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Mandated parental notification laws concerning prescription contraception would affect teenagers

Rachel K. Jones, Ph.D., and colleagues with the Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, N.Y., conducted a study in which 1,526 female adolescents younger than 18 years (minors) seeking reproductive health services at 79 national family planning clinics were surveyed between May 2003 and February 2004. ...... Legislation has been proposed that would mandate parental notification for minors obtaining...

Weight loss drug Xenical effective and safe in overweight teenagers

The weight loss medication Xenical (orlistat) has been shown to be significantly more effective than lifestyle changes alone in managing weight in overweight adolescents, according to new study results presented today at the 13th European Congress on Obesity (ECO), Prague, Czech Republic. ... ..."This is good news for physicians, parents and young people struggling with teenage overweight and ob...

Average blood pressure levels on rise among American children/teenagers

Systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels for children and teenagers have risen substantially since 1988, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study links part of the rise to a concurrent increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity. ... The study--"Trends in Blood Pressure Among Chi...

'Care managers' help depressed elderly reduce suicidal thoughts

An intervention that includes staffing doctors' offices with depression care managers helps depressed elderly patients reduce suicidal thoughts, a study funded by NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has found. Martha Bruce, Ph.D., Cornell University, Charles Reynolds, III, M.D., University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues report on the outcome of the intervention in three major Eastern...

Teenagers with cancer are missing out on vital services

London, UK: Dr Ian Gibson MP, Chair of the UK's All Party Working Group on Cancer, has today called on the Government to make further provisions for teenagers with cancer, who are currently falling far behind children and adults when it comes to cancer services. ...... Speaking at a news briefing at Teenage Cancer Trust's Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent on 1st March,...

Companies must find ways to retain middle-aged managers

Government and companies must find ways to secure the continued contribution of key experienced workers in their late middle-age, says a study sponsored by the ESRC. If early retirement options vanish, work itself may need to be restructured to harness the needs, aptitudes and talents of these older workers, say the researchers, led by Professor Lorna McKee of Aberdeen University Business School...

Study examines issues faced by teen-agers who move to the U.S.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Unlike their American peers who sometimes wish their parents would suddenly become invisible, many teen-agers who emigrate from Poland to the United States actually complain that they don't get to see Mom or Dad enough....... That's just one of the findings Monika Stodolska reports in "Establishment Problems and Leisure Behavior of Adolescent Immigrants from Korea, Mexico and Pol...

One-off lesson improves teenagers' knowledge of emergency contraception

A single lesson on emergency contraception, given by a trained teacher, improves teenagers knowledge of the correct time limits for using emergency contraception, finds a study in this weeks BMJ.... ...Researchers recruited 1,974 boys and 1,820 girls in year 10 (14-15 years old) from 24 mixed sex, state secondary schools in south west England.... ...Trained teachers gave pupils in 12 schools a si...

Sexual revolution and teenagers is explored in ASAs magazine, Contexts

The consensus of the mass media seems to be that, with apparent decreasing sexual activity, a new teenage conservatism is emerging. Sophisticated academic studies are substantiating these assumptions. But, is the sexual revolution really over? Are teens returning to conservative sexual values? Are we witnessing the end of sexual liberalism and a new trend toward virginity before marriage? ... ....

Teenagers, drinking and driving: a quick trip to the grave

. . . Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-old youth in the U.S.. More than one quarter of the drivers killed in crashes had been drinking.. One alcohol-prevention curriculum was found to significantly reduce first-year serious traffic offenses.. The curriculum seemed to be particularly effective for kids who drank very little.. . Motor vehicle crashes ar...

Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders

.New York, New York - In a longitudinal study published in the November 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and colleagues at Columbia-Presbyterian, the New York Psychiatric Institute, and Mount Sinai Medical Center provide evidence that teen smoking may lead to anxiety disorders in late adolescence and early adulthood. . .An association of teen smokin...

Enbrel shown safe, effective in children and teenagers with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

. Enbrel® (etanercept) has been shown to be a safe and effective drug in the treatment of children and. teenagers with polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), according to clinical trial results. reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. . . In this clinical trial, 69 children, ages 4 to 17, were injected with Enbrel® twice a week; 74. percent responded with mea...

NHTSA/NIH combat problem of drowsy driving among fast growing populations of shift workers and teenagers

. . .Shift workers and teens, among the most vulnerable to a drowsiness-related.highway crash, are a target of programs to combat the problem, two federal.agencies have announced in a collaborative report to Congress.. .The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - collaborating on.these programs with the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) at.the National Institut...

Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers

. ... The best means of tackling the increase in obesity in young people is to encourage them to take exercise rather than go on a diet, say researchers from Australia in this week's BMJ. In their study of nearly 2,000 male and female students aged 14-15 over a period of three years, Professor George Patton and colleagues from the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital Resear...

Black Teen-Agers With Severe Asthma Are Three Times More Likely Than White Teens To Be Steroid Resistant

.DENVER- Black teen-agers are three times more likely than white teen-agers to.have steroid resistant asthma, research at National Jewish Medical and Research.Center has found. ."Our results suggest that children with steroid-resistant asthma are more likely.to be African-American, to have required treatment with oral steroids at an.earlier age and to require larger amounts of oral steroids for...

Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective

D.A.R.E., Sex Education and TV Content Legislation Fall . Short of Their Intended Goals . CHICAGO -- Initiating public policies to help educate youths.about drugs, curb sexual behavior and regulate children's.television programming is popular public policy, but for the most.part it has failed to prevent harm. Three studies examining the.shortcomings of Drug Abuse Resist...

Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers

Driver Education Not as Likely to Curb Risky Behavior . Behind the Wheel as a Speeding Ticket . CHICAGO -- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of.death among 15-20 year olds in the United States, according to the.National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. . New research examining the literature on what works in.changing driving behavior found that educating...
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