Tag: "girls" at medical news
Teenage smoking still 'worryingly high': Girls twice as likely as boys to puff away
...of teenagers smoking remains worryingly high, with girls
twice as likely as boys to take it up, according t...for regular smoking were very similar for boys and girls
at age 11-12, by the time they were 13 or 14, girls
were twice as likely to be smokers (16 per cent ...
Study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds risk of ADHD greater in boys
...-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to girls
and children born to parents with high levels of education, according to a study of 5,701 children in Olmsted County, Minn. For the purpose of this study, low levels of education were defined as 12 years or less and high levels of education were defi...
Highlights of the September Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...by age 11; 84 percent had done so by age 14. Among girls
who had tried dieting, 85 percent did so by age 13...e a Difference for Girls' Weight? Compared with girls
who maintain their usual diets, 9-year-old girls
who eat a diet rich in calcium (at least 1,500 mill...
Highlights of June Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... behaviors had poorer overall dietary intakes than girls
reporting no weight-control behaviors or only heal...lower intakes of fruit, vegetables and grains than girls
using only healthful weight-control behaviors Girls using only healthful weight-control behaviors h...
UCSD researchers determine fatty liver disease different in obese children than in adults
...dition, they found that boys were more likely than girls
to have Type 2 NASH and less likely to have Type 1. Type 2 NASH was also more common in children of non-white race or Hispanic ethnicity. Schwimmer, director of the Fatty Liver Clinic at Children's Hospital in San Diego, noted that "many obese child...
Cutting-edge science offers improved care for liver diseases
...dition, they found that boys were more likely than girls
to have Type 2 NASH and less likely to have Type 1. Type 2 NASH was also more common in children of non-white race or Hispanic ethnicity. "We speculate that Type 2 NASH may also occur in adults and this needs to be looked for," said Jeffrey Schwimm...
Graphic images of violence alter children's attitudes toward aggression
...al. Cornwell and colleagues followed 97 boys and girls
ages 7 to 17 who participated in activities at two...niversity of Maryland, "It is important to include girls
in violence prevention activities. Although girls
themselves may not act violently, as potential mo...
Blood pressure for children and adolescents on the rise
...s and 9.7 percent to 15.5 percent among adolescent girls
between 1988-1994 and 1999-2000. The change in blood pressure among children and adolescents over that time and the role of overweight has been unknown. Paul Muntner, Ph.D., of Tulane University, New Orleans, and colleagues examined data, including s...
Caffeine consumption associated with increases in blood pressure in adolescents
...stimated that 68 percent of boys and 62 percent of girls
aged 12 to 17 years drink one or more soft drinks daily and 21 percent of boys and 22 percent of girls
consume coffee or tea on a daily basis." Margaret R. Savoca, Ph.D., of the Medical College of Georgi...
Link between caffeine consumption, high blood pressure found in adolescents
...t Medicine. "By adolescence, both African-American girls
and boys have higher systolic blood pressure than ... an estimated 68 percent of boys and 62 percent of girls
ages 12 to 17 drink one or more soft drinks daily and about 20 percent of boys and girls
drink tea o...
Increased HIV risk for women with violent male partners
...making a real difference to the lives of women and girls
Creatine is safe, but not effective, in pediatric neuromuscular disease
...o boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), two girls
with 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 a...
Newborn testing for immune disorders could save lives
... Because X-linked recessive genes are expressed in girls
only if a child receives two copies of the gene -- one from each parent -- the disease is more common in boys, who only need one copy for an X-linked recessive gene to be expressed. SCID-X1 accounts for 46 percent of U.S. cases. The incidence of SCID...
Are toddlers who can't sleep at higher risk of becoming teens who smoke, drink or do drugs?
...oholism were taken into account. Long-term data on girls
are not yet available. Based on their result, the researchers suggest that early sleep problems may be useful as a "marker" for predicting later risk of early adolescent substance use -- and that there may be a common biological factor underlying...
Article examines reasons contributing to epidemic of lung cancer in U.S. women
...n are targeted in tobacco advertising, and teenage girls
are often drawn to cigarette smoking under a variety of social pressures, and also that "smoking remains the primary cause of lung cancer, and nearly one-quarter of women in the United States continue to smoke. Whether women are more susceptible to t...
Carnegie Mellon interactive-video DVD helps teens avoid sexually transmitted diseases
PITTSBURGH--Sexually active teenage girls
who viewed an interactive sex education DVD create...iversity were more likely to become abstinent than girls
who did not see the DVD, according to a study of 300 adolescent girls
in the Pittsburgh area. The st...
Rates of trauma and of posttraumatic stress disorder higher among incarcerated youth
... is high: two-thirds of boys and three-quarters of girls
have one or more psychiatric disorders. Lifetime ...nts). Significantly more boys (93.2 percent) than girls
(84.0 percent) reported at least one traumatic experience. Among both boys and girls, the three mos...
UCSD study cites lack of vigorous exercise as primary factor in adolescent obesity
...und. A significant finding was that more Hispanic girls
(54.8 percent) than non-Hispanic white girls
(42 percent) were either overweight or at risk for obesity. However, no difference was found for we...
Study finds lesbian and bisexual girls are at heightened risk for tobacco use
A new study has found that lesbian and bisexual girls
may be among the hardest hit by tobacco among the ... U.S., researchers found that lesbian and bisexual girls
ages 12 to 17 were almost 10 times more likely to say they smoke weekly compared to heterosexual gir...
Preschoolers lead growth of antidepressant use, study reveals
... to be preschoolers aged 0-5 years, with use among girls
doubling and use among boys growing by 64%. For... of the study, the growth in use was greater among girls
(68%) than boys (34%) and, for each gender respectively, growth was higher among younger boys and ol...
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