CNN -- Will you be alive five years from now? New research suggests it might be possible to predict if you’ll die from a medical condition in the next half-decade.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --The Senator who decides what bills are debated in the state Senate threatens to use the nuclear option if minority Democrats don’t get out of the way on divisive Republican issues.
Making medical headlines this week, new data on Alzheimer's disease, over-prescribing antibiotics, and the toll of outbursts on your health.
A new study looks at smartphone use around children and blood test that detects Alzheimer's disease.
(CNN) -- In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease.
(CBS News) -- TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa Police investigation is underway Friday after an entire family, including a pregnant woman and two young children, were hospitalized as a result of eating LSD-laced meat, reports CBS Affililate WTSP in Tampa.
NEW YORK -- Doctors say a small device could have big benefits for some heart patients.
Seeing the same doctor may be good for your health. And a possible better way to identify high risk breast cancer patients.
Ever wonder where a lot of these movie stars and fitness gurus get such great abs? What are they doing to build up a fabulous six pack? Experts say they are probably working on their core muscles. What's the difference between the core and the abs?
CBSNews -- Scientists claim they have safely introduced engineered immune cells in 12 people with HIV that have the ability to resist the virus.
CBSNews -- Doctors announced that they may have possibly cured a second baby born with AIDS by administering antiretroviral treatment within hours after birth.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It might be hard to believe, but it's been 16 years since Jared Fogle started his weight loss journey. And now he's helping kids start healthy habits early.
A new study looks at which approach works best for men with prostate cancer and Alzheimer's deaths may be severely under-reported.
A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health looks at what school kids are eating and how healthy changes in the menu are making a difference.
Alzheimer's may take as many lives as heart disease or cancer, far surpassing current estimates that list the disease as the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to new research.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Medicaid Coalition will hold a town hall meeting this evening.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two legislators pushing for tighter laws for one over the counter drug to help fight a widespread problem with one street drug in Missouri.
CBSNews -- Most parents would steer their children away from tattoos, but there’s one kind that may change their mind.
CBSNews -- The World Health Organization is dropping its sugar intake recommendations from 10 percent of your daily calorie intake to 5 percent.
California researchers say eating meat and cheese may be as bad for you as smoking.
The American Heart Association recommends we eat oily fish like salmon twice a week for its heart healthy benefits. But what is best for us, wild or farm raised salmon?
CBSNews -- Many of us have jobs that keep us sitting at desks for most of the day. But what if you could work at your desk and be active at the same time?
CBSNews -- Eating meat and cheese may be as harmful to you as smoking a cigarette, researchers claim.
CBSNews -- Not controlling your anger could be harming your heart.
March is National Nutrition Month - a time to rethink some of our eating and spending habits. And that includes how much we dish out at the grocery store. How can you eat right without breaking the budget?
Exposure to BPA could lead to prostate cancer and an M-R-I may help predict strokes and heart attacks.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – As the March 31 deadline approaches for enrolling in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, Mercy Hospital is hosting enrollment events and participating in a statewide enrollment blitz.
CBSNews -- Infant sleep machines may be too loud, potentially damaging a baby's delicate hearing.
Medical marijuana may be a bad idea for some arthritis patients and a new study shows the importance of childhood immunizations.
PHILADELPHIA -- Imagine using pets to find a cure for cancer, or any other disease. That's what researchers and doctors are doing at Penn Vet in Philadelphia. By treating pets with new drugs and vaccines, they can use the information to design more effective treatments for humans.
(CNN) -- As will also happen to two of his older brothers, 12-year-old Louis Corbett will one day be blind.
(CNN) -- In her 30-year career as a nurse, Sara Barron had seen only two babies with anencephaly, a tragic birth defect in which infants are born missing parts of their brain and skull.
(CNN) -- A potent little painkiller is causing a big stir.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Sometimes you get a tattoo and love it, but other times you wish it wasn't there. Now there's a new way to get rid of them.
NORTHWEST Ark. -- A local family is hoping to shed some light on the possible benefits of medical cannabis, all while fighting to keep their daughter alive.
A handy doctor's tool may be a hotbed of germs and people who suffer strokes when they are young face more challenges than previously thought.
Bored with the gym? Not motivated to break a sweat...skipping workouts...even quitting altogether? If this sounds like you-- there's help.
CBSNews -- Babies born by caesarean section may be more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they are adults, according to a large new study.
CBSNews -- Subway made news earlier in February when the sandwich chain announced it was removing a chemical called azodicarbonamide (ADA), which is used to make yoga mats, from North American formulations of bread. But now, a consumer advocacy group is warning people that almost 500 more food items on the market have this same compound.
A father's age could affect his child's health, and C-Sections may affect a baby's weight.
WASHINGTON, DC -- A new report card on obesity trends in America shows high marks in some areas and low scores in others.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled two proposals this morning to update nutrition labels. If approved, this would be the first overhaul of the labels in decades.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Local healthcare providers are watching the stalemate over funding for Arkansas' Private Option, and they don't want uncertainty in the capitol to discourage people from seeking healthcare coverage.
CBSNews -- Years ago, doctors were mostly concerned with how a child's health would be affected the longer a mom delayed birth. Now, a father's age may be a big factor.
CBSNews -- Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy may face an increased risk their child develops behavior problems commonly associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Tobacco-less cigarettes called e-cigarettes are gaining popularity in this country. They can help people quit smoking, but some fear they can get others hooked on nicotine.
Obesity rates are declining among preschoolers… And a potentially dangerous chemical is being passed to you on a daily basis.
(CNN) -- Obesity rates of children ages 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a new study published Tuesday.
CBSNews -- Doctors in California are trying to unravel a medical mystery. A handful of children are afflicted with a polio-like illness that robs them of use of their limbs.
CBSNews -- Women who are carriers of one of the "cancer genes" that makes them predisposed to an increased risk for some cancers --BRCA 1 -- may significantly reduce their risk of developing ovarian cancer if they remove their ovaries by as early as age of 35, a new study finds.
A new study shows a link between diabetes and stroke in women. And federal health experts come out against the use of certain vitamins to prevent heart disease and cancer.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. Many of them will be teens.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies goes back many decades. Those connections have generated ethical and business concerns-- and in the recent years has become the subject of intense scrutiny.
SAN DIEGO, Cali. -- The gloves are coming off in the battle to repeal a controversial new law which requires cooks and bartenders to wear latex gloves.
DENVER -- Five weeks ago, a Denver teacher donated a kidney to one of her students. Now, that teacher is back in class and for the first time, the student is talking about the incredible gift of life.
A new study questions whether C-sections are really the best option and the flu is hitting young people especially hard this year.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting new tests for kids at their yearly doctor visits and a warning about retail store clinics.
(CNN) -- Robert King still remembers well the dimensions of his cell: 6 x 9 x 12 feet. There was a steel bed and a sink that doubled as a toilet where he would also wash clothes.
CNN -- Complaints of of itchy, irritated wrists have prompted Fitbit to voluntarily recall all of its Fitbit Force wristband activity trackers.
Hearing loss patients have a new, less invasive option thanks to wireless technology.
Washington (CNN) – With less than six weeks left to purchase health insurance before open enrollment closes on new Obamacare exchanges, customers still shopping for a plan finally have an online option other than the government-run HealthCare.gov.
CBSNews -- Chemicals commonly used to package, store and process food items may be hazardous to your health even though they are used in legal amounts, according to a provocative new commentary.
British scientists say they've made an important discovery that affects blood pressure.
Asthma affects more than 22 million Americans of all ages. It can be challenging- even dangerous- for asthmatics who don't take proper care of themselves. And the wintertime poses its own set of triggers.
CBSNews -- You may have heard this one before -- sitting too much can be unhealthy.
JOPLIN, MO.--- For many people in Joplin, it's the last piece of the puzzle signifying the city's road to recovery. Now, almost three years after the 2011 tornado, Mercy Hospital Joplin is coming back for a stronger future.
Why packaged foods can be harmful to your health and new concerns about iron deficiency.
Watching Olympic athletes skate, ski, jump, and for a time fly can inspire us to take on new athletic challenge. You can train like an Olympian. Here's how.
Scientists say they've found a way to better protect young cancer patients from developing new cancers…and a popular antidepressant is offering hope for people with Alzheimer's.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Senate is one vote away from approving a plan to make cancer treatment easier and cheaper.
CBSNews -- Kimberly Fugate had just delivered identical triplets by cesarean section when a doctor gave the Mississippi mom the surprise of a lifetime.
CBSNews -- Bullying can have a lasting effect on a child’s well-being especially if it persists over time, a new study shows.
Tackling a hearty appetite early in life could help prevent obesity in the future…and why football helmets may not be as effective against serious brain injuries as first thought.
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, but many Missouri children have little to smile about when it comes to their oral health.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Mercy is holding a family health forum tonight. They'll be talking about women's heart health as part of American Heart Month.
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- With hundreds of overdoses and dozens of heroin deaths in Pulaski County in the last five years, the head of the county's ambulance district says there is a life saving drug that should be more widely available in the state.
(CNN) -- Our lives have increasingly become more digital today. While some may see this as a benefit, others are finding that it can literally be a pain in the eye.
CNN (LONDON) – It all begins with a nomination, followed by a cocktail of liquor. The trend sweeping through Britain is called Neknominate. But, what started as a game has already begun to claim lives. So far, four men under the age of 30 have died playing the viral game.
NEW YORK -- More test-tube babies were born in the United States in 2012 than ever before, and they constituted a higher percentage of total births than at any time since the technology was introduced in the 1980s, according to a report released Monday.
CNN – Making health news this week: The CDC announces a new global agenda and sailors rarely fall ill at sea.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Little Wing program at the School of Rock offers music classes for all preschoolers, but teachers are finding that the special needs students are learning much more than notes and chords.
(CBS News)--In the fight against cancer, will an unconventional approach end up being on the mark? Patients battling cancers resistant to standard treatments certainly hope so.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- A Kansas City, Mo. boy born without a right hand gets a new mechanical hand, thanks to 3D printer technology.
(CNN) -- The number of chemicals known to be toxic to children's developing brains has doubled over the last seven years, researchers said.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is the only state without legislation to create a pharmacy database to track people's prescriptions, but that could change.
Stopping smoking could help your mental health and the blood clot risks after pregnancy.
Love can be sweet and welcomed when it's in the form of chocolate, flowers or a card. But there's a different form that shows up uninvited. We're talking about love handles.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There are about five million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s and by the year 2050, its estimated there will be about 15 million people with the disease.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri state lawmakers consider installing a program to monitor prescription drug sales. Missouri representatives propose a state database to monitor prescription drug usage
February is Heart Month and the perfect time to focus on protecting the hearts of those we love. Health experts say many of us listen to the myths instead of facts about heart health.
Millions of acupuncture needles are due for a major upgrade and signs of Alzheimers disease may show up years before diagnosis.
(CNN) -- The debate over annual mammogram screenings continues this week, as follow-up data from a long-term study come under fire.
CBSNews -- New York state seeks to become the first in the nation to ban plastic microbeads commonly found in cosmetics after the tiny plastic beads have been found accumulating at “alarmingly high levels” in New York waterways.
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Which anti-inflammatory pain pill is safest for the heart?
Valentine's Day is upon us - a time for amour. To quote an Andrew Lloyd Webber play, love changes everything, especially when it comes to your health, both physically and mentally.
Regular exercise not only helps your heart - but your eyes too. And another study questions the benefit of mammograms when it comes to saving lives.