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Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

From ALCF

Lung cancer battle: Time for action

For the 108,000 women who are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, Lung Cancer Awareness Month can be a lonely time of year.

Missouri government pushing for prescription drug monitoring program

Missouri is the only state that doesn't have a prescription drug monitoring program.

Bird flu Europe

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Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.

The virus was first discovered earlier this month in domesticated birds at a turkey f...

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A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those wh...

Couple bed sex

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Women's desire for sex is complicated

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men.

Instead, women need a lot more to be turned on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

"Women's interest in sex is extre...

Doctors ebola

From Doctors Without Borders

Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Ebola has officially been eradicated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization declared Friday, even amid fresh concerns about the deadly virus in places like Sierra Leone and Mali.

The United Nations health agency cleared t...

Blind pension getting reduced

Thousands of blind Missourians are on their last few months of full assistance from the state of Missouri.

Missouri issues $92M in bonds for Fulton Hospital

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is moving closer to replacing a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital.

MU Health Violates Regulations

University health system won't hire tobacco users

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri Health Care system is snuffing out tobacco users as future employees.

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Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.

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