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FDA Approval Brings First Gene Therapy to the United States

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Youth

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm574058.htm

Agency press release announces what it terms an historic action to approve a gene therapy, known as Kymriah for the treatment of leukemia in children and young adults. The cell-based gene therapy is approved for use in the U.S. for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age. Includes links to additional information about the development.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2017

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/youth_08162017.pdf

Estimates that nearly 55% of youth 16 to 24 years old were employed in July 2017, an increase of 1.6% from the previous summer.  The unemployment rate for youth was 9.6%.  Provides employment data by gender and race/ethnicity characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Drug Overdose Deaths Among Adolescents Aged 15-19 in the United States: 1999-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db282.pdf

Shows rates and trends for both males and females for the period.  Opioids accounted for the highest number of drug overdose deaths in the 15-19 age group. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

U.S. and State Trends on Teen Births, 1990-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Women,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/teen-births/

Interactive tool that offers maps and trend lines for each of the 50 states by individual year or all years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15-19 Years by Sex, United States, 1975-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm

Provides a graph and brief trend discussion of the variation of suicide rates over the 40 year period for male and female teens.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers in the United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr104.pdf

Presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15-19 in the U.S. for the five year period.  42% of never-married females and 44% of never-married males had sexual intercourse at least once, levels comparable to those earlier in the current century.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise Among Children, Teens

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0412-diabtes-rates.html

Reports on results of a study, the Search for Diabetes in Youth, which found a rise in the disease among children and teens, especially for minority groups.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db271.pdf

Sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain, dental problems, fatty liver disease, and diabetes in children and youth.  This report coverages children and youth consumption amounts by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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