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March 21, 2013

Norovirus Becomes Lead Cause of Stomach Illness in Young Children

The highly contagious illness, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, was responsible for nearly 1 million pediatric medical care visits in 2009 and 2010 in the United States.

March 21, 2013

More Parents Opting Against HPV Vaccine for Daughters

From 2008 to 2010 the percentage of parents who were not planning to have their daughters vaccinated against HPV grew from about 40 percent to 44 percent.

March 19, 2013

Panel: Much to Consider Before Testing Anthrax Vaccine in Children

A presidential commission is advising caution because, it says,children have nothing to gain from the anthrax vaccine testing in the short term, and they cannot legally consent to it.

March 11, 2013

Federal Wish List for Improving School Safety Relies on Congress

One of the things that schools can expect is guidance from the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse on low-cost ways schools can improve security.

March 08, 2013

'Risk Avoidance' Sex Education Is the New Abstinence-Only

A bill would grant $550 million in federal funding for abstinence-only education, after a report found that young adults are responsible for half of all new cases of sexually transmitted infections.

March 08, 2013

School Policies Show Promise, Problems in Providing Mental Health Care

Local school policies can get in the way, but there is promise in training for teachers and in schools' emphasis on social-emotional learning.

March 05, 2013

School Food Directors Want to Slow, Adjust School Meal Rules

Implementing rules about school breakfast is just too much as districts struggle with the many changes to school lunch this year, some school district food directors say.

March 01, 2013

First Lady Unveils Effort to Get Kids Active at Least an Hour a Day

Michelle Obama wants schools to help students get the recommend 60 minutes of daily physical activity and has lined up partners to help them accomplish the goal.

February 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Tells Schools to Address Teen Sexual Violence

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.

February 26, 2013

Out-of-School Suspensions, Expulsions Denounced by Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.

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