CBSNews -- U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system. The drug was developed by Merck for treating the most deadly form of skin cancer.
CBSNews -- Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were illicit drug users in 2013, and almost 20 million said they used marijuana, making it the most widely used drug, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
The incurable disease, ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease, leaves some patients totally paralyzed. Now, technology is now being developed to enable them to control appliances with their brainwaves.
If you're among the millions of Americans watching their waistline, listen up. Which diet is better for people looking to shed some weight? Low-carb or low-fat?
A new study says: sit less, live longer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Nicotine gum and other aids to help quit smoking now fill displays where cigarettes used to be stocked in CVS stores across the nation, one month earlier than the pharmacy chain planned.
It's a time many fans wait for all year, and it's here, in full-force - football! If you're planning to tailgate, plan ahead to keep free from food-borne illness all season long.
Are all diet plans equal? And lumpectomy versus mastectomy.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Each year at Cox Health, about 450 babies are admitted to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. That's 450 families who thought they would deliver a newborn to take home immediately. Instead, they began a long journey of worry and waiting. We followed a family through the process.
CBSNews -- Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, and other countries are unintentionally making it harder to control, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Tuesday.
(CBS News)-- Craving kale? Drooling over daikon sprouts? Hankering for hemp? Sounds crazy, but what if we could train our brains to prefer healthy foods over junk food?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- An outdoor yoga class will be held at Phelps Grove Park Aug. 31.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The American Red Cross is offering safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time while many are taking road trips, while spending time at Missouri’s lakes and rivers, and having cook outs Labor Day weekend.
(CBS News)-- A third of autistic children still having difficulty speaking at age 5, even after years of early intervention. Five-year-old Lance Almeida has autism, and he has difficulty expressing himself as well remembering and using words. His parents say Lance only had about 10 words in his vocabulary -- until they enrolled him in a study that examined how using iPads may help autistic children better communicate.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Just in time for the summer season's final barbeque, Kraft Foods has recalled nearly 8,000 cases of their classic American cheese slices.
Labor Day, officially a time to celebrate American workers. Unofficially, it's the end of summer, a long weekend and time for a getaway for many people. Here's how you can hit the road without kissing your diet goodbye.
How electrical currents can improve memory and doctors begin testing an Ebola vaccine.
CBSNews -- Can charging a penny more an ounce for soda keep childhood obesity away? Yes, says a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Cox HealthPlans president and CEO Jeff Bond announced Thursday he plans to retire at the end of the year.
British scientists have come up with a way to more accurately identify breast cancer.
What do laughter, exercise and getting a good night's sleep have in common? Besides making us feel good, they are also all "healthy habits" that can help control stress.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Premium costs are expected to be lower for enrollees of the Arkansas Healthcare Insurance Marketplace come next year.
It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer. But research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature. So what is the secret to healthy aging?
REPUBLIC, Mo. -- The ribbon will be cut today on the new Jordan Valley Community Health Center medical and dental clinic and WIC office in Republic, Missouri.
Losing weight may help prevent Alzheimer's. And a new approach to treating adolescent depression.
CBSNews -- If you've been spending a lot of time outdoors and have suddenly developed an allergy to red meat, you may want to check yourself for ticks. The Lone Star tick can set off a potentially life-threatening red meat allergy.
We may have one more month of summer left, but families should already be thinking about. Flu season is just around the corner.
A new study identifies a common sleep disorder. And another promising use for aspirin.
CBSNews -- Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.
CBSNews -- A woman wearing the experimental nail polish would be able to tell if her drink had been drugged by simply dipping her finger into the drink and giving it a stir. The product is still being tested and is not available for purchase at the moment.
CBSNews -- U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.
HARRISON, Ark. -- Arkansas' customized approach to Medicaid expansion, known as the "private option," is getting the credit for dramatically reducing the number of Arkansans without health insurance.
CNN -- If it seems to you that there's a food safety crisis every other week, you're actually not paying close enough attention. Since the start of summer 2014 alone, the Food and Drug Administration has announced 37 different recalls, market alerts and safety withdrawals related to food, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued 14.
The American Heart Association has issued new e-cigarette recommendations.
(CBS News)-- Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows.
CBSNews -- A blog post by social media marketer Jason Thibeault, "Why I just quit Facebook," is sparking new debate about the risks of social media addiction. Thibeault's essay went viral soon after he posted it on LinkedIn on Thursday, getting more than 700,000 views the next day.
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – With a warm weekend planned ahead, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves against heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Yes, you can order a pizza with that smartphone. But apps can also help keep a campus diet healthy while away from Mom's cooking.
A new study shows how smokers react to reduced nicotine. And a warning about failing eyesight for the elderly.
Bolivar, Mo. -- A new dental clinic in Bolivar is helping to brush off the burden of finding dental care for the low-income and uninsured.
ATLANTA -- (CNN) -- Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A new report shows most school children starting classes in Missouri have gotten their required immunizations. but many have not.
With a few short weeks left of summer, fall will be here before you know it. So take full advantage of nature's greats this time of year.
A more effective way to treat depression, and how obesity may be linked to dementia.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Arkansas doctors are warning parents to keep a close eye on challenges popping up online. One of the latest, the fire challenge sent an Arkansas teenager to the burn center with serious injuries in July.
CBSNews -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.
There's new research on why the elderly have trouble sleeping. And a program that's helping hospital patients kick the habit.
CNN -- Over the past half century, the prevalence of childhood disabilities in the United States has been on the rise, possibly due to an increased awareness about these issues. Now a study published in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics suggests the nature of those newly diagnosed disabilities is changing.
CNN -- The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.