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December 15, 2010
Fueled by increases in marijuana use, the rate of eighth graders saying they have used an illicit drug in the past year jumped to 16 percent, up from last year's 14.5 percent, with daily marijuana use up in all grades surveyed, according to the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey.
December 8, 2010
A UCLA student who was stabbed by her mentally ill classmate in a chemistry lab on Oct. 8, 2009, has filed a lawsuit against the University of California regents and her attacker. Katherine Rosen claims faculty and university administers were aware of Damon Thompson's violent tendencies but did not take the necessary steps to protect her.
December 6, 2010
A fraternity at Dartmouth College is facing felony charges after a prospective student was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning. The student, a 17-year-old boy from an out-of-state high school, was visiting the campus as a recruit for the swim team.
December 4, 2010
Hiram College and My LifePlan, a healthcare information services company, announced on Nov. 30 that My LifePlan's service, MyChoice, will now be available to all current students and faculty, as well as to all incoming freshmen. Through the system, emergency personnel will have access to a student's vital medical information in the event of an emergency.
November 23, 2010
A study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting last month states that adolescent marijuana users may experience lasting effects on brain development.
November 22, 2010
A student has suffered from multiple allergic reactions on school grounds, prompting his mother to file a lawsuit against the district. Allegedly, these reactions are being triggered by the perfume and body spray used by other students. Janice Zandi hopes to force Fort Wayne Community High Schools to ban the use of such products on its campuses.
November 19, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned four companies that the caffeine added to their malt alcoholic beverages is an "unsafe food additive" and said that further action, including seizure of their products, is possible under federal law.
November 17, 2010
U.S Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will rule that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic beverages, effectively making products such as Four Loko, Joose, and others like them, prohibited for sale in the United States.
October 12, 2010
Most of the 100 Clearview High School students who were reportedly out sick last week are back in class, although the source of the illness has not been established.
October 11, 2010
Twelve Central Washington University (CWU) freshmen — mostly women — may have been targeted as part of an orchestrated sexual assault at off-campus house party.
September 12, 2010
The Harris County Department of Education's (HCDE) Therapy Service and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) have teamed up to raise awareness about the potential strain backpacks can cause students.
August 19, 2010
High school athletes are sidelined more than 9,000 days a year because of heat-related illnesses, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis.
June 23, 2010
Calhoun Community College has adopted a policy that will ban tobacco use on campus.
June 16, 2010
The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) and two national journalism organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that upheld the censorship of a cartoon that was critical of a New York high school's teaching methods for sex education.
May 24, 2010
Three Harlem elementary school students were pricked by medical lancets, the New York Department of Education confirmed.
May 12, 2010
BERKELEY, Calif. - Protesters at the University of California, Berkeley have entered their second week of a hunger strike in response to a new Arizona law requiring police in that state to question anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.
January 14, 2010
The Medtronic Foundation today announced an extended deadline for grant applications by schools participating in and promoting the American Heart Association’s Be The Beat Web site, an online sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) awareness initiative designed specifically for teens. Be the Beat is funded by a $1 million grant from the Medtronic Foundation.
August 11, 2009
Students shouldn’t wear a backpack heavier than 15 percent of their body weight, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association. Concern about student health is the thrust behind an annual AOTA campaign being promoted locally by Harris County Department of Education’s Therapy Service.
August 3, 2009
In a recent study, researchers discovered that schools that have automated external defibrillators (AEDs), have a high rate of survival for students and others who have sudden cardiac arrests on campus, according to USA Today.
July 31, 2009
All health centers in Port Chester’s public school district — including elementary, middle and high schools — will provide STD and pregnancy testing to students who make such requests when school starts in the fall.