Tag: "kids" at medical news
Adolescent binge drinking issues
... not be any safe levels of alcohol consumption for kids
because of how sensitive the developing adolescent brain is to alcohol, especially in binge amounts." In describing clinical approaches to addressing the problem, Dr. McFee stressed the importance of age-appropriate adolescent health services and bui...
Free guide helps parents address hearing loss in children
...cally for children. Some come in bright colors and kids
are even proud to wear them. So there is just no excuse for ignoring this problem." "Even seemingly minor hearing problems can significantly impact on child's development," said Dr. Gravel. "If a child in grade school can't hear certain consonants...
Swamped city: New Orleans and nature
...hey can also provide an educational experience for kids
in the city who can't get out to see things like the Atchafalaya basin." He added that there are now more than 20,000 acres of federally protected wetlands within the city limits. In addition to the history of the city's flood control and wetland...
Female adolescents trendsetters in teen talk
... to emphasize something more than males. "When the kids
are still in primary school, their language patterns tend to model their parents even when they are acquiring new language. Where we find a real surge in the use of new features, such as the word like, is with 15- and 16-year-olds," says Tagliamonte....
Cranberry usage common for urinary tract infections
...he efficacy of using cranberry products in healthy kids
with recurrent UTIs. "Several adult studies have had mixed results, but on the whole show that cranberry products are safe in preventing UTIs in adults," Kemper said. Of the 34 parents who reported using cranberry therapy, 32 used cranberry juice, t...
Family environment is a significant predictor of adolescent obesity
...se." However, a key finding from the study is that kids
don't need to engage in high levels of physical activity to prevent obesity. Instead, adolescents who have less time to engage in sedentary activities because they are involved in other things -- including non-athletic activities such as school clubs...
Television viewing of Katrina will have psychological effects on children around the country
...udy Center. "Our job as parents is to protect our kids
from unnecessary media coverage of this event. Go... to start a dialogue about the events, making sure kids
understand what has occurred and know that they can continue the conversation if future questions or...
Nation's experts to answer questions about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
... has made a difference in my life, I'll help other kids
and families understand that there are people out there ready to help them and that it's possible to live a productive life with ADHD." The symptoms of ADHD may have a profound effect on a child's quality of life and can be serious enough to interfe...
Surveillance data suggest that preschoolers drive flu epidemics
...nd Technology program. "The data suggest that when kids
are sneezing, the elderly begin to die. Three- and...mmunization policies target high-risk individuals kids
under 24 months, the elderly, and people with underlying disease," Mandl says. "But if avian flu is ...
Medical College of Wisconsin study shows better parent-physician communication can substantially prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma
...prevent asthma attacks, the more likely it is that kids
won't suffer from preventable hospitalizations. We also have the potential to save between $161 to $581 million in the cost of treating them," he says....
Federal grant to expand MCG pipeline programs for minorities
... math. "Our mission at Fort Discovery is to excite kids
about math, science, engineering and technology, so this fits perfectly with our mission," Mr. Smith said. Hundreds of children already come to summer camps at Fort Discovery where this year, for example, they learned about everything from Mars to di...
Pain drives Canadian youth to seek alternative medical treatment
... availability of options is different for well-off kids
than it is for poorer kids." Also on the team are Alison James (Centre for Health Services and Policy Research), Diane Davies (Canadian Adolescents at Risk Research Network), Michelle Garieri (Kingston Wellness Centre) and research analyst Nancy Chur...
NYU Child Study Center launches children's mental health public education campaign
...ldren's mental health public education campaign so kids
with Tourette's and other mental health disorders don't have to feel ashamed any more. With this campaign the Child Study Center hopes to raise awareness of these disorders and provide information on how parents can get help for their children. Th...
Avoiding the 'Desperate Housewive's' syndrome
...fest itself in teary outbursts, or snapping at the kids
or a partner. "Left unresolved, this could lead to mental health issues such as depression, and may also be detrimental to women's relationships with their partners, children or work colleagues." Professor Ussher says recent research shows that preme...
Childhood asthma affecting more than just breathing
...N - Oct. 26, 2005 - Recent research has shown that kids
with asthma may also be at risk for psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and problems in their social lives including peer interactions. This study, recently published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, is one...
Food for thought for winter, holidays
...use chemistry to make their own toys. For example, kids
can make bouncing balls, which have been around for thousands of years, using a mixture containing water, glue, cornstarch and other materials. Children and parents also can find a wide range of neat chemistry experiments using household items on ch...
Body checking found to cause few youth hockey injuries
...this technique to skilled players. "These younger kids
are injured more often by falling into the boards or colliding with each other, in part because they haven't learned to skate or stop well. In addition, it's important to teach a child very early to learn to look toward where he wants to shoot the p...
Adolescents who watch smoking in movies are more likely to try smoking
...is because it is a very strong social influence on kids
ages 10-14," he said. "Because movie exposure to ...remely powerful confirmatory study that shows that kids
react the same way to the movies in other places in the U.S. as they do in New England," said Sargen...
Less sleep, more struggles for elementary and middle school students
...r crashes due to drowsy driving. At the same time, kids
and teens are "losing" sleep to cell phones, compu... about sleep and try to optimize sleep patterns in kids
struggling academically, then we aren't doing our job," Fallone said. For parents, he said, the mess...
A good night's sleep can mean a better day at school
... restricted sleep schedule. It's likely that other kids
who are physiologically or psychologically at risk...at teachers were not told which sleep schedule the kids
were on. To make sure the children actually slept their assigned number of hours at home, they kept...
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