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Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns

...erstandingthe causes of pre-term labor, preventing teenage pregnancy, and improvingaccess to prenatal care and education programs may help reduce prematurebirths and deaths related to prematurity. "We've made great strides with our technology and treatment, butthese advances may not result in greater social ...

The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?

...ects of drugs and alcohol. "People's concerns with teenage health issues and sex have become hopelessly jumbl...ey use when they have sex for the first time. Few teenage girls go on birth control pills before having sex for the first time, so if they aren't using condom...

Doctors Missing Chance To Help Teens Who Smoke

...usetts reportedthat many physicians question their teenage patients about smoking, but few ofthem offer any advice or help. They presented the findings at the annualmeeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, a worldwide groupof scientists promoting health through understanding smoking prev...

British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act

...sened quite significantly between 1995-6. In 1996 teenage females accounted for 20 per cent of all pregnancy... the problem is wider than sexual health and cites teenage drug taking, smoking and drinking as other areas of concern, particularly when British teenagers' be...

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon receives $6.5 million to fund studies on health of adolescents and firefighters

...A study will help usdevelop effective programs for teenage girls." "We think part of the reason most drug prevention programs don't work in highschool is because they're not gender-specific," said Elliot. "Girls will havedifferent reasons for these behaviors than boys do. By targeting these reasons, you're ...

Stress Patterns In Adolescence Differ Between Boys And Girls

...he University of California, Los Angelesstudied 88 teenage boys and girls, average age 13, who received treatment at amental health clinic. The teens and their parents provided details aboutspecific events in the teens' lives that had been troubling, such as an argumentwith parents, a school failure, or a mo...

New research indicates that ultra-thin magazine models do not have a long-term,negative impact on adolescent girls

... lead toeating disorders and low self-esteem among teenage girls consisted of laboratoryexperiments. This stu... between magazinemodels and eating disorders among teenage girls? "Perhaps high-risk individualsseek out thin-ideal media messages to learn more effective wei...

Education may help the fight against high blood pressure

...escents' blood pressure in reactionto stress. "The teenage years are the perfect age to target because we can help them learnhealth behaviors that will reduce their risk of developing high blood pressureand cardiovascular disease in adulthood,"says Wilson. The researchers used census data to calculate neighb...

Heart disease begins at a young age

... in childhood. The study of transplant hearts from teenage donors found that one in six of them had significant blockages, or plaque, in at least one coronary artery, a blood vessel that feeds blood to the heart. These findings support American Heart Association recommendations that heart disease and stroke ...

More evidence that soy may reduce breast cancer risk

Including soy in diet from teenage years could offer best chance of protection ...eir diet consistently, beginning as early as their teenage years. Based on the pilot data, Franke feels that a diet that includes routine and long-term use...

Teenagers, drinking and driving: a quick trip to the grave

...tate has a zero-tolerance law." Under these laws, teenage drivers detected with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02 grams per deciliter or above will lose their driver's licenses. "So drinking after driving is doubly illegal," he said. "There are two overall methods to change someone's behavior: enforc...

This summer, Camp Calcium is where the boys are

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. For the first time, teenage boys were invited to attend Camp Calcium on the Pu... by eating the proper amount of calcium during the teenage years. Osteoporosis, which means porous bone, is a disease caused by the deterioration of bone tissu...

How 'negative emotionality' can make you feel sick

...and associated problems typically begin during the teenage years, and often rise dramatically. In 1999, according to the 10th Special Report to the U.S. Congress on Alcohol and Health, 52 percent of 8th graders (14-year-olds) and 80 percent of 12th graders (18-year-olds) reported having used alcohol at leas...

Restricting R-movies linked to decreased teen smoking, drinking

...rify the connection between exposure to movies and teenage smoking and to understand parents role in restricting this exposure. Related Findings: Dalton and Beach are part of a prolific research group at Dartmouth dedicated to understanding adolescent smoking and drinking. The team has published numerous stu...

Early promise of new treatment for type 2 diabetes

...60 years of age, and has recently been reported in teenage children. Treatment for the disorder usually includes alteration to diet, exercise, oral hypoglycaemic agents (which lower blood glucose), and insulin. The naturally occurring hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) has been proposed as a treatment f...

Parents can help black teen girls talk about condom use

The study also showed that teenage females who rarely talked with the partners about ...h Education & Behavior. Of the 522 sexually active teenage females who participated in the study, those who rarely spoke with their parent or parents about sex...

Sexual revolution and teenagers is explored in ASAs magazine, Contexts

...t, with apparent decreasing sexual activity, a new teenage conservatism is emerging. Sophisticated academic studies are substantiating these assumptions. But, is the sexual revolution really over? Are teens returning to conservative sexual values? Are we witnessing the end of sexual liberalism and a new tr...

Under one roof: The risks associated with living in three-generation households

...s: Risk and 3-Generation Households," included 194 teenage mothers from Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle and North...ict as the young mother becomes an adult. Is she a teenage daughter or a young mother? She says as they mature, young mothers are often ready to secure a job ...

New hearing test simulates noise of real world

...ny aspects of hearing continue to develop into the teenage years. By varying the test, Litovsky has also found that children have more difficulty separating competing sounds that produce a more audible reverberation, or echo. Binaural hearing generally allows humans to quiet these echoes, but Litovsky says t...

NHLBI study shows weight concerns increase girls' risk of becoming smokers

... previously reported." National surveys show that teenage smoking, especially among whites, is on the rise, ...9. "The findings show that we need to offer young teenage girls healthy ways of controlling their weight and dealing with stress," said Dr. Eva Obarzanek, NGH...

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