Archive - Sep 20, 2012

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Children with Autism Experience Interrelated Health Issues

Kate McIntyre, COLUMBIA, Mo. – One in 88 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new study by a University of Missouri researcher found that many children with ASD also experience anxiety, chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems and atypical sensory responses, which are heightened reactions to light, sound or particular textures.

Nixon announces grants statewide for nursing education

Missouri News Horizon
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon visited two university campuses Thursday to announce nearly $850,000 in grants to help students across the state who are seeking an education in nursing.

Speaking in Columbia, Nixon said $150,000 would be used to to “fund scholarships to nine doctorial students persiing careers in nursing.”

“Employers in Missouri need more nurses,” Nixon said, adding that the funds will not only be good for “our health care system, but for our economy.”

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Lady Bearcats outpace New Haven in two sets

Emillie Diebal (9) spikes it down the line recording one of her eight kills on the night.

New Haven, Mo. – Hermann’s Emilie Diebal’s game high eight kills and fast paced offense propelled the Lady Bearcats past New Haven in two sets, 25-11, 25-20 on Tuesday.

Disease from biting midge flies causing deer deaths around state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) continues to receive reports from people around the state of dead deer. The culprit appears to be hemorrhagic disease (HD), a general term for epizootic hemorrhagic disease and the bluetongue virus.

“Both diseases are closely related, have similar clinical signs and are naturally spread by a small, biting midge fly,” says MDC Deer Biologist Emily Flinn. “Cattle and goats are normally not affected, or show only mild signs of being sick. Sheep are susceptible only to the bluetongue virus.”

MDC holding open house in Columbia on potential paddlefish permit changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is considering changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would require a new yearly, low-cost paddlefish permit for sport snaggers.


The changes would also implement a Telecheck reporting system, such as is used for deer and turkey, for harvested paddlefish.