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Drinking is going out of fashion among young people in some parts of the world, but not others. Kzenon via Shutterstock.

As young people in rich countries drink less alcohol, elsewhere youth drinking is on the rise – podcast

Young people in high-income countries now drink much less than their counterparts 20 years ago. But the opposite is happening in developing countries. Why? Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Pediatric emergency rooms in some states are at or over capacity due to the surging number of respiratory infections. GOLFX/iStock via Getty Images Plus

COVID-19, RSV and the flu are straining health care systems – two epidemiologists explain what the ‘triple threat’ means for children

Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
It is how we use social media that can either benefit or negatively impact our mental health. Rawpixel.com | Shutterstock

Social media: how to protect your mental health

The effects social media has on our mental health may depend on how we use it. Taking control, and knowing when to take a break, is crucial.

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