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WHO Report Calls For Greater Focus On Adolescent Health, Particularly Mental Health

WHO: WHO calls for stronger focus on adolescent health
“WHO’s ‘Health for the world’s adolescents’ report reveals that depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19 years. The top three causes of adolescent deaths globally are road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS, and suicide. Worldwide, an estimated 1.3 million adolescents died in 2012…” (5/14).

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