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Prematurity Research Center
3:19 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

New research center to focus on causes of preterm birth

USAID

Three major Ohio universities and four hospitals have joined in a new research collaborative aimed at finding the unknown causes of premature birth.  The March of Dimes says the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are among the partners in the program. 

Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, Senior Vice President of Research and Global Programs for the March of Dimes, said a great deal of work has been done trying to decrease the frequency of preterm birth and there have been some successes.

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Transportation
2:56 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Find out where you can drive 70 mph in July

Credit ODOT / Provided

Beginning July 1, the speed limit on some Ohio interstates increases to 70 mph. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making some new signs and updating others with the new limit. The cost is $8,287.19.

ODOT outlines the new speed zones below. You can also click here for a large map.

Interstate 70

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CAC
1:42 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Tough economic times hit Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center

Facing a deficit, the Contemporary Arts Center is taking steps to get back in the black. Initiatives include a reduction in personnel (4 people or 16% of employees), a reorganization of staff in key areas, a 20% reduction in the director’s salary, increasing contributed and earned revenue, and reducing the draw on the museum’s investments.

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Tea Party
1:16 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Tea Party rallies against IRS

Tea Party members carry signs and chant outside the Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Several hundred Tea Party members rallied at noon Tuesday on Fountain Square before marching to the John Weld Peck Federal Building. They held signs and chanted slogans like "you work for us" and "the IRS has got to go."

Dave Kern of Liberty Township says he came to protest the "outrageous actions" of the IRS in the recent scandal involving extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) tax exempt status.

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Pollution and ADHD
12:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

ADHD linked to traffic pollution

New research from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finds kids who live near or attend school near a major highway or interstate have an increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of the traffic- related pollution.


Lots of kids could be at risk


Studies have shown 40% of children attend school within 400 meters of a major highway. Another 11% of the population in the U.S. lives within a 100 meters of a four-lane highway.

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