Can Vaping Cause Seizures?

U.S. health officials are now investigating if seizures can be caused by nicotine-vaping devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a review of 35 cases of seizures among those using e-cigarettes, mostly young people. While they are not certain vaping is responsible, nicotine poisoning is known to cause seizures,…

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Teen Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to combat climate change. Thunberg’s activism began when she was 15 and sat outside Sweden’s Parliament during elections asking for action on climate change from the government….

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Medical Misinformation Online

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently urged the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Pinterest to filter medical misinformation from their platforms. It is already difficult for many to tell the difference between factual sources and unverified information or propaganda online, which can have real-life implications. The AAP is concerned…

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Serious Mental Stress and Teens

Serious mental stress has become a fact of life for many U.S. teens. According to a recently released Pew Research Center survey on teens ages 13 to 17, one of the largest problems facing teens is anxiety and depression. Currently, seven out of ten teens say anxiety and depression are…

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Canada’s Revolutionary Dietary Guidelines

New dietary guidelines for 2019 have been released in Canada, and they are rather revolutionary. The food guide emphasizes three sections for healthy eating—foundations for healthy eating, foods and beverages that undermine healthy eating, and the importance of food skills. Some of the most notable changes in the guideline include…

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Your Brain on Social Media

Recent research has been done to see what happens to teens’ brains when they’re on Instagram. The researchers started by looking at what parts of the brain are activated when teens look at Instagram posts. Then, they studied what a normal response was when looking at pictures on non-social media…

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Stuttering Support

Over 70 million people in the world stutter based on research by the Stuttering Foundation of America. There are over 3 million people in the United States who stutter. Stuttering, or stammering, is a communication disorder that causes the flow of speech to be broken by repetitions or abnormal stoppages….

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Spreading Holiday Season Cheer as a Volunteer

The holiday season can be hard on different members of a community. For example, North Dakota high school senior Kailey Weigel noticed that some of the residents in her town’s senior living center don’t receive many well-wishes or gifts since they don’t get visitors. In order to spread some of…

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Wisdom Teeth and Opioid Abuse

Around five million teens and young adults have their wisdom teeth removed each year. It’s a simple and common procedure, but a new risk has emerged. After the surgery, the patient leaves with a prescription of painkillers. These opioids are rather standard, but according to a new study, six percent…

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