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February 05, 2016

All Pennsylvania Schools Will Carry Opioid Overdose Drug

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.

January 15, 2016

Federal Officials Urge Collaboration Between Schools, Health Care Providers

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

Sex Education Programs Fall Short of CDC Recommendations in Many States

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

New School Year May Trigger Uptick in Headaches for Some Students

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

Body Mass Index Reports Have No Effect on Student Health, Study Says

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

Fact-Checking John Oliver on Sex Education (Spoiler: He Was Accurate)

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

National HIV Strategy Includes Call for Effective Sex Education in Schools

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

HPV Vaccine Now Required for All 7th-Grade Students in Rhode Island

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

Vaccines: California Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Most Exemptions

California joins West Virginia and Mississippi in eliminating broad philosophical exemptions from state vaccine requirements.

June 12, 2015

Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds

New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.

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