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Award-winning research affirms use of hypnosis in eliminating pain

...adults and the biopsychosocial differences between teenagers who are smokers or non-smokers. For further information, go to www.psyc.vt.edu/faculty/faculty.asp?f=hjc ....

Update: Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent

...us on the most neglected group of cancer patients teenagers and young adults and to build and equip specialist units for teenagers and young adults. Leading international specialists from Europe and America will present new resear...

UK Teenage Cancer Trust demands government action to aid young cancer patients

... endorsement would help to make Health Trusts take teenagers seriously, accelerate the development of TCT units...eans it is difficult to assess accurately how many teenagers get cancer, so information to establish requirements and on which to base services is lacking.. T...

Teenagers with cancer are missing out on vital services

...d on the Government to make further provisions for teenagers with cancer, who are currently falling far behind ... March, he said there were a number of reasons why teenagers were falling behind in cancer services. "75% of children are entered into Clinical Trials. This drop...

America's teens: Growing up and out

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 Today's teenagers are gaining weight at twice the rate of their pare...e. Further analysis showed that the average BMI of teenagers in the original cohort increased by about 0.44 per year of age, compared with 1.1 per year of age in...

Problems controlling anger lead to weight gain for teens

...eight, at baseline and during the study period.The teenagers also completed the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) to gauge anger levels, which measured "anger-in," "anger-out," "anger control" and "anger expression." "Anger in" is not expressing feelings out of fear of what other people will thi...

Carnegie Mellon interactive-video DVD helps teens avoid sexually transmitted diseases

...re sitting in a doctor's waiting room--on average, teenagers wait 40 minutes to receive medical care, she said. "We now have this DVD that can be incorporated into clinical care very easily. This is a way of getting information to patients very cheaply," Downs said. Clips of the DVD can be viewed at www.What...

Rare risk: Adolescent binging on marijuana linked to stroke

... brain. Two of the adolescents died. "Here were teenagers binging on marijuana, some of whom are inexperienced. It sounds like the typical way many teens use it," Dr. Geller says. "Although reported strokes associated with marijuana use are few, marijuana use may represent a genuine risk factor for strok...

Study finds lean beef can be part of healthy diet for teens

Diets rich in lean beef can help teenagers maintain their levels of useable iron, teach impor...h levels of heme iron are especially important for teenagers who participate in sports, and who are experiencing growth spurts and other changes during puberty, ...

Average blood pressure levels on rise among American children/teenagers

...d diastolic blood pressure levels for children and teenagers have risen substantially since 1988, according to ...eight relative to height. Overweight children and teenagers have a BMI that falls in the 95th percentile or higher on age- and gender-specific growth charts, co...

Graphic images of violence alter children's attitudes toward aggression

...ctims has found that exposing at-risk children and teenagers to grizzly videos and photos of these patients' wounds can significantly change the youths' beliefs about the value and consequences of aggression. The study, by researchers with the Johns Hopkins Injury Prevention and Community Outreach Collaborat...

Study suggests breastfeeding reduces cardiovascular risk later in life

... formula milk. The investigators followed up 216 teenagers (aged 13-16 years) who had been randomised to different milks in two trials for infant nutrition (breastmilk verses preterm formula, and preterm formula verses term formula) in the early 1980s. Among the measures used at follow-up to assess adolescen...

GI health affected by consumption of coffee and carbonated drinks

... CSD consumption started in childhood and American teenagers drank two cans of CSD per day on average, which can explain the birth cohort effect. White children drank significantly more CSD than black children. In general, identical time trends were seen worldwide, as countries with per capita CSD below 10 ga...

New survey reveals surprising insights into parental attitudes toward teenage sexual behavior

...eals parents' primary concerns as they ready their teenagers for the new school year. Not surprisingly, most parents (67 percent) reported that, to them, academics were the most important aspect of their adolescent's life. While nearly 60 percent of parents also reported they were concerned about the consequ...

Teenage smoking still 'worryingly high': Girls twice as likely as boys to puff away

The number of teenagers smoking remains worryingly high, with girls twice as likely as boys to take it up, according to ESRC-sponsored research tracking the habits of a large group of youngsters over the past six years. Research led by Dr Mark Conner, of the School of Psych...

Whooping cough makes a national comeback

...the results of a new national survey of parents of teenagers conducted by the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM), less than one in five parents surveyed (approximately 18 percent) reported being concerned with the prospect of their child contracting pertussis, and more than 25 percent aware offamiliar the ...

Development of working memory, allowing voluntary control of behavior, defined

...sburgh School of Medicine. "Anyone with kids or teenagers knows that they can make irrational decisions when they are under stress," said Dr. Luna. "That is not just because they are trying to be difficult kids simply are not yet able to access the brain regions that allow adults to react in a more contro...

Blacks less likely to start smoking, less likely to quit

... social disapproval of smoking may have kept black teenagers and black women from starting to smoke, King says. He adds that preventive programs reflecting those cultural values played a greater role in reducing current smoking than cessation efforts did. In addition, the gap between blacks and whites in cessa...

Socio-economic factors sway African-Americans

...d tendencies toward smoking among African American teenagers and women, as well as among nonnative Black populations and Blacks in certain U.S. geographic regions," King says. "The data suggest that cultural preventive influences have been more effective than cessation programs in reducing smoking rates among ...

Imaging study finds a structural difference in the brains of cocaine addicts

...some people cannot make good judgements just like teenagers who take excessive risks in pursuit of thrills. It looks like this is a continuing problem for people with cocaine addiction, and now we know where in the brain that problem resides." The authors note that further studies are required to definitivel...

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