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Is fitness the right weapon to combat childhood obesity?

Increasing sedentariness among children around the world makes fighting the problem of childhood obesity even more challenging than ever. In the U.S. alone, more than 12 million children between the ages of 2 and 19 years are obese — one out of every six children,...

source: By Sheilamary Koch
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The world now has more young people than ever before — of the 7.2 billion people worldwide, over 3 billion are younger than 25 years, making up 42 percent of the world population. Around 1.2 billion of these young people are adolescents aged between 10 and 19 years. Adolescence...

source: World Health Organization

Now that the school year is in full swing, many young people are feeling the weight of academic demands. But how much strain students experience may depend less on their workloads and more on how they think about the very nature of stress. Stress doesn't deserve its bad...

source: The New York Times

The judicial bypass process for abortion in Texas could be used as a form of punishment, allowing officials to humiliate young women for their personal decisions, a small study suggests. While the process was implemented in 2016...

source: JAH via Reuters

Adolescents may get by with a little help from their friends, but, according to Penn State researchers, friend selection and friend influence, as well as gender, may all play a role in establishing friendships that can help, or possibly hurt, them.

source: Penn State News

In 2017, 40 percent of high school students in the United States reported that they had ever had sex, the lowest levels of sexual behavior observed since these data were first collected in 1991, according to "Sexual Behavior...

source: Guttmacher Institute

Abortion is a commonly needed health service for students attending public universities, but obtaining an abortion may be difficult for students. Offering medication abortion at campus-based student health centers, like other primary healthcare services, could reduce these...

source: JAH


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