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November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

August 25, 2014

CDC: More Teens Trying E-Cigarettes After Never Smoking Conventional Cigarettes

The study confirms statements of some public health officials, who've warned the products are luring in young users through clever marketing.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

June 10, 2014

Schools Make Progress on Safety, Report Says

Over a multi-year period, nonfatal incidents decreased, and fewer students reported being afraid of attack or harm at school.

April 15, 2014

E-Cigarette Marketing Increasingly Targets Young People, Lawmakers Say

Marketing tactics include targeted social media, fruit-flavored products, and sponsorship of youth events, the report says.

March 26, 2014

Youth Gang Involvement Is a Public Health Issue Into Adulthood, Study Concludes

Data show that gang involvement in adolescence affects a broad range of social, health, and behavioral factors into adulthood.

February 10, 2014

Positive School Climate Better at Deterring Student Drug Use

A study suggests that school drug-testing policies have no significant impact on deterring students from trying or using drugs, while a positive school climate does.

August 08, 2013

No Relief From Secondhand Smoke for Youth With Asthma, CDC Says

The study shows no change over the previous decade in the exposure of children with asthma to secondhand smoke, although children without asthma had better luck.

June 04, 2013

Sen. Lautenberg Hiked Drinking Age, Backed Comprehensive Sex Ed.

Mr. Lautenberg died early Monday of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89.

May 31, 2013

Tobacco Fades From Youth Culture, But Alcohol Holds Strong

A new study shows that a major 1998 settlement aiming to take tobacco out of movies worked wonders. But alcohol hasn't gone anywhere.

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