There's more evidence that most men don’t need an annual prostate cancer screening.
Washington University chief urologist Dr. Gerald Andriole has been leading a clinical trial involving more than 75,000 men over the age of 55.
The study has tracked the men for over a decade, to see whether getting an annual prostate-specific antigen, or PSA test, makes someone less likely to die from prostate cancer.
Researchers are conducting controlled burns this week at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center southwest of St. Louis.
The burns are part of a project to study how to restore Ozark glades – rocky forest clearings with native species that resemble those of the desert southwest.
Washington University ecologist and project lead Tiffany Knight says fire is a natural part of glade ecosystems.
Smoking bans were implemented in several areas in St. Louis in 2011, including in the city and county.
Sarah Shelton, a data analyst with the Center for Tobacco Policy Research at Washington University in St. Louis, told St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie Bierach as part of our series “A Good Year” that, overall, it’s been a good year for non-smokers.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.