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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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Adolescents and parents often agree about confidentiality; however, some youth who think services should be confidential have parents who disagree. Many parents and adolescents think confidentiality should begin later than recommended...

source: JAH

This study assessed the availability and accessibility of emergency contraception to adolescents in pharmacies in four Southwestern states using a mystery-caller method. Findings show low accessibility of EC to adolescents across the...

source: JAH

Rates for the SAHM 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, go up after next Friday. Register today and take advantage of the early-bird rates. Members also enjoy significant discounts to the meeting so if you aren't a member yet, join today.

source: SAHM

A significant underaddressed issue in global health is the interaction between alcohol use and sexual encounters among adolescents, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. A study conducted by Columbia Mailman School of Public Health...

source: Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health via Medical Xpress

Adolescent girls exposed to severe drought conditions in rural Lesotho, South Africa, had higher rates of HIV, according to a new study led by researchers at ICAP at Columbia University, a global health organization based at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health,...

source: Mailman School of Public Health

Children and adolescents who suffer from depression or behavior problems may be more likely to play potentially fatal "choking games" to achieve a euphoric high than young people who don't have mental health issues, a French study suggests. Roughly 1 in 10 teens and pre-teens...

source: Reuters


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