Tag: "teenagers" at medical news
Teens' second pregnancy rates lower with long-term contraceptives
The best way to help teenagers
prevent a second pregnancy soon after their first ...t these contraceptives are uniquely effective with teenagers
because they are currently the only methods that make the default (do-nothing) position as nonpregna...
Study on teen licensing: N.C. crashes involving 16-year-olds drop dramatically
...e crashes are the most common cause of death among teenagers
in the United States, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The crash risk is highest among the youngest drivers. Inexperience and impulse actions contribute to the greater crash propensity among beginning drivers. Sinc...
Tax increases can cut the number of habitual teen smokers
...ely small increases in cigarette taxes can prevent teenagers
from becoming heavier smokers, according to a new ...at raising cigarette taxes decreases the number of teenagers
who smoke or the number of cigarettes they smoke if they do. This study, published in the February i...
School-based program effective in lowering teens' HIV risk
...nted significant increases in condom use among the teenagers
who participated in the classroom-based program, s...rvention may have dissipated due to changes in the teenagers
relationships or inconsistencies in the peer-educators own behavior. While teens already in intimat...
Sexual revolution and teenagers is explored in ASAs magazine, Contexts
...ing the alleged end of the sexual revolution among teenagers
in the article After the Sexual Revolution: Gender...nd 17 are sexually active. Between 1991 and 1997, teenagers
reporting having sexual intercourse dropped 5.7 percent, and the teen pregnancy rate was down 14 per...
Marijuana use linked to hallucinogen use
...ults showed that by age 21, almost one-half of the teenagers
who had smoked marijuana had a chance to try a hallucinogen, compared to only one in 16 of the teenagers
who had never smoked marijuana. Within a time period of one year after the first chance to use a hal...
Classroom management linked to lesser teen alienation from school
...h suggests that school connectedness helps protect teenagers
against a number of risky behaviors because it has...r, pay attention, and hand in assignments on time, teenagers
report substantially stronger feelings of connectedness than do other teens. * Classroom size, long ...
Let them sleep!
...can Academy of Neurology, researchers propose that teenagers
need more sleep than they may be getting, and that...s research has indicated that sleep-wake habits of teenagers
vary from those of adults and younger children, and that many adolescents experience chronic partial...
High-intensity physical training improves cardiovascular fitness in obese adolescents
... offered 5 days per week, during which most of the teenagers
were transported to and from physical training by ...obese adolescents. The authors suggest that obese teenagers
be advised to exercise as vigorously as they can sustain to achieve improvements in cardiovascular f...
A caring mother is a childs best defence against drug culture
...as probably due to the additional peer pressure on teenagers
to try drugs. The one exception was among teenagers
who had strong attachments to their mothers, which was found to remain a very effective barrier to d...
One-off lesson improves teenagers' knowledge of emergency contraception
...ontraception, given by a trained teacher, improves teenagers
knowledge of the correct time limits for using eme...actors undoubtedly play a role. However, educating teenagers
on the time limits for use of emergency contraception after unprotected sex is more likely to have a...
Inner city adolescents identify jobs, education as keys to their future
Inner city teenagers
in North Philadelphia identified education and emp...originally assumed that the main concerns of urban teenagers
would be avoiding teen pregnancy and violence. We designed a survey to directly ask teenagers
Teens more anxious than assumed
...ence anxiety while they were smoking. "Low-anxiety teenagers
may be less used to anxiety, so they may smoke to ease the discomfort of anxious feelings," Whalen suggested. "Or smoking may actually raise anxiety levels through some physiological mechanism." Whalen and her colleagues continue to study the student...
Cigarette marketing can undermine good parenting
...r they had more or less authoritative parents. The teenagers
also answered questions to assess their receptivit... three-year follow-up survey in 1999. Overall, the teenagers
from more authoritative households were half as likely to have started smoking between the first and...
'Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day' -- Really?
...to mental confusion and even death in athletes, in teenagers
after ingesting the recreational drug Ecstasy, and in ordinary patients. And he lists other disadvantages of a high water intake: (a) possible exposure to pollutants, especially if sustained over many years; (b) frequent urination, which can be both ...
Time, trust key to successful teen-doctor relationship
...Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. However, teenagers
also may want to have access to doctors other than their primary care physicians when they have symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases or other diseases that they may feel embarrassed about, Ginsburg says. The factors that were most important to a...
Study: Closeness to mother can delay first instance of sexual intercourse among younger teens
...in the eighth and ninth grades. But simply warning teenagers
about the dangers of early sex or telling them tha...chers examined self-reports from mothers and their teenagers
over the course of a year to gain a better understanding of mother-teen relationships as they affect...
Benefits of discussing teenage health concerns are small but encouraging
...y in this week's BMJ. Researchers identified 1,516 teenagers
(aged 14-15 years) from eight general practices in...tionnaires at three months and 12 months. Some 970 teenagers
completed questionnaires; 23% smoked, 35% had been drunk in the previous three months, 64% considere...
UF study: Adolescent girls who set goals too high may risk anorexia
...s are secretive, such as purging. Mood changes in teenagers
also may deserve closer attention in light of the study's finding that girls with depressed feelings and bulimic symptoms are more likely to develop the full-blown bulimic disorder, she said. "People think that adolescent girls are supposed to be mo...
Study finds that children are exposed to too many violent movies
...llege have found that a surprising number of young teenagers
are watching extremely violent movies. Their study, which appears in the December 2002 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health and was supported by the National Cancer Institute, examines the reach of extremely violent movies among a sample of mor...
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