heart disease

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Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated.

The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.

MU researchers make soybeans healthier

Nov 15, 2013
drought farm field soybeans
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On November 7, the Food and Drug Administration made a preliminary decision. That decision stated trans fats as unsafe in food. Trans fats are found in most processed foods.

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The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would require newborn screenings for congenital heart disease.

Why 10,000 steps might save your life

Mar 7, 2012
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Everyone knows exercise helps you lose weight, build up muscles, and fit in the swimsuit next summer. But why, exactly, does it lower your risk of diabetes? In this Health & Wealth update, MU researchers look into the relationship between inactivity and spikes in blood sugar that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.