4/14/17: 4 Articles You Need to Read This Week

We know you're busy--that's why we're keeping up on the news for you. Here are some of the latest articles about teen health that are worth your time. Check back every Friday for more headlines you may have missed!


1. New survey reveals teens' favorite things

A new survey from Piper Jaffray looked at 5,500 teens and found that Generation Z consumes even more than Millennials. Their taste is different too, as today's teens are more likely to splurge on food rather than fashion. They also love shopping on Amazon and eating at Chick-fil-A. For a snapshot of the results, check out this infographic. 


2. Could parental consent be skewing studies on teens?

To participate in studies on mental health, teens have to get parental consent. Researchers worry this could make it difficult to make advances in adolescent psychology in general, but especially in cases where alcohol and drug use are being studied.


3.  Texas has the highest rate of repeat teen pregnancy in the country

Out of all the states, Texas has the highest rate of girls becoming pregnant for a second or even third time. The epidemic costs the state more than $1.1 billion, and costs teen girls even more in emotional repercussions. That's why Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston) is proposing a bill to allow teen parents to access contraception without the permission of their parents. 


4. A high school in Baltimore uses teacing techniques from early childhood education

The idea behind the teaching methods at City Neighbors High School in Baltimore, Maryland is simply to have fun. According to school leaders, the typical American high school can sometimes feel like a factory, grinding out students and pushing them through the system. But, taking a break to discuss simple, even silly concepts--like why Cool Ranch Doritos are the best--can help classrooms foster friendliness and fun. 


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