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Study: Teen Victims of Sexual Assault Getting Subpar ER Care

NATIONAL | By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 2
Many sexually assaulted teens seeking emergency room care don't receive recommended tests and prevention treatments for pregnancy and venereal disease, according to a new study.

'Until Dawn' Adds Clever Twists to Teen Horror Genre

CULTURE | By Lou Kesten | Aug 27
Years of horror movies have taught us the proper response to an invitation to spend a weekend at a cabin in the woods: No thanks.The kids in "Until Dawn" have even more reason to stay home: The last time they went, two of their friends vanished.

OMG! Teens Are Shopping More Like Their Parents

FASHION | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 25
Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them.

Teen GOP Candidate Quits Race After More Homophobic, Racist Comments Emerge

The career of homophobic GOP enfant terrible, Jacob Dorsey appears to be over as more anti-gay and racist social media comments surface.

Anyone Can Get HPV: Get Vaccinated or Risk Serious Health Issues

FAMILY | By EDGE | Sep 12
A recent study released by Pediatrics has shown that while vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is highly recommended, many individuals are not receiving the necessary protection.

15-Year-Old Creates Faster, Cheaper HIV Test

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | May 15
A teenage girl from Canada who won first place in the British Columbia 2014 Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge has developed a faster, cheaper HIV test that may change the way we look at the virus.

States Fight Discrimination Toward Gay Foster Kids

Sixto Cancel says his ultra-religious foster family frequently talked about their disdain for his homosexuality at the dinner table, trashed his room and called him homophobic slurs.

Philadelphia High Schools to Install Free Condom Dispensers

HIV/AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 26
Twenty-two Philadelphia’s high schools will receive condom dispensers that give away free condoms, a pilot launched by health officials in order to combat high STD rates among the city’s teens.

Pa. School Reverses Course on HIV-Positive Student

AIDS | By Mark Scolforo | Aug 7
A Pennsylvania school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students said Monday it will now treat HIV-positive applicants the same as all others and has offered admission to a previously rejected Philadelphia-area teenager.

Researchers Report More Condom Use Among Teenagers

HIV/AIDS | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 24
More high school students are using condoms, but new government research released Tuesday shows the nation still has a long way to go to protect young people from the AIDS virus.

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