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Controlled study after Dutch caf fire highlights teen mental-health problems after disasters

...d in the caf fire. These increases were larger for girls than boys. Lead investigator Sijmen Reijneveld comments: "Postdisaster health care should be aimed at the physical and psychosocial consequences of disaster. Our results confirm the need for services to ameliorate the negative mental health eff...

CRP increases in children as weight increases

... The study included data from 1,479 boys and 1,367 girls ages three to 17. The NHANES survey collects seve...lder boys suggesting an association with age. For girls ages 12 to 17, as CRP increased, so did systolic blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the top...

Vaccine development sparks debate on changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines

...o strategies that modeled vaccination, 12-year-old girls were given the vaccine once. Since the vaccine protects women from HPV infection and does not treat women once they are infected, it was important that the model reflect vaccination before onset of sexual activity. The most attractive combination to ...

Fifteen football players died during 2002 season, none from heatstroke, study finds

...l examinations for boys -- and the small number of girls -- who want to play football. Such exams sometimes reveal hidden conditions that make heavy exertion hazardous. Parents should make sure their children are insured against catastrophic injury and that medical assistance is available during practices ...

New study sheds light on reasons behind teenage gun toting

... three times more likely than girls to carry a gun regularly and twice as likely to carry a gun occasionally. To figure out what drove one-fifth of the participants to carry a gun, the teens were also asked at each annual ...

Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003

...GNOSED WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS More than five million girls and women in North America suffer every month with blinding, excruciating and debilitating pain that robs them of the joy of every day living. They are suffering with endometriosis, an incurable condition caused by the spread and growth of tissue fro...

Racial, economic disparities seen in kids' vision care

...erceptions of the differences between how boys and girls function with poor vision. Just as gender differen... behavior have led to a disparity between boys and girls in diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, similar factors may be at work in suspicio...

School changes could help kids be more active, eat better

... direction. The reasons for the lack of changes in girls physical activity were not clear, they say. Therefore, more research is needed to find ways to tailor activity offerings, instructional methods and promotional strategies to middle school girls. Environmental approaches to school health promotion are...

New study estimates 85 newborn killed or left to die per year by parents, usually their mother

...other surprise was that 35 percent of the women or girls identified had other children, and another was tha...go as chief author of a study indicating that U.S. girls of both white and black races appeared to enter puberty earlier than they did in years past. For unk...

Study shows faceguards, safety balls cut number of Little League injuries

... the competition level increased, he said. Data on girls were excluded since there were too few for meaningful analysis in this study. Likewise, too few injuries occurred among special needs children to include them in the analysis either. "Our work shows that safety balls and faceguards do reduce the ris...

Researchers link teen sex to early friendships, steady dating

...ver, the same wasn't true for girls who as preteens had mostly male friends. ... However, the reverse was true with preteen girls who had mostly male friends. These girls were less likely than girls with mostl...

Teen-age girls, depression, alcoholism, and brain activity

...ctrical activity. Research has found that teen-age girls with a personal history of depression, not current...ha (slow wave) brain electrical activity. Teen-age girls with a family history of alcoholism have enhanced beta (fast wave) activity. The effects of a famil...

Study suggests that tomboys may be born, not made

...r the maternal testosterone level, the more likely girls were to engage in "masculine-typical" gender-role ... as juveniles." Hines and her co-authors note that girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a genetic disorder involving prenatal exposure to high le...

Pain may come with gain in childhood exercise

...ellular messengers vary in different age groups in girls as well as in boys. They are investigating whether the changes seen in healthy children also appear in children who suffer from childhood chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity or cystic fibrosis, or in children who have had heart surgery. Cooper's...

Northwestern receives $5 million to study polycystic ovary syndrome

... Similarly, there are limited data to suggest that girls at risk for PCOS have a history of intrauterine growth retardation, another finding associated with insulin resistance, she said. Dunaif and colleagues have shown that PCOS has a substantial negative impact on quality of life because of the disorder...

UF study: Adolescent girls who set goals too high may risk anorexia

...AINESVILLE, Fla. --- Perfectionism puts adolescent girls with unhealthy eating habits at risk for becoming ...study finds. "The hard thing is that we encourage girls to set goals," said Julia Graber, a UF psychology professor and one of the study's researchers. "We ...

Early sexual development, childhood obesity link is opposite for boys and girls, UIC study says

...dhood nutrition shows that early sexually-maturing girls are more likely than other girls to be obese, while in boys early developers are less likely to be obese than other males. The analys...

The eyes have it: Study shows infants more tuned into wider world than previously believed

...urned towards an object. Equal numbers of boys and girls in the study were randomly assigned to eyes open or shut conditions. Each infant was seated in a parent's lap, across a small table from a researcher. Parents were instructed not to move their head or talk during the experiment. The researcher ma...

Significantly lower physical activity levels in obese adolescents contribute to continued obesity

...te-to-high level activities was 73% lower in obese girls than in those of normal weight. The results of the study suggest that the energy cost of physical activity is the same for both obese and nonobese persons, even after adjustments for such factors as the additional energy required to sustain movement ...

Women report chronic pelvic pain not taken seriously, survey shows

... hormonal disease that impacts 5 million women and girls in the U.S. It occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium) is found outside the uterus, usually in the abdomen, on the ovaries, or on fallopian tubes. This misplaced tissue develops into growths or lesions and re...

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(Date:4/22/2014)... scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol ... atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes ... condition develops when fat builds inside blood vessels over ... reducing their ability to feed oxygen-rich blood to the ... of experiments, described April 7 in the journal ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... (SALT LAKE CITY)A computational tool developed at the University ... with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases, U ... new study in The American Journal of Human ... Re-ranking tool), identifies undiagnosed illnesses and unknown gene mutations ... proteins that code for genes are made, in individual ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... is available in German . ... of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of ... shown how double stranded RNA, such as viral genetic information, ... the immune response against viral infection, the protein ADAR1 moves ... modifies viral RNA to inhibit reproduction of the virus. But ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the womb, ... men,s testosterone levels may be determined before they are ... the hormone than others is important because testosterone is ... hormone have been linked to obesity, diabetes and heart ... for producing testosterone in adults known as Leydig ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... waited in line and most of us have gotten ... like. , For Will Mather, assistant professor of ... Integrated Science Curriculum, studying lines, or queues, has been ... bottlenecks that limit the recycling of proteins. , The ... professor, has received attention from the National Science Foundation ...
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