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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 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, February 26-March 3

Top issues making news this week include: Brain cancer concerns among teens and young adults, the majority of young men not knowing about emergency contraception, pricier football helmets found to offer no extra protection, San Francisco raises smoking age to 21, and a new vaginal ring for HIV protection. 
Posted: 3/4/2016 9:41:54 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


Weekly News Roundup, January 22-28

Top issues making news this week include: Teens affected by chronic fatigue syndrome, excess weight and its effects on puberty in boys, bans on solitary confinement of juveniles, a record low for Australian teen smoking rates, and a report on worldwide deaths of children and adolescents. 
Posted: 1/28/2016 10:22:28 AM by Monica Chase | with 0 comments


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