Mothers trying to reach a goal such as quitting smoking or lowering blood sugar levels can earn points such as those in online games. The application provides a social network where mothers can exchange insights and encourage one another.
MU received $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that will go toward research on patient-centered care.
Panel members stressed that they are not changing the definition of high blood pressure: 140 over 90. For adults aged 60 and older, they are recommending a higher treatment threshold, prescribing medicine only when blood pressure levels reach 150 over 90 or higher.
The Medical School is one of five recipients of the Learning Health System Challenge Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, according to a release from the MU School of Medicine.
Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamin combinations, presumably to boost their health and fill gaps in their diets. But while people who don't eat enough of certain nutrients may be urged to get them in pill form, the government doesn't recommend routine vitamin supplementation as a way to prevent chronic diseases.
Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration said they are revisiting the safety of chemicals such as triclosan in light of recent studies suggesting the substances can interfere with hormone levels and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.
International studies presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Wednesday revealed that some groups of patients might be able to safely forgo certain treatments, such as radiation after surgery and surgery itself.
Sprout Pharmaceuticals plans to appeal a letter from the FDA that denied approval for the production of its drug, flibanserin. The pill is designed to increase libido in women by acting on brain chemicals linked to mood and appetite.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday his proposal to fund a new psychiatric facility at Fulton State Hospital, estimated to cost $211 million. The current facilities are crumbling, he said.
HealthCare.gov relaunched Dec. 2 and navigators in Columbia say the website has improved. Since its Oct. 1 launch, the website has had several registration and login issues.
A team established in 2009 at University Hospital helps staff members cope. The program has expanded rapidly and is now being piloted at other hospitals in the country.
MU assistant professor Michelle Teti gave cameras to 30 HIV-positive women and told them to take whatever photographs they wanted.
There have been 10 reported influenza infections in Boone County so far this flu season.
A growing number of couples are attempting pregnancy with just a single embryo, helped by new ways to pick the ones most likely to succeed.
While planning continues for the expansion, there's no consensus on how the $40 million price tag for the overall project would be funded beyond what's already been provided.
Users get their tongues pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick, letting them control their wheelchairs. The experiment is attracting attention from specialists.
The number of children who received free seasonal flu vaccines from school-based flu clinics in Boone County and Columbia has increased steadily since 2011.
A 30-year Harvard study found that daily nut eaters were 20 percent less likely to get cancer or heart disease than those who never ate nuts.
Alex Madinger and Derek Provance are building a business with plans to create plastic prosthetics created by 3-D printers as a cheaper alternative to more technologically advanced devices.
Today's kids are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were, according to health experts. Research suggests that 80 percent of young people globally may not be getting enough exercise.