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February 26, 2013

Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Bold on AIDS Education, Dies at 96

Dr. Koop said that because education was the best AIDS prevention strategy, and since AIDS was spread primarily through sex, sex education should begin in 3rd grade.

February 25, 2013

Young People Contract Half of All New STD Cases in U.S.

But sexually active young people make up just 25 percent of the American population.

February 21, 2013

States, Feds Unveil Strategies Focused on Children's Mental Health Needs

State and federal proposals have been proposed to improve school- and community-based mental health services, and there's a national campaign to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.

February 13, 2013

Best Treatment for Childhood Trauma Remains Elusive

But school-based treatments do appear to more effective than others.

February 01, 2013

Proposed Rules Unveiled for School Vending Machines, Snack Foods

The changes are parallel to shifts in USDA rules about school meals that took effect this school year and would exempt occasional fundraising events such as bake sales.

January 29, 2013

New Vaccine Guide Affirms HPV Shots for Girls and Boys

The guide affirms CDC's recommendations that boys and girls be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the virus associated with cancers of the cervix and regions of the genitals, among other types.

January 28, 2013

Mental Health Issues Common But Youths Lack Treatment

Some of the barriers to treatment are missed opportunities by schools, parents, and medical providers to address prevention and early identification of mental health disorders.

January 25, 2013

N.Y. School District Forgoes School Lunch Subsidies; Ditches Meal Rules

The Niskayuna school district said that although the district has worked hard to implement the new standards students responded very poorly to the revamped meals.

January 24, 2013

Asthma, Linked to Reduced Achievement, Rising Among Children

Asthma has been linked to higher rates of school absenteeism, and from there to lower grades and test scores, although it may not be the sole reason behind low student achievement.

January 08, 2013

One in Five High School Girls Report Binge Drinking

A new CDC report shows binge drinking is a problem for roughly one of every five girls in high school.

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