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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 20-26

Top issues making news this week include: A call for fertility and sexual function counseling in at-risk pediatric populations, segregation found to be worsening in U.S. schools, alcohol intervention methods found to have limited effect among fraternity members, e-cigarette marketing linked to teen e-cigarette use, a new House bill could limit free school meals, and a teenage pregnancy strategy in England shows record results. 
Posted: 6/3/2016 8:19:16 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, March 25-31

Top issues making news this week include: Findings that suggest teens with autism are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, why pediatricians care so much about the Supreme Court birth control case, new FDA guidelines ease access to abortion drug, AHRQ releases national data on mental and substance use among hospitalized teenagers, and the CDC provides resources for STD Awareness Month. 
Posted: 3/31/2016 9:41:54 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, March 18-24

Top issues making news this week include: Depression and addiction found to be common among young transgender woman, high anxiety risk in adolescence linked to one gene, sleep-deprived teens found to have increased diabetes risk factors, schools use 'mindful eating' to help prevent eating disorders, the CDC releases guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain, and the WHO publishes its report on young people's health and well-being in Europe.
Posted: 3/29/2016 8:39:56 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, March 11-17

Top issues making news this week include: Changes in heart activity found to be linked to epilepsy, a decline in condom use for teen girls who opt for IUDs over the pill, a WHO report finding that British teenagers are the least satisfied in the western world, CVS reports spending $50 million on antismoking program aimed at youth, and a new bill passes in the senate to combat drug abuse. 
Posted: 3/24/2016 11:16:26 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


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