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Missouri denies clinic’s abortion license

Missouri's health department has declined to renew a license to perform abortions for the state's lone clinic, but the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate can continue to perform the procedure for now

  Kroger to begin selling CBD products in 17 states including Kentucky, Indiana

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt expands opioid lawsuit

  West Nile discovered in mosquitoes in Shelby County

Judge says Missouri clinic can keep providing abortions

Doctors want office at site of former church on Main Street

Planned Parenthood: Missouri’s last abortion clinic may shut down

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Veterans serving veterans at the VA in Poplar Bluff

62,000 lbs. of beef products recalled amid E. coli concerns

First responders use phone feature to help save lives

  Time runs out on Mo. drug monitoring bill, supporters still fighting

Planned Parenthood condemns abortion ban approved by Mo Senate

  Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban

Shelby County prepares for potential measles cases amid nationwide outbreak

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is holding a news conference Friday morning regarding the county’s preparation efforts amid the measles outbreak.

Heart donor’s family meets recipient at Cardinals game

Donovan Bulger’s family was there to honor him and it turns out the recipient of his heart was also at the game.

  D.O. Day celebrated at Arkansas State University

Medical students listen to professionals

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

Doctor suggests smiling to help heart health

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

30,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to extraneous material contamination

Experts suggest ‘Tech Training Wheels’ for young children

  Special Olympics couple to tie the knot

Apps help fight winter blues

Doctors create quick simple quiz to help others identify heart attack risk factors

One website offered a short and simple quiz to help identify risk factors for a heart attack.

  Ozzy Osbourne hospitalized with flu complications

It was announced last week that the United Kingdom and European leg of Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tours2 tour was postponed because of doctors' orders.

FDA: Six patients reportedly die due to defibrillator malfunction, Stryker recalls

The device reportedly locks up after shock.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

Arkansas judge temporarily blocks abortion billing limits

A judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas regulators from imposing billing restrictions on three abortion providers, citing concerns about the constitutionality of the billing law.

Study finds one workout can have prolonged effects on metabolism

One study found that a single workout can boost a person's metabolis

  Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Arkansas health official resigns over abortion clinic vote

An Arkansas Board of Health member has resigned after the panel ruled that three clinics violated a state law barring them from charging a patient seeking an abortion for related services during the wait period before the procedure.

Man goes through drastic transformation after change in lifestyle

One trainer, who lost a drastic amount of weight, encouraged others to strive towards their goal through a lifestyle change.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Couple grateful for Apple watch that alerted them to husband’s irregular heartbeat

The man thought he was experiencing anxiety around traveling for the holidays, but his watch alerted him it was actually something much more serious.

Strips that can test for fentanyl touted for overdose-reduction potential

Street drugs have been known to be laced with the powerful opioid, making overdose an even greater risk.

Woman in her 20s finds life-threatening blood clot

A medical emergency struck a woman in her twenties from Michigan, seemingly out of the blue.

Fitness apps help with new year’s resolutions

It's time for New Year's resolutions, and apps can help with reaching health eating and workout goals.

NYC pharmacies can't sell cigarettes starting Jan. 1

New York City pharmacies, and big stores that include pharmacies, won't be allowed to sell cigarettes starting Tuesday

The Latest: WHO warns against Congo 'prolonged insecurity'

The Latest: WHO chief warns against 'prolonged insecurity' in Congo amid Ebola outbreak

AP-NORC Poll: Edit baby genes for health, not smarts

AP-NORC Poll: Public supports gene editing of embryos to prevent disease but not to create 'designer babies'

Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

The legal marijuana industry exploded in 2018, with legalization spreading in the U.S. and across Canada, billions invested in cannabis companies and a cannabis-based drug getting regulatory approval.

Florida woman arrested after committing robbery with toy gun, fleeing on tricycle

According to the Naples Daily News, while being handcuffed, Crisostomo "yelled that she was God" and that "voices were telling her to do things."

Israel to allow medical marijuana exports

Israel's parliament has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market

Congo delays Sunday's election for months in Ebola zone

Congo delays Sunday's presidential election for months in Ebola zone, well after inauguration

Thailand's legislature legalizes medical use of marijuana

Thailand's legislature has agreed to amend the country's drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as the kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller.

Congolese boy dies in US after surgery for facial tumor

A Congolese boy who traveled to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his face has died after having an adverse reaction to anesthesia

Pope expands efforts to help needy with a health station

The pope's official almsgiver has opened a health station beneath St. Peter's Square to serve the homeless, expanding Pope Francis' efforts to care for the needy living close to the heart of the Roman Catholic Church

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery for 'real-time feedback'

FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop

State audit slams San Diego response to hepatitis A outbreak

State audit finds city and county of San Diego failed to quickly contain a hepatitis A outbreak last year that became among the largest of its kind seen in the United States in decades

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Health officials are reporting an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood

Obama health law sign-ups beat forecast despite headwinds

Affordable Care Act sign-ups beat expectations and a court ruling that Obama's health law is unconstitutional

US debuts childhood-lead plan that critics say falls short

The Trump administration has released a plan to reduce dangerous lead exposure for millions of American children, but it is already drawing criticism

Glaxo, Pfizer to merge consumer health care divisions

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their consumer health care divisions, creating a business with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7B)

Yemeni mom wins travel ban waiver to see dying son in US

A Yemeni mother has won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son

Romania maternity hospital hit by superbug to reopen

Romania's health minister says a maternity hospital in the capital where 45 babies were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug has been given the all-clear to reopen

US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

US surgeon general urges swift action to prevent nicotine addiction amid surge in teenage vaping

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released, but only when grades arrive on Friday, a study in Florida suggests

Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

A startup is trying to shake up the health insurance industry with on-demand coverage

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Higher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides

4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopter

Portuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country's medical emergency service crashed

Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary

A ruling by a federal judge in Texas declaring the Obama health law unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, putting them in a political quandary.

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city

Steps taken to address Walter Reed shooting alert error

Two Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak; mother died in childbirth

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

US officials trace E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least 1 farm in California

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Science, ethics and politics spark clash at House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people were convicted on charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective leadership."

German coalition tries to resolve dispute over abortion law

Germany's governing coalition is trying to resolve a long-running dispute over a ban on doctors advertising abortions

Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary

Why HIPAA laws are causing concerns among parents

Most parents don't think about not being able to access their child's medical records once they turn 19.

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle thanks to a later start of the school day

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations

U by Kotex Tampons voluntarily recalled after reports of pieces getting stuck inside women’s bodies

Kimberly-Clark, the tampon’s manufacturer, says retailers have been alerted to remove the recalled product from shelves and post a notification in their stores.

Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs

Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help.

Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag

A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana says the conflicting state and federal marijuana rules that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care