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February 10, 2014

Positive School Climate Better at Deterring Student Drug Use

A study suggests that school drug-testing policies have no significant impact on deterring students from trying or using drugs, while a positive school climate does.

January 14, 2014

'16 and Pregnant' Leaves Teens Better Informed and/or Pregnant

Two studies released in the same week make vastly different conclusions about the influence of MTV's hit reality shows about teenage pregnancy.

January 10, 2014

Teenagers Have Discovered Sexting, Researchers Conclude

A new study attempts to probe how much the practice can explain adolescent sexual behavior.

December 12, 2013

Mandate Education Before Vaccine Opt-Out, Colorado Task Force Says

A Colorado task force recommended educating parents about the risks of not vaccinating their children before allowing them to claim a personal exemption from the requirement.

November 14, 2013

President Obama Signs EpiPen Bill to Help Schools Fighting Allergy Attacks

H.R. 2094 will reward schools for stocking epinephrine, the drug used to stop allergy attacks.

November 08, 2013

When Big Mac Fights Big Bird

Child health advocates are hoping Sesame Street can help push back against the fast-food industry.

November 01, 2013

Congress Passes EpiPen Bill to Fight Allergy Attacks in Schools

Congress passed a law today that would prioritize certain grant funding based on how prepared schools are for severe allergy attacks.

September 20, 2013

House Votes to Cut Food Stamps by $4 Billion Annually

The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.

September 12, 2013

Michelle Obama Launches Water-Drinking Campaign

Michelle Obama, along with the Partnership for a Healthier America, has launched "Drink Up," a new campaign that pushes people to drink more water.

August 09, 2013

How Peanuts Became Public Health Enemy #1

Peanut allergies affect one of every 100 people. How did that turn into an epidemic?

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