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After Zika, critical to monitor babies' health but how long?

Published Oct. 4 2016

More federal money finally is available to fight Zika, even as the news worsens. Babies who at first seem to...

Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

Published Sep. 29 2016

Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat...

5 South Beach sites with Zika-infected mosquitoes identified

Published Sep. 29 2016

The first Zika-infected mosquitoes to be trapped on the U.S. mainland were caught in residential South Beach neighborhoods, Miami-Dade County...

Senators ask Justice to probe EpiPen maker

Published Sep. 29 2016

Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen...

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

Published Sep. 28 2016

Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

St. Mary's focuses on women's health

Published Sep. 28 2016

St. Mary's Hospital hosted its annual Women's Health Institute for the first time Tuesday at the new Health Plaza.

Research finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree

Published Sep. 27 2016

Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there...

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...

Healthy Life: Eat healthy stealthily with simple substitutions

Published Sep. 21 2016

Are you trying to make some better food choices but the family doesn't share your enthusiasm? Sometimes it is difficult...

Home Grown: Teen takes pride in growing food for family

Published Sep. 21 2016

Jacob Hartman has spent 17 years growing a variety of vegetables in his Callaway County garden — while maintaining school,...

Getting off on the right foot against diabetes

Published Sep. 21 2016

For 15 years, St. Mary's has hosted open conversations about diabetes during its bi-monthly community group sessions.

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.

Pro-painkiller echo chamber shaped policy amid drug epidemic

Published Sep. 20 2016

For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages...

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival same

Published Sep. 20 2016

Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least...

FDA OKs 1st muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof it works

Published Sep. 20 2016

Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from...

Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

Published Sep. 20 2016

Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia...

Battling brain injuries

Published Sep. 18 2016

Never taking hope away.

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 —...

Healthy Life: Revive the lost art of family mealtime

Published Sep. 14 2016

In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, drive-thru meals and takeout food have become...

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.