Tag: "girls" at medical news
Brain shrinkage in ADHD not caused by medications
...etic resonance imaging (MRI) study of 152 boys and girls
with ADHD in the October 9, 2002 Journal of the American Medical Association. Affecting 3-5 percent of school-age children, ADHD is characterized by over-activity, distractibility and impulsiveness. The disorder affects two to three times as many bo...
Child abuse found to be global problem, WHO review reveals
...risingly, boys suffered more physical abuse, while girls
were more likely to be sexually abused. For both sexes, the chief victimizers were men. Another major observation was that despite reports from a variety of countries around the world, on every continent, no data existed for many nations, he said. T...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October (first issue)
... degrees of allergic sensitization in 444 boys and girls
aged 5 to 10 years. (Endotoxins, present as commonconstituents of house dust, are cell wall components of the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria. They are known to have both strong immuno-stimulatory and pro-inflammatoryproperties.) The inve...
University of Pittsburgh to lead first-ever NIMH-funded genetic study of anorexia nervosa
...aciation. It commonly begins during adolescence in girls
and it runs in families. Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University and a co-principal investigator with the data analysis group, notes that research studies completed in the past decade suggest that a number...
Five-year-old girls with high cholesterol are more likely to be overweight at age twelve
...rolemic, and that this condition predisposes young girls
to the development of overweight and obesity later...xt 6 years. The group was equally divided between girls
and boys, and 41% of the children were black. None of the children were obese at the start of the s...
Study: Closeness to mother can delay first instance of sexual intercourse among younger teens
...disapprove of their kids having sex, 30 percent of girls
and nearly 45 percent of boys do not believe that ...ensuing year, 11 percent of boys and 16 percent of girls
ages 14 to 15 said that they had had sex. Most mothers said that they talk to their children about s...
Study finds dramatic decline in physical activity among African-American and white girls
Both African-American and white girls
experience a dramatic decline in physical activity...s found that by ages 16 or 17, 56 percent of black girls
and 31 percent of white girls
report they have no regular leisure-time physical activity. The study...
Peer pressure matters in young adults smoking decisions
...een offered cigarettes in high school. High school girls
who'd been offered cigarettes did not show the same predisposition to still be smokers years later, even though they were more likely than boys to receive offers of cigarettes. The researchers also noted that this sex difference did not appear to be ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September--first issue
...hers studied over 3,000 7- and 8-year-old boys and girls
in communities in Northern Sweden over three years. They wanted to determine what effect living with a dog or cat had onthe development of asthma or allergy. A number of studies have established a strong association between asthma and immediate hyp...
Children with dogs, cats have reduced risk of allergies
... physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Both girls
and boys with pets had fewer positive skin tests t...entified differences in responses between boys and girls
in the study is unclear, Dr. Ownby said. "We've known for a long time that, prior to puberty, boys a...
Some sports linked to unhealthy eating behaviors in girls
... reveals risk factors that can be used to identify girls
engaged in weight-dependent sports, like gymnastic...ehaviors. Yet despite the elevated risk among the girls
involved in weight-related sports, the responses of the vast majority (91 percent) provided no clear...
New P.E. study demonstrates vigorous exercise can lower adolescents body fat, blood pressure
... 14-year old middle school children, including 630 girls
and 510 boys in four state school systems, McMurray said. They randomly assigned students to four "treatment" groups added exercise only, education only, exercise and education combined and a control group, which received no extra push in physical e...
Annual study reveals 23 football players died during 2001 season
...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 ...
Conjoined twins celebrate first birthday at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital
... We feel this process won't be complete until both girls
leave the hospital with the same happy smiles that they have now." Since the twins' arrival at UCLA on June 7, they have undergone a series of diagnostic tests, including a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an angiogram, a computed tomography angiogr...
Playful therapy garments for children receive patent
...with the people," says Boles. "Today's 13-year-old girls
are not like 13-year old girls
when I was that age, or even when my graduate students were 13." The steps and considerations of def...
Two thirds of adolescent Zimbabwean girls in study involved with older men
... with HIV is almost impossible for many adolescent girls
because involvement with older men in return for m...old girl from one of the focus groups said: 'It is girls
with no money like me. Big Dharas (sugar daddies) buy you clothes, send you to high school. If you r...
Teens more anxious than assumed
...ence urges to eat. The researchers also found that girls
were equally as anxious as boys, which was contrary to other studies on anxiety. While the more anxious teens were more likely to smoke, it was the less anxious teens who were most likely to experience anxiety while they were smoking. "Low-anxiety te...
Heart disease is a pediatric problem: New guidelines point to lifestyle 'training' in childhood
...oking also has a link to obesity. Some adolescent girls
start smoking, thinking it will help them slim down, Williams explains. The guidelines suggest that anti-smoking messages should be age specific. Intervention for infants could include helping the parents quit smoking. For young children, encourage...
Hypertension is study focus of $10 million NIH grant to MCG
...of exercise on the cardiovascular fitness of black girls
in the third, fourth and fifth grades, will be expanded to include black boys in the same age group. The children are enrolled in either a 10-month exercise program or a control group. During the school year, children in the exercise program exercise...
Girls with views of nature have better chance of success
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - At-risk inner-city girls
who see nature through the windows of their homes may have a better chance for success than those girls
whose views are not as green, say scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "For...
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