This marks the first time the fatal illness has appeared outside Missouri’s northern containment zone. It is not believed the disease can be transmitted to humans.
“I’m going to say to you right now, I could care less about anybody who wants to get high,” Williams testified. “Your problem, not mine. I’m only concerned about people who need to have relief with medication.”
“If a baby gets the measles, it could be absolutely devastating,” says SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller. “That’s why it’s just really incumbent on everyone to make sure that anyone who can get vaccinated, does get vaccinated.”
Dozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois’ new pilot program, but the list doesn’t include post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis or migraines conditions some other states allow.
New research out of Washington University School of Medicine shows schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders.
More than 100 cases of rabies have been confirmed in Arkansas so far this year with a second “peak” season for the disease on the horizon, according to state health and animal science officials.
This fifth case is in the Kansas City area. All five cases in Missouri have been in the western part of the state, none in the St. Louis area.
The American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, which could lead to more insurance coverage of bariatric surgery and weight loss medications.
Health officials say many parents still aren’t convinced vaccinations are safe.
The CDC says more than 1,100 human infections have been reported in 40 states