Tag: "adolescence" at medical news

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

...vironment when theyre susceptible to change. Late adolescence is a great time to impart good health behaviors, says Reilly, noting that most college students are making independent choices about food and activity for the first time in their lives. It was a real wake-up call, says Heather Carmichael, a UNH se...

Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?

...bodies with a physician of the opposite sex. While adolescence may be years away, Freed encourages parents to plan ahead, and select a pediatrician with whom their children will feel most comfortable as they grow. ...

NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US

...k of evidence for dramatic cognitive growth during adolescence was a surprise. The long-term goal of the study team is to link these behavioral data to MRI scans of the children's brains. Together, the two data sets will allow researchers to view how the brain grows and reorganizes itself throughout childho...

High-quality child care for poor children found to offset the risk of later depression

...arly childhood years with follow-up assessments in adolescence and young adulthood. The study found that young adults who had participated in the child care program as young children had fewer symptoms of depression than those who had not taken part. The study also found that early child care moderated the effe...

New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

... 1920s. The participants were interviewed first in adolescence and then again in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s and late...usness over a lifetime, Dillon and Wink found that adolescence is a high point of religiousness for most people. This discovery was exciting considering only a few...

Chunky adolescents' cardiovascular health is headed in wrong direction

...ays, snapping his fingers. "Blood pressure in your adolescence will track to your adulthood, so its likely there will be amplification when you get older." In blacks and whites, incremental increases in blood pressure even showed up at night, when pressures are generally lowest. Also, the heavier the adolescen...

RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking

...ren's exposure to alcohol advertising during early adolescence appears to influence both beer drinking and their intentions to drink a year later, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today. The study of children in the sixth and seventh grades found that those exposed to alcohol advertising at high le...

HIV in late childhood and adolescence a growing problem

...d is very unusual, and that survival from birth to adolescence with HIV was so unlikely without treatment as to b...s 1 in 4 may survive into late childhood or early adolescence without diagnosis or treatment." However, late diagnosis is likely to have a significant effect on...

Early sex may lead teens to delinquency, study shows

...ese negative effects of early sex may last through adolescence and into early adulthood. When the same respondents were surveyed again in 2002 when most were between the ages of 18 and 26 results showed that the age of first sex was still associated with levels of delinquency. "The timing of events such ...

Intelligent children more likely to become vegetarian

... may help to explain why higher IQ in childhood or adolescence is linked with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease in adult life, write the authors. Alternatively, the link may be merely an example of many other lifestyle preferences that might be expected to vary with intelligence, but which may or may no...

RAND study shows solitary drug, alcohol and cigarette use puts adolescents at higher risk

...rs are at risk for a wide range of problems during adolescence that persist into young adulthood, such as low academic achievement, stealing and other social problems. The RAND Health study, published in the December edition of the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, is the first to study adolescent sol...

U of M study shows promoting self-weighing in teens is not helpful to weight management

...iated with diet and weight-related behavior during adolescence so more effective nutrition interventions can be developed. This study was supported by the Maternal and Child Health Program, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services....

Adolescent smokers have a greater risk of developing alcohol-use disorders than nonsmokers

...are in line with an emerging literature that shows adolescence may be a unique window of vulnerability for addictions development. If it is proven that nicotine directly impacts vulnerability to alcoholism and other addictions, then that is a new, strong message to add to the health-education arsenal. However,...

Peer and family support tops needs of young adult cancer survivors

...psychological and social changes that occur during adolescence may contribute to the different outcomes. Therefore, understanding the unique treatment needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer may yield better understanding of cancer management. "These findings provide oncology professionals and young ...

Phys ed class more effective when there's more talking

...ear. "Physical activity starts to decline during adolescence and continues to do so throughout adulthood," Hortz said. "We're trying to help change students' attitudes toward physical activity. This program lets them exercise whenever, however and wherever they want to."...

Adolescent brains are insensitive to alcohol for a short time, but at great cost

...to alcohol abuse. Whereas brain development during adolescence may initially serve to safeguard youth from certai... an understudied area, particularly with regard to adolescence and alcohols effects, added Silveri. The choice of this dependent variable is timely in that human ...

Depression symptoms less likely in kids with accurate self-perceptions

... evidence of increased prevalence of depression in adolescence as well as a decrease in the age of first onset of depression," Kistner said. "We need to identify children in the late elementary school grades who are at risk for depression and to increase our understanding of the factors that contribute to the de...

Low birth weight infants may have cognitive and physical problems when they reach adolescence

...iated with cognitive and motor outcomes as late as adolescence runs counter to the view that, absent severe disability, early biological risk factors are of little importance in later life," the authors conclude. "The prevention of white matter injury and the need for mechanical ventilation may be key to improv...

One-third of US youth not physically fit

...health problem because low physical fitness during adolescence tends to track into adulthood, and low-fit adults are at substantially increased risk for chronic disease morbidity [illness] and mortality [death]," the authors write. Because active youth tend to be more physically fit, experts recommend that phys...

Childhood lead exposure linked to increased injuries as teens

...t impact a person's functional abilities well into adolescence and adulthood."...

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