Free vaccines will be administered on Saturday morning at the health department clinic at 1005 W. Worley St.
It's the second time in two years that the influential group has recommended narrowing use of the drug, sold by MedImmune under the brand name Synagis. MedImmune is fighting back with full-page newspaper ads that say the updated policy threatens "our most vulnerable babies."
The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake.
Nebihah Maqbool, a medical student at MU, wrote this post in anticipation of Ramadan for Columbia Faith & Values. Muslims will celebrate the end of the fast Monday.
Missourian reader Norma Schmitz shares her experience at a new house of worship in town.
The $20 million, 125,000 square foot medical plaza will be completed in 2015 at the intersection of Nifong and Forum boulevards. A memorial to Columbia Police Officer Molly Bowden, formerly located at the intersection, will be moved and expanded because of the construction.
More than 100 researchers from around the world collaborated in the biggest-ever genomic mapping of schizophrenia, for which scientists had previously uncovered only about a couple of dozen risk-related genes.
The reasons for the drop aren't clear. It might mean fewer new infections are occurring. Or that most infected people already have been diagnosed so more testing won't necessarily find many more cases.
Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the legislation four short of the 60 necessary to proceed.
New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that many Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use.
The government has updated 30-year-old guidelines, citing "the persistence of overt pregnancy discrimination, as well as the emergence of more subtle discriminatory practices."
Patricia Simbu Mabengo, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, hopes the pageant will help her raise awareness about rape as a weapon of war and to empower survivors in her homeland.
The vaccine requirement — already in place on all University of Missouri System campuses — takes effect next summer.
Two city advisory boards voted Thursday to stop pushing proposed amendments for growing marijuana forward.
Twelve unique tigers painted by mid-Missouri artists were unveiled Friday at Columbia Mall. People can vote for their favorite tiger by donating to the tiger's charity online until Oct. 3.
Brand-new doctors often launch right into patient care within weeks of graduating from medical school. To make sure their skills are up to snuff, many medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for these new interns.
Stevie Nicole Spencer and Benjamin Robert Salmon plan to wed Aug. 16, 2014, in Branson.
Camp Citizen Jane ended Thursday, but the participants and instructors continue their filmmaking.
NIH-funded researchers are working to develop wearable "respiratory assist devices" that could do the lungs' two jobs — supplying oxygen and getting rid of carbon dioxide — without tethering patients to a bulky bedside machine.
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles there and returned home. Health officials believe the outbreak in Ohio is slowing.