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Research finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree

Published Sep. 27 2016
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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
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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
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Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky.

Florida governor presses for Zika money, blasts Democrats

Published Sep. 14 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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In a sign of growing concern in Congress, 20 Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the...

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Published Aug. 28 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out...

State expands meningitis vaccine mandate

Published Jun. 11 2016
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Some Missouri students may face an unanticipated trip to the doctor before school starts back.

Lake Regional trauma nurse shares tips to avoid senior falls

Published May. 27 2016
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May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and Lake Regional Emergency Department is encouraging awareness about senior falls.

Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method

Published May. 20 2016
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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
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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
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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
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A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed...

Judge sides with House Republicans against health care law

Published May. 12 2016
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In a setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday the administration is unconstitutionally spending...

Lake Regional celebrates Women's Health Week

Published May. 11 2016
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In observance of National Women's Health Week May 814, Lake Regional Health System encourages women to get their recommended health...