The protest, called Rally for Change, was held to advocate a preference for natural labor methods over cesarean sections or induced labor.
Stanford University researchers concluded that eating organic food is not much healthier than conventional food. Their study did find some difference in antibiotic-resistant germs in meat.
More than 8,000 signatures were collected for the Putting Kids First petition, placing a proposal for a quarter-cent sales tax to fund youth mental health services on November's ballot in Boone County.
So far this year, 1,590 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been 66 deaths from the disease.
Dry air and increased pollen concentrations are to blame for a particularly awful summer allergy season, an MU Health Care allergist says.
The proposed city budget for 2013 would eliminate subsidies but save the city $431,000 in the next fiscal year. However, retired firefighter Dan Hemmelgarn thinks the subsidies, which were approved five years ago, were supposed to be permanent.
Health officials say they are seeing more cases of a skin infection caused by a common bacteria in the ink from tattoos.
The author of the 2006 article at the center of the plagiarism investigation of two MU researchers was the first to raise concerns.
Two MU medical researchers are under investigation after an article they published in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences was retracted last week for plagiarism.
The medical school's program that places doctors in rural areas recently was honored with a top award by the National Area Health Education Center Organization.
Meningitis is rare, but often deadly. It can be spread through common school activities such as sharing water bottles and drinking glasses.
Children in the study gained less weight from fifth through eighth grades if they lived in states with strong, consistent laws versus no laws governing snacks available in schools.
Researchers are proposing a science-based, pragmatic approach based on the reality that we live in a society saturated with guns and need better ways of preventing harm from them.
The Tiger Institute's Slimdown Challenge helped more than 2,000 Columbia residents shed more than 22,000 pounds in 12 weeks.
The good news is the flu does not seem to be unusually dangerous. Almost all the illnesses have been mild and no one has died. More good news is that all of the recent cases appear to have spread from pigs to humans, meaning it's not very contagious, at least between people.
A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen. The results are surprising, given that the childhood obesity rate didn't budge.
The 2012 Kids Count Data Book shows that Missouri ranked 26th in overall children's well-being in 2010, but there was a significant decline in their economic status.
While some small efforts have been made to test the connection between hydraulic fraction, or fracking, oil extraction and adverse health effects, critics say much more is needed.
The research supports the long-debated idea that tumors have their own stem cells, which allows the cancer to continue to come back.
Supporters of a sales tax to fund mental health services for children and adolescents submitted more than 8,200 signatures in support of a November vote.