NBC News – Fewer teens having sex, doing drugs but more are depressed

Fewer high school students are having sex than ever before, federal health officials reported Thursday. And they’re also less likely than some earlier generations to abuse drugs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual survey on teen behavior finds.

Business Insider – The US suicide rate has increased 30% since 2000 — and it tripled for young girls

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for all Americans from 10 to 34 years old.

Science – The mother of all challenges

At a time when rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV have plummeted, even in far poorer countries, Nigeria accounted for 37,000 of the world’s 160,000 new cases of babies born with HIV in 2016.

The Daily Beast – New bird flu strain kills 38% of those it infects

British scientists have identified a new strain of bird flu that kills 38 percent of those it infects as the most likely candidate to spark a new worldwide flu pandemic.

Gizmodo – The flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes may harm blood vessels

The wide assortment of flavorings used to spice up your vaping experience could be damaging your cardiovascular system, suggests new research released Thursday.

USA Today – IQ scores have been falling for decades, and a new study blames schools and nutrition

Environmental factors such as health and education played a role in both the rise in IQ scores during the 20th century, as well as a long-term decline dating back to the mid-’70s, a study from Norwegian researchers suggests.