Teen girls go unprotected in humanitarian settings

"Despite the fact that we know that violence against adolescent girls increases in humanitarian settings, this remains an under-researched and underfunded area of intervention."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~5 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – marijuana is a different story

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – but something else is rising

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes in some areas, but the number of young adults using both alcohol and marijuana is also rising, raising concerns about a future surge in substance abuse problems.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Young AML survivors face long-term health trouble

Young survivors of acute myeloid leukemia, notably non-white patients and those in deprived neighborhoods, have a high risk of long-term health issues.

Nadine Yehya - UC Davis • futurity
Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Coming out as bisexual linked to smoking risk

People may be particularly vulnerable to smoking around the time they come out as bisexual, research finds.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

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Sex ed before ‘first sex’ may prevent teen pregnancy

New findings affirm that early sex ed before "first sex" can protect the sexual health of Black teen guys and their partners.

WaunShae Blount - Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~9 min

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Surveys link youth activism with experiences of racism

"...there has been almost no research on how racism drives activism, especially for young people." A new study investigates that relationship.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Confidence eases shift from pediatric to adult care

Young people with chronic disease need help transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, researchers say. The key to making it easier? Confidence.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~4 min

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