Each state has its own rules for which vaccines kids must have to attend school and the reasons students can opt out.
By Kristine Bowman, The Conversation
Adolescents make up a quarter of the population in developing countries, but on average receive less than 2 percent of all global health funding, according to a new report.
By Laura Santhanam
A study published Monday highlights a surprising group of patients suffering from opioid poisoning: adolescents, children and even toddlers.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
For adolescent girls in Kenya, poverty increases the likelihood of sexual exploitation. When older men take advantage of a girl's need for food, medicine and school fees by demanding sexual favors, it can have long-lasting consequences, like HIV/AIDS, the second…
By Ellen Rolfes
In Preventing Violence, 'Very Hard to Indentify' Individuals Who Need Help Most…
A survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that young adults aged 18 to 30 frequent public libraries more regularly than older people, despite the advance of personal computers and the Internet. Guest essayist Julia Keller of…
"Juno" -- a popular film about a teenage girl who gets pregnant and gives her baby away -- won the 2008 Oscar for best original screenplay. Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on how teen pregnancy is portrayed in popular media.
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