Missouri

Suicide rate climbing in Missouri

Suicide claims more lives in Missouri than homicides and DWI accidents combined, according to new data. Statistics released Thursday by the American Association of Suicidology show that Missouri had a suicide rate of 15.9 per 100,000 people in 2012.

Health Care

Area medical workers see progress in the effort to eradicate Ebola in Africa

The World Health Organization and other medical groups, pushing caution and vigilance, are far from declaring the epidemic over, but they note positive trends. Lenexa-based medical humanitarian group Heart to Heart International is under contract to operate an Ebola treatment unit in the Tappita area of Liberia until the end of April.

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