For decades, drugmakers were reluctant to invest in rare-disease treatments because their preference was to sell mass-market drugs. Today, they're seeing that the returns can be huge with financial incentives from the government and faster approval.
Brian Wendling, a juggler and comedian from Kansas City, performed for children and parents at the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday.
Life insurance firms that once pitched long-term care policies as the prudent way for Americans to shoulder the cost of staying in nursing homes have found that those polices are squeezing their profits.
Students in kindergarten through seventh-grade learn dancing, singing, acting and craft skills at TRYPS Lego Movie-themed spring break program.
MU joins nine other hospitals in Missouri with the Level 1 designation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Most Americans say they'd prefer to die at home, with treatment to free them from pain, but the prestigious Institute of Medicine says the reality too often is unwanted care and not enough comfort.
How much do you really know about St. Patrick and his day?
Church leaders released statements Tuesday urging "mutual forbearance" amid disagreements over the amendment.
It was an experiment and may not reflect what happens outside a research setting, but the authors say the results highlight the challenges of accurately interpreting tissue under a microscope.
Barry Chambers has worked in hospital and health systems management for more than 25 years.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will step up testing in Cole County before changing any rules — but the disease's stubborn physiology means any new measures are unlikely to reverse its spread.
The True/False Film Fest has stimulated Columbia's downtown businesses with its rapid growth.
The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent in Congress.
A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report.
The red meat industry is fighting to discredit a proposal for new dietary guidelines that recommends people eat less red and processed meat.
Hospitals juggling tough balance sheets have come to view "swing-bed" patients as lucrative, fueling a steady rise in the number of people getting such care.
Joseph Edwards treated True/False crowds with guitar melodies and rhythmic percussion Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Ninth and Locust streets.
Burns, the daughter of Ken Burns, was in Columbia on Wednesday night to screen the documentary about five teenage boys and the case of a female jogger who was raped and assaulted in 1989 in Central Park.
In the United States, adults get about 11 to 15 percent of their calories from sugar; the figure for children is about 16 percent. In Europe, sugar intakes range from about 7 percent in Hungary to nearly 25 percent in Portugal.
A new partnership between the Thompson Center and Missouri Telehealth Network program could allow people with autism to get treatment in their hometowns without the complications of travel and related health care costs.