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.
After the Army had success with tourniquets on the battlefield, they are becoming more common in police departments across the country.
The American College of Physicians said Monday that routine pelvic exams don't benefit healthy women and can cause more harm than good. They recommended that doctors stop using them as a screening tool.
The little library at Broadway Christian Church looks like a birdhouse and is set up on the honor system: Anyone can take a book, read it and return it, or put another in its place.
Some smokers have saved money by switching to e-cigarettes. But the cost savings might not last as some states are looking into taxing e-cigarettes.
Despite sometimes debilitating health conditions, Oak Towers resident Linda D. Mitchell remains optimistic and greets her fellow residents with a "Hi, honey," and a smile wherever she goes.
Although the five-system network will allow for group purchases and shared health care registries, each system will remain independent.