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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 6-12

Top issues making news this week include: A study finds some teen girls coerced into pregnancy, child obesity rates drop in Canada, the FDA issues regulations on e-cigarettes, including banning sales to minors, the Lancet releases the report, Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing, and AAFP creates a series of webinars addressing the impact of head injuries in sports. 
Posted: 5/12/2016 2:14:43 PM 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 15-21

Top issues making news this week include: CDC report on tobacco use among middle and high school students, findings that cognitive behavioral therapy may help depressed teens, eating disorders found to be more common in schools where girls predominate, an investigation of when youth should start playing football, and a U.N. study finds a widening gap between poor and richer children in wealthier countries. 
Posted: 4/26/2016 10:03:19 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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