Around the country, more educators and policy makers are considering whether schools should stock naloxone, which can reverse the effects of a heroin or prescription opioid overdose.
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February 05, 2016
January 15, 2016
Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.
December 09, 2015
Many U.S. high schools and middle schools fall short of meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for sex education programs. How does your state stack up?
August 17, 2015
Changes in routines associated with the end of summer, a lack of sleep, academic stress, poor hydration, and prolonged screen time may contribute to higher levels of kids' headaches in the fall, doctors speculated.
August 14, 2015
Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.
August 11, 2015
A segment from HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took on the patchwork of sex education policies in America's schools. Here's a rundown of the facts on teaching about consent, contraceptives, and abstinence.
July 31, 2015
The White House's updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy includes a goal of reducing the number of new diagnoses by at least 25 percent by 2020 in part through sex education.
July 30, 2015
Seventh-grade students in Rhode Island will be required to get the HPV vaccine to attend public or private schools this fall, the Providence Journal reports.
June 30, 2015
California joins West Virginia and Mississippi in eliminating broad philosophical exemptions from state vaccine requirements.
June 12, 2015
New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.