Adolescents in developing countries face numerous health threats

first_imgFrom smoking to the ravages of war, adolescents in developing countries face numerous threats to their health. Experts discussed these threats—and possible policy responses—at the third annual State of Global Health Symposium, hosted on March 29 by the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Theresa Betancourt, associate professor of global health and population, highlighted the importance of mental health for adolescents, particularly in war-torn areas. According to Betancourt, an estimated 230 million children live in areas affected by armed conflict, and 75% of mental health problems begin before age 24—meaning that the traumatic stress of war can have lingering, lifelong consequences for young people.Adolescents who experience certain types of toxic stress—“young people who survived rape, [young people] who were involved in injuring or killing other people, or [young people] who experienced the death of a caregiver”—are at a higher risk for mental health problems such as depression or anxiety, said Betancourt.A person’s recovery largely depends on what happens after the conflict, said Betancourt. Are they accepted back into their community, with the chance to attend school? Or are they stigmatized and denied food and shelter?Betancourt has tested post-conflict interventions for young people in Sierra Leone, which was ravaged by an 11-year civil war from 1991 to 2002. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Top contenders F2 Logistics, Foton cruise past Superliga foes

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal F2 Logistics and Foton, two of the teams tipped to contend for the title, clobbered their respective foes in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The two squads also clinched their second straight victory, with the Cargo Movers crushing Sta. Lucia, 25-19, 25-20, 25-18, and the Tornadoes whipping Cignal, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra routs NLEX, sets up semis duel vs Magnolia Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Majoy Baron led the Cargo Movers with 14 points.Meanwhile, CJ Rosario delivered 13 kills, two blocks and two aces to finish with 17 points while Mina Aganon tallied 14 hits for Foton, which hardly missed the presence of towering frontliners Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSantiago and Manabat opted to sit out the season-ending conference to see action in the prestigious V. Premier League of Japan. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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