WASHINGTON — Next year’s flu vaccine is getting a complete overhaul to provide protection against three new and different influenza strains — hopefully better protection than this year’s version.
New FDA regulation warns against infant cold medicines. Here are alternatives for parents and their little ones.
Surprising new research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark.
Because Americans consume nearly twice the dietary guideline for sodium, consumer organizations and nutritionists are recommending that Americans regulate their sodium intake.
More than half of the reported flu cases in Boone County were reported in the last week, and Health Department official are now offering a free vaccination.
When she couldn't give blood, an MU nursing student gave even more — her bone marrow — to a complete stranger.
Preventing Alzheimer’s disease is more than a game of memory. A recent study has found that keeping in physical shape is key in warding off the disease.
Four people in Boone County have already been diagnosed with influenza, and the flu season has not yet officially begun.
As Columbia’s population has grown, so has its violent crime, including sexual assaults. The number of rapes reported to police have increased in Columbia since 2004 — in contrast to a national decline — according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Fifteen years ago, Donna Kasper burst into tears in the soup aisle of a grocery store. Kasper was surrounded by food, but she could not find anything to eat.
Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.
The number of tick-borne illnesses in Boone County mirrors a statewide trend.
A new study of more than 170,000 women with the disease could change the face of breast cancer education and treatment.
MO HealthNet, a federal Medicaid program, allows low-income patients with various chronic illnesses to access health care coaches.
Vaccinations will be available in either injected or nasal spray form and cost $20.
Gov. Matt Blunt, an abortion-rights opponent, has launched a task force on a scientific quest to determine how abortions affect women.
Under a new agreement called “Preparing to Care,” the state’s colleges and universities will ask the legislature for $38.3 million in recurring funds to open more places for students to train to become dentists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and therapists.
Janice Templemire, a nurse at the Mulligan Breast Health Center at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago.
The Southern Boone County Family Care clinic ended its relationship with University of Missouri Health Care and strengthened its ties to the community.
MU researchers received a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in early October to research methods for improving fertility in female cancer survivors.