Tag: "teen" at medical news
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
...ets the night before, says Dr. Kohler. A child or teen
who regularly gets enough sleep will have improved...djustment for the most itinerant traveler. To the teen
and the family, it is a battleground where biology meets the harsh new reality of school bells. To ...
Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
Recent dating violence among urban teen
females and lifetime history of sexual assault among urban teen
males may be associated with suicide attempts, according to a report in the June issue of Archives o...
Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use
Steroid use among teen
girls is not limited to those involved in competit... indicated dramatic increases in the prevalence of teen
girls using steroids. Previous analyses of female steroid use have focused on older women and found ...
Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes
... & Science University have found steroid use among teen
girls is not limited to athletes and often goes hand in hand with other unhealthy choices, including smoking and taking diet pills. The study will be published in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...culum, encouraging contraceptive use, connecting a teen
with primary care and promoting school continuation. The program did not reduce the odds of repeated pregnancy or depression; nor did it achieve coordination with primary care.Home Visiting for Adolescent Mothers: 2-Year Follow-up Effects on Paren...
U of M teen sex and depression study finds most teens' mental health unaffected by nonmarital sex
...fering mental health problems from having sex as a teen
is relatively low, but Meier said low risk still r...sents a large group of teens affected, as half the teen
population is having sex. She cautioned that the study does not suggest that positive effects result...
US movies expose youth to billions of smoking images
...pparently free delivery of star smoking to a young teen
population is a tobacco marketer's dream," said Dr. Sargent. More than 3,000 actors appeared in these movies, and 500 of them smoked on screen. Yet 30 of the top stars, mostly male, delivered more than 25% of the total smoking images. At the same...
Simple screening can help decrease teen risk behaviors
...are trying to avoid. So, identifying early that a teen
is engaging in a risky behavior may prevent that b...n be useful in quickly identifying a wide range of teen
risk behaviors," says Lescano. This is important, the authors say, because when teens are seen for m...
Child and adolescent psychiatrists could improve their screening for dating violence
... lead in initiating this discussion. Screening for teen
dating violence is everyone's job, says Brown; Tee...result, can further address the growing problem of teen
dating violence, says Brown....
Sleep disturbances affect classroom performance
...m with a primary care physician, and to have their teen
screened for ADHD if necessary, added Pagel. Teens are advised to follow these recommendations to getting a good nights sleep, which will help lead to better school performance: Get a full nights sleep on a regular basis. Do not stay up all ...
Teens overlooked in cancer research
...diatric cancer specialist Dr. Ronald Barr says the teen
gap in cancer care has been overlooked for far too long. Statistics show that gains in survival rates for teenagers and young adults (age 15 - 29) with cancer are dismal when compared to those for youngsters and older adults with the disease. ...
NYU Child Study Center expert offers tips to help curb teen binge drinking
... TIP 1: Clearly state what actions you expect your teen
to take when confronted with substance use. Teens ...the rules of acceptable use. TIP 3: Help your teen
find leisure activities and places for leisure activities that are substance-free. Then, keep track ...
Sleep disturbances, nightmares are common among suicide attempters: Journal Sleep
... and adult women report nightmares more often than teen
and adult men. Parents can also be disturbed of their sleep if their children have severe nightmares. Nightmare disorder develops when you have nightmares on a frequent basis. Nightmare disorder is not as common. About two to eight percent of peo...
CHPA statement regarding 'Monitoring the Future' findings on cough medicine abuse
...er interested parties. "To help prevent or stop teen
medicine abuse, parents should: Educate themselves about the problem of teens looking to otherwise safe and beneficial products, like medications, as a means to a high and know the warning signs. Talk to their teens about all types of drug abuse,...
Effect of tobacco ads may backfire
...aimed at youths not only has no negative effect on teen
smoking, it may actually encourage youngsters to smoke, according to a study co-authored by an Oregon State University researcher. Results from the study also show that tobacco industry-sponsored prevention ads aimed at parents often have harmful eff...
Contact lenses a good choice for children 12 and younger
...of life.) Questions included how much a child or teen
liked wearing contact lenses or glasses, how clear...ptions seem to change dramatically once a child or teen
began wearing contact lenses. "Vanity doesn't seem to be a factor in children's or teens' satisfac...
Teen girls make better health choices with intervention program
...nificantly. "Focusing our attention on vulnerable teen
girls with even moderate increases in weight is cr...t is known about the eating and exercise habits of teen
girls and demonstrates how school systems can impact adolescent overweight and reduce risk factors f...
Teens half as likely to smoke if they are wise to subliminal messages in cigarette ads
...ing could be an effective intervention to decrease teen
smoking, but they also provide some of the first q...lp to shed light on the decision-making process of teen
Oral lesions are commonly associated with the disease
...tal emergencies. If you fear that your child or teen
might be at risk, have them tested as soon as possible. The sooner a child is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. Communicate with your dentist if the child has HIV. It will alert them to look closely for signs of disease, plus allow them t...
FSU study: Abortion notification, consent laws reduce risky teen sex
...n effect at the time. The researchers found that teen
gonorrhea rates dropped by an average of 20 percent for Hispanic girls and 12 percent for white girls in states where parental notification laws were in effect. The results were not statistically significant for black girls. The study will be publish...
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