Substance Abuse Decline Post-Prevention Program

Researchers at Pennsylvania State and Iowa State Universities found that children who were participants in a resilience program in middle school were less likely to abuse substances after high school graduation. The program was known as PROSPER: PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience. PROSPER is offered in middle school because this is when adolescents are … More Substance Abuse Decline Post-Prevention Program

Traffic Pollution Connected to DNA Damage

A new study proves that children and teenagers who are exposed to a significant amount of traffic-related air pollution are likely to experience telomere shortening, a type of DNA damage. This study was reported in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Telomere shortening is often times found in children or teens with asthma, and … More Traffic Pollution Connected to DNA Damage

Children’s Health at Risk Due to Racism Exposure

The effects of racism on children’s health were elucidated at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 meeting. Researchers illustrated the link between racism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, anxiety, and general health. This study involved looking at data from 95,677 participants in the National Survey on Children’s Health for 2011-2012. This survey asked children if … More Children’s Health at Risk Due to Racism Exposure