Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.
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August 14, 2015
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.
April 16, 2015
The finding comes from a nationally representative survey of students, which also found many students use multiple forms of tobacco products.
March 27, 2015
While 3-in-4 young adults support public school sex education, less than half have found it useful in real life situations.
February 19, 2015
When it comes to sex education, there's a huge difference between requiring schools to seek parental consent for all students and allowing some parents to opt their students out, advocates say.
February 06, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.