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Adolescent health

Adolescent health, or youth health, is the range of approaches to preventing, detecting or treating young people’s health and well being. The term adolescent and young people are often used interchangeably, as are the terms Adolescent Health and Youth Health. Young peoples health is often complex and requires a comprehensive, biopsychosocial approach.

Cancer in adolescents and young adults

Cancer in adolescents and young adults is cancer which occurs in those between the ages of 15 and 39. This occurs in about 70.000 people a year in the United States - accounting for about 5 percent of cancers. This is about six times the number of cancers diagnosed in children ages 0–14. Globally, nearly 1 million young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 were diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and more than 350.000 people in this age range died from cancer. Young adults are more likely than either younger children or older adults to be diagnosed with certain cancers, such as Hodgkin lymphoma ...

Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange is a 5013 organization empowering teens to make healthy decisions. To do so, the organization trains college student volunteers to teach a skills-based health curriculum in public high schools in low-income communities that lack comprehensive health education. It is made up of college students in Boston, New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and the Bay Area who volunteer in public high schools to teach health education classes. The vision of Peer Health Exchange is that one day, all teens will have the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions.

Suicide among LGBT youth

Research has found that attempted suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. youth is significantly higher than among the general population. LGBT youth have the highest rate of suicide attempts. The passage of laws that discriminate against LGBT people have been shown to have significant negative impacts on the physical and mental health and well-being of LGBT youth; for example, depression and drug use among LGBT people have been shown to increase significantly after the passage of discriminatory laws. By contrast, the passage of laws that recogni ...