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Weekly News Roundup, June 3-9

Top issues making news this week include: A new report finds distracted driving as a large cause of teen car crashes, research suggests that  social media "likes" have a powerful effect on the teen brain, few young people at risk for STDs getting tested, findings that antidepressants don't work for most young patients, the USPSTF reaffirms syphilis screenings, and UNICEF launches a campaign on internet safety for adolescents. 
Posted: 6/13/2016 1:15:19 PM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, May 27 - June 2

Top issues making news this week include: Possible hormone found to be linked to teenage obesity, a study of girls' early puberty and breast development tied to depression, teen births decline again, a report on ways to improve healthcare for trans youth, and resources to connect youth to work experiences.
Posted: 6/3/2016 9:09:40 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, April 29 - May 5

Top issues making news this week include: Skateboarding mishaps send 176 kids to the ER daily, rates of severe obesity among U.S. kids are still rising, teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist, TV advertisements influence teen's alcohol choice, new state laws for the under-21 ban on tobacco sales, and new resources from OAH for National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.
Posted: 5/5/2016 10:05:37 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, April 22-28

Top issues making news this week include: Vitamin D deficiency found in children and teens with type 1 diabetes, rises in the U.S. suicide rate especially among adolescent girls, children obesity rates holding steady, Utah declares porn a public health crisis, an Icelandic success story of prevention of adolescent substance use, and new guidelines released by ACOG on breast and genital surgery for teen girls.
Posted: 5/5/2016 9:38:49 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, April 1-7

Top issues making news this week include: U.S. autism rate reported unchanged since 2010, a decrease in infection-related hospitalization among children and teens, a statement from doctors urging U.S. state and local facilities to ban solitary confinement for youth, protesters want Poland to abandon a plan to outlaw abortion completely, and resources available for National Youth Prevention Week.
Posted: 4/7/2016 10:45:11 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


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