Teenagers Become “Sober Generation” As More Snub Alcohol, Drugs

More Australian teenagers are turning their backs on alcohol and drugs, earning them the title of the “sober generation”. A study by Deakin University published in the Drug and Alcohol Review has revealed a large drop in teen alcohol consumption and smoking between 1999 and 2015, calling it a “youth-led revolution”. Researchers surveyed more than…

Three Dead in Swiss Plane Crash

Three people have die in a plane crash in Switzerland on Friday night. Two 14-year-old boys and the pilot were killed in the air accident at a Swiss summer camp, and a 17-year-old girl sustained serious injuries. The single-engine aero-plane ride was organised by the Aero-Club of Switzerland in the canton of Graubünden. The camp,…

Government Launches Free Meningococcal Vaccine for Teens

WA teenagers are being encouraged to take advantage of the free meningococcal vaccine to help protect themselves and others from contracting the disease. Teenagers are the most at-risk of contracting the disease and passing it on to others, including young children. The three-year plan will target 15-19 year olds, to try and mitigate this disease’s…