Tag: "adolescents" at medical news
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
... five years, we should have ways to identify which adolescents
will become schizophrenic, and we can then begin to test the preventative power of treatments."...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...n addition, they added, the responses of children, adolescents
and the elderly to light therapy may differ, compa...ht therapy dosing might differ. Also, children and adolescents
may need lower doses than the elderly. "And if eye problems such as cataracts are more prevalent amo...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...lenges for economically disadvantaged children and adolescents
in the Rochester area and develop partnerships with community-based organizations to improve the delivery of care. The program has received national recognition and in 2001 received the Ambulatory Pediatric Association's Outstanding Teaching Award, t...
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
believe that oral sex is less risky to their healt...y less risky to their health than vaginal sex. The adolescents
believed that oral sex also was less likely to have negative social and emotional consequences, such...
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
...the usual physical activity of 421 black and white adolescents
for five days. Cardiovascular fitness was measured... suggest that general exercise recommendations for adolescents
should encourage vigorous physical activity," study authors write. However, to help ensure success, ...
Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls
...likelihood of the adolescent gaining weight. Those adolescents
who reported having an obese parent were more than...uggest that prevention efforts should target those adolescents
with these particular high-risk behaviors to understand what is causing the rise in obesity and to h...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
...sed risk of various types of cancer. Children and adolescents
are becoming more and more obese and are also developing these complications. In the U.S. this has meant that the next and coming generations may be the first in modern history to be sicker and a shorter lifespan than their parents, which is conside...
Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS
...ultant in adolescent medicine. Mortality rates for adolescents
from injury and suicide have increased fivefold ov... infections, smoking and teenage pregnancies among adolescents
have also increased or shown no improvement over the last twenty years. "Adolescence is a critical p...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...ested to know the extent to which older adults and adolescents
make similar estimations of their alcohol consumption." "Teaching people what constitutes a single drink applies to the general public, too," said White. "Most people are aware that a drink or two per day could convey benefits for the heart. This...
American Heart Association telephone news briefing
...besity The prevalence of overweight children and adolescents
has almost quadrupled since the 1980s. This statement outlines the cardiovascular consequences of childhood obesity and suggests prevention strategies. Women with large waistlines and elevated triglycerides face a dramatic increase in the risk of...
Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study
... the obesity scale in a new international study of adolescents
from 34 countries, says co-author Dr. Ian Janssen, a professor in Queen's University's School of Physical & Health Education and Department of Community Health & Epidemiology. And sedentary behaviour like watching television was strongly correlated...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...ts aged 13-18. "When we look at the services these adolescents
are receiving, we simply find they are not receivi...ansition stage," she said. "Research is clear that adolescents
are at risk for adopting health-compromising behaviors." At the same time, research shows teens tend...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
...hat physicians could identify and advise high-risk adolescents
and young adults concerning their risk factors (hyperlipidemia, hypertension, smoking, obesity, and hyperglycemia) and their long-term risk of CHD."...
College education protects middle-age caucasian women against obesity
...e 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 authors state that "While overall rates of obesity have increased dramatically in the United States, ...
Treating children with chronic hepatitis C
...ginterferon-alfa-2b plus ribavirin in children and adolescents
with chronic hepatitis C was well tolerated and yielded an encouraging result with 59 percent sustained viral response," the authors report. While the response rate was not significantly higher compared to studies using non-pegylated interferon-alfa-...
FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis
...s to wear off after five to 10 years, leaving many adolescents
susceptible to this highly contagious disease. "...pertussis in the United States, particularly among adolescents
who are an important reservoir for the disease and often the source of infection for infants," said ...
Marijuana withdrawal reported by teens seeking treatment
... at a moderate or greater severity level. "In the adolescents
who provided information, we observed a lot of variability regarding the presence and severity of withdrawal symptoms, which is consistent with what we have seen in several studies of adults who use marijuana frequently," said Vandrey. "Overall, our ...
Lack of sleep can affect athletic performance in teens
...eep patterns and circadian rhythms in children and adolescents
in the May 24 issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine.... chronic insufficient sleep," says Carskadon, "and adolescents
who don't get enough sleep on a regular basis are extremely impaired in the morning." For this reas...
Earlier treatment of perinatal HIV associated with decreased HIV progression, better outcomes
...15,000 to 20,000 perinatally-infected children and adolescents
still need answers to problems such as salvage therapy, long-term complications from the disease or from ART, neurodevelopmental complications, and the ongoing need for new and simplified treatments. It would be a mistake to reduce funding for clinic...
Type 2 diabetes is increasing among children all over the world
...les and reports on type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
between 1978 and 2004. Although the review is lim...e occurrence of these disorders among children and adolescents
emphasizes the degree to which lifestyles have deteriorated and the urgent need to begin to develop ...
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