WOSU News Archives For: February 5, 2007

Study Shows Ohio Lax in Providing In-Home Care for Seniors

12:00AM
February
5, 2007

A new study out today says Ohio’s Medicaid program is one of the most expensive in the country at providing long-term care for senior citizens because it relies too much on nursing homes.

Birth control pills linked to increased breast cancer risk

12:00AM
February
5, 2007

Researchers across the country have revisited studies about the effects of oral contraception. They looked at young women who started taking birth control pills at a young age and continued to take them for years. Ohio State University oncologist Dr. Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy said research shows an increased risk for breast cancer. Click on the icon to listen to the interview.

Farm Group Leader Promotes Cash For Carbon Program

12:00AM
February
5, 2007

The Ohio Farmers Union this year unveils a new program to pay farmers for storing carbon on their land. The payments begin just as new reports surface that point to carbon dioxide emissions as a prime factor in global warming. But, at least one agricultural economist says the so-called carbon credits program will make little difference in the economics of farming.