No human cases have been reported, though mosquitoes with West Nile have been found in communities ranging from Lemay in the southern part of the county to Florissant in the north.
Having all private rooms in a hospital prevents infection, provides safety for patients and curbs medical errors.
The Food and Drug Administration has rolled out nine new warning labels with graphic images of the effects of smoking. The labels will be placed on the top half of the front and back of each carton of cigarettes.
University Hospital providedservices to two Joplin tornado survivors afflicted with mucormycosis.
The prominent autism treatment center, which was destroyed in the Joplin tornado and temporarily relocated to an indoor skate park, is attempting to provide the same amount of services.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is administering thousands of tetanus shots, toothbrushes, repellant wipes and various other supplies.
The study, based on data from the National Registry of Sudden Death in Young Athletes, broke away from previous studies focused around deaths from cardiovascular problems.
An MU pilot study found that tai chi can counteract the decline of cognitive skills in breast cancer patients.
Children can suffer from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Missouri is committed to funding a center to aid youth.
After British TV chef Jamie Oliver investigated the issue on his show, the Los Angeles Unified School District has eliminated both chocolate and strawberry milk from its cafeterias.
New guidelines by the FDA are coming out next summer to enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens and make them easier to use.
An MU study finds that BPA — a chemical commonly found in plastics and other food packaging — is absorbed through diet at a greater rate than previously understood.
At least nine survivors might have contracted a blood-vessel invading infection.
Allison Koch has raised $3,000 on her journey south and hopes to raise $7,000 more by the time she is expected to arrive at the Mexican border June 25.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified cellphones as a category 2B risk, meaning cellphones could be carcinogenic to humans, but making solid connections between cellphones and health risks remains difficult.
Fifteen miles from Joplin, a Carthage hospital has increased its labor and delivery capacity to handle patients who would have been treated at the now-evacuated St. John's Regional Medical Center.
In the last two years, 13,000 veterans have been warned to receive blood testing after improper hygiene practices at five VA hospitals, including one in St. Louis, were discovered.
Professors from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources advise Columbia residents to take this spring's cicada emergence in stride.
A two-day symposium on tribal medicine covers the future of tribal and herbal healing in modern-day health care.
A report by the state auditor in December noted that the department paid about $48 million in overtime over a period of three years.