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Health care providers and other professionals have many opportunities to support and encourage the healthy development of LGBT youth, who may be at greater risk for bullying and victimization, according to a new position paper.

Although most LGBT youth are healthy and well-adjusted, lack of acceptance by others can cause them added stress and lead to risky behavior or mental health issues, according to a new statement by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine issued this month in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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UK scientists have embarked on a six-year project to map how nerve connections develop in babies' brains while still in the womb and after birth.

By the time a baby takes its first breath many of the key pathways between nerves have already been made.

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Teachers are warning that young people are being damaged by an over-sexualised culture.

The National Union of Teachers annual conference heard claims sexism is being “rebranded” as something fashionable and mainstream.

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Spending hours watching TV or playing computer games each day does not harm young children's social development, say experts.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) team who studied more than 11,000 primary school pupils says it is wrong to link bad behaviour to TV viewing.

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Children are being put at risk by a lack of data about parents and carers with serious mental health problems.

A joint report by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that while parental mental health problems were a common trait of families in serious case reviews, there was a lack of information being collected on the issue.

Read full article at CYP Now

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