Maintaining a healthy weight before conception and during pregnancy is important in preventing health problems for newborns, Institute of Medicine guidelines shows.
Researchers at St. Louis University are figuring out whether a tuberculosis vaccine can be made more effective by giving it to patients in different ways.
The National Institues of Health "Human Microbiome Project" has discovered that thousands of micro-organisms live on human skin. The bacteria and other organisms help maintain a person's health and prevent infection.
The Missouri Foundation for Health has launched a campaign to try to reduce the number of smokers in the state.
New cases of whooping cough have been found and others are being investigated in Jasper County.
The "Caring for Missourians" program offers money to state universities and community colleges in hopes of alleviating the critical shortage of health care workers. The University of Missouri System would receive $24 million for its campuses.
The number of places served by the mobile units would be reduced to 16, from 42, when the state elimates its funding of the program as of Sept. 30.
A former pharmacist at Family Pharmacy in Nixa has been indicted on charges of diluting a cough suppressant and forging prescriptions for a painkiller.
Rocking bassinets, folding bicycles, composite decks and batteries for Hewlett-Packard notebook computers are also being recalled.
Boone Hospital Center held a ceremony to celebrate the hospital's newest planned addition, an eight-story patient tower.
Medicare says the virtual colonoscopy cannot, in itself, rid a patient of precancerous growths, like a regular colonoscopy can.
A new study indicates that volunteering increases life expectancy. That comes as no surprise to older volunteers at two Columbia hospitals.
Health care industry groups are proposing a deal to Obama officials on Monday to offer nearly $2 trillion in cost reductions over 10 years in hopes of avoiding a government health plan that would directly compete with them, a source said.
According to a 2000 UCLA study, friendships among females can be calming and help lower stress levels. These friendships create social networks, which are not as common in male friendships. Anne Meyer, a psychologist at the MU Counseling Center, explained that these networks can help women on a long-term basis.
Connie Taylor, 54, and Moni Lentz, 55, have been best friends since the first day of kindergarten at Eugene Field Elementary School in 1959.
After initial concerns about the virus, health officials say the number of phone calls requesting information about the swine flu has started to slow down.
Missouri now has a total of six confirmed cases of swine flu, none of them in Boone County.
Missouri health officials said Sunday that four more probable cases of swine flu have been identified in the Kansas City metropolitan area, bringing the total number of cases in Missouri residents to eight.
A survey found that more than half of 300 workplaces had plans for a pandemic.
The two probable cases — a father and son from Howard County — had recently traveled to Mexico and have been advised to stay home to avoid contact with others.