Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://wfpl.org en Indiana Legislative Panel Urged to Take Action Against Sex Assaults on Teen Girls http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-legislative-panel-urged-take-action-against-sex-assaults-teen-girls <p>Indiana state lawmakers are being urged to find ways to better protect the state’s young people against sexual assaults, particularly teenage girls.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A legislative panel heard from several experts about the problem today.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Centers for Disease Control says just over 17 percent of Indiana girls in grades 9 &nbsp;to 12 have reported being raped.&nbsp;&nbsp; The national average is 10-and-a-half percent.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:41:10 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 7397 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Legislative Panel Urged to Take Action Against Sex Assaults on Teen Girls Food Safety vs Dietary Choice: The Raw Milk Argument http://wfpl.org/post/food-safety-vs-dietary-choice-raw-milk-argument <P>The debate over unpasteurized, or raw milk has been heating up in recent months. Those who drink it tout its nutritional benefits, but government health officials warn that consuming raw milk is not worth the risk of contracting a dangerous food-borne illness.<p> <P>One day a week, in a church parking lot in Lexington, dairy farmer Gary Oaks hands out glass bottles of raw milk from of the bed of his pickup. It’s milk that goes directly from the cow to the bottle and then is quickly refrigerated. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 1492 at http://wfpl.org Food Safety vs Dietary Choice: The Raw Milk Argument Study Finds Surface Miners Are at Risk of Black Lung Disease, Too http://wfpl.org/post/study-finds-surface-miners-are-risk-black-lung-disease-too <p>A new study shows that black lung disease isn&rsquo;t limited to coal miners who work underground.</p><p>Studies for coal workers&rsquo; pneumoconiosis&mdash;or black lung disease&mdash;haven&rsquo;t been done on surface miners in a decade, and the miners were commonly thought to be less at risk for the disease than underground workers. Surface mines are open to the air, after all, and underground coal mines have frequent dust issues caused by mining in constricted spaces without much ventilation.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:42:46 +0000 Erica Peterson 691 at http://wfpl.org