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The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?

...ust as we teach them what moderate and responsible drinking is, even before they're old enough to drink. We should also tell them clearly and frankly what our family values about sex are, and explain why we don't want them to have sex too soon. These messages are not contradictory."...

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

...ures like driver education, curfews and raisingthe drinking age are not enough to change bad driving behaviors...tion and crash-free period prior tofull licensing, drinking and driving rehabilitation programs....

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

.... You wouldn't propose to most alcoholics who were drinking vodka that they should switch to beer. So the idea behind nicotine replacement and detoxification may be somewhat flawed." Smoking cigarettes is tied to more than 400,000 deaths in the United States each year from cancer, stroke and cardiovas...

Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists

... viacontaminated water where seafood is harvested, drinking water, water used for irrigation, or water in the soil where produce is grown. As commontransmission vehicles, shellfish and finfish are of particular concern. Thechallenges in identifying and monitoring waterborne parasites will be presentedalong ...

Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts

Consumers need to be extremely cautious about drinking or eating off-the-shelfproducts that promise weight loss, increased energy, or enhanced athleticperformance, advise experts with the California Poison Control System (CPCS). "In early April, the death of a woman in Southern California allegedly wasli...

Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers

...s consume 12 drinks a week on average. The drinking practices of team leaders revealed in the study ar...ere not asked which sports they played or if their drinking took place on- or off-season. "Using alcohol may be part of the 'work hard, play hard' ethic...

EPA Choosing Lab Science Over Epidemiology To Establish Drinking Water Guidelines

...merican public fromdisinfectants and byproducts of drinking water disinfection. Ozonoff blames the proposal to establish a threshold for chloroform in drinkingwater on EPA's faulty conclusion that there must be cell proliferation beforecarcinogenesis. "Has EPA allowed itself to be convinced by industry toxico...

A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health

... diarrhea, cholera,and dysentery could contaminate drinking water if certain landuse changes andecosystem disruptions continue. Patz's research comes up once again, this timeto support the causal relationship between flooding and the degradation ofdrinking water by the likes of Cryptosporidium. The 1993 Mil...

National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants

...e availability of fossil fuels and clean water for drinking and manufacturing.Underground reservoirs may be miles long, while their oil or water percolates through microscopic pores in the rock. Modeling the flow requires enormous range of scales: from a fraction of an inch up to miles. Moreover, different ...

PAHO Working With Affected Communities In Central America

...ce, control of disease vectors such as mosquitoes, drinking water supplies and environmental sanitation measures, and acquisition of medicaments and other essential supplies. PAHO, which also serves as the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization, works with all the countries in the A...

Setbacks To Health Progress In Central America

...advances of this decade, like increasedcoverage of drinking water, and sanitation, access of the population to healthservices, elevated vaccination rates, and notable gains in life expectancy runthe risk of a great setback," said Dr. Mirta Roses, PAHO's Assistant Director. The Pan American Health Organizatio...

Fructose Consumption May Accelerate Aging: Skin's Elasticity And Softness May Be Affected

...kilogram of body weight.) By comparison, a person drinking a quartof cola consumes about 45 grams fructose, which amounts to approximately .6g/kg in an adult weighing 70 kg., and 1.2 g/kg in a child weighing 35 kg.Fructose content in a cup of yogurt with fruit is approximately 8-10 grams, andin a cup of can...

Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient

...tic catheter. "The catheteris much narrower than a drinking straw but a bit fatter than spaghetti," saysAndrew F. Hall, D.Sc., the company's cardiovascular program manager. Sitting at the computer console, Dacey guided the small magnet to thetumor. As the magnet moved along the preplanned path, the co...

Cancer Added To Hangover Headaches

...cal which prompts a hangover after a nightof heavy drinking may also cause cancer, according to an internation...are exposed constantly toacetaldehyde even without drinking alcoholic beverages," says Shibutani. Scientists at Kyoto University in Japan and at the Fox Chase C...

Wine Drinkers Consume Heart-Smart Diets

...veral previous studies have touted the benefits of drinking wine to prevent heart disease-a concept known as the"French paradox." A recent study of diet and drinking patterns published in the American Journal of ClinicalNutrition, however, reveals that people who dr...

Unlocking Secrets Of The Body's Inner Clock; Researchers Discover Key Control Mechanism For An Area Of The Brain That Regulates Sleep

...active, besides in the SCN, play a role infeeding, drinking behavior, nursing behavior, reproductive behavior, regulationof body temperature and reward, among other things," said David Grandy, Ph.D.,associate professor of physiology and pharmacology at OHSU and senior author ofthe paper. Orphanin acts as a ne...

Combination Therapy Improves Chances Of Surviving Esophageal Cancer

...cancer. Cigarette smoking and long-term heavy drinking increase the risk of gettingesophageal cancer and a recent study found that chronic heartburn also raisesthe risk substantially. The new study, which involved many institutions, was under the directionof the National Cancer Institute. It follo...

British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act

... health and cites teenage drug taking, smoking and drinking as other areas of concern, particularly when Briti...to reduce rates of teenage smoking and adolescent drinking is moving up the government agenda under pressure from senior police officers. However, what is nee...

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon receives $6.5 million to fund studies on health of adolescents and firefighters

...ith ATLAS, we found that we could reduce drug use, drinking and driving amongadolescent male athletes," said Goldberg. "We also were able to enhance theirnutrition and exercise behaviors." OHSU has applied to the NIDA for a third grant for $3.6 million. Funding on thisis expected later this year. The study wi...

Alcohol researchers prove brief intervention successful in older problem drinkers

...rveys have foundnursing home prevalence of problem drinking to be as high as 49 percent. A 1996 study conduct...verse effects of alcohol, the patient's reasonsfor drinking and drinking cues, a drinking agreement in the form of aprescription, and drinking diary cards. In a...

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