Health

Smoking By Pregnant Mothers See A Spike

Nov 17, 2016
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(MPRN-Lansing) More Michigan mothers are smoking while pregnant. A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows between 2008 and 2014 the rate of expectant mothers smoking increased by 18 percent in Michigan. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Big changes may be on the horizon for medical marijuana in Michigan. Wednesday the State House voted in favor of a package of bills that would legalize edibles and require medical marijuana clinics be licensed and pay sales tax. 

Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers and regular folks strolled past more than 70 venders at the Farmers Market at the Capitol Thursday. But while goers ogled the plethora of fruits and vegetables, 

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A hot and dry summer may mean fewer mosquitos. But a Michigan State University Entomology Professor says that the mosquitos that are found may pose a greater threat of carrying the West Nile Virus. 


The Southwest Michigan Mosquito Squad sprays down the back yard of a homeowner on Kalamazoo's east side
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The wetter the summer, the more mosquitos you’re likely to find outside. In hot, dry summers like this there are fewer mosquitoes, but the ones there are are a greater threat. That’s because West Nile virus spreads more easily in warm weather. This summer Michigan State University has predicted an outbreak of West Nile in Michigan.   


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