Tag: "girls" at medical news
Eliminating health disparities requires community involvement
...tivity program for African American pre-adolescent girls
in Chicago. The authors attribute success of the Lively Ladies program to a sound theoretical basis, as well as participants ownership of the program; fun, novel, goal-oriented activities; provision of positive role models; reinforcements for partici...
Attitude about exercise
ANN ARBOR---Adolescent girls
who feel confident about their physical abilities enjoy exercise more than those girls
who go into the activity doubting their skills, according to a study to be published in the March is...
Certain behaviors can predict binge-eating disorders in teenage girls
...nked to binge eating. Low peer support increased a girls
risk, but low parental support did not have any ef...ating tendencies. The study followed more than 200 girls
enrolled in the ninth or tenth grade at two unidentified private high schools in northern California...
Yale study shows 25 percent of obese children are at high risk for developing diabetes
...betes. The condition also was more prevalent among girls
than boys. Impaired glucose tolerance was detecte... glucose intolerance to diabetes. Fourteen of the girls
had polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes symptoms such as menstrual irregularities, hirsutism due...
Obesity growing threat to world health
...o industrialized lifestyles." For example, in 1860 girls
in England reached puberty between 14 and 15. Now ... is also a correlation with fatness. In this case, girls
who reach puberty earlier are likely to be chubbier and have heavier children, both sons and daughte...
Maternal feeding practices are linked to childhood obesity
...valuated 74 white and 46 African American boys and girls
averaging 11 years old by obtaining height and weight measurements and determining their total fat mass using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Each mother participated in a brief, in-person interview asking about her child-feeding attitudes and her ...
Mothers attitudes toward childrens eating linked to childrens obesity
...s followed 120 white and African-American boys and girls
ranging in age from 7 to 14, recording their body fat using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). They also asked mothers about their child-feeding attitudes. They found no relationship between variations in total body fat and the childs gender, so...
Tanning lamps may increase risks of skin cancers
... of high schoolers found that at least half of the girls
reported using a commercial tanning bed at least four times in the past year. Suggestions from the public health and medical community have included restricting tanning device use in minors and requiring written informed consent from adults. The use...
Trunk fat causes heavy load for boys
...uish fat and lean tissues. This study included 442 girls
(145 African American, 161 Asian and 136 Caucasian...were found between African American, and Caucasian girls
only, with African-American girls
being 3 mm Hg higher on average. For diastolic, there were race d...
Supportive homes mean less risky sex among black adolescent females
...y to have steady partners who use condoms than are girls
from unsupportive families, according to a new stu... Journal of Health Promotion, also showed that the girls
from supportive families were almost three times more likely to have used a condom during sex in the...
Psychologists identify best aggression-prevention programs in schools
...mentary school students, focusing on aggression in girls
as well as boys, and conducting programs in natura...a very young age and occur almost as frequently in girls
as they do in boys, says Stephen Leff, Ph.D., psychologist at Childrens Hospital and principal inves...
How 'negative emotionality' can make you feel sick
...y alcohol use goes on during adolescence, and that girls
report more adverse effects than boys. Clearly," she added, "alcohol use disorders during both adolescence and adulthood have important ramifications for an individual's medical health, mental health, and cognitive functioning." "What this study hig...
Measles vaccine reduces health inequities by dramatically improving survival of poorest and most vulnerable children
... survival rate between vaccinated and unvaccinated girls
was in proportion to the increase in survival between vaccinated and unvaccinated boys, and was therefore not statistically significant. The study by Dr. Koenig and colleagues does not address why measles vaccine provides this disproportionate benef...
Teens' second pregnancy rates lower with long-term contraceptives
...if there is no social service intervention to help girls
appreciate the value of contraception, says author...nd her colleagues looked at pregnancy rates in 350 girls
participating in the Colorado Adolescent Maternity Program, which covered prenatal and postnatal car...
Providing better playgrounds could improve children's physical activity
...ith four times as many boys and five times as many girls
being physically active during free time, say Jame... says. However, on average fewer than 2 percent of girls
and 6 percent of boys were physically active at school outside of physical education classes. At the...
Gender-specific intervention may be needed to improve diets of african-american youth
Emotional support may help African-American girls
switch to healthier diets but could have a reverse...es, including reduction of salt. The study found girls
who successfully followed the low-sodium diet reported having more emotional support from their fami...
UNC-CH to lead $34 million effort to see if girls can become more fit
...ato syndrome." For example, half of all adolescent girls
in this country fail to exercise vigorously enough...ote health and reduce their risk of obesity. "When girls
hit middle school, many of them stop being physically active," Stevens said. "We want to find out if...
New study finds 18 football players died in 1999 season, eight paralyzed
...unds heavier than she was. Last year, 708 U.S. girls
played football on boys' school teams, the UNC-CH professor said. "Coaches need to remind players to keep the head out of football," Mueller said. "No player should make first contact with his head when blocking and tackling." During steamy ...
Eating disorders more common among girls with diabetes
...s Eating disorders are almost twice as common in girls
with type 1 diabetes as in non-diabetic girls
of the same age, putting them at increased risk of complications, according to a study in this week'...
The gender effect: fatherhood spurs men to work longer hours -- especially if it's a boy!
...ound a significant gap between fathers of boys and girls
that left them astonished. "This type of finding is not unusual for, say, rural India," said Rose, who has studied the economics of gender and the family in Asia. "But I was absolutely shocked to see such a strong effect for the U.S. Gender bias is...
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