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Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 are the victims of relationship violence more than any oth......read more...

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Summer and Part-Time Jobs Give Teens an Edge

Did you spend your summer working? Good news! You likely improved your chances of attaining a good career. A study of 15-year-old Canadian students has found that working in the evening, on weekends, or over summer break gives teens a competitive advantage in the workforce. Researchers found that, even when working in low-paying jobs, teens gained valuable knowledge about the working environment, networking, and job hunting. Teens that held jobs during the school year developed useful time management skills as they learned to balance school, work, and their social lives. The benefits disappeared, however, when teens worked more than 33 hours per week.


World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is a major problem among teens: 17 percent say they have seriously considered the act, and 8 percent have actually attempted suicide in the past year. According to the National Council for Suicide Prevention, more people around the world die from suicide than from war and murder combined. Suicide is preventable. Nine in ten people who complete suicide had a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treatment is available for teens and adults. Learning to recognize the warning signs of suicide can save lives.


Largest Ebola Outbreak in History Strikes West Africa

The Ebola virus has caused more than 1,400 deaths in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria in an ongoing outbreak that began in March. The virus causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a deadly illness that spreads through contact with the blood or bodily fluids of infected people. While Ebola is dangerous, with a death rate of up to 90 percent, it is not very contagious. Unlike the flu or the common cold, it is not spread through the air. Health officials, including experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, say Ebola does not pose a serious risk to America or Canada. While no vaccine exists for Ebola, doctors are testing experimental drugs that may prevent or halt future outbreaks.


Source: Teen Health and Wellness