Users get their tongues pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick, letting them control their wheelchairs. The experiment is attracting attention from specialists.
The number of children who received free seasonal flu vaccines from school-based flu clinics in Boone County and Columbia has increased steadily since 2011.
A 30-year Harvard study found that daily nut eaters were 20 percent less likely to get cancer or heart disease than those who never ate nuts.
Alex Madinger and Derek Provance are building a business with plans to create plastic prosthetics created by 3-D printers as a cheaper alternative to more technologically advanced devices.
Today's kids are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were, according to health experts. Research suggests that 80 percent of young people globally may not be getting enough exercise.
A group that includes the American Heart Association has issued new guidelines for fighting obesity, a development that comes not long after the AMA labeled obesity a disease. By next year, most insurance companies are expected to cover counseling and other obesity treatments.
Guidelines issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology use a new formula for estimating someone's risk that includes many factors other than cholesterol, which is currently the main focus.
Melissa Gephardt, an MU student, recounts her struggle with trichotillomania — a disorder characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair in response to stress, anxiety or depression — and how she eventually learned to accept herself.
Smartphone apps for step throats test could be in the works. In the meantime, a quick rundown of symptoms could help in deciding if a doctor's visit is needed.
The board's report on water fluoridation concludes there are no negative health effects, but Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser said she wants more information.
In Columbia, people living with post-traumatic stress disorder have more choices of alternative therapies than ever. The service dog training program is one way veterans and domestic violence survivors learn to cope.
Although the city's playgrounds comply with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, children with disabilities still struggle to find a place where they can play.
Parent company BJC's changes to health benefits include eliminating coverage for part-timers who work fewer than 24 hours a week and charging smokers a fee. BJC also will stop hiring tobacco users.
The fitness program has gotten a bad name as a major cause of a severe muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis. But the problem of overexercise is not unique to CrossFit, nor does it start and end in the gym.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a flu vaccine supplier, closed when the federal government shut down on Oct. 1.
Doctors do not always order laboratory tests to diagnose patients with tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, before treating them with antibiotics. So there's no way to determine how many cases there actually are. One thing is certain: Some tick-borne illnesses increased this year in Missouri.
This is the newest frontier in the genetic revolution: how early to peek into someone's DNA and how to make use of this health forecast without causing needless worry.
The MU Student Health Center is still waiting for its flu shots to be delivered, but when they come in, there will be stations set up on campus to provide them to students.
For the half a million Americans who contract Clostridium difficile each year, a pill made from the healthy bacteria of donor feces could cure what pricey antibiotics might not.
There have been no reported fatalities from West Nile in Missouri this year.