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Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Published Apr. 25 2017

This growing dependence on opioids has mushroomed into a national health crisis, ripping apart communities and straining police and health...

Trans fats ban linked with fewer heart attacks, strokes

Published Apr. 25 2017

Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York...

Prostate cancer tests now OK with US panel, with caveats

Published Apr. 25 2017

An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

Published Apr. 25 2017

The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry...

Hyland's teething tablets recalled for toxic herb

Published Apr. 18 2017

The maker of Hyland's teething tablets has issued a recall for any remaining packages at the urging of U.S. regulators,...

First drug OK'd for movement disorder caused by certain meds

Published Apr. 18 2017

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for treating a neurological syndrome that causes uncontrollable body movements that can also...

Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis pill rejected by FDA

Published Apr. 18 2017

Eli Lilly said U.S. regulators have rejected its much-anticipated pill for the immune disorder rheumatoid arthritis, the drugmaker's second drug...

Grants available to help pay medical costs

Published Apr. 18 2017

Missouri families facing medical costs for a child may be eligible for up to $5,000 in grant money through the...

Baby Bonanza this Saturday at St. Mary's

Published Apr. 17 2017

Baby Bonanza, Central Missouri's premier baby expo, is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital, 2505 Mission...

Weight swings risky for overweight heart patients

Published Apr. 11 2017

Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests.

FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe

Published Apr. 11 2017

Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster...

US enrolls volunteers in big test of possible Zika vaccine

Published Apr. 11 2017

U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the...

CRMC food drive collects 1,300 pounds

Published Apr. 11 2017

Capital Region Medical Center's recent "CRMC Cans Hunger" food drive brought in more than 1,300 pounds of food for the...

St. Mary's earns dual Healthgrades awards

Published Apr. 11 2017

St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City is the only hospital in the state to receive two patient-focused awards from Healthgrades.

FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants

Published Apr. 11 2017

Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but...

US regulators let company test consumers for health risks

Published Apr. 11 2017

For the first time, U.S. regulators have authorized a company to tell consumers directly about their individual genetic risk of...