News Reporting: Teen Health

by Kathryn on April 25, 2016

A couple of months ago, I started reporting on news stories for Science News for Students. My first few topics ranged from nuclear energy to sea otters. Recently, though, I seem to have stumbled onto a theme: health news. My last few stories have looked at obesity, acne, and tooth decay.

Health has never been an area I’ve focused on in the past. It was interesting to talk to doctors and dentists instead of scientists. It’s actually easier to find experts because most hospitals and medical research facilities have PR offices willing to track someone down for you. In addition, most of the medical researchers I’ve spoken with see patients in addition to their research work, so they have a different perspective from someone who is always focused on research.

Newly discovered microbe keeps teeth healthy
Science News for Students, April 18, 2016

From zits to warts: Which disturb people most?
Science News for Students, March 25, 2016

Teens eating better but gaining weight
Science News for Students, March 4, 2016

Explainer: What is metabolic syndrome?
Science News for Students, March 4, 2016


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