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View Resource NOVA: Killer Disease on Campus

The online companion to the recently-aired NOVA documentary from PBS, this Web site addresses the alarming rise in the incidence of meningococcal disease in the past ten years, especially on college campuses. The site's main features include a young woman's story about her battle with the disease, an animated depiction of how meningococcal bacteria attack the human body, an interview with the...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/meningitis/
View Resource World Health Organization: Child and Adolescent Health and Development

Along with groups such as the United Nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization's Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) division is concerned with the health and well-being of those who range in age from the newly born to age nineteen. It is, as they point out on their website, a rather large group of individuals, and all told, it comprises...

http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/topics/adolesce...
View Resource Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children: A Systematic Review Screenshot

Concerns about child vaccines continue to rise and it's great to have objective and thoughtful analysis of this matter from medical professionals. This systematic review was originally published in the August 2014 edition of the Pediatrics journal and now has found its way to the RAND Corporation’s website. Authored by a team of medical professionals, the report looks at a range of existing...

https://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP51857.html