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One more visit could close demographic gaps in infant immunization efforts
... these recommendations, which would allow them and parents
various options for completing the vaccinations on time, the researchers say. One potential strategy is to administer at each health encounter as many vaccinations as are age- and interval-appropriate, thus preventing missed opportunities for v...
Smoking prevention programs may miss minority teens
...ckgrounds, in which the teens bond with his or her parents
is considered very important and rebelliousness is not tolerated. In contrast, white teens are steeped in an individualistic culture that emphasizes free will and impulsiveness. Because of their respective values, minority teens may be less likely to...
12-hour ADHD drug as effective as thrice daily doses
...ildren took each regimen for a week. Teachers and parents
rated the children's behavior and ability to attai... not need medication in the evening, and that some parents
prefer not to use medication for their ADHD children. "For those who do, however, Concerta would a...
Teens' second pregnancy rates lower with long-term contraceptives
...e type of help these programs offer. For many teen parents
the costs of pregnancy do not outweigh the costs of using contraceptives particularly when they cause inconvenient side effects. Stevens-Simon adds that interventions should be able to reverse these feelings. "We do not see the prevention...
Study discovers a way to keep infants safe from second-hand smoke
...Emmons remarks. Project KISS focused on low-income parents
of young children, because that socioeconomic grou...st rate of smoking. The researchers recruited 291 parents
or caregivers of children younger than three years through community health centers in Boston and Pr...
Children lead the way when it comes to asthma management
... appear to rub off on their parents, even when the parents
are not directly involved with the program, accord... received health education can in turn teach their parents
about asthma and how to manage it, says David Evans, Ph.D., an associate professor at Columbia Unive...
Poor reading skills have both physical, environmental causes
...effects across income levels. They also found that parents
in low-income families, identified through their participation in a government subsidized school lunch program, spent significantly less time helping their children with homework than wealthier parents. Children with both weak asymmetry and low incom...
Meningitis in infancy linked to developmental problems
...rved as a control group. General practitioners and parents
of children in both groups completed a questionnaire about the children's health and development. Children were allocated to one of four categories of disability, based on evidence of developmental problems. Two per cent of children who survived the ...
Study on teen licensing: N.C. crashes involving 16-year-olds drop dramatically
...e UNC Highway Safety Research center indicate that parents
and teens alike endorse GDL. In telephone intervie...0 families, more than 95 percent of North Carolina parents
either highly approved or somewhat approved of GDL, and 80 percent of the states teens gave the same...
Tourettes, other tic disorders far more common than once thought
...s and included students ages 8 to 17. Teachers and parents
answered questions about the students, and then students were interviewed for an hour by technicians trained to assess tics and separate out possible causes like boredom, hyperactivity, or simple restlessness. His results back the findings of two re...
Drug regimen adherence key in keeping babies virus-free, study suggests
... the doses. While most of the parents
said cost wasn't a factor in deciding whether or not their child received the drug, 25 percent of the families surveyed did express concern about the cost or time spent negotiating with thei...
Pre-teens involved in hobbies and sports get better grades, are better behaved
... In general, McHale observes, Free time spent with parents
and nonparental adults was related to positive adjustment, whereas time spent alone and in unsupervised peer contexts predicted adjustment problems. There also are indications, she notes, that structured activities such as hobbies and sports are the...
Pain, price, insurance delays for new vaccines concern kids' doctors
...last year, the public's response was overwhelming: parents
clamored to get their children vaccinated, as adve...n those who are recommending it to their patients' parents
express strong reservations about the financial and social issues it has raised," says Davis. "As we...
Children's Cancer Fund brings world-class pediatric cancer specialist to Dallas
...ancer Fund. The organization was formed in 1982 by parents
of children being treated for cancer at Childrens Medical Center under the care of UT Southwestern physicians. In February 2000, the Childrens Cancer Fund provided a $2 million challenge gift to UT Southwestern to create a $6 million comprehensive pe...
Researchers recommend community advisory boards to prevent lapses in informed consent
...l studies, investigators did not tell patients and parents
of child patients enough about potential side effects. In a New York study, doctors did not inform parents
that their children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders were taken off medications and su...
UF study: Grandparents celebrated instead of reviled in children's lit
...t with grandparents, he said. In my own family, my parents
had no knowledge of their grandparents. I had some knowledge, my children had more. Perhaps illustrating this trend, 53 percent of the authors and illustrators in the study dedicated the book either to their grandparents or grandchildren, he said. ...
Study: many poor children live in pain because barriers to dental care too great
...11 racially and ethnically diverse focus groups of parents
and other caregivers across North Carolina, holdin...in the dental office can be enormous, forcing some parents
to just give up. The study also found that language is a particular frustration for Latinos, and som...
Air pollution may trigger asthma in young athletes
...tions rise higher than indoors. McConnell cautions parents
to be cognizant of air pollution levels when their children are exercising heavily outdoors. "The bottom line is this: exercise is really healthy for children, for many reasons, and children should be encouraged to play team sports," he says. "But...
Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene for inherited kidney and liver disease in young children
...se of the recessive type, inherited only when both parents
carry an abnormal copy of the disease gene, was more difficult to isolate. In 1994, a German group narrowed the area of the disease gene to a region on chromosome 6. Dr. Harris and colleagues at Mayo Clinic were able to identify the gene by first fi...
High intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer investigated at Indiana University School of Medicine
...S - Ultrasound technology, long known to expectant parents
and used in the monitoring of fetal conditions, is making new waves at the Indiana University School of Medicine for its value in fighting prostate cancer. A Phase I clinical trial at the IU School of Medicine investigates the efficiency and safety o...
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