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The FDA on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, clearing one key hurdle before that age group can begin receiving the two-shot vaccine. Read more»

Dion Austin says connecting with Safe Place, a national youth outreach program, helped get him off the street after he was banished from home.

Banished from home, Dion Austin, then 17, brushed his teeth at fast-food restaurants and slept in parks for three months before going to Avondale’s police station in hopes of starting a new life. Read more»

The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance report, covering various dimensions of substance abuse, ranked Arizona as having the nation’s highest rate (34.6 percent) of high schoolers who were offered, sold or given an illegal drug by someone on school property. Arizona also had the highest rate of binge drinking at 26.5 percent. (with video) Read more»

Tan United co-owners Keith Lipman, left, and Randy Eddlemon pose in front of a tanning bed. They don’t see many teen customers because their business is located outside of high school areas in downtown Phoenix. They say that exposure to ultraviolet rays can be beneficial when done properly.

Rep. Peggy Judd, a Republican from Willcox, has introduced a bill that would ban establishments from allowing those under 18 into tanning beds. Read more»

More than 300 high school students and faculty attend the High School Awards Luncheon at Chase Field in Phoenix Wednesday. High school students are the leading donators of blood in Arizona.

The 176 high schools across the state that held blood drives for United Blood Services recruited 22,045 blood donations last school year, tripling the 8,352 units of blood donated at high schools in 2002. The organization’s High School Challenge Awards Luncheon, held at Chase Field, honored students for their success. Read more»

Rioters battle police in the Hackney neighborhood of London on Monday night.

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New research has shown that social networks such as Facebook could be linked to psychological disorders in teenagers and young adults who use them too much. Read more»