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Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers

Published Sep. 21 2016

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of...

Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It's complicated

Published Sep. 20 2016

Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky.

Symposium speaker raises discussion on diseases, ethics

Published Sep. 18 2016

Aric Krogstad led a guided discussion on epidemiology and zoonoses — diseases that can pass from animals to humans —...

Florida governor presses for Zika money, blasts Democrats

Published Sep. 14 2016

Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott came to Washington on Tuesday to press for long-overdue money to fight the Zika virus,...

CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fight Zika

Published Sep. 10 2016

The head of the government's fight against the Zika virus said "we are now essentially out of money" and warned...

More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread

Published Sep. 9 2016

A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief...

Electric fans may make seniors hotter in extreme heat

Published Sep. 7 2016

True or false: Electric fans are a cheap and effective way to stay cool during extreme heat waves.

Survey: More US adults use marijuana, don't think it's risky

Published Sep. 1 2016

Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

Published Aug. 31 2016

In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the...

Nurse turnover down at area hospitals

Published Aug. 28 2016

A national shortage of qualified nurses has plagued hospitals for years, and Missouri isn't immune, according to the Missouri Hospital...

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Published Aug. 28 2016

U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms...

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

Published Aug. 25 2016

Mylan is bulking up programs that help patients pay for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after weathering heated criticism about...

Study: Lesbian, bisexual women developing healthier lives

Published Aug. 14 2016

About five days a week at 5:30 a.m., Hudson Lavender meets a friend in front of her home for an...

UN bungles response to yellow fever outbreak in Africa

Published Aug. 4 2016

As a yellow fever outbreak in central Africa exploded, 1 million vaccines disappeared in Angola.

University of Missouri settles health care fraud claim

Published Jul. 1 2016

The University of Missouri has agreed to pay the federal government $2.2 million to settle a claim that their health...

About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year

Published Jul. 1 2016

About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out...

FDA approves stomach-draining obesity treatment

Published Jun. 14 2016

A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are...

State expands meningitis vaccine mandate

Published Jun. 11 2016

Some Missouri students may face an unanticipated trip to the doctor before school starts back.

New clinic opens Tuesday in Fulton

Published May. 22 2016

Throughout her journey as a health practitioner, Dr. Kimetha Fairchild has aspired to one particular goal: To create health-literate patients,...

Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

Published May. 20 2016

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change...

House GOP presses ahead with Zika measure

Published May. 19 2016

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday that a House GOP measure to combat the...

Shigella outbreak reported in Moniteau County

Published May. 18 2016

The Moniteau County Health Center is investigating a Shigella outbreak in Moniteau County, according to Administrator Andrea Kincaid, RN.

Biologist: Rabbits and skunks can pass bird flu to ducks

Published May. 17 2016

A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed...