Adolescent health neglected worldwide: report

Accidents are the top killer among both 15-19 year-olds and 20-24 year-olds, followed by suicide and violenceDecades of neglect and underinvestment have damaged the health of 10-to-24-year olds worldwide and could hold back future generations, according to a major report published Tuesday. The fastest-growing health risk from 1990 to 2013, the period covered by the study published in medical journal The Lancet, is unsafe sex. "Two-thirds of young people are growing up in countries where preventable and treatable health problems like HIV/AIDS, early pregnancy, depression, injury and violence remain a daily threat," concluded the report.

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