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Student Health

Read: Instagram Bans Self-Harm Images After Teen’s Suicide

Instagram Bans Self-Harm Images After Teen’s Suicide

Facebook, which owns Instagram, will use its image recognition technology to help the social media app implement its new self-harm policy.

Read: Student Vaping Sanctions Up 519% in Conn. Schools

Student Vaping Sanctions Up 519% in Conn. Schools

A report from the state’s Department of Education found student sanctions associated with vaping increased from 349 to 2,160.

Read: $30M Approved for Mental Health Services in Mich. Schools

$30M Approved for Mental Health Services in Mich. Schools

The money will be used to help students who do not have access to mental health services in their communities.

Read: Opioid-Reversing Drug ‘Naloxone’ Available in Alabama Schools

Opioid-Reversing Drug ‘Naloxone’ Available in Alabama Schools

The Alabama Dept. of Ed. and Dept. of Public Health announced the new program that will train staff on how to use the medication.

Read: Record-Low Temps Blamed for Death of Univ. of Iowa Student

Record-Low Temps Blamed for Death of Univ. of Iowa Student

The student was found unconscious near his dorm building on campus as temperatures in the Midwest are hitting record lows.

Read: Measles Outbreak in Wash. Anti-Vax Hotspot Prompts Public Health Emergency

Measles Outbreak in Wash. Anti-Vax Hotspot Prompts Public Health Emergency

Clark County, where an estimated 22 percent of students are not vaccinated, has confirmed 34 cases of measles since Jan. 1.

Read: U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

The department announced its initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion to protect children with disabilities.

Read: 6 Tragedies That Spurred Harsher Anti-Hazing Laws

6 Tragedies That Spurred Harsher Anti-Hazing Laws

Most recent is Tim’s Law, signed in October, which was inspired by the tragic hazing death of Penn State pledge Timothy Piazza.

Read: GAO Report: Gov’t Must Do More to Combat Hunger on College Campuses

GAO Report: Gov’t Must Do More to Combat Hunger on College Campuses

A new report from the GAO found in 2016, two million college students who qualified for food assistance did not receive the benefits.

Read: Study: Marijuana Can Affect Teen Brains, No Matter the Amount

Study: Marijuana Can Affect Teen Brains, No Matter the Amount

The study shows evidence of structural brain and cognitive effects with just one or two instances of cannabis use in adolescence.

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