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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.

July 21, 2015

Self-Control, Resiliency Take Toll on Health for Poor Rural Youths, Study Says

Poor, rural youths who showed high levels of self-control and resiliency showed premature aging in blood cells.

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 25, 2015

Classroom Lessons Help Stressed-Out Students Cope, Study Finds

A Massachusetts-based program has taken aim at curbing high stress levels among millennials and is having some early success, according to researchers.

June 25, 2015

Taking Stock of How States Support Students' Health, Safety, and More

The ASCD indicators, taken from a range of federal sources, include household educational attainment levels, student-to-school counselor ratios, graduation rates by race, bullying data, and more.

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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