Here is a roundup of this past month's newsworthy articles.
A new study reports that use of marijuana had a damaging effect on teens' long-term cognitive abilities (surpassing the impact of alcohol), which persisted even after teens stopped using marijuana.
A new research study reports that motor vehicle crashes have increased by 6 percent in states that have legalized marijuana.
Researchers from MIT argue that the operating systems of autonomous vehicles should incorporate moral algorithms. Do automakers agree?
This haunting essay gathers the memories of survivors of school shootings, ranging from events from 1960’s to the Stoneman-Douglas high school shooting earlier this year.
This NPR article describes how one community in Colorado is addressing the increasingly prevalent issue of suicide.
The American Psychological Association found that people ages 15-21 years old (aka Gen Z) reported "the worst mental health of any generation included" in their annual Stress in America report. Gun violence was a particularly significant contributor to this stress.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians should screen all women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence.
A rule that changed the position of NCAA Football Ivy League kickoffs from the 35 yard line to the 40 yard line resulted in significantly fewer concussions per kickoff play.
This New York Times describes differences in Dutch road safety education, including small changes like the "Dutch Reach" (where a driver reaches across his body for the car door with the far hand, thereby positioning the body to look at the side mirror and car's blind spot for oncoming bicyclists and vehicles).
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics reports that youths in sexual minority groups (e.g. gay, bisexual, transgender) had a higher prevalence of attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youths, with the highest risk among teens who are transgender.
New Resources on National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- A new section on Bullying Trauma
- Fact sheet for creating school active shooter drills
- Fact sheet on why teens don't disclose sexual assault, and how to support them after disclosure
New Resources on Teen Driving Safety
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