News Above the Noise: Week of February 5, 2023
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1. Surgeon General Says 13 Is Too Young for Social Media
The number of young people on social media—and the negative impact it’s having on their mental health—has sparked alarm among experts and caregivers alike. Thankfully, lawmakers are finally paying attention. Read more about what they’re doing about it on CNN.
2. Why Memphis Is Different
The swift actions taken against the police officers charged with the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols—and the mostly peaceful protests that happened in the wake of that tragedy—mark a noticeable difference from the fallout of police brutality events that happened before. Read more on why this is on The Atlantic.
3. Women Have Been Misled About Menopause
There is an FDA-approved treatment for menopausal symptoms that’s been available for years: menopausal hormone therapy. Sadly, too few women have a clear understanding of its risks and benefits. This investigative report by The New York Times helps paint a clearer picture.
4. America is in a ‘Great Pulling Apart.’
In these divided times, a democracy renovation seems like it’s in order. This piece in The Washington Post outlines what all of us can do—together—so that power is more broadly shared.