Researcher says the widening diet gap reflects an income gap that deepened during the recent financial crisis, which likely made healthy food less affordable for many people.
Artist learned to be keenly aware of the critics in her head
The Home Microbiome Project seeks to understand how the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that live in and on our bodies interact with bugs in the environment to affect our health.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago developed a treadmill that intentionally trips seniors to teach them to not fall in the future. Seniors tripping and falling costs $30 billion yearly.
The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society express great concern about these popular nicotine-vapor products and urge more regulation, especially to keep them away from youth. They also stress that proven smoking cessation methods should always be tried first.
"Everybody in this business gets hurt," said 12-year rodeo clown Johnny Dudley at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo.
Karis Church has been in Columbia for the past nine years. The congregation has met at the Missouri Theatre, The Tiger Hotel and The Bridge, but now has its first permanent home.
Members of First Baptist Church celebrated the ordination of African refugee Nene Rwenyaguza Saturday night. Rwenyaguza was reunited with his family last year after 11 years apart.
Patrick Sekarski and Loriana Tisher enjoy taking private lessons at Studio B Dance Center because it helps them grow closer as a couple.
No one should view this as permission to eat more salt, said Salim Yusuf, the first study's leader. "Most people should stay where they are."
Heading off to school is stressful for young people on a variety of fronts. Among the biggest challenges is managing their own health far from home. And it can be a trial for parents, too, in this, the era of the helicopter when it comes to raising children.
Carl Kenney had to take a new approach to sermons at Bethel Church.
A drug incinerator was purchased by the Public Health and Human Services for the Columbia Police Department to to dispose of illicit drugs.
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will offer free vaccines to students from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at its clinic, at 1005 W. Worley St.
Typically, outbreaks of the disease have been in other parts of the continent, not in West Africa.
This new requirement is especially important for people who suffer from celiac disease and don't absorb nutrients well.
Food allergies are on the rise, and experts are not sure why. But Columbia families like the McFetterses and the Popes are well aware of their impact on daily life.
The couple are planning a May 24, 2015, wedding at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri.