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Early-Life Language Stimulation, Skills May Prevent Childhood Depression

Children with language deficits are significantly more likely to experience depression by third grade Childhood depression can lead to social, emotional and academic setbacks during childhood and later in life. However, little is known about what contributes to children’s developing depressive symptoms. Researchers from University of Missouri have determined that the level of language skills

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Nutrition plays an important role in eye health

There is evidence that nutrients can play an important role in treating and preventing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60 in the United States. Macular degeneration affects the tissue in the eye that is responsible for central vision, says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri

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With potential of flash flooding over the holiday weekend, FEMA urges residents to stay informed and be safe.

With the potential for severe weather and flash flooding across the plains and several Midwestern states over the July 4th holiday weekend, staff at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region VII office are coordinating with state and local officials in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in preparation for the potential storms and urges the

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MU burn surgeon offers fireworks-related injury prevention tips

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 230 people nationwide require emergency care for fireworks-related injuries every day in the month around Independence Day. An acute care surgeon at University Hospital’s Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center would like to remind the public that these types of injuries can be prevented. “Every

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MU Health Care physicians offer tips on beating the heat

As summer heat and humidity begin to make an appearance in mid-Missouri, health experts from University of Missouri Health Care urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves. “From dehydration to heat exhaustion to heat stroke, high temperatures and humidity levels can lead to serious illness and even the risk of death,” said Chadd Kraus,

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Young Women’s Body Image Critical for Good Mental and Physical Health

American culture, as depicted in movies, magazines and advertising, places great emphasis on how women look, with the ideal often being unrealistic and unachievable for most women. Virginia Ramseyer Winter, a University of Missouri assistant professor and researcher, studies body image in relation to women’s physical, mental, and sexual health. According to her research, poor

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Asparagus: low in calories, high in nutrients and flavor

Nothing says spring like fresh asparagus. The flowering perennial is an interesting and low-calorie, high-nutrient spring vegetable, says University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist Susan Mills-Gray. Asparagus is a good source of folic acid and vitamins C and B-6. Nutrients in asparagus have been found to lower the risk of heart disease, dementia and neural

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