Tag: "teenagers" at medical news
Researchers recommend vaccinating adolescents against whooping cough
.... In fact, pertussis infection is increasing among teenagers
and adults. The rise not only causes financial and...worn off. A new pertussis vaccination suitable for teenagers
and adults was developed about five years ago. "Now's the time to actually start using it," Dr. Fors...
2004's top 10 hot topics in plastic surgery
... believe everything you read, you might think more teenagers
are having cosmetic surgery than are going to college. Contrary to popular belief, people 18 and younger make up only 4 percent of all cosmetic procedures. Although numbers have increased, teens are a small percentage of the total plastic surge...
Mandated parental notification laws concerning prescription contraception would affect teenagers
...eaction. The researchers found that 18 percent of teenagers
would engage in risky sexual behavior (e.g., no me...on in family planning clinics would discourage few teenagers
from having sex and would likely increase rates of adolescent pregnancy and STDs," the authors write...
Smoking causes cognitive impairment in adolescents
...y in Biological Psychiatry. More than 4.5 million teenagers
smoke cigarettes in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Census Bureau. Leslie Jacobsen, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, and her research team tested working m...
State policies decrease youth smoking, drinking and sex
...suggest that state and local legislatures can help teenagers
make decisions to avoid unhealthy behaviors by implementing laws to make cigarettes and beer more difficult to obtain and increase the number of family planning clinics. The study is published in the February 2005 issue of Preventive Medicine. "We fo...
Parents have complex opinions about notification laws for minors' access to contraception
...st (67.6 percent). Few parents (15.4 percent) felt teenagers
would have less sex if PNLs existed, with even few...rents (3.6 percent) believing the laws would cause teenagers
to stop having sex altogether. "Although parents may intellectually recognize the need for adolesce...
Chlamydia testing in pharmacies: Questions that need addressing
...ent reports suggest that more than 10% of Japanese teenagers
are infected with chlamydia, that the incidence of chlamydia infection in UK men rose by around 15% between 2001 and 2002, and that the prevalence of chlamydia in black American women is over 13%. The UK Health Protection Agency has found that in 45 ...
Violence in the media can lead to aggressive behaviour in young children
...ess consistent when considering older children and teenagers
and long-term effects for all ages. The review acknowledges that family and social factors are likely to affect a child's response to violent imagery. One UK study found that the effects of film violence were greater in young people who had grown up...
Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published
...s) is a heritable illness that can be diagnosed in teenagers
and even in young children. Symptoms include grandiose delusions, irritable mood often accompanied by aggression and self-injury, decreased need for sleep without daytime fatigue, speech that is difficult to interrupt, racing thoughts, distractibili...
Concerns over the future of children's health care in British general practice
...writes Professor David Hall. Health promotion for teenagers
is also problematic because of concerns about the privacy and confidentiality offered by their local general practice, despite many practices having sought to reassure young people by establishing special teenage clinics. He believes that the new con...
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
CHICAGO Hispanic teenagers
with lower acculturation (integration into American society) who use Spanish as their primary language are significantly less likely than their English-speaking more highly acculturated Hispanic peers to have had an initial experience of sexual inter...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
Baltimore, MarylandFifteen percent of all teenagers
in the United States undergo orthodontic treatment...sible to use cephalometric radiographs to identify teenagers
at risk for sleep-disordered breathing....
Teenage highs and lows
What risk factors influence teenagers
to start experimenting with marijuana or to move f...e three most important risk factors in identifying teenagers
at risk of continued involvement with marijuana by a Cardiff University scientist, in collaboration ...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
... that the rapid rise in obesity among children and teenagers
in the past 30 years will have life-shortening effects in the future -- perhaps enough to offset any improvements in longevity from anticipated advances in biomedical technology. Researchers also believe the life-shortening effect of obesity could ri...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...ectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). "Most teenagers
have sex before they graduate from high school. Millions of young people, as well as adults, are sexually active outside of monogamous relationships. We need to supply them with the tools to make wise choices." "When spending taxpayer dollars, the ...
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