Tag: "girls" at medical news
Ritalin and Prozac: Study finds more kids using both drug types together
... around 13 years. Three times as many boys as girls
are on Ritalin and other stimulants, according to ... in SSRI prescriptions that once saw twice as many girls
on the drugs has closed. Meanwhile, it appears that white children might be more likely to get S...
Piedmont researcher receives national award
...said, "It still works. My five- and seven-year-old girls
love to help me in the laboratory." The Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics is sponsored by General Electric Foundation of Fairfield, Conn. A nonprofit organization with a membership of 161,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Che...
Emotional support during conflict situations elevates blood pressure in African-American boys
...arent, teacher, sibling or peer antagonized the 24 girls
and 24 boys in the study. As the verbal prodding ...te women. The 13- to 16-year-old African-American girls
in the study were expected to be more receptive to encouragement and other forms of emotional suppor...
NICHD funded researchers discover gene for Rett syndrome
...aking disorder which gradually robs healthy infant girls
oftheir language, mental functioning, and ability ...d interacting with their parents." Eventually,the girls
lose the ability to speak, walk, and purposefully use their hands. Children with Rett syndrome devel...
Parents serve as models for adolescents' health behavior
...reclosely resembled their fathers' lifestyles, and girls
were more likely toemulate their mothers' behavior," said Wickrama. Although this gender effectdetermined lifestyle choices, the individual health-risk behaviors did notnecessarily fall along same gender lines. The research was supported by the Na...
Scottish study shows lack of mental health service for children entering care
... found that 38 per cent of boys and 33 per cent of girls
showed high levels of conduct disorder'. High levels of depression' were significantly more common among children in residential establishments than among foster children. Dimigen et al conclude that their findings show a worrying gap in mental heal...
New research indicates that ultra-thin magazine models do not have a long-term,negative impact on adolescent girls
... 20-24,1999, found few lasting effects. Only those girls
who already had body-imageproblems were at risk fo...or to a no-magazine control group and followed the girls
for20 months. Despite the increased amount of time participants spent reading thefashion magazine, t...
Treatment for ADHD appears to reduce risk of substance abuse
...r, morediverse groups of children - including more girls
and a broader ranges of agesand ethnic backgrounds. Along with Biederman and Wilens, the paper's coauthors are Thomas Spencer, MD,and Stephen Faraone, PhD, of the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, and EricMick of the Harvard School of Public Hea...
More than half of homeless children have symptoms of depression
... The sample included 26 boys and 20 girls
-- 31 childrenwere Black an... The scores of the homeless girls
were not significantly higher than thoseof the non-homeless girls. ...
Readily available emergency contraception has not replaced conventional methods in adolescents in Finland
...activity. Kosunen et al surveyed 21,940 adolescent girls
aged between the ages of 14 and 17 years. They found that among these girls
there was a high level of understanding of what emergency contraception was (97 per cent of 14-15 ye...
Stress Patterns In Adolescence Differ Between Boys And Girls
...atterns of stress duringadolescence that may leave girls
more vulnerable to depression, according toresearc...rrent issue of Child Development. While adolescent girls
and boys experience similar levels of stress, adolescentgirls are more likely to experience stress i...
Community Plays Key Role In Preventing Teen Suicide, UF Scientist Says
...y," Perkins said. In the study, Perkins found that girls
were more likely to have suicidalthoughts than boys, with 14.1 percent of the girls
reporting suicidalthoughts vs. 9.1 percent of boys. School climate was found to be a significant pre...
Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates
CHAPEL HILL - Concerns about how adolescent girls
react tonormal weight gains prompted University of...ng straight to the sources. Virtually all girls
asked saw physical attractiveness as important, andfour out of five reported that having a boyfriend...
Study Reveals Prominent Fears Of School-Age Children
... scary theme park rides more often than girls
do, whilegirls fear thund... phenomena and safety, while the girls
tended to fearnatural phenomena. This seems to counteract the stereotype of...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
...ed with the thinnest boys, and the most overweight girls
had 1.5times the risk of asthma compared with the ...innest children. The study, whichincluded boys and girls
ages 9 to 14, was conducted by Carlos A. Camargo, Jr.,M.D., Dr.P.H. of Brigham and Women's Hospital....
Study: Birth Defects Decrease Survival, Childbirth, Boost Risk Of Similar Defects
CHAPEL HILL - A new study of nearly a half million girls
and women showsthat those born with birth defects ... The three studied 8,192 women and adolescent girls
with birth defectsand 451,241 others listed in the Medical Birth Registry of Norway as being bornbet...
IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities
...ne given to high-risk adults and either12-year-old girls
or women during their first pregnancy. Less Favorable Borrelia burgdorferi vaccine given to resident infants and migrants of anyage in high-risk geographic areas. Coccidiodes immitis vaccine given to resident infants and migrants of any agein high...
First Trial Comparing Adderall To Ritalin For ADHD Shows It To Be Longer-Lasting, Equally As Effective
...The trial involved 25 children -- 21 boys and five girls
-- who tookpart in an eight-week ADHD summer treatment program developed by Pelham andconducted at UB. The program is structured somewhat like a day-camp, withintensive behavioral treatment using a point system carried out in academic,social and rec...
Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers
...eating disorder than those who didn't diet. Those girls
who dieted moderately, were five times more at risk. The authors conclude that dieting is the most important predictor of new eating disorders and that the differences in the prevalence of disorders between the sexes were largely accounted for by the...
Socioeconomic Status Linked To Enlarged Hearts, Heart Disease Risk
...ironments. The scientists worked with 147 boys and girls
evenly distributed among childrenaged 8 to 10 and adolescents aged 15 to 17, between white and African American,and between male and female. The population density for the child's neighborhood and parents' education andoccupation were some of the ind...
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