Tag: "young" at medical news
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
... be a critical factor. The researchers studied 127 young
women from three sexual health clinics. All of the...g five years or were aged 17 years and under. The young
women were screened for genital infections, including chlamydia, wart virus (human papillomavirus or...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...d struck nearly 58,000 people--mainly children and young
adults. The most critically ill were confined to a mechanical ventilator known as an iron lung, robbed of their ability to breathe on their own. Others escaped on crutches, crippled but not paralyzed. Panic was pandemic. It is almost impossible to ex...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
A new study finds poor survival rates among young
adults and older adolescents with some cancers may...tion" for the poor cancer survival improvements in young
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
... studies have shown certain populations, including young
black males and overweight males, have a problem with pressure returning to normal because of reduced ability to eliminate sodium. Dr. Kapuku wants to know if this impaired ability to regulate sodium also increases the risk for the early changes in t...
Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection
...some communities have a low percent of carriage in young
children and other communities have a high percent of carriage," Dr. Huang said....
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...ponsible for many of those deaths affecting mainly young
children under 5 and adults older than 50. "Violence was the major cause of death in Muhajiria (72 percent), with all but one of the 25 violent deaths in men." "The prevalence of acute malnutrition was high, particularly in Kalma where nearly 24 pe...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...ation, which is to be delivered to adolescents and young
adults (aged 13 to 20) affected by bulimia nervosa... increasing problem is Scotland, with about 10% of young
women affected by such conditions. Given the rise in the number of sufferers and the under-provision...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
...ective behavioral change. The authors suggest that young
adults in particular are likely to be more interested in the appearance-enhancing benefits of tanning than the possibility of developing skin cancer in the distant future. Heike I. M. Mahler, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, and col...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
...e licensing and use of a new conjugate vaccine for young
children in February 2000, according to research c...he seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for young
children in the U.S. in February 2000, the vaccine was in general use in Atlanta by the end of 2000....
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...efore 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 federal government has an obligation to provide accurate informatio...
Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior
...y even encourage higher risk sexual behavior among young
adults, say study authors Hannah Brckner, assistan...ion go away," said Brckner. Pledging may lead some young
adults to engage in alternative sexual behaviors in order to preserve their virginity. Among virgins...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
... on the dramatic rise in obesity, especially among young
people and minorities, is from a special report ap...r marketing campaign by the food industry aimed at young
children," said Ludwig. "Cutbacks in funding for regular, mandatory PE classes and limited insurance...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
... failure becoming a relatively common condition of young
adulthood." Two thirds of American adults today are obese or overweight, and the proportion of people with extreme obesity has risen especially rapidly, the investigators note. Thus far, medical treatment has had little success in offsetting this tr...
Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis
...ates and is a major acquired neurologic disease in young
adults. Common signs and symptoms of MS include fatigue, psychological and cognitive changes, weakness or paralysis of limbs, numbness, vision problems, difficulties speaking or walking, bladder problems, and sexual dysfunction. Wake Forest Baptist ...
Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans
...ings prove true in human studies, it could benefit young
people, who tend to be frequent consumers of high-fat fast-foods. Although HPMC isn't likely to prevent obesity, the compound may reduce the chances that obese people will develop diabetes and its deadly complications, particularly heart disease, the...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...gious disease can be deadly in infants who are too young
to be fully immunized. Up to 90 percent of non-vaccinated susceptible household members may develop the disease when exposed to people infected with pertussis. Pertussis, which is under-reported and under-recognized, is a common cause of prolonged...
SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...be the source of infection for infants who are too young
to be fully immunized," added Dr. Rickert. "If approved, BoostrixTM [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed (Tdap)] would add a pertussis component to the routine tetanus/diphtheria booster currently adm...
Brain imaging reveals secrets of love, fear and betrayal
...eral Shakespeare plays will be acted by a group of young
students of Shakespeare studies. The event, to be held at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, is part of the worldwide events marking Brain Awareness Week and here in Edinburgh is organised by the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and the Centr...
Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different
...rgeted to African American and Hispanic youth, and young
adults. "Malt liquor brands such as Steel Reserve...y to connote power and machismo and lure youth and young
adults into the market. Rap artists have been popular images in malt liquor advertising and 'gangst...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...se results are consistent with previous studies of young
girls, adolescents and adult women. In this respect African-American women do not seem to benefit from educational attainment in the same way that white women do." "The lack of an observable benefit on BMI for educated African-American women is parti...
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