Tag: "girl" at medical news
Stanford study shows hypnosis helps kids undergoing difficult procedure
...ye and ask her to urinate while being X-rayed. The girl
had been through the procedure four times by age 7, and she dreaded going through it again. So when researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine offered hypnosis, Miller welcomed the chance. "I had tried every angle I could to either avo...
Three-year health study of teenage girls is underway at Trenton Central High School
...ocused on healthy eating beginning with where each girl
is now and modifying according to food preferences...hey completed a series of questionnaires, and each girl
had her body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, glucose, lipids and waist circumference recorded. The...
Teenage smoking still 'worryingly high': Girls twice as likely as boys to puff away
... taking up smoking by the age of 15-16 are being a girl
and having smoked when they were younger. "For those who were non-smokers at age 13-14, pupils most likely to take up the habit by age 15-16 were those with a more positive attitude towards smoking, who lived with smokers, and had more friends who sm...
Microwave ovens should warn of exploding eggs
...his week's BMJ. They report a case of a 9 year old girl
who sustained a serious eye injury from an exploding microwaved egg. The girl
reheated a previously boiled egg (with an intact shell) using a domestic microwave oven at full powe...
Creatine is safe, but not effective, in pediatric neuromuscular disease
...ith limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), and one girl
with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). All three conditions are characterized by muscle weakness. All the patients were between six and 10 years old. The patients took an initial loading dose of 25 milligrams per kilogram of b...
Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Girl Scouts partner to promote oncology nursing careers
...for Nursing, encourages junior, cadette and senior girl
scouts to discover the variety of career choices available within the nursing profession. Participating scouts will learn about the responsibilities of nurses, the educational requirements needed to peruse this field and general health and wellness ...
Carnegie Mellon interactive-video DVD helps teens avoid sexually transmitted diseases
...x and allows the viewer to choose what actions the girl
takes. It shows the consequences of each of the girl's decisions and offers alternatives. The DVD, which is specifically targeted at girls who are sexually active, is based on research into adolescent sexual decision-making by members of the Departme...
Gender bias leaves South Asia's women in poor health
...e the authors. Sex selective abortions, neglect of girl
children, death during pregnancy and childbirth, and poor access to health care for women and girls have all been cited as reasons for this difference. The violation of fundamental human rights, and especially reproductive rights of women, also plays...
Center for Health Law and Policy presents symposium on developing innovative therapies
... in the news. In one national story, a 19 year-old girl
committed suicide during the testing of an anti-depressant drug. Another recent article reported that biotechnology companies are moving away from the risky business of developing new technologies and instead are licensing drugs that are already on t...
Minors able to buy nicotine replacement therapy products
...sold over the counter NRT products. A 15-year-old girl
visited the stores and attempted to buy NRT. She was instructed not to lie about her age, and carried no identification indicating her age. The minor was accompanied by an adult supervisor who entered the stores separately to observe the purchase a...
Cord blood cells proven to differentiate into heart muscle and brain cells
...hing for aberrant female stem cells (from his baby girl
donor) amid his largely male heart cells. She used two fluorescent stains to label heart cells as either male or female. The red stain would be attracted to female X chromosomes and the green stain would be attracted to male Y chromosomes. The fluore...
Friendships play key role in suicidal thoughts of girls, but not boys
...dy said. "The more that happens, the more likely a girl
is to think about suicide." As other studies have shown, both boys and girls were more likely to attempt suicide if they had a friend who attempted suicide. Boys were less likely to attempt suicide if they attended schools in which the friendship net...
Brain may 'hard-wire' sexuality before birth
...ors can't inform parents whether they had a boy or girl
-- occur in one in 3,000 births. "If physicians could predict the gender of newborns with ambiguous genitalia at birth, we would make less mistakes in gender assignment," Vilain said. Lastly, Vilain proposes that the UCLA findings may help to explain...
Sex selection for social reasons: religious and moral perspectives
... 95% of respondents in one or both places wanted a girl
child first? Or wanted girl
children exclusively, and would use the technology to ensure their preferences? Would there then be ...
UCSD researchers identify chromosome location for 2nd form of Joubert syndrome
... Dimes. A San Diego child's story A sweet little girl
who smiles when people talk to her, 4-year-old Saily Vargas of Paradise Hills in San Diego, is severely affected with Joubert syndrome. She cannot sit or walk or talk. In addition to her significant problems with muscle control and breathing diffic...
New medical study finds safe, effective relief for morning sickness in unique honey ginger tonic
...or of Sales Kelli Rooney, who gave birth to a baby girl
three months ago. "The Ginger Honey Tonic is easy to mix with either warm water as a tea or cold sparkling water to make a natural ginger ale. It's delicious, it works, and it's affordable!" "We are gratified with our Ginger Honey Tonic's perfor...
Children's body mass index predicts overweight or obesity in adulthood
...weight as adults than young females. A 12-year-old girl
with a BMI of ≥ 25 would be in the 95th percentile of BMI for her age and would have a ≥ 80% probability of adult overweight, rising to a ≥ 99% probability of obesity if she was still in the 95th percentile for BMI at age 20.2 The r...
Some sports linked to unhealthy eating behaviors in girls
..., alcohol or marijuana. The investigators placed a girl
in the "disordered eating behavior" category if sh...s a risk factor for disordered eating behaviors. A girl
who participated in such sports, they observed, was 1.5 times more likely than a non-participant to ...
Two thirds of adolescent Zimbabwean girls in study involved with older men
...g to researchers from UCSF. "As a fifteen year-old girl
from one of the focus groups said: 'It is girls with no money like me. Big Dharas (sugar daddies) buy you clothes, send you to high school. If you refuse, you stay poor. If you take his money and refuse sex, he will rape you. He will say you ate my m...
NHLBI study shows weight concerns increase girls' risk of becoming smokers
...eight and the drive to be thin increase the risk a girl
will become a daily smoker by the time she's 18 or... The categories were based on the number of days a girl
had smoked over 30 days: No smoking, experimental (5 or fewer days), occasional (6-19 days), regula...