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Emergency contraception only is available at 15 of the 38 teen health clinics operated by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation despite a campaign that aimed to increase accessibility, according to a report released Sunday by the city's Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, the AP/WNBC reports (AP/WNBC, 9/23).
Effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity in children and adolescents: systematic review of controlled trials.
Current illicit drug use has declined among the nation's adolescents in US.
Office-based medical treatment, internet resources are potential solution to rising painkiller misuse among teens.
Teenagers in New York City are less likely to use birth control than teens nationwide, although they are about as likely as teens nationwide to be sexually active.
Alabama Department of Public Health encourages incoming college freshmen who plan to live in dormitories to be vaccinated with meningococcal vaccine.
Nebraska Department of Health recommends that college students who are going to live in a dormitory or another group setting like a fraternity or sorority get vaccinated to prevent meningococcal meningitis.
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau asked to expand its efforts to prevent misleading health-related statements from being made in connection with the beverages and to investigate the formulation of alcoholic energy drinks.
Illinois youth ages 18 to 24 lack critical skills and services needed to prepare them for adult life.
To maximize the benefits of any youth activity, teens must invest time and energy in them, participate because they truly enjoy the activity, and take on a leadership role.
Youth exposure to alcohol advertising in magazines declined 49% from 2001 to 2005.
It's the number one killer of teens' car crashes.
Walking and biking to school has decreased steadily since 1969.
Parents should add meningitis immunizations to their back-to-school preparations.
Extensive discussion of problems may have a negative effect on emotional adjustment in girls.
New legislation allows young people with disabilities to continue receiving the services necessary to help them transition smoothly into adulthood.
The incidence of catastrophic head injuries in football is dramatically higher at the high school level than at the college level.
Missouri experts urged parents today to take action against the latest drug abuse trend among teens: abuse of prescription drugs to get high.
comScore released a report examining the online activities of people age 15 to 25 in the U.K., finding that they were 25% more likely to be online than the general population and spent 24% more time online than the average Internet user in April 2007.
A Canadian study has confirmed what parents have long suspected: dating, sexual activity and substance use seem to make teens feel older than they really are. And, as adolescents get older, the gap between their chronological age and their self-perceived age widens.
A new video game called "Re-mission" is designed to give young cancer patients a sense of power and control over their disease.