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April 01, 2014

U.S. Must Improve Outcomes for Minority Youth as Demographics Shift, Report Says

In "Race for Results," the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation created a new index that uses 12 educational, health, and economic factors to rank how children from major racial and ethnic groups fare in every state.

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 25, 2014

Proposed Federal Rules Target Junk-Food Marketing in Schools

First lady Michelle Obama, in a White House conference with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, unveiled proposed new rules that aim to shield students from junk-food advertising during the school day.

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.

January 14, 2014

'16 and Pregnant' Leaves Teens Better Informed and/or Pregnant

Two studies released in the same week make vastly different conclusions about the influence of MTV's hit reality shows about teenage pregnancy.

January 10, 2014

Teenagers Have Discovered Sexting, Researchers Conclude

A new study attempts to probe how much the practice can explain adolescent sexual behavior.

December 12, 2013

Mandate Education Before Vaccine Opt-Out, Colorado Task Force Says

A Colorado task force recommended educating parents about the risks of not vaccinating their children before allowing them to claim a personal exemption from the requirement.

November 14, 2013

President Obama Signs EpiPen Bill to Help Schools Fighting Allergy Attacks

H.R. 2094 will reward schools for stocking epinephrine, the drug used to stop allergy attacks.

November 08, 2013

When Big Mac Fights Big Bird

Child health advocates are hoping Sesame Street can help push back against the fast-food industry.

November 01, 2013

Congress Passes EpiPen Bill to Fight Allergy Attacks in Schools

Congress passed a law today that would prioritize certain grant funding based on how prepared schools are for severe allergy attacks.

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