Despite the decline in the number of West Nile cases over the past six years, Missourians should still be cautious over the next few months.
After Gov. Nixon opted not to veto funding for the development of the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, deciding to withhold the money instead, there is a mixed response among lawmakers and University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee.
A case invovles an infant who is less than one year old.
Calls about mosquitoes in St. Louis County have increased since last year, and nearly 20 percent of the mosquitoes tested have turned up positive for West Nile.
A cluster of tumors on his kidney complicated his treatment plan and delayed treatment for more than a month.
Calloway County health officials suspect another member of the family may also have the virus. The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Missouri is now 51.
For the first time in 41 years, WHO has declared a global flu epidemic. The organization is hoping the announcement will push drugmakers to ramp up production of a swine flu vaccine, and goverments will increase efforts to contain the virus.
A large, ongoing alternative-medicine experiments is under investigation because scientists questioned whether patients were told of health risks.
Despite finding that few, if any, herbal and alternative health remedies work in the mid-1990s, the government continues to test new and old ones. "There's been a deliberate policy of never saying something doesn't work," says one doctor.
It's a tough pill to swallow: Consumers turning to herbal remedies as an alternative to big pharmaceutical companies are in for a rude awakening. The vast majority of the industry is controlled by a select few businesses who fall under even fewer regulations than those in the pharmaceutical industry.
Be wary of the supplements you're taking: a new study shows that many have questionable levels of quality.
Studies estimate that 60 percent of cancer patients try unconventional remedies, which do not have to be proven safe by the Food and Drug Administration. The nontraditional therapies can be financially, medically, physically and psychologically harmful.
Three cancer patients turned to supplements to help cure their cancer. But in these cases the supplements did not work, and in some cases they actually harmed the patients.
Tips for cancer patients for alleviating symptoms.
The hospital has begun taking steps to notify people who may have been exposed to the worker and testing individuals.
With high premiums and the economic downturn pushing customers away, and with many of the nation's baby boomers preparing to switch over to Medicare, the U.S. health insurance industry is looking for new ways to stay profitable.
Boone Hospital Center was awarded the gold level Start! Fit Friendly Award by the American Heart Association Monday for their programs promoting employee health.
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Smallpox vaccinations given to soldiers out of bioterrorism fears can have potentially fatal side effects. For Lance Cpl. Cory Belken from St. Louis, the vaccine's reaction to his pre-existing leukemia led to a frightening ordeal.