Breastfeeding leads to many beneficial health outcomes for babies, but a lower risk of obesity may not be among them, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
A civil rights policy organization reviews the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s programs during the first term of the Obama Administration.
The share of younger households holding any debt dropped to 78 percent, the lowest level since the federal government began collecting related data in 1983.
Teenagers who view character as fixed rather than changing are more likely to react aggressively in peer conflicts.
Children in the child welfare system are given psychotropic medication, drugs prescribed to affect the mind, emotions and behavior, at rates approximately three times higher than children and adolescents in the general population. Rates of psychotropic medication use are also significantly higher in rural than urban areas.
One in 5 adolescents have a diagnosable mental disorder. The brief addresses different mental disorders that present in adolescence, including attention deficit disorders and major depression.
A nationwide survey of 1,050 parents with children 18 years and younger were asked to share their thoughts about factors that contribute to violence in the country.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 8 women over the age of 18 and 1 in 5 girls of high school age binge drink.
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