Tag: "boys" at medical news
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
...utes of moderate activity daily. Not surprisingly, boys
had less body fat than girls, says Dr. Gutin. White and black females averaged 29.8 percent body fat and 30 percent respectively. Teenage girls should target at or below 25 percent, based on the accurate DXA measurement; over 30 percent body fat is c...
Prenatal sonography has no effect on the intellectual capacity of the developing child
...ology, is based on data from approximately 180,000 boys
born in the 1970s, when routine ultrasonic examina...ir military service. When researchers compared the boys
who had been scanned with those that had not, it transpired that intellectual capacity was lower in ...
New research reveals working mothers do not adversely impact on children's diets
...hy snacking' were more likely among: boys 60% of boys
compared with 53% of girls were classified as 'less healthy eaters' children living in more deprived areas - 45% of those from 'least', 57% from 'mid' and 65% from 'most' deprived areas were classified as 'less healthy eaters' children whose mothe...
Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life
...eep breathing disturbance. Thirty-one children, 22 boys
and nine girls, were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea on the basis of a polysomnogram and adenotonsillectomy was recommended. Of the 31 children, 29 returned for follow-up at six months. Of that group, 24 had undergone surgery and five had not....
Lipoprotein abnormalities found in severely obese children
... growth charts). Of the children, 53 percent were boys
and 47 percent were girls. Seventy percent were categorized as white/other, including four children who were Hispanic, Native American or Asian, while 30 percent were black. They found differences between black and white children in the sizes and su...
Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys
...juvenile justice system exhibit more risks than do boys
for problem behaviors that may lead them to seriou...ding to new research. Girls had more problems than boys
in areas such as family and peer relations, physical health, mental health, traumatic events, and ac...
Minority youths self-esteem grows, not shrinks over time
...d. And contrary to other common assumptions, both boys
and girls experienced similar trajectories. "Black adolescents reported higher self-esteem, while Asian American adolescents reported lower self-esteem, compared to their Latino peers," the authors state. Latinos experienced the sharpest increase o...
Boys, too, suffer long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse
...or was a man or woman. "Thus, the vulnerability of boys
to perpetration of [childhood sexual abuse] by both males and females deserves increased national attention," notes the study....
Teenage depression can be enduring, but is more often short-lived
...d mothers. Girls were more than twice as likely as boys
to show depression at both ages 15 and 20, Hammen said. Parents commonly do not see depression in their children, she said. "Parents often don't pick up on inner despair or distress, and notice depression mainly as irritability or loss of enjoyment o...
New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier
...r levels of LDL, or "bad," cholesterol. Girls and boys
who consumed more dairy products were more likely to have a lower BMI. In addition, boys
who consumed more desserts, snacks, and pizza were more likely to have higher BMI and LDL levels. ...
Treating autism 'right the first time'
...nder on IQ, language age and symptom severity. Two boys
and girl, the responders ranged in chronological a...rs, 5 months. The non-responders were likewise two boys
and a girl, aged chronologically from 3 years, 1 month to 5 years, 10 months. The children received...
Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States
...ght from their homeland, around 300 young Sudanese boys
found new homes in America. Bereft of family, these "Lost Boys of Sudan" were placed with U.S. families, where, in large part, they thrived. Their resettlement, however, has not been without a new sort of trauma. According to a recent study by Pa...
Johns Hopkins study shows home test kits highly effective against sexually transmitted diseases
...in one year, 26 percent of girls and 20 percent of boys
were reinfected with the STD. These numbers were considerably higher than the 7 percent to 13 percent rates for reinfection reported nationally by the CDC, whose guidelines call retesting three to four months after infection. Gaydos believes that ...
Media violence linked to concentration, self-control
...on-making and self-control. Two groups each of 14 boys
and five girls were involved in the study. All the members of one group had a chronic pattern of violent behavior and had been diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorder (DBD). The second or control group had no history of behavior problems. Membe...
Teen-agers with Type 1 diabetes already developing cardiovascular disease
...ornia and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Teen-age boys
with type 1 diabetes showed evidence of greater at...ccording to the study. Researchers also noted that boys
with diabetes who smoked, inhaled second-hand smoke or had unfavorable levels of blood lipids-such a...
New research evidence on anger in children and adults
... report being persistently angry in adulthood. But boys
are more likely than girls to be reported as frequently angry. Thirty-somethings with no partner are more likely to report angry feelings than people with partners. Anger seems to wane with age in both childhood and adulthood. The older cohort, pe...
Urgent measures needed to tackle HIV epidemic in Moscow
...il 2002 the researchers surveyed 200 girls and 200 boys
at a juvenile detention facility, 202 women and 200 men at homeless detention centres, and 200 women and 60 men at a remand centre in Moscow. 160 women at the remand centre were sex workers. They found that at least one bacterial sexually transmitted...
NIMH study finds antipsychotic Risperidone safe, effective as intermediate term treatment for autism
...dy, researchers randomly assigned 101 subjects 82 boys
and 19 girls ages 5 to 17 to receive either placebo or risperidone. Subjects who improved substantially after eight weeks continued treatment for up to six months. Researchers observed a small sample of subjects at the end of the study during the wi...
Snoring now, hyperactive later?
...y those same symptoms at follow-up. One group, the boys
who were under the age of 8 and had the worst slee... developed new hyperactivity four years later than boys
of the same age who hadn't had such sleep problems. The results are from a prospective study of 229...
New study shows use of Lorenzo's oil prevents onset of pediatric neurological disorder
...Md. (July 11, 2005) Use of Lorenzo's Oil in young boys
who have been diagnosed with but are not yet showi...-accepted research methods. The study followed 89 boys
ages seven and younger who tested positive for an abnormal gene that identifies X-ALD. Over a per...
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