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.
Nursing homes have become dumping grounds for young and middle-age people with mental illness, an arrangement that sometimes leads to violence, according to an Associated Press analysis. Missouri was among the states with the steepest increases in housing mentally ill patients.
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.
MU scientists deconstruct the legitimacy of adult stem cell research and embryonic stem cell research.
Kalyan Pasupathy received the award for his work with the Red Cross. He helped develop a formula that translates data and lets Red Cross chapters gain a better understanding of their organization's potential given available staff and resources.
An MU professor and fitness specialist with MU Extension helped develop the pyramid to simplify new government exercise information.
According to research by the Harvard School of Public Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center, slashing calorie intake was the most beneficial part of the diets tested on overweight adults participating in the two-year study.
Balloon sinuplasty is a less invasive procedure used to treat chronic sinusitis. It has been offered in the University Hospital since 2007. This treatment reduces surgery risks and allows a much faster recovery.
The exercise phenomenon Zumba has been sweeping the nation and now the MU Student Recreation Complex is meeting the increased need for Zumba instructors by hosting a Zumba training workshop in March.
MU researcher Salman Hyder says he has found a drug that could help inhibit the growth of breast cancer tumors that experience accelerated growth from the hormone progestin. His research shows that 40 to 50 percent of lab rat tumors were treated by the drug, PRIMA-1.
TAG-IT, a new diabetes screening device analyzing six common factors of diabetes, could drastically reduce pre-diabetics from becoming full-onset diabetics. MU School of Medicine's Richelle Koopman developed the device.
Researchers in a relatively new field focused on explaining the biology of romantic love are finding a rather unpoetic explanation: Love mostly can be understood through brain images, hormones and genetics.