Tag: "youth" at medical news
American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health
...laws on smoking in the workplace, cigarette taxes, youth
access to tobacco and funding of smoking preventio...; and 23 states received an "F" in laws limiting youth
access to tobacco. According to the American Lung Association report, these grades help illustrate...
Overweight Hispanic youth face increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome
...ch shows that large numbers of overweight Hispanic youth
already have complications of obesity, including i...nology & Metabolism (JCEM), indicate that Hispanic youth
may have underlying risk factors that make them more susceptible to diabetes, cardiovascular risks a...
Many Latino children well on their way to diabetes, heart disease
...-Recent headlines about the health of the nation's youth
have raised alarm, but a new study shows that the pervasiveness of the early stages of heart disease and diabetes among Latino children may be particularly disturbing. Three in 10 pre-teens in the University of Southern California Study of Latinos at...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2004 (first issue)
...rge cross-sectional study of survey data from U.S. youth
under age 17, increases in the antioxidants serum ...th and Nutrition Survey (NHAMES III). A household youth
questionnaire, answered usually by the mother, was used for participants less than 17 years old. Th...
OHSU programs for teen athletes are national models, reflect Bush's steroid-free sports initiative
...ove healthy nutrition and exercise behaviors among youth
engaged in sports," said Linn Goldberg, M.D., professor of medicine and head of the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine. OHSU's award-winning program for male adolescent athletes, ATLAS, or Adolescents Trai...
Minors able to buy nicotine replacement therapy products
...ting to quit should consider potential barriers to youth
Studies highlight impact of Sept. 11, Iraq war on adolescents
... submitted a grant for an intervention program for youth
with high normal blood pressure to the National In...ves directly involved in the initial attacks, some youth
with relatives in the military were already worried and concerned for their loved ones," Dr. Treiber...
Innovative reconstructive surgery improves appearance, outcomes for skin cancer patients
...d, 72, of Olympia, Wash., regrets having spent her youth
basking unprotected in the sun's harmful rays. She is one of 250,000 Americans each year who develop a form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. If caught early, squamous cell carcinoma typically doesn't spread, but if neglected or undiscov...
Internet program and videos net nutritional benefits for kids
... University in Milwaukee. "It is the way that the youth
of today learns." Researchers at Marquette University Nursing School, in conjunction with the City of Milwaukee Health Department, used an interactive internet program and short videos to reduce fat intake and increase exercise levels of low-income s...
Obese children less physically fit
...g the accelerated occurrence of type 2 diabetes in youth
that once only occurred in adults." The study of 525 children (303 boys and 222 girls), aged 4 to 18 years, evaluated for overweight or obesity to determine how it affects physical fitness in healthy children. About 12 percent of the children had bo...
Obesity leads to high blood pressure in the young
...ss index years in the children. "The HBP trends in youth
mirrors adult trends in hypertension," said Din-Dzietham. "After NHANES II, BMIs start climbing like we're going up Mt. Everest." Children started eating more fat, eating larger servings and exercising less. Television is often a big factor, as are...
Study will identify best treatment for type 2 diabetes in youth
...he most serious health challenges facing America's youth
today," said Secretary Thompson. "We need to do all we can to develop strategies that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles in our children." About 18.2 million people--6.3 percent of the U.S. population--have diabetes. It is the main c...
Prevention program curbs drug abuse among middle-school youth
...they can effect behavior change in nonusers and in youth
who already smoke and drink....
Sitting in nonsmoking sections a powerful tactic for preventing teen smoking
...chool-based prevention program focused on teaching youth
how to identify and resist social influences to smoke - the main thrust of smoking-prevention education and research for more than two decades - simply doesn't work. While the results were surprising, the data remain a rich resource for further analy...
Rates of trauma and of posttraumatic stress disorder higher among incarcerated youth
...Lifetime diagnoses of PTSD in community samples of youth
range from 6.3 percent to 7.8 percent. Karen M. Abram, Ph.D., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and colleagues investigated the prevalence of exposure to traumatic events and the yearly rates of PTSD among 898 Afric...
Preventing another Columbine: Youth violence prevention conference
...public health perspective. To examine the roots of youth
violence and discuss the latest strategies for pre...l highlight important new findings in the study of youth
violence. Experts believe that violence is the product of the interaction among a variety of biologi...
Reading test may validly estimate pre-dementia functioning
...how the same association between mental ability in youth
and NART scores in old age?" Deary and his team of researchers compared recent NART scores of 509 people with IQ scores from their youth. These 509 subjects had participated in the 1932 Scottish Mental Survey at age 11. This landmark survey of 87,498...
Link between caffeine consumption, high blood pressure found in adolescents
...hfield says. "The prevalence of hypertension among youth
is rising," the researchers write in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine. "By adolescence, both African-American girls and boys have higher systolic blood pressure than Caucasians. To reduce the risk of hypertension among this vulnerable ...
Caffeine consumption associated with increases in blood pressure in adolescents
... the article, the prevalence of hypertension among youth
is rising, and African American adolescents have higher systolic blood pressures (the top blood pressure number) than white adolescents. "Caffeine is considered a preventable risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease," the authors writ...
Extended exposure to sunlight may be related to the development of certain age-related eye diseases
...eported more than ten severe sunburns during their youth
were 2.5 times more likely than those who experienced one or no sunburns to develop drusen within ten years. However, "No relationships were found between UV-B exposure, winter leisure time spent outdoors, skin sun sensitivity, or number of bad sun...
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