Up to one-third of breast cancers, or 50,000 to 70,000 cases a year, don't need treatment, the study suggests. It adds fresh evidence that screening is not as helpful as many women believe.
Tuesday, the FDA said it was willing to meet with any company interested in making the pill nonprescription, to discuss what if any studies would be needed.
Governors and state officials in states that once opposed President Obama's health care law are showing signs of warming up to the legislation.
More companies are offering defined contribution health insurance, which gives employees a fixed sum of money and has them choose their own coverage.
While much is still unknown about what triggers premature births, a new report from an international coalition said there are ways to help reduce preterm birth rates.
A growing obesity problem is believed to be behind a surge in the diabetes rate among southern states.
Head Start Columbia invited parents from eight counties to attend a low-literacy health training event Tuesday night at Stoney Creek Inn.
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Stefan Sarafianos and his team have discovered an HIV mutation that is less resistant to certain drugs, which could optimize treatments for a disease with a short but complex history.
Missouri voters approved a measure that prevents Gov. Jay Nixon from establishing a state-run health insurance exchange.
The money from the largest research grant in university history will fund a project aimed at reducing avoidable rehospitalizations among nursing home residents.
People are using fitness websites and mobile apps to get information about nutrition, keep track of their caloric intake and monitor their physical activities.
MU's Alpha Phi Omega and Be the Match Registry will pair up for a marrow registry drive Monday in Memorial Student Union.
The settlement requires Merck to pay all validated claims by Missouri Vioxx users, along with attorneys' fees and other costs.
Although the deadline for states to apply to create a state health care exchange is approaching, many states haven't taken the steps necessary to apply.
The fMRI system can determine the locations of parts of a patient's brain that control different functions, such as speech and movement, and create a three-dimensional picture of the brain.
The hospital unveiled its newest helicopter, a McDonnell Douglas MD-902 twin-engine aircraft, as part of the Staff for Life Helicopter Service's 30th anniversary celebration.
Dan Rothery announced Monday he will leave Boone Hospital Center for a position within BJC Home Care, Corporate Health and Behavioral Health Services in St. Louis.
Ragtag hosted a special screening of "Generation Silent," a film about discrimination against elderly LGBT people.
Equine chiropractors have been experiencing an increase in demand for their treatments, which they say can ameliorate horses' ailments and make them feel better overall.