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Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school
...omantic and sexual relationships of an entire high school
over 18 months, providing evidence that these adol...y. Instead, the romantic and sexual network at the school
created long chains of connections that spread out through the community, with few places where stud...
Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn
...ation--which was almost the equivalent of going to school
every day--really did improve brain function in these animals," says Dr. Head. "We're excited about these findings because the interventions themselves are relatively simple and might be easily translated into clinical practice for people."...
Program effective at reducing depression in teens
... years, and with other negative outcomes including school
dropout, pregnancy, substance abuse, and adult depression. Few depressed adolescents receive effective treatment for depression in primary care settings. Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, Ph.D., of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, and...
Collaborative care, training boosts adolescent depression treatment in primary care clinics
...essive symptoms are reported by 28 percent of high school
students during the past year. Research has identified effective treatments, yet adolescents with depression frequently receive no treatment or do not receive the most effective treatments. "Recent controversies about the safety and benefits of anti...
Sleeping less may be related to weight gain
...sue of the Archives, Bass and Turek note that even school
age American children are not obtaining enough sleep and that sleep loss during the formative years of life could be putting our youth on a trajectory toward obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Obesity is associated with metabolic and cardiovascular...
Outlook is bleak for the smallest premature babies: 80 percent have impairment
...22 to 25 weeks of gestation with followup to early school
age. Among the findings is that 41 percent of the extremely premature group have severe or moderate mental impairment at six years of age, compared to only 2 percent of a comparison group of classmates born full term. Only 20 percent of the childre...
Being overweight has a significant effect on a child's quality of life
...ey which assesses physical, emotional, social, and school
functioning in a child. The survey was completed b...lth and subscale scores for emotional, social, and school
functioning were compared by weight category based on International Obesity Task Force cut points. O...
Social development program in childhood aids in positive functioning as an adult
... social development training program in elementary school
reported greater job stability, less incidence of ...group were more likely to have graduated from high school
(91 percent vs. 81 percent) and to have completed two or more years of college (14 percent vs. six p...
Mayo Clinic study suggests no link between autism and immunizations
...d many years after immunizations were mandated for school
entry. Broader, more precise diagnostic criteria f...tic criteria for autism. Reviewing the medical and school
history of this group showed that the incidence of autism was stable until 1988-1991, then increased...
Government solutions won't cure kids' obesity, survey says
...restricting the availability of unhealthy foods in school
vending machines and cafeterias but they opposed raising the costs of these foods or implementing a "junk food tax," the researchers found. Those surveyed were also overwhelmingly in favor of nutrition and exercise education in schools but not at th...
Prentiss Foundation awards $5 million to University Hospitals
...urce for parents whose children are suspended from school
for making violent or threatening remarks while at school. "This gift recognizes the outstanding work of Dr. Findling and his colleagues in addressing the much-needed facilities and programs to benefit children with behavior disorders," says Fred ...
Report on health insurance coverage of Iowa children shows gaps
...h insurance programs in Iowa can ask their doctor, school
nurse or county human services office. In addition, information on hawk-i and Medicaid insurance programs for children is available online at http://www.hawk-i.org or by calling 800-257-8563....
Cumulative trauma in adulthood can worsen health in later years
.../life-threatening illness; had to repeat a year of school
before the age of 18; had either parent experience unemployment for a period of time before the age of 18 or had either parent die before the age of 18. From these study findings, said Dr. Krause, health practitioners can extrapolate why some o...
New study shows early ritalin may cause long-term effects on the brain
...y diagnosed in children of preschool or elementary school
age, ADHD has been estimated to affect 3 to 12 percent of children and is twice as common among boys. Children with ADHD are also likely to have other disorders, such as a learning disability, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, depress...
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States
...Asthma in America Survey Findings 54% missed school
or daycare in the past year as a result of their asthma, with an average of nearly four days missed 39% of parents of children with asthma missed work in the past year due to their child's condition 62% of children said asthma caused them to limit ...
Psychological support helps adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome
...d functional impairment, while their attendance at school
increased significantly. They also reported a significant reduction in other symptoms, such as impaired concentration, muscle pain, and headache. "This study is the first randomised controlled trial to show that cognitive behaviour therapy can succes...
Pitt research shows NASA sleep-wake scheduling guide may need to be changed
...our sleep schedule, perhaps to accommodate work or school
start times, or a change in our commute time," said Timothy H. Monk, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and lead author. "We often wonder if we should make the change all at once, or more gradually over ...
Grab 'n' go breakfast better serves middle school children
...me, many parents are sending their children off to school
without breakfast, but a trial program instituted in a Pennsylvania school
may not only feed those in a rush, but better provide for those entitled to free and reduced price m...
NHLBI stops sickle cell anemia transfusion study
... that can interfere with cognitive functioning and school
performance because brain tissue is damaged. The importance of transfusion therapy in preventing strokes in patients with sickle cell anemia was established in 1997 when the results of the Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia (STOP I) were r...
Dairy Council of California program receives high marks from teachers & students
...y eating lessons that children are learning beyond school
by providing a parent letter that is sent home wit...tive evaluation was conducted during the 2003-2004 school
year by WestEd with approximately 400 California first and second grade students from 30 classrooms ...
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