Tag: "youth" at medical news
Nutrition services are an essential component of school health programs
...ietary and physical activity behaviors of Americas youth
said registered dietitian and SNEs president, Kathleen McMahon. Implementing school policies that will assure promotion of healthful food choices, active lifestyles and integrated nutrition education programs is the right place to start. The school...
Minorities get different mental health care in rich neighborhoods
...d. Chow and colleagues findings also suggest that youth
are important users of public mental health services. They note that 25 percent of black and Hispanic public services patients, along 10 percent of white and Asian patients, were 18 years old or younger. These percentages were the same in both low- a...
Lowering the shoulder on bodychecking
... literature shows that disallowing bodychecking in youth
hockey is the "best hope for reducing young player...checking is not necessary for play at the Canadian youth
and adolescent levels. The authors add that because bodychecking is such an integral part of profess...
Fifteen football players died during 2002 season, none from heatstroke, study finds
... the field, including three in high school, one in youth
football and one in a semi-professional New York l...r were in college and one boy was participating in youth
football. Of the 10, eight deaths came from heart-related causes, one from asthma and one was undete...
UNC study shows Internet offers youths easy way to buy cigarettes
...total of 1,650 packs of cigarettes to the underage youth
in our study." Co-authors of the JAMA report are p...nt six free cartons of cigarettes to two different youth
volunteers. "Although it is against the law for stores to sell cigarettes to minors in every state i...
National enforcement program galvanizes action at the state and local levels to reduce teen drinking
...ce checks, Cops in Shops operations and arrests of youth
for purchases, possession or use of alcohol." I...e no statistically significant differences between youth
in intervention and comparison communities." He cautioned that results were based on only one year...
Study shows dramatic increase in wrist fractures over 30-year span
...ssary to see if the increase in wrist fractures in youth
actually predicts bone fractures later in life....
Institute scientists offer tips for keeping children healthy and happy
...icant contributions to understanding the causes of youth
problem behaviors, including adolescent depression...ds an estimated $422 billion a year as a result of youth
delinquency, binge drinking, dropping out of school, high-risk sexual behavior, and other problems. ...
Novelty-seeking teens more receptive to tobacco advertising, new study shows
...eightened receptivity to tobacco advertising among youth
high in novelty-seeking may be attributable to the...- tobacco advertising campaigns may need to target youth
high in novelty seeking. Anti-tobacco advertising directed at novelty-seeking adolescents should be...
Couch potato lifestyle takes a big bite out of health
...ical, mental and social benefits to be gained from youth
physical activity. However, we typically see huge... "So it's extremely important to find ways to keep youth
involved in and enjoying physical activity," adds Duncan, "Our research suggests that increasing fa...
Study shows Joslin's 'Care Ambassador' program helps kids with diabetes better manage the disease
...ons, the researchers speculated that for every 200 youth
with type 1 diabetes who are provided the care ambassadors services, there is the potential to save $80,000 to $90,000 each year from averted hospitalizations and emergency room visits alone. The care ambassador program is a cornerstone of Joslin's...
Family's income, education affect depression and obesity in teens
...Children's Hospital Medical Center. "To understand youth
health and behaviors, the context in which youth
live must be considered." The study appears in the November issue of the American Journal of Public ...
Addressing medical students as 'student doctors' may help quell patient fears
...fears about being seen by a scruffy, disinterested youth
who may well later report their intimacies in the bar. He also recommends introducing a "donor card" system in education, whereby patients attending clinics are warned in advance of a trainee's potential presence, and the onus is put on them to opt o...
Elementary signs of heart disease found in children
... potential dangers and motivate people to help our youth
increase physical activity and avoid obesity," she said. Greater physical activity can help improve most metabolic syndrome factors, including HDL levels, obesity, high blood pressure and insulin resistance, she said. Preventing obesity also helps a...
One in eight N.C. schoolchildren display three or more heart risks
...he potential dangers and motivate them to help our youth
increase physical activity and avoid obesity." Harrell, the lead researcher, reported her group's findings Sunday (Nov. 9) at an American Heart Association scientific meeting in Orlando, Fla. Co-authors are Dr. Robert G. McMurray, professor of exerc...
Intergenerational program has benefits for children, older adults
...lts, in turn, have become very concerned about the youth
in their communities as a result of the program. They worry about drug and alcohol abuse and are concerned about the children's family life. "Older adults perceive that some children don't get enough individualized attention," Fees said. "They say th...
Senator Jon S. Corzine pledges support to NYU Child Study Center
... study with preschool-aged siblings of adjudicated youth
as well as a U.S. Department of Education funded study of ParentCorps, a prevention program for four year olds attending public pre-kindergarten programs in low-income, urban neighborhoods....
New emergency department program 'fights' firearm-carrying youths
...l. "The emergency department has opportunities for youth
violence surveillance and screening that are not available anywhere else. Emergency physicians must embrace firearm violence prevention as part of their practice and as an important legacy to America's children."...
New MR technique may allow earlier diagnosis of MS
...ve in treating a disease that robs people of their youth
and vitality, according to research presented today at the 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy, researchers at New York University (NYU) School of...
UNC study reveals few problems banning smoking at NC schools
... The research showed that local adults and youth
"champions" facilitated policy changes, Goldstein ...inistrators or other adults initiated changes, but youth
involvement was important and increasing. Advocates successfully personalized health concern...
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