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

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Youth

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

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


The Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization

Categories: Crime/Justice,Telecommunications/Internet,Youth

Examines technology-enabled harassmentwithin the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors to improve current policy and practice.  From the National Institute of Justice


United States of America v. Police Department of Baltimore City et al

Text of the consent decree reached between the U.S. and Baltimore  relating to unconstitutional actions of the city police department.  Covers police/community interactions, use of force, transportation of persons in custody, handling of reports of sexual assault and more.  From the Justice Department


Justice Department Reaches Agreement with City of Baltimore to Reform Police Department’s Unconstitutional Practices

Press release summarizing key points to consent decree with Baltimore city officials to resolve findings of federal investigation that the city’s police department engaged in practices that violate the Constitution.  Includes links to text  and Consent Decree Fact Sheet.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department


Confidentiality Concerns and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 15 to 25

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

This report describes two measures related to confidentiality and sexual/reproductive health for young adults: concerns that parents might find out and the opportunity to spend time alone with a health care provider without the presence of parents or guardians.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President


E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

First Surgeon General’s report that focuses on the use of electronic cigarettes.  Highlights the increasing use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults, assesses what we know about the health effects of using these products, and describes strategies tobacco companies use to recruit young customers.  Also suggests interventions to minimize the harm to youth.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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