Federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration say it is too early to say if an outbreak of cyclospora is over.
Cyclospora is a rare parasite that causes a lengthy gastrointestinal illness. Outbreaks have been reported in Missouri and other states, but it's not clear that those illnesses are linked to prepackaged salad mix.
If it becomes final as expected, the advice by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force would clear the way for insurers to cover CT scans, a type of X-ray, for those at greatest risk.
Many heart patients can safely resume sexual intercourse after first checking with their doctors, and the answers to many questions depend on each patient's overall health, the guidance says.
The Columbia/Boone County Health Department will offer a free vaccine clinic Saturday morning to prevent the spread of whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria.
The parents of A.J. and Olivia Hombs covered the initial start-up costs to buy swine but left the twins responsible for the pigs’ upbringing, as well as their marketing.
Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that could make it easier for consumers to find the right plan when the markets go live Oct. 1.
The Missouri American Water MR340 began its eighth annual race Tuesday morning. The competition features 526 paddlers in 348 boats racing from Kansas City to St. Charles.
The FDA sent warning letters to 15 companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, ordering them to stop selling diabetes treatments which violate U.S. drug laws.
The pope is in Brazil on a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervor of the faithful around the globe.
Near-freezing temperatures are supposed to reduce blood flow in the scalp, making it harder for cancer-fighting drugs to reach and harm hair follicles.
A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. There's no reason why the results wouldn't apply to other people, too, the researchers said.
The Health Department will hold two free clinics for the vaccine next week.
Local artists install temporary displays downtown that help bring art out of the gallery and into the street.
As of Jan. 1, it will be mandated for hospitals to use the screening for critical congenital heart disease on every baby born in Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill no. 230, also known as "Chloe's law" last week.
Two book exchanges opened this week, one on Crestland Avenue and the other nearby on West Rollins Road. Run on the "trust system," the little libraries allow anyone to walk up and borrow a book.
Reader Matt Ingram writes about participating in Summer Repertory Theatre at MU, which this year includes "Anything Goes" and "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."
Phylshawn Johnson is in four bands, and she is the drummer for three of them. She started playing music when she was 6 years old. She said it's "cool to see" her students learn and progress.
Small, common memory slips are no cause for worry, although more pervasive memory loss, in which information doesn't come back to you later, could be an early sign of Alzheimer's or or dementia.
Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline.