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Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared with other sexually active teens, according to a new study. MORE
The differences between public good and individual choice will be highlighted at the seventh annual conference of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. Ellen Wright Clayton, JD, MD, an internationally respected leader in law and genetics, will give the keynote address.MORE

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine​ in St. Louis shares eight ways women can lower their risk of breast cancer. 

Older parents, birth defects, maternal nutrition and childhood exposure to CT scans and pesticides are increasingly being associated with brain tumors in children, according to new research led by Kimberly Johnson, PhD, assistant professor of social work at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. MORE

Young Scientist Program volunteers Claire Weichselbaum and Brian Lananna, graduate students in the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, were among several YSP volunteers who participated in Family Med School at the St. Louis Science Center. The two demonstrated how lungs function.

Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, a disease-prevention expert at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will receive a national award for his contributions to cancer prevention research.MORE
A six-story concrete and steel structure that will be the skeleton of an energy-efficient, multidisciplinary research building under construction on the School of Medicine campus has been completed. The construction project, which began in summer 2013, has a June 2015 target date for completion.MORE
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