Tag: "adolescent" at medical news
Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
...tween February and December 2004 at gynecology and adolescent
medical clinics at The University of Texas, Galveston. Women with children between the ages of eight and 14 were asked to take the survey, which was available in both English and Spanish. Women also received an education statement that explained th...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...ow is now set to be delivered over the internet to adolescent
sufferers. The package, initially developed as a CD-ROM cognitive-behavioural self-help tool for the treatment of the eating disorder bulimia nervosa (BN), is set to revolutionise therapy. Bulimia nervosa is a common and disabling condition with si...
Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
... and determinants of smoking initiation among post adolescent
African American women. Most recently, CAPH has been studying the effect of a community-based smoking cessation intervention among Chinese Americans in order to estimate smoking prevalence among New York City Chinese Americans....
Teenage highs and lows
...later. Twenty-one well-established risk factors of adolescent
substance use/abuse, including personality, family variables and religion, were used to predict five stages of marijuana involvement: (1) initiation of experimental use, (2) initiation of regular use, (3) progression to regular use, (4) failure to di...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...conclude that if the current epidemic of child and adolescent
obesity continues unabated, life expectancy could ...d Medical School. In addition to 325 pediatric and adolescent
inpatient beds and comprehensive outpatient programs, Children's houses the world's largest research...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
...ed whether similar radiographic use could identify adolescent
orthodontic patients with high RDI scores. The investigators studied the case histories of 590 patients between 7 and 18 years of age attending the orthodontic clinic at Case Dental School. They recorded age, gender, height and weight (abstracted fro...
School-based smoking prevention programs ineffective
...ams, which have been shown to negatively influence adolescent
smoking. There were wide variations in study populations, type and intensity of intervention, and outcome measures. Along with Dr. Wiehe, the study was authored by, Michelle M. Garrison, M.P.H., Dimitri A. Christakis, M.D., M.P.H., Beth E. Ebel, M.D...
Parents who quit smoking may influence their offspring to quit as young adults
... old may help prevent their children from becoming adolescent
smokers and, if they do start, may help them quit smoking in young adulthood," said Bricker, also a clinical instructor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The most surprising finding of the study, Bricke...
Concerns over the future of children's health care in British general practice
... special interests in various aspects of child and adolescent
health, he concludes....
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
... professor of surgery and program director for the adolescent
bariatric program at UIC. "As pediatric surgeons, we feel strongly that the adjustable gastric band is a better option than gastric bypass for adolescents with morbid obesity." "The advantages of using LAP-BAND are clear in adult patients and we beli...
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
brain is designed to learn; yet the same plasticit...lcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . "The adolescent
brain is a 'work in progress,'" said Peter M. Monti, symposium organizer and professor of medical sc...
Dialogue & personal example work best for parents in drug talks with teens
...ective pathway for influencing drug use among late adolescent
youth is ongoing discussion, by both parents. "This much is clear - connecting with children about drugs and drug use is an essential part of parenting," she adds. "Parents may or may not be anti-drug, but they should talk with their children about ...
Certain gun storage practices can reduce risk of youth firearm injuries, suicide
...inflicted firearm injuries as a result of child or adolescent
access to firearms in the home. The researchers e...data that involved an incident in which a child or adolescent
younger than 20 years gained access to a firearm and shot himself/herself intentionally or unintenti...
Risk factors affect parents' attitudes about STD vaccinations
...olleagues are evaluating parental attitudes toward adolescent
vaccination for STDs in anticipation of availability of vaccines that are currently in various stages of development. "Health professionals have expressed concern that many parents will be resistant for a variety of reasons to vaccinating chi...
Parents have complex opinions about notification laws for minors' access to contraception
...ly supported exception including cases in which an adolescent
was abused or involved in incest (67.6 percent). Few parents (15.4 percent) felt teenagers would have less sex if PNLs existed, with even fewer parents (3.6 percent) believing the laws would cause teenagers to stop having sex altogether. "Although p...
Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children
... of the hypothetical scenario of vaccinating their adolescent
children against infection, whether the infection is sexually transmitted or not, according to a study in the February issue of The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Several vaccines for the prevention...
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
Lower bone density appears to recover in adolescent
females once they stop using the injected contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. Previous studies had s...
A Family's Guide to Living with HIV
...ed. Of these, 72 percent of patients were adult or adolescent
males; 27 percent were among adult or adolescent
females; and less than 1 percent was among children under 13....
Dartmouth awarded $21.8 million NSF grant
...kill retention, the social aspects of learning and adolescent
brain development and social behavior. The researchers will also work with leaders of Dartmouth's Native American Studies program to further develop existing relationships with Native American communities, encourage Native American students to become...
Smoking causes cognitive impairment in adolescents
... of nicotine withdrawal and tobacco cravings in 41 adolescent
daily smokers and 32 nonsmokers. The groups were s...ective and divided attention, she said. All of the adolescent
smokers also showed further disruption of working memory when they stopped smoking. "These findings ...
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