Votes will be counted today in a statewide election on whether the new Missouri Home Care Union should be created. The union would provide representation for workers who help people with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and cooking.
The trauma center at University Hospital recently became the second in Missouri to be verified as a national Level I trauma center. The designation means the center can treat the most serious of injuries at any time, said Stephen Barnes, associate professor and chief of the division of acute care surgery.
There is a significant risk of breast cancer for women undergoing hormone replacement therapy, and MU researchers think the spice, curcumin, can potentially reduce that risk.
Richard DiPaolo, an assistant professor at Saint Louis University, has received a $75,000 grant to study whether T cells can be used to treat arthritis.
The Missouri Association for Social Welfare is encouraging the state and Congress to allocate more funding for summer food and child nutrition programs.
A jobrecruitment event Tuesday brought people to the Hampton Inn and Suites Columbia. They were seeking to land one of 20 patient care associate positions.
The Boone County Healthy Lifestyle Survey shows residents are trying to improve their eating choices and exercising habits but have noticed a lack of resources.
The state is to add five lysosomal storage diseases to the list of 67 diseases for which babies are already screened.
Missouri has proposed more stringent requirements for day care centers at the requests of early childhood education advocates, who have argued the current system puts children at risk. The proposal is awaiting approval of a legislative committee.
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center has opened its new Fetal Care Institute, which is expected to assist pregnant women in the Midwest who previously had to go hundreds of miles for treatment.
MU scientists have successfully created stem cells from the cells of pigs' connective tissue. The scientists say they hope their research will provide an alternative to the controversial use of embryonic stem cells.
The new Missouri Psychiatric Center is to replace the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center. The new center is to operate under MU Health Care with most of its existing staff.
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.
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.