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December 18, 2017

Penn State helps state agency identify its most successful prevention programs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter) is helping a state agency — which works to prevent violence, delinquency and substance abuse in youth — implement a model that shows which prevention programs provide the most cost-effective services to communities.

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December 15, 2017

Researchers find one in six U.K. parents allow young teens to drink alcohol

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Seventeen percent of parents in the United Kingdom allow their 13- to 14-year olds to drink alcohol, according to study results recently published by Penn State researchers.

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November 28, 2017

Impact of a genetic risk factor for substance use differs by sex in adolescents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Penn State and Georgetown University Medical Center(GUMC) have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

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November 21, 2017

Educators’ chronic stress has adverse health outcomes, according to Penn State study

Teaching continues to be linked to high levels of chronic stress, according to health researchers from Penn State and the University of Virginia.

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Members of the first-place team, Safe Zone, presenting their sexual assault prevention mobile application during the mHealth Challenge.

November 21, 2017

Students Partner to Create Innovative Apps in mHealth Challenge

Over 50 undergraduate students recently participated in the mHealth cross-college engaged scholarship event during Penn State’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. Students involved in the mHealth challenge develop a prototype of a mobile application that addresses a health problem for a specific target audience.

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