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Researchers found providing cost-free long-term contraceptives reduced teen pregnancies among sexually active users. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

STUDY: Free Birth Control Implants Slash Teen Pregnancy Rates

Researchers found providing cost-free long-term contraceptives reduced teen pregnancies among sexually active users.

10/02/2014

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What to Look For in Detecting Serious Respiratory Illness

A nasty cold-type virus is hitting children hard in several midwestern states, including Missouri, where state health officials have confirmed three local cases.

09/09/2014

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Missouri Seeks to Get More Local Food into Schools

Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.

09/02/2014

File photo of an empty classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Depression Found In Preschoolers

A new study has found that depression in children can start as young as preschool.

08/06/2014

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Risk of Ebola Cases in St. Louis is ‘Very Low,’ Expert Says

The Ebola outbreak in Africa is worsening, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a special warning. But how likely is this deadly disease to show up in the U.S. or in St. Louis?

07/31/2014

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