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Suicides Rare in Young Children; Rate Edged up in Black Boys

Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.

05/18/2015

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Calls Questioning Births at Homer G. Phillips Hospital Up To 144

Now, many black mothers are wondering if their babies born at this hospital are still alive.

05/12/2015

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Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois Fails

State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.

05/04/2015

A transgender rights activist speaks at a function. (credit: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Children’s Hospital Starts Transgender Kids Club For Children

St. Louis Children’s Hospital will start a transgender kids club.

04/30/2015

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Women’s Program Addressing Gun Violence

“Lock it for Love” is a program of the group Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice.

04/27/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announces new plan to provide shelter for homeless beyond downtown on April 9, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Finds More Shelter for Homeless

Director of Human Services Eddie Roth says the city is looking for a permanent shelter, but for now, bunk space is being made available at sites north and south of downtown.

04/09/2015

New Family Taxes

5 Tax Breaks New Parents Should Know About

Tax breaks can make raising children a little more affordable.

04/06/2015

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CDC Adds E-Cigarettes to Anti-Smoking Campaign

“Many children are using e-cigarettes and getting hooked on nicotine.”

03/27/2015

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Mobile Meth Lab Busted in Overland

Man was found sleeping in van not far from a school.

03/05/2015

Examples of the Shelter in Place pamphlets going out to those living near West Lake Landfill. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Landfill Neighbors Urged to Build ‘Shelter in Place’ Kits

Critical items include plastic sheeting, weather radio, food and water.

02/25/2015

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