Under a new Missouri law, medical school graduates who don't get a residency will be eligible to become "assistant physicians" and can provide primary care in underserved rural and urban communities. But the devil seems to be in the details.
The new rules will not apply to drinks ordered at the bar or those that aren't listed on the main menu.
Researchers like University of Michigan professor Lloyd Johnson worry the progress made in reducing teen cigarette use will be undermined by e-cigarettes.
At this point in 2013, the health department had a total of 273 reported cases of influenza. This year, there have been 438 reported cases since December 9.
Flu season is upon us. How do you know when it's safe for your sick kids to re-enter school after spending a few days in bed? Turns out there's a protocol for that.
Private lab-bred mice that carry bits of someone's specific cancer can be used to see what drugs will work best on an individual.
First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick introduced the proposals in September, and the Board of Health has endorsed it. Convenience store owners are worried the measures will hurt their businesses.
The findings suggest that many Americans are being trapped by debt because they are confused by the notices they get from hospitals and insurance companies about the cost of treatment.
The MU 8 high protein diet study, led by assistant professor Heather Leidy, shows signs of increased satiety and better glycemic control.
Women with dense breast tissue sometimes can't be told from a mammogram if they have cancer or not. New research shows that extra testing may not be as beneficial as expected, though.
The genetic mapping can find rare, hard-to-detect disorders, which could reduce the number of tests needed.
Nueterra will own approximately 65 percent with MU owning the other 35 percent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the flu vaccine will not protect well against the most common strain.
Animal-assisted therapy uses dogs and even mini-horses to possibly quicken the healing and recovery process, according to some studies.
Missouri is one of the lowest-ranked states in access to dental care, panelists said.
Beginning next summer, the Food and Drug Administration will change the system to label drugs to better clarify which drugs are safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding.
The idea behind mindfulness is that focusing on the present moment helps a person deal better with stress, difficult emotions and negative thoughts.
One change is that the fittest kidneys — based on donor age and medical history — will be offered first to patients who are expected to survive a transplant the longest.
The legislation sponsored by Rep. Peter Stautberg, a Cincinnati Republican, expands Ohio's current "I'm Sorry" law, which already shields apologies by doctors.
Having one of the mutations does not destine someone to develop a blood cancer, but it raises the risk of that more than tenfold. It also increases the chance of a heart attack or stroke, and of dying from any cause over the next four to eight years.