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New York: Erin Brockovich Reps Ordered Off Le Roy School Grounds

Representatives of environmental crusader Erin Brockovich and an accompanying group of reporters were ordered off the grounds of LeRoy Junior-Senior High School on Saturday in an episode connected to a cluster of students there with unusual neurological symptoms.

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Health Experts Warn Against Students Consuming Caffeinated Energy Drinks

National health associations warn that energy drinks can be hazardous, particularly among student athletes.

Students Drive Overhaul of School Lunch

Students in Niles Township High School District 219 in Skokie, Ill. play big role in organic lunch program.
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House Education Panel Bans Nicotine Use in Schools

The Iowa House Education Committee has unanimously approved a bill banning the use of all nicotine products on school property, amid fears new smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products are easier for students to use. 

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Are Schools Making Kids Sick?

As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut, last year, Matthew Asselin was sick -- a lot. He was lethargic and plagued with a persistent wet cough, respiratory infections and painful headaches.

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Teen Smoking at Historic Lows But Marijuana Use High: Survey

Cigarette and alcohol use among teens is at the lowest level in decades, but marijuana use is on the rise, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

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Panel Urges Cholesterol Testing for Kids

Government health experts recommended that all children be tested for high cholesterol before they reach puberty, in an effort to get an early start in preventing cardiovascular disease.

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Fitting in Exercise, Between Math and English

Five years ago, Richard Reiss, the physical education teacher at Public School 197 in Far Rockaway, Queens, went to the principal with a problem: not even the most athletic among his students, most of whom are poor and black or Latino, had enough endurance to run a mile.

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Schools Dangle Carrot Snacks, but It’s a Tough Sale

The new vending machine sat unnoticed as students rushed past its baby carrots, yogurt smoothies and hummus to neighbors dispensing Snapple, Doritos, Goldfish and Cheez-It. The lunch period was nearly over before a potential customer stopped to check out its offerings. No sale.

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