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Twin Study May Ease Parents' Concerns About Late Talkers, Underscores Impact Of Environment On Language Development
...ty of ColoradoHealth Sciences Center -- found that girls
did slightly better than boyson all the tests, perhaps because they develop language a little sooner orbecause parents interact differently with sons and daughters. Girls alsoappear to be more compliant and easier to test, Professor Reznick said. ...
Female Adolescents Need Calcium During 'Window Of Opportunity'
...r is a moot point, because nine out of 10 teen-age girls
don't meet the current RDA. "We're pushing the rec...," Weaver says. "A big part of the problem is that girls
have substituted soda for milk with their meals." The increased consumption of dairy products doesn'...
Early Menarche Puts Young Girls In Peril
ITHACA, N.Y. -- As never before, girls
are maturing earlier and have become so preoccupie...ests play directly to the body angst of adolescent girls
-- enormous revenues are at stake for manufacturers of skin, hair and diet products -- while popular...
Hormonal Changes At Puberty Can Mask High Cholesterol In Blood
...ffect than a low-fat diet. The study included 663 girls
and boys, ages 8 to 10, all with high cholesterol....esterollevels. Over the next three years, boys and girls
in the special intervention group hadsignificant declines in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholester...
Doublecortin : A Novel Gene Involved In Cortical Development
...chromosome X in members of three families in which girls
hadSCLH and boys had lissencephaly. This genetic mapping approach by linkageanalysis allowed them to confirm that the defective gene responsible for thecortical malformations is located on the X chromosome. While sequencing the genethe team detected ...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
...l be, too. Medeiros added that teenage girls
are also much at risk, since theyoften put themsel...ent boys should take in 12 mg per day. Adolescent girls
andpre-menopausal women need 15 mg a day, while pregnant women need 30 mg. Medeiros recommends...
Lactose-Intolerant People Should Drink More Milk, Expert Says
...summer with a group of African-American adolescent girls
who were part of a calcium diet study. On the firs...ium diet, we tested them again. Every one of these girls
had absolutely no symptoms." According to Savaiano, although many people think that some babies are ...
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
...ased on economics, age, and gender make adolescent girls
morevulnerable than adult women to exploitative an...s than for boys. Although they are treated poorly, girls
have much to gainfrom doing well in school, the authors conclude. Those who score well enough onprim...
Largest Study Of Twins Shows Delay In Language Acquisition Has Strong Genetic
Component Among Children At Low End Of Developmental Scale
...nguage development scale, it appears that boys and girls
aren't being treateddifferently. This also suggest...ta indicated that parents are not treating boysand girls
differently. "Boys are more at risk for this, just as they are for just abouteverything el...
More Than Half Of Children Eat Too Much Fat
...the 24-hour dietrecords of Boy andGirl Scouts (145 girls
and 158 boys) ages 8 to 14 in the Baltimore area. Morethan half of thechildren exceeded the daily recommended levels for total fat intake. The researchers looked at the different types of fat children consumed --saturated,monounsaturated and po...
Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows
...r research that as many as one-third of adolescent girls
andwomen avoid screening for STDs because they fea...heinvasive and often uncomfortable pelvic exam for girls
or a swab test which canbe painful for boys. That means teens can be screened outside of traditional...
Bullying Behavior: Blame It On Bad Genes?
...first totest for the different sources in boys and girls
of the two types of antisocialbehavior. Th... the environmentalinfluences they encounter, while girls
get it more from their genes. Combined aggressive and non-aggressive behavior is frequent in both b...
Genetic, Familial Factors Influence ADHD, Not Necessarily Sex Of Child
Boys are four to nine times more likely than girls
to be diagnosed withattention-deficit/hyperactivit...east one ofthose subtypes of ADHD affects boys and girls
at practically the same rate. "The hyperactivity of young boys is easy to spot, and a child who is e...
Heatstroke killed four football players during 1998, expert urges precautions
...alexaminations for boys -- and the small number of girls
-- who want to playfootball. Such exams sometimes reveal hidden conditions that make heavy exertionhazardous. Parents should make sure their children are insured againstcatastrophic injury and that medical assistance is available during practice andg...
Rett Syndrome traced to defective gene 'silencer'
... cause of a raregenetic disease that strikes young girls
has uncovered the first example of ahuman disease ...TT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder seen in young girls
thatcauses a sudden and permanent decline in mental capabilities. In 1985, HHMIinvestigator HudaZog...
Too large portions encourage overeating by preschoolers
...their parents' permission. There were 8 boys and 8 girls
who were about 3 and half years old and 6 boys and 10 girls
who were about 5. On three different days, during their regular lunch period, the children were serv...
Mothers' depression may induce earlier puberty in daughters
...n Nashville, TN, also posit exposure of adolescent girls
to unrelated adult men, such as stepfathers, as an...ation in girls," said Ellis. The age at which girls
reach puberty is also thought to be significantly influenced by genes, as well as environmental infl...
UW co-hosts conference about healthy weight in adolescent women of color
...endations and provide vital support for adolescent girls
in community settings. These partners may include community health clinics, tribal councils and after-school programs....
Researchers announce first preimplantation genetic diagnosis for a rare inherited disease
...y at any time. The severity of the symptoms in girls
carrying a deficient OTC gene varies widely from nothing to death in the neonatal period. Other symptoms include episodes of extreme irritability, vomiting and lethargy, protein avoidance, ataxia, delayed growth and developmental delay, seizures and ...
Lactose intolerant girls can have their milk and drink it, too
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Teenage girls
who can't adequately digest la...king dairy products daily, the girls
had a marked decrease in common symptoms of lactose intolerance, particularly bl...
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