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General Mills recalls flours over E. coli fears

General Mills is recalling several types of flour over a possible link with an E. coli outbreak in 20 states, the company said in a news release.

Proposed bill would help save kids left in hot cars

According to the Missouri Department of Health, there were 358 heat-related deaths reported from 2000 through 2013. 

UM Board of Curators update on mental health and sexual assault improvements

MU curators and community members sit down for first Health Affairs Committee meeting

Three UM System curators and two community members met in open session for the inaugural meeting of the Health Affairs Committee.

Mosquito-borne virus prompts CDC travel warning


WHO revises sex guidelines for Zika prevention

If you've traveled to any country with a current outbreak of Zika, you should wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a baby, even if you have no symptoms of the disease, the World Health Organization said today.

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Nestle's million-dollar bet on milk allergy tests

Nestle committed to pay up to €100 million ($112 million) to develop a milk allergy test for babies to determine whether they suffer from an allergy or intolerance to cow's milk.

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Asus wants new robot to help with elderly

As the average life expectancy continues to climb, elder care will become a bigger global issue. Companies like ASUS are anxious to position home robots as a potential solution.

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Basic -- but often ignored -- rules of zoo safety

The killing of 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla Harambe to protect a 3-year-old boy who had slipped away from his mother and entered the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has galvanized social media and left many wondering...

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The Georgia abortion ruling no one knew about

For nearly seven months, it has been illegal for physicians in Georgia to provide abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- but almost no one knew it.

Now, everyone is on the same page and lawyers for three obstetricians are appealing a ruling upholdin...

Don Horton

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College football coach dies after Parkinson's battle

After a decade of battling Parkinson's disease, beloved college football coach Don Horton died Saturday morning, according to his wife.

Rio 6 months to Olympics

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Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge

The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organ...

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