Tag: "girls" at medical news
Gender bias leaves South Asia's women in poor health
...irth, 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 an important part in perpetuating gender inequality. Policy makers, programme managers, health prof...
Injuries to children show definite patterns
...For example, boys are 10 per cent more likely than girls
to see a doctor for an injury before the age of 10. It also shows that children are most susceptible to suffering certain injuries at different stages of growing up. For example, the risk of suffering a burn or poisoning between the ages of one and t...
Active lifestyle reduces risk of endometrial cancer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Women and teen-age girls
have yet one more reason to become more physically active reduction of their risk of developing the most common gynecologic malignancy, endometrial cancer, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center r...
Soft drinks not linked to decreased calcium intake
...PP, assessed diet and beverage choices of boys and girls
in four age groups: two to three year olds, four t...than is perceived. The study found that adolescent girls
(14 to 18 years of age) on average drink about one 12-ounce can of soda a day, and pre-adolescent gi...
Video games, not TV, linked to obesity in kids
... electronic game use was connected to weight among girls
but not among boys. That doesn't mean that playing games made these girls
heavier. It may be that overweight girls
turn to electronic media because they felt socially isolate...
The hidden health trauma of child soldiers
...er person; 39% abducted other children; and 35% of girls
were sexually abused. 71 of the interviewed children completed a self-report questionnaire to assess post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); 97% suffered PTSD regardless of the amount of time spent as child soldiers or the time elapsed since they wer...
Ovarian tissue storage and later transplant shows promise for women infertile from cancer therapy
...ce, a multicentre trial could be proposed in which girls
or young women at intermediate risk of sterility would be randomised between storage of gonadal tissue or non-intervention. Such a prospective study would show which of the two options gives the best chances for obtaining a normal child. Whole-ovary ...
Problems controlling anger lead to weight gain for teens
...er in teen-agers. The association was stronger in girls
than in boys. Project HeartBeat! is a longitudinal study of children aged 8 to 18 that observes the development of cardiac structure and function in adolescence. As part of the study, Mueller and colleagues followed the eldest children -- a group of...
Dairy, moderate fat, carbohydrate intakes reduce obesity in young teens
...ow dairy intake (less that 1 servings per day for girls
and less than 1 servings per day for boys). These children had gained about three millimeters more skinfold fat each year than children with moderate to high intakes of dairy products. Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables was also associ...
Obese children less physically fit
...er compared BMI and treadmill times among boys and girls
separately. The impact of obesity on endurance was significant for boys and girls
at any age. Boys who were obese had two minutes less treadmill time than non-obese boys. Obese gir...
Internet program and videos net nutritional benefits for kids
...r diet and exercise. They also found that teenage girls
needed more support in increasing their physical activity. "If there was more support, there was higher activity," Frenn said. Children with stronger family support were more apt to reach dietary goals than children who relied on their peers or were...
America's teens: Growing up and out
...97 to 24.24 among boys and from 21.9 to 24.4 among girls
from 1971-1981 to 2001-2003. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered to be normal weight, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Further analysis showed that the average BMI of teenagers in the original cohort increased by about 0.44...
Racial, economic gaps in kids' eye care seen in four new studies
...are least likely to receive such care, while white girls
are mostly likely to. And while state-sponsored, school-based eye exams appear to spot vision problems effectively, the follow-up for children who can't see clearly varies. These conclusions, from a study published in the March issue of the journal ...
Women who were sexually abused as children more likely to smoke
...is connection could lead to new approaches to help girls
and women avoid or stop smoking." Study results in...xual abuse may be a hidden but powerful reason why girls
start smoking," says Dr. Figueroa-Moseley. "Smoking may be a way to cope with the stress of abuse." ...
Sleep shortage takes toll on middle schoolers
...ys as they started middle school, possibly because girls
enter puberty earlier, creating a greater need for sleep. Levels of sleep dropped for both boys and girls
over time, but the decline was steeper for girls, she says. On average, boys and girls
went to bed a...
Teenage girls lacking in vitamin D
...y of Maine researcher has found evidence that many girls
in Maine are not getting enough vitamin D, either ...exposure, diet and blood levels of vitamin D in 23 girls
from ages 10 to 13 years old. All of her subjects live in the Bangor, Maine area. She conducted the ...
Emergency contraception issues featured during web-based conference
...pprove an ECP for over-the-counter use. Adolescent girls
currently face prohibitive barriers to obtaining ECPs within the narrow window of effectiveness. Many clinicians require an office visit before prescribing ECPs to their patients. Some adolescents do not have a regular health care provider and do n...
Many Latino children well on their way to diabetes, heart disease
...esearchers examined 126 overweight Latino boys and girls
ages 8 to 13 with a family history of type 2 diabetes who were enrolled in SOLAR, a long-term study exploring risk factors for development of type 2 diabetes in at-risk adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic problem that results when the body ca...
Friendships play key role in suicidal thoughts of girls, but not boys
...friends play a significant role in whether teenage girls
think about suicide, but have little impact on sui...to a new nationwide study. The research found that girls
were nearly twice as likely to think about suicide if they had only a few friends and felt isolated ...
United States has highest prevalence of overweight teens in 15 country study
... researchers looked at the BMIs of 29,242 boys and girls
aged 13 to 15 years from Austria, Czech Republic, ... defined overweight (95th percentile) for boys and girls
aged 13.5 years, respectively; BMIs of 26.0 and 25.4 indicated overweight for boys and girls
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