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Volunteering Might Prevent Substance Abuse for Female Student-Athletes


As substance abuse continues to be a health concern in colleges and universities across the U.S., a social scientist from the University of Missouri has found that female student-athletes who volunteer in their communities and engage in helping...
19-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Money a Barrier to Independence for Young Adults with Autism


Researchers from the University of Missouri have found when teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such...
17-Apr-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Promising New Drug Development Could Help Treat Cachexia

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly one-third of cancer deaths can be attributed to a wasting syndrome known as cachexia. Cachexia, an indicator of the advanced stages of disease, is a debilitating disorder that causes loss of...
17-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Imaging Technique Shows Effectiveness of Cystic Fibrosis Drug


According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, more than 30,000 Americans are living with the disorder. It currently has no cure, though a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration treats the underlying cause of the disease. However, the...
12-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser-Based Dermatological Procedures Could Be Revolutionized with New Technique


Clinicians and dermatologists have seen a rise in demand for minimally invasive laser-based treatments, including tattoo removal. However, it is difficult for the laser light to be perfectly and selectively absorbed by only the targeted birthmark or...
10-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomarker Could Lead to Personalized Therapies for Prostate Cancer

In 2016, more than 181,000 new cases of prostate cancer were reported in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is one of the earliest ways clinicians can detect prostate cancers in their...
5-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adults with Disabilities Screened Less Often for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the United States, with nearly 135,000 cases reported in 2016. The likelihood of surviving colorectal cancer is strongly related to the stage in which it is diagnosed. Researchers from...
30-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Disproves Common Assumption on Cranial Joints of Alligators, Birds, Dinosaurs


Researchers from the University of Missouri School Of Medicine recently discovered that although alligators, birds and dinosaurs have a similar skull-joint shape, this does not guarantee that their movements are the same.
28-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nursing Home Improvement Program Identifies Ways to Improve Care for People with Heart Disease


Heart disease is one of the most common chronic health conditions among nursing home residents. Results from the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), a partnership between the University of Missouri and the Centers for Medicare &...
28-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST

Clear Communication Can Make Doctor Visits Successful for Children with Autism

Doctor visits can be a challenge for patients with autism, their families and health care providers. Kristin Sohl, associate professor of child health at the University of Missouri, offers several steps providers and families can take to make...
2-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Understanding Motivations for Behavior Can Be Helpful for Children with Autism

For many families, normal activities, such as going to a large family gathering or an amusement park, can be difficult to navigate with a child with autism, as the child may be act out due to being overwhelmed by extra noises and stimulation. To...
25-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST

To Beat Holiday Weight Gain, Create a Plan Ahead of Time


With the holidays right around the corner, families are planning meals and trips to spend time with loved ones. With the food and travel, it is easy for exercise schedules to become disrupted. Steve Ball, associate professor of nutrition and...
16-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

EXPERT AVAILABLE: MU Physician Says Guidelines Should Inform – Not Determine – EpiPen Coverage


In September, the skyrocketing cost of the allergy treatment EpiPen made national headlines. Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, is currently lobbying the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to name the EpiPen a preventive drug.
12-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Mindfulness Key to Eating What You Want While Preventing Overeating


Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book...
18-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Tahir Rahman, MD, lead author of the study Anders Breivik: Extreme Beliefs Mistaken for Psychosis, is available to talk with media on mass shootings


8-Jul-2016 4:00 PM EDT

University of Missouri Health Care Expert Available to Discuss New Weight-Loss Stomach Pump

15-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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