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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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National Alliance on Mental Illness to establish presence in Cape Girardeau (07/29/14)
A long-established Cape Girardeau-based depression and bipolar assistance group is joining with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Jefferson City, Missouri, to provide services to the family members of people who struggle with mental illness...
Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools, research suggests (07/29/14)
CHICAGO -- Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools -- their health may also benefit, a study suggests. Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these students, compared with peers who went to mostly worse schools. ...
Health beat: Leptospirosis risk in outdoor activities (07/29/14)
People who enjoy outdoor activities such as freshwater kayaking, rafting, canoeing or swimming may be at risk for leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria. These bacteria are carried in the urine of infected animals. If an infected animal urinates in a body of fresh water -- such as a lake, river or stream -- or soil, the disease can live there for weeks to months...
Study: Fist bumps less germy than handshakes (07/29/14)
NEW YORK -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake...
Four by Four 7/27/14 (07/27/14)
Emilie Stephens Cape Girardeau Owner, Annie-Em's At Home How are your budgeting abilities? I am very frugal. That's the only way I can stick to a budget. Missouri has had about 150 earthquakes in the last year. How would you describe your level of preparedness for disaster?...