Thalidomide was once used to treat morning sickness during pregnancy but was found to cause severe birth defects. Decades later, researchers in Japan and the U.S. have made discoveries about thalidomide linked to cancer treatment that may change the drug's negative reputation.
The dismal trade picture in the U.S. would be much worse if it were not for the success of American farmers, ranchers and agricultural industries in cultivating foreign markets.
Some 3,900 day cares in homes, churches and schools that receive funds through Missouri’s subsidy program are not inspected by state child care regulators. Under legislation awaiting Gov. Jay Nixon’s signature, that would change.
The “normal” amount of sugar people eat in our country isn’t actually healthy. On average, U.S. adults eat more than twice as many calories from added sweeteners than they should. This means that our idea of moderation is often still too much sugar.
In the conversation about sexual assault on campus, the UM System has taken one step forward, while George Will has taken two steps back.
A proposed change to federal regulations would effectively let drivers put in as many as 82 hours a week behind the wheel. The change is backed by the trucking industry and opposed by safety advocates and the Obama administration.
The National Governors Association embraces the idea of spending more federal money on early childhood education while urging the federal government to give states flexibility in how they spend the money.
It’s easy these days to dwell on the world’s cruelties, or to yield to the isolation of technology. Curbside kindnesses remind us that sharing is alive and well.
No one is less free than a man, woman or child who must live in fear of death.
The amount of outstanding student loans soared past the trillion-dollar mark several years ago, an amount greater than either credit card debt or auto loan debt.
Flight MH370 is Malaysia's nightmare in more ways than one. Unprecedented in aviation history, it challenges the ingenuity of a small, economically emerging nation.
Rosman argues HB 1303 could create problems for instructor oversight and could create the perception that a school is sponsoring a particular religion.
If Republican leaders try to override special-interest tax break vetoes this fall, Nixon must be prepared to slash proposed spending for state programs as early as next month.
Accountability is the responsibility of all parties involved, and should not be only considered at the end of the situation — it should be a process explained when an idea is conceived.
This matters because lower-income residents pay a higher proportion of their incomes in sales tax but use the highways less than average. Meanwhile, the truck operators who stand to benefit greatly from road investments hardly would be impacted.
Using a church sanctuary for the comfort and convenience of students and parents on a big day in their lives is not an endorsement of the church's religious views.
Europe is much stricter than our country about what kinds of chemicals get into the food chain. Europeans don’t find many — if any — artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren’t shot up with artificial growth hormones. Regulation did that.