Tag: "girls" at medical news
ACPM to host web-based conference on emergency contraception and adolescents
...rove 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...
Bullying in schools pervasive, UCLA study finds
...or Adolescent Health Promotion. "Both boys and girls
can be mean and use a variety of tactics to intimidate or humiliate one another," Juvonen said. In the study, bullying is defined as "starting fights and pushing other kids around," "putting down and making fun of others," and "spreading nasty rumo...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (first issue)
...control infants. Both study groups consisted of 6 girls
and 10 boys. Their median age during the sleep recordings was 11 weeks. The median time between sleep recording and death from SIDS was 21 days. The investigators said that in healthy infants sequential arousals such as sighs, startles, and thrash...
New studies show factors responsible for enhanced response to music
...Instrumental" group, consisting of 41 children (17 girls
and 24 boys) who were just beginning to study pian...-instrumental" group, consisting of 14 children (5 girls
and 9 boys) who either participate in singing/movement and music theory (fundamentals of music) clas...
One in eight N.C. schoolchildren display three or more heart risks
...e found. "The risk was about 1.6 times higher for girls
than for boys," said Dr. Joanne S. Harrell, profes...e." Investigators examined 3,203 students -- 1,679 girls
and 1,524 boys -- between ages 8 and 17. Each lived in a rural N.C. county with no city over 50,000...
Elementary signs of heart disease found in children
...ons 2003. "The risk was about 1.6 times higher for girls
than boys," said the study's lead author Joanne S..... The investigators examined 3,203 students (1,679 girls
and 1,524 boys), between ages 8 and 17. Each lived in rural North Carolina in a county with no city...
Overweight boys outweigh girls in stress response, study finds
...y having a greater height/weight ratio, overweight girls
blood pressures respond less to stress and their n...ssed the blood pressure levels of 151 boys and 141 girls
ages 15 to 18 during and following stress using a protocol designed by Dr. Harshfield. Subjects were...
Sticks and stones will break your bones; so will a lack of calcium
...00-1,300 mg per day. Nearly nine out of 10 teenage girls
and seven out of 10 teenage boys fail to get the recommended amount of calcium in their diets (3). "One of the easiest ways to get more calcium in a child's diet is with milk," states Karen Amorde-Spalding, registered dietitian, MS, CSP, manager of ...
Shape of beverage glass influences how much people pour and drink
...asses (9.7 ounces versus 5.5 ounces). Although the girls
poured less juice in their glasses than the boys, both groups equally overpoured in the short, wide glasses. When questioned by Wansink's team, however, the teenagers believed that they had poured less (7 ounces) into the short, wide glasses, and m...
UCSF & SF Bay Area receive federal funds to expand breast cancer / environmental research
...ing a cohort of Bay Area seven- and eight-year-old girls
through puberty. The goal of this project is to better understand the shift toward earlier puberty among adolescent girls; identify environmental, social and behavioral exposures in young girls; and observe the interplay between genetics and these e...
Report cites risks associated with over-the-counter cosmetic contact lenses
... continues to increase, particularly among teenage girls
and young women, with consumers spending approximately $180 million on them so far. Colored contact lenses are one of the fastest growing segments in the contact lens market. Because of the growing market, the report states: "American young people re...
Obesity can be harmful to your child's mental health
...icine and Dentistry of New Jersey found that obese girls
ages 13 to 14 are four times more likely to experi...rls. The study also reported that obese boys and girls
with low self-esteem had higher rates of loneliness, sadness and nervousness. These children were m...
OHSU researcher co-authors National State-By-State Report Card on women and smoking; Oregon flunks
...ational goals to reduce and prevent smoking among girls
and women. The report shows that our nation is not...ly for teenagers. More than 25 percent of pregnant girls
aged 15 to 19 smoke. Overall, 13 percent of pregnant women smoke. The national goal for pregnant wom...
Dating, delinquent friends key reasons why early puberty linked to delinquency in girls
...earchers had long speculated that early-developing girls
were nudged into delinquency because they had more...t the key factors appear to be the fact that these girls
are dating and that they have more friends regardless of age who are already involved in delinquen...
2003 HBP news tips
...out $1 a month. 1:30 p.m. Abstract P221 Black girls
retain more sodium if calcium intake is low. Rese...(Na) excretion in 40 black and 28 white adolescent girls
11-15 years old. The study was divided into two sessions of three weeks each. The girls
ate diets ...
Mayo Clinic study finds increase in forearm fractures among adolescents
...d near the wrist) typically peaks around age 12 in girls
and 14 in boys. Previous studies have documented t..." says Dr. Khosla. Looking at the years 1999-2001, girls
between 8 and 11 and boys between 11 and 14 had higher fracture rates than all other age groups stud...
Study shows dramatic increase in wrist fractures over 30-year span
...emales. The highest incidence rates were found in girls
ages 8-11 and boys ages 11-14 in 1999-2001. This...f fractures among adolescent boys (ages 11-14) and girls
(ages 8-11) of today and their rate more than 30 years ago. Beyond the greater exposure to possible...
School PE lessons don't reflect kids' activity levels
...ffected, say the authors. Less encouraging is that girls
do significantly less physical activity than boys, and may explain why more girls
than boys develop type 2 diabetes in childhood. "Our findings need confirmation but give cause for r...
UNC study shows Internet offers youths easy way to buy cigarettes
...tly needed." The four volunteers, two boys and two girls
using fake names but their real addresses for the study, and the researchers had a letter guaranteeing immunity from prosecution written by Orange County, N.C., District Attorney Carl Fox. To avoid possible legal complications with other states, adul...
Study looks at indoor tanning among teens
...ite American teens shows that almost 37 percent of girls
have used an indoor tanning facility at least once and almost 30 percent of girls
report using a tanning booth three or more times. The percentage of girls
using tanning booths three...
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