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November 29, 2012

Behavior Problems Tied to Lower Grades for Depressed Adolescents

Rather than their depression, behavior problems such as issues with attention, delinquency, and substance abuse hurt these students' grades.

November 27, 2012

Disproportionate Numbers of Young People Have HIV, Don't Know It

About 1 in 15 people living in the United States who has HIV is 13 to 24 years old--and more than half of these young people don't know they have the disease, new CDC estimates show, and the agency says schools must work harder to prevent HIV's spread.

November 13, 2012

Study Suggests Mothers' Stress Can Affect Daughters Later

According to a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teenage girls demonstrated higher levels of anxiety when born into homes with stressed mothers.

November 12, 2012

Study: Children's Headaches Rarely Indicate a Need for Glasses

Ophthalmologists found that the children's eye health and vision test results remained unchanged from previous exams for 75 percent of patients.

November 09, 2012

Parental Involvement Day and CDC to Focus on School Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined with Project Appleseed to release resources and host events for this year's focus on parent engagement in school for the 18th annual parental involvement day.

November 01, 2012

Snacks Sold in School Include Many Fried, Sweet, Salty Options

In a new report, researchers at the Pew Health Group's Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project find that the majority of American children live in states where less-than-healthy snacks are readily available. And more nutritious options, such as fruits and vegetables, are harder to come by for those same kids.

October 25, 2012

Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops to Lowest Ever Recorded, CDC Says

Across all racial groups, the birth rate declined by 25 percent overall from 2007 to 2011, the CDC said in a new report. The birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 17 years was 15.4 per 1,000, 29 percent lower than in 2007, while the rate for teens ages 18-19 years fell to 54.1 per 1,000, which is 25 percent lower than in 2007.

October 17, 2012

No Rest for the Weary, and Emotional Instability, Too

In a preliminary study of sleep effects on emotional behavior, researchers found one hour of sleep extension improves disposition among students.

October 10, 2012

On Education, U.S. Doesn't Match Rhetoric With Action, Report Says

In 2010, the U.S. Senate asked two organizations to create an annual evaluation of the country's support for children. Today, those organizations released their first report.

October 09, 2012

Study: Policies Reducing Lead Poisoning Have Academic Benefits, Too

New research from Massachusetts links lead exposure to student achievement, and says that the state's successful efforts to reduce lead poisoning had broad societal impact.

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