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- Report: Illinois Has Lower Teen Birth Rate Than Missouri The birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 in Illinois is well below the national average.
- Heat Warning in Effect Through Sunday Night St. Louis City Health Director Pam Walker is urging residents to protect themselves against the high temperatures and humidity.
- Study: Employees Benefit From Natural Light During Workday Natural light during the workday benefits employees, a new study finds.
- What Robin Williams' Death Tells Us About Parkinson's Disease Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.
- Study: Bee, Snake And Scorpion Venom Fighting Cancer Cell Growth Repeated and controlled injections of bee, snake and scorpion venom are buzzing as a new cancer-fighting treatment in which “useful” venom can target malignant cells and block tumor growth.
- Psychologist: Social Media 'Bears Some Responsibility' For 'Fire Challenge' A dangerous new fad is sweeping social media known as the “fire challenge.”
- Local Group Concerned by Federal Decision Not to Publicly Report Hospital Errors A local health advocacy group is concerned about changes made by the federal government to stop publicly reporting when hospitals make life-threatening mistakes while treating patients.
- An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.
- Local Hospitals Say They're Ready Should Anyone Show Up With Ebola-Like Symptoms If someone with Ebola-like symptoms shows up at a local hospital, how prepared are they to handle the potentially contagious case?
- Study: Depression Found In Preschoolers A new study has found that depression in children can start as young as preschool.