacies statewide that custom-mix compound prescriptions. Those pharmacies are typically inspected at least once every three years.

Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon October 29, 2012

WYSO Weekend: October 28, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 28, 2012 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with representatives from Free to Breathe Dayton about their mission and their upcoming Lung Cancer 5K and run/walk

- Poor Will's Almanack: October 23 - 29, 2012, by Bill Felker

- PoliticsOhio: Turner Stands On His Record For Reelection, Sequestration And Delphi, by Emily McCord

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Origins Podcast
4:35 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

From Commonplace to Controversial: The Different Histories of Abortion in Europe and the US

Planned Parenthood supporters demonstrate in Columbus, Ohio, 2012.

As the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court case legalizing abortion, approaches, many Americans assume that legalized abortion is only as old as that ruling. In fact, as Anna Peterson discusses this month, abortion had only been made illegal at the turn of the 20th century. The different histories of abortion in Europe and the United States reveal much about the current state of American debates-so prominent in the 2012 elections campaigns-over abortion and women's health.

Health
7:04 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Ohio E. Coli Outbreak Grows; 3 People in Hospital

Health officials say an E. coli outbreak that began with people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic has reached 68 cases, and three people are in serious condition.

The illnesses were first reported in Germantown, southwest of Dayton, after a July 3 customer appreciation picnic for a lawn care business.

A spokesman for the Montgomery County health department says more than a dozen people have been hospitalized. A 4-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 73-year-old man remained hospitalized Tuesday with complications from the bacteria.

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