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Study: The more cops in school may not make them safer

T. Keung Hui, The News & Observer
The study’s findings go against logic and common sense in how people react around police, the executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers said

Suicides under age 13: One every 5 days

Jason Hanna, CNN
Suicides among US children under 13 are rare, but perhaps more frequent than you think. And 8 is hardly the youngest.

More kids showing up in ER with mental health crises

Maggie Fox NBC News
An increasing number of children are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms in the throes of a mental health crisis, researchers reported Friday.

‘Vaping epidemic’: Health advocates call on local leaders to adopt tighter rules to protect youth

Joseph Geha, Bay Area News Group
As the Food and Drug Administration captured national headlines Thursday announcing plans to reduce underage tobacco product use, health advocates in Fremont hosted a meeting on the issue, and called on local leaders to take further steps to protect youth from nicotine addiction.

F.D.A. seeks restrictions on teens’ access to flavored e-cigarettes and a ban on menthol cigarettes

Sheila Kaplan and Jan Hoffman, New York Times
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced a series of restrictions aimed at combating a growing public health menace — flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products that have lured young people into vaping and smoking.

To help end mass shootings, the NRA should invest in mental health efforts

C.A. Bailey, San Luis Obispo Tribune

It’s time for the National Rifle Association to step up. Few would disagree that it is the person behind the gun causing individual and mass shootings.

Former Fox News anchor talks about son's opioid overdose. Calls 'not-my-kid syndrome' deadly

Sonja Haller, USA Today

Former Fox New anchor Eric Bolling and wife, Adrienne, were driving home from dinner about 10:30 p.m last year when his cell phone rang.

Red flag laws may prevent more suicides than mass shootings

Alice Yin, Associated Press

Before her brother took his own life, Mary Miller-Strobel said she and her father begged every store in town that sold firearms to turn him away.

More California kids are having pot-related health scares, poison control officials warn

Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

State and local officials say they are alarmed by a spike in calls they have received to report children and teenagers ingesting marijuana products since California legalized cannabis for recreational use by adults in 2016.

Give youth an escape route from addiction

David Kan, California Health Report

Jack, from Northern California, was 12 years old when he began to smoke cannabis and drink alcohol regularly.

A drug company tried to give away an overdose antidote to schools. But most of them declined the offer.

Dan Vergano, Buzzfeed News

When offered free samples of the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, only about 1 in 14 high schools or colleges nationwide took advantage of the offer, the drug’s manufacturer reports.

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