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Climbing in the playground is just one of many activities kids can do to improve muscle fitness. Fran Polito/Moment via Getty Images

Kids’ grip strength is improving, but other measures of muscle fitness are getting worse

Overall muscle fitness among children and teens hasn’t declined over the past several decades, but by some measures it’s not improving, either.
The internet has helped teenagers continue learning and connect with others. (Aziz Achkari/Unsplash)

For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it’s no substitute for the outside world

Teens have acutely felt the effects of the pandemic lockdowns on their social lives. As the end of stay-at-home orders draws nearer, it’s important to consider teenagers’ social and emotional needs.
Ccommunication tended to be one-sided and used fear. Prostock-studio/Shutterstock

Let’s not talk about sex: insights into how Kenyan parents talk to their teens

Equipping parents with the right information on what to talk about, and how to talk about it, is a key step in addressing challenges to sexual health.

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