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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, October 12, 2017


Researchers in California say todays teens are growing up slower than their parents did.
Compared to the teens of the 1970’s through to the nineties – todays teens are avoiding risky behaviour like drinking and sex — but also delaying steps toward independence like getting a job or a drivers licence.
The study looked at 40 years of data with over 8 million American teens between the ages of 13 and 19.
Statistics from the study showed a drastic reduction among students in grade twelve who were sexually active, had drivers licences, drank alcohol or had a job.
Researchers said the upside is teens are experiencing closer relationships with their families, but on the downside teens are not developing the capacity to problem solve and cope the way their parents did.

A new study says husbands who experience marriage troubles are more likely to have heart problems.
Doctors say a rocky married life can cause elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and weight gain they have directly linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study was conducted over two decades and shows that while things like age, education, and income levels affected things like cholesterol and weight – marriage troubles was a consistent factor associated with worsening blood pressure.

The World Health Organization says worldwide obesity in kids and teens has risen tenfold over the past four decades.
The research looked at 130 million people between the ages of 5 and 19.
More than 1000 researchers contributed to the study analyzing body mass index and obesity from 1975 through to 2016.
Scientists say high prices for nutritious foods were a contributing factor for teens to grow up obese and malnourished.
In 2016 there were 50 million obese girls and 74 million obese boys worldwide with the largest increase in Eastern Asia, the United States and Canada, Australia, NewZeland, Ireland and the UK.

A proposed class action lawsuit against Canada’s attorney general, the Saskatchewan government, the province’s health regions and doctors who allegedly coerced Indigenous women to undergo sterilization has been filed in Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench.
The statement of claim was filed about three months after the Saskatoon Health Region released the findings of a six-month external review into Indigenous women who had tubal ligation.
A judge needs to sign off on the statement of claim before it moves forward as a class action suit.
The lawsuit, if certified, would seek damages for each plaintiff.
Two women are currently listed as plaintiffs but more women in Saskatchewan could be included if the lawsuit is approved.

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