Under the Microscope: E-cigs, Schizophrenia and school lunches

Sep 18, 2014

On this week's Under the Microscope, Springfield schools implement local foods in kids lunches and research from Washington University is shedding light on schizophrenia.

But first, in last week’s veto session in Missouri, legislators voted to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a law banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. It’s the first regulation of e-cigarettes in Missouri, but health advocates point out it also creates protections for the devices. And as Heartland Health Monitor’s Alex Smith reports, state lawmakers may have set the stage for a showdown with the federal government. 

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New research out of Washington University suggests that schizophrenia is actually eight distinct disorders, each with a different genetic basis. Véronique LaCapra explains. 

Students in three Springfield elementary schools are getting something extra at lunch.  They’re part of a program looking at how best to implement local foods in Springfield Public Schools.  Michele Skalicky has more.