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Binge Drinking Down Among College Students, Study FindsAn ongoing study started in 1999 has revealed binge drinking among college students is finally going down.
Research Finds Football Increases Risk of Brain DiseaseResearch on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease, or CTE, in nearly all of them
States Call on Pharmaceutical Companies to Stop EpidemicState treasurers are asking the McKesson Corporation to help fight the heroin epidemic.
Asbestos Clean-Up Underway After Clemens Mansion FireNeighbors urged to call 314-657-1492 to get their property tested for possible asbestos contamination.
Heat Wave Sets Records, Disrupts BusinessesSo where will July 2017 stack up in the history books when all is said and done?
Scientists Say Your Kids Can Stay Up Past Their Bedtime If They WantKids' bedtime may be more of a social construct than a science-backed parenting strategy, according to a science writer and research.
To Help Reduce Mosquito Population, Scientists Unleashing 20 Million Of ThemWhile it may sound counter-intuitive, the scientists' plan will hopefully reduce the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to NPR's report.
First West Nile Case of the Summer Confirmed in IllinoisThe first human case of West Nile Virus is being confirmed in Illinois.
Healthcare Cuts Could Mean Less Help for SeniorsGrowing concerns that a popular in-home health care program for Illinois seniors would be gutted by proposed cuts.
The 'Blue Whale Challenge' And Why Parents Should Be ConcernedRecent stories about teens taking part in something called the "Blue Whale Challenge" have been making their rounds on social media, and at the top of newscasts. Why? Because the trend encourages death by suicide.
Greitens' Prescription Drug Plan Getting Mixed ReviewsSt. Louis County Executive among those saying it doesn't go far enough.
Missouri Becomes Last State to Create Drug Monitoring SchemeRepublican Gov. Eric Greitens on Monday signed an executive order establishing a drug monitoring program that will focus on those prescribing the drugs and filling the prescriptions.

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