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Two of three shooting victims confirmed dead east of Columbia

Two of three shooting victims were confirmed dead in a Saturday night triple shooting on Santa Anna Drive in Boone County.

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UnitedHealth limits coverage for most common hysterectomies

The nation's largest insurer is putting sharp limits on the most common form of hysterectomies, saying the procedure poses a health threat and that a different form of the surgery has been found to be safer.

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Measles cases linked to Las Vegas restaurant

Four cases of measles have been linked to a restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Health District reported Friday.

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CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is raising a red flag that a potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your doctor's office.

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of pe...

State determines cause of fuel leak at Mexico hospital

State determines cause of fuel leak at Mexico hospital

Officials with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources have determined the cause of the large diesel fuel spill at a hospital in Mid-Missouri.

Prescription drug database bill endorsed by Missouri House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure to create a database to monitor the prescription of drugs such as addictive pain killers is moving forward in the Missouri House.

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Why DNA could be the future of data storage

How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?

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Gerbils replace rats as plague suspects

For a long time, rats have taken the heat for the waves of plague that killed millions of people across Europe starting in the 14th century.

But now suspicion is falling on another rodent with a much cuddlier reputation: the gerbil.

A team of scientis...

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Study: Vitamin deficiency more closely linked to diabetes

For years medical experts have said obesity is the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study says it could be a deficiency in vitamin D rather than a person's weight that increases their risk of diabetes.

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Committee hears testimony from DSS on computer issues

Lawmakers at the state Capitol wrapped a hearing Tuesday morning, taking testimony about the Department of Social Services budget.

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Missouri House endorses annual inspection of abortion clinic

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure to require annual inspections of abortion providers is the first abortion-related bill to move forward in the Missouri Legislature this year.

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