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Sitting in nonsmoking sections a powerful tactic for preventing teen smoking

...ise, because most smoking parents don't want their kids to smoke," said Andersen, an associate member of F...ons help you back up your words when you tell your kids you don't want them to smoke, even if you are addicted to cigarettes. It appears to be a way to comm...

Video games, not TV, linked to obesity in kids

...w could be called the "couch potato hypothesis" -- kids sit, immobile, watching a screen instead of playin...istence of the view that watching television makes kids fat puzzling, given much research to the contrary. The connection between obesity and the television...

Study will identify best treatment for type 2 diabetes in youth

...rt, kidneys, and blood vessels. "Yet we're seeing kids in their late teens who are already developing the complications of type 2 diabetes," noted Dr. Kaufman. Many drugs are available to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, but metformin, which lowers the liver's production of glucose, is the only oral d...

Childhood obesity leads to adult diabetes, researcher says

...he also states that good habits can be imbedded in kids by giving them smaller portions, by cutting them in to smaller pieces or different shapes so as to make it more enjoyable and fun. Children who become diabetic also have to deal with peer pressure. They find diet choices confusing, and being diff...

USC study finds hormone supplement used by athletes may not increase testosterone

...United States Food and Drug Administration. "Young kids of high school and college age are taking this drug because they think it's going to enhance their athletic performance," she says. "But little is known about what the drug really does."...

Off-label use of migraine drug gives children relief, study says

...working in about 15 minutes," Pakalnis said. "Some kids have a lot of nausea and vomiting with their headaches, which rules out giving them a tablet. Injection is another choice, but not a great option for children." Migraine triggers such as dehydration, fatigue and hormonal changes cause changes in nerv...

Problems controlling anger lead to weight gain for teens

...er. You don't take things personally. "Overweight kids have poor health behaviors, including anger expres...ased weight, especially in girls," he said. "These kids develop unhealthy ways of dealing with their emotions. They tend to isolate themselves, watch TV or...

Internet program and videos net nutritional benefits for kids

...ad to slow weight gain, Frenn said. "We focused on kids becoming aware of what they were eating," she said...rages them to eat a balanced diet every day. Most kids just need help evaluating what they are eating as compared with recommended amounts. "By the end, th...

Cedars-Sinai March medical tipsheet

... decades, spring break has been a time for college kids to escape the rigors of academic life by heading to the beaches for sun, fun, parties, and flirting. But over the years, the week-long break has turned into an event for students to engage in excessive drinking, that for some has led to accidents, vi...

Gonorrhea test may give false-positive results

...," said Dr. Katz. "Not a lot of 10- to 14-year-old kids are sexually active, but those that are, are at high risk for gonorrhea and chlamydia." Such questions may be embarrassing, both for the patient and for the doctor, but that's no excuse. "You can't allow your personal issues to compromise your medica...

Racial, economic gaps in kids' eye care seen in four new studies

...he same time, there's no clear definition of which kids need glasses, nor standard guidelines for optometrists and ophthalmologists to follow, so there can be major differences in diagnosis and treatment from provider to provider." Some states, such as Michigan, have school-based vision screening programs...

Report finds inactivated influenza virus vaccines effective in children

...nter inevitably brings with it the flu season, but kids don't inevitably have to contract the flu, accordi...e is evidence that averting illness by vaccinating kids can save $10-$25 per child, compared to the cost of treating unvaccinated children who develop the f...

OHSU researchers hope to prevent childhood asthma with new eczema drug

...the incidence of asthma. In large studies with kids aged 2 and older, Elidel proved more effective than regular maintenance with emollients in reducing the frequency of eczema flare-ups and reduced the need for steroids, according to Hanifin. "Elidel appears to be safer than chronic steroid use a...

Why is this year's flu so severe?

...that can fight it. "The immune systems of young kids are being caught off guard this year," says Treano... and why we have been urging parents to have their kids immunized." Treanor notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently began to rec...

Using fMRI technology to understand hyperlexia

...ituations. According to his mom Ilene, "the other kids think he is very smart but very unusual. There are times when he says things that make the other kids realize he is not quite the same." Ilene said, "If I could tell people one thing about hyperlexia, ...

Bullying in schools pervasive, UCLA study finds

...lking about their plight. But we also need to give kids tools to effectively deal with bullying. One metho...g is defined as "starting fights and pushing other kids around," "putting down and making fun of others," and "spreading nasty rumors about others." Bull...

Helping teachers use keys to vocabulary building

... and write confidently. "Some surveys suggest that kids from impoverished homes learn, maybe, 3,500 words ... homes learn about 5,000 words a year. And even if kids move out of the poverty level, their word-learning rate doesn't increase. It's always lower." School...

International, nontraditional adoptions pose challenges to families

... a pretty good idea of which countries are letting kids out to be adopted. A recent problem happened in pa...lth care that is available in this country. "These kids often don't get good prenatal care or other care, which may leave them a bit behind with regard to m...

Book explores how children use imagination to battle chronic illness

...avoid disrupting it, she said. "Play is a way for kids to express their feelings in a tangible form they ..." A young diabetic recalled: "I'm so sick of the kids at school asking me questions. I want to get on the loudspeaker just one time, and yell to everybody...

Childhood obesity and behavior problems linked

... his or her mental well-being - and vice versa for kids with behavioral problems." The study looked at com... the higher risk of later obesity in normal-weight kids with behavior issues. Lumeng and her colleagues stress that the majority of the overweight children...

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