Mexican drug traffickers are taking advantage of the swine flu scare: masks are helping conceal their identities and empty streets are freeing up the drug thoroughfares.
Republicans say the amendment, which passed the house in a 115-43 vote, gives pharmacies the freedom to choose the products they stock. Democrats call it an attempt to control womens' bodies.
The Missouri Health Department tested about two dozen people with flu-like symptoms, and none proved to have swine flu. Health officials are further preparing as more cases surface elsewhere.
The deputy health minister of Israel calls for renaming the swine flu the "Mexican flu," saying the reference to pigs is offensive to Jews and Muslims.
Here are questions and answers regarding the spread, prevention and treatment of swine flu.
Mexico's government is still not sure how many deaths can be directly atributed to swine flu.
The World Health Organization raised its alert level on swine flu, categorizing it as a disease easily spread through human to human contact. Officials from countries around the world are unveiling their plans to help prevent outbreaks of the disease in their respective countries.
While urging calm, government agencies are taking steps to prevent the spread of swine flu, including discouraging travel to Mexico.
The Bluffs nursing home is going to build a new wing that will utilize state of the art technology including GPS and weight-loaded floor sensors to manage and care for Alzheimer's patients.
Missouri officials have requested the state's share of anti-flu medicine and masks from the federal government.
Confirmed cases of the swine flu rose to 20 by Sunday afternoon from eight on Saturday morning. An expert on global flu outbreaks, Michael Osterholm, is unsure if the swine flu is going to die out over the span of a week or the beginning of a pandemic.
The Labor Department plans to propose new rules that would protect workers from diacetyl, a chemical used to flavor popcorn, which has been causing severe lung disease as well as other repiratory illnesses.
MedZou, a free clinic run by MU medical students, is already in great demand and is considering expanding its hours. The demand is partly the result of a downturn in the economy.
Some California roasted pistachio products have traces of salmonella leading to a recall and actions toward tighter food testing laws.
An international group of scientists has linked the temperature of hot tea with the risk of esophageal cancer.
MU researchers plan to collaborate with others across the nation to study a new protein for use in drug-eluting heart stents that could prevent the re-narrowing of coronary arteries after balloon angioplasty procedures.
Nursing students are going to barbershops to provide screenings to those who may not get regular checkups.
The 24-question survey seeks to gauge the perspectives, needs and interests of Boone County residents regarding healthy food choices and physical activity.
The federal study — the largest of its kind — shows a modest increase in risk, the lead author says, and supports the advice of several groups to eat less red and processed meat to decrease the risk of cancer.
Nationally, Missouri has the third most rapidly growing number of mentally ill patients in nursing homes. A 2008 report found Missouri has a "serious" shortage of beds for menal health treatment.