Tag: "girls" at medical news
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
...nator of PIONEER at KI. "It's also been shown that girls
who reach puberty early are affected in a way that can have consequences for their future, both socially and financially. It's also conceivable that early puberty is the outcome of external factors in the environment. It's therefore important to iden...
Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
... examine women's perceptions of a vaccine for both girls
and boys. Specifically, the study included 200 surveys conducted between 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 t...
Will your kids grow up to be fat?
...children with a BMI less than the 50th percentile, girls
and boys between the 50th and 74th percentile were...e times more likely to become overweight. Boys and girls
with a BMI between the 75th and 84th percentile were up to 20 times more likely to become overweight...
Sex selection popular among infertile women
...on -- and those as yet childless would choose baby girls
and boys in approximately equal numbers. "We found that 41 percent of patients surveyed would use preimplantation sex selection if it were offered to them at no cost," said Dr. Tarun Jain, assistant professor of reproductive endocrinology and inferti...
Gender bias in child growth evaluations may miss disease in girls
Twice as many boys as girls
are referred to medical specialists for evaluation...stature, and may have serious health consequences: girls
whose growth failure is caused by an underlying disease may be overlooked, or experience unnecessary...
Calcium boost to youths' bones could reduce osteoporosis risk
...rial to track calcium's effects on bone density in girls
age 8-13 for as long as seven years, researchers f...uggest that elevated calcium use by pre-adolescent girls
is likely to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis much later in life, said Velimir Matkovic, lead...
Happy home and social life makes living in a poor neighbourhood more bearable for adolescents
...uations. On average, mental distress was worse for girls
than boys and for children with long term illness,...tion with the neighbourhood was also greater among girls
than boys and older adolescents. Those who were of Asian or Black origin, and from relatively harmon...
New therapeutic vaccine for HIV/AIDS eliminates needles and excessive toxicity
... The numbers are steadily increasing for women and girls
particularly in Eastern Europe, Asia andLatin America....
Very shy children may process some facial expressions differently
...showed the study participants pictures of boys and girls
with facial expressions that depicted joy, neutrality, and anger. The study participants were assessed through questionnaires and responses were also recorded with electrodes measuring brain wave activity. The researchers found that the shyness-...
Thinking beyond deworming
...xtra year of schooling gained. School enrolment by girls
increases with deworming programmes, and their dropout and retention rates improve. Of the estimated 562 million school-age children in the developing world, worm infections cause about 200 million years of lost primary schooling.' The editorial con...
November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ws revealed that urban adolescent black and Latina girls
dramatically shift how and where they seek help fo... active. Before the onset of sexual activity, most girls
meet health needs within the context of family, relying heavily on mothers for health care and advic...
Parents failing to recognise obesity in their children
...were less likely to recognise overweight boys than girls
in the study more than a quarter (27%) of boys who were overweight and obese were identified as such. This compares with more than half (54%) of parents recognising overweight and obese girls. The study also revealed that some parents show...
Three-year health study of teenage girls is underway at Trenton Central High School
...ardiovascular health and self-esteem in adolescent girls
is the foundation of a new three-year health study... a lifetime. It is especially geared to adolescent girls
and focuses on the issues confronting them," says Dr.Ashton, who is being supported by Ellamarie Rus...
Encouraging results from vaccine trial to reduce cervical cancer
...ts before they become sexually active? Should both girls
and boys be vaccinated? How many oncogenic HPV types should the vaccine contain? Is resurgence of oncogenic HPV types not included in the vaccine a real threat? When is booster vaccination required? They conclude: "While we trust that the remaining q...
HPV vaccine shown effective at reducing cancer-causing infections
...r general use, the target audience likely would be girls
and boys age 10 to 12 who are not yet sexually active, Dr. Ferris says. The 15-25-year-old age group featured in The Lancet study has the highest incidence of this ubiquitous virus; the lifetime risk for HPV infection is about 80 percent in men and...
Intervention boosts activity in kids, especially minorities
...ing Hispanics and Asians (14). The 45 boys and 68 girls
were 8- and 9-years old. "Before the intervention, African-American children had the lowest level of high intensity physical activities, particularly African-American girls, who are most at risk for cardiovascular disease," Cook said. Before research...
Malnutrition in early years leads to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, USC study finds
...n off the coast of Africa. The sample of boys and girls
included children with Indian, Creole, Chinese, English and French ethnicities. Researchers assessed their nutrition at age 3, looking for four indicators in particular: angular stomatitis, or cracking in the lips and corners of the mouth that is ...
Regular family meals promote healthy eating habits
...ere of family meals that may help steer adolescent girls
from eating disorders. University of Minnesota researchers found that girls
who ate regular family meals in a structured and positive environment were less likely to exhibit ex...
Teenage hormone therapy to reduce adult height of tall girls linked to reduced fertility
...this week's issue of THE LANCET suggests that tall girls
given oestrogen therapy in adolescence to reduce a... with oestrogen to reduce the adult height of tall girls
has been available since the 1950s. No randomised trials have examined the effect of oestrogen thera...
The cancer patient's journey: An uphill climb
... their hair - I had no hair," says Sean. "I had no girls
who were interested in me because I was 60 lbs overweight, and I had no one to look up to, no models to encourage me. I felt so alone.""Climbing Everest was an attempt to become that support, that model, that encouragement, that inspiration to others...
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