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It's dangerous to be a mother in many countries

The United States continues to be outpaced by smaller countries in its treatment of its mothers, dropping two spots to 33rd place in Save the Children's newest annual global motherhood rankings.

Norway rose to the top of the list while Somalia remain...

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Want to be an optimist? Pick up these habits

Ever notice how some people just seemingly have a bright outlook on life -- even when everything isn't exactly on the sunny side?

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Sleep terrors in kids may lead to sleepwalking

Does your little one suffer from sleep terrors? Then get ready to lock the window and doors, because they might soon sleepwalk, too.

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Fighting Ebola with HIV drugs one step closer

A combination of three HIV drugs does a remarkably good job fighting Ebola in the laboratory, according to research presented May 1 at the Canadian Association for HIV Research.

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Pit bull patient zero in Colorado plague case

A pit bull was at the heart of a rare plague outbreak in Colorado that left four people sick last year. That's what a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation found in a new report released April 30.

The CDC says on average about eight...

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Missouri women question fate of 'dead' babies

An elderly St. Louis woman's emotional reunion with a daughter she thought died at birth is prompting more than 20 others to wonder what happened to the babies they thought they had lost at the same hospital decades ago.

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Nepal quake victim stops breathing on flight

"Please take her," people cried over the roar of the helicopter propellers as the flight was about to take off from one of the Nepali districts worst-hit by the earthquake.

The Indian helicopter had just dropped aid to people forced to fend for themse...

Proposed Columbia hospital moves forward

A proposed Mid-Missouri hospital is one step closer to being built.

Centralia middle schoolers donate pillowcases to Children's Hospital

Middle school students from Centralia visited MU Childen's Hospital Thursday to present handmade pillowcases to patients. 

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Missouri Senate OKs new fund for tobacco, alcohol agency

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a measure that would create a dedicated fund to help pay for state alcohol and tobacco enforcement efforts.

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