Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:02 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:02:50 GMT
Three people escaped an overnight fire in Price Hill. It happened in the 700 block of Mt. Hope Avenue around 11:30 Tuesday night. When fire crews arrived, there was heavy fire in the back of the twoFull Story >
Fire crews knocked the fire down in 20 minutes. They stayed on scene for another 40 minutes putting our hot spots.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:21 GMT
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operatorsFull Story >
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operators to fly five or six at a time, they tell FOX19 exclusively.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:20 GMT
If you watch the show, you probably know I have a lot of connections to Japan. I'm half Japanese and spent most of my school years in Japan. However, the tri-state has many connections as well. I foundFull Story >
Rob looks at the cultural connection between Cincinnati and Rob's native land of Japan.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:30:09 GMT
JOPLIN, MO (RNN) - Two years after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, MO, new landscape is emerging, but there is still work to be done. Joplin was hit by an EF-5 tornado on May, 22, 2001, thatFull Story >
Two years after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, MO, new landscape is emerging, but there is still work to be done.Full Story >
Nearly two out of three Americans say they're not getting enough sleep at night. The main reason may literally be in front of them. From laptops to cell phones, from iPads to televisions, we spends our nights illuminated by the glow of electronic gadgets.
Mommy blogger Titania Jordan, whose site is called Baby Gooroo, tosses and turns for hours each night and she thinks she knows why.
"From about 7 p.m. ‘til midnight, I am in front of a screen," she said. "I'm on the computer. I'm on my mobile device."
Titania is on to something.
Researchers, including Harvard University's Steven Lockley, have long known that light suppresses melatonin. It's a hormone that helps regulate sleep. But these days, we're flooded with light long after the sun sets whether we're texting, e-mailing, or catching-up on TV.
"It's a very unnatural thing for us to do and so when we expose ourselves to light at night, we tell the brain that it's daytime," said Lockley, who's written a book about sleep called Sleep: A Very Short Introduction.
Exposing our eyes and brains to light actually shifts our internal body clock, or circadian rhythm.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says it's important to raise a red flag about blue wavelengths, the kind emitted by energy efficient light bulbs and electronic gadgets.
"We know that blue light has the greatest propensity to alter circadian rhythms and yet now-a-days it seems that blue is the color du jour," said Dr. Nathaniel Watson, who's on the academy's board of directors.
In fact, a recent poll revealed that 95% of Americans use electronics a few nights a week within the hour before bedtime. Even dim light can be problematic.
"We've done a number of studies to show that light levels that you would be normally exposed to in the home in the evening, for example from a bedside lamp, are very easily capable of shifting the body clock," said Lockley.
Research shows our health may be at risk, too. Studies have linked blue light and poor sleep to depression, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular problems.
"Shift workers have been found to have about 50% to 60% increased risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men," Lockley added.
So what's a gadget addict to do?
Have a regular bed time routine
Sleep in a cool, dark room
"Power down" two to three hours before bedtime
"If you must have screen time before going to bed, then limiting the amount of light that's emitted from the screen would be helpful," said Dr. Watson, "so you can turn down the brightness."
We asked Titania to cut back on screen time. She says the results were noticeable.
"It was fabulous," she said. "I didn't go to sleep right away. But I found myself feeling much more relaxed."
Think about this, too: Exposing yourself to lots of bright light during the day can also help. Lockley says it keeps you alert and helps your body clock reset each night.
From Tan Mom to a photo-bombing stingray, these awesome costumes ideas will ensure that you make a statement at this year's Halloween party.Full Story >
If you haven't picked out your Halloween costume for the year, here are some fun suggestions. From Tan Mom to a photo-bombing stingray, these awesome costumes ideas will ensure that you make a statement at this year's party.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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