Tag: "teens" at medical news
Contact lenses a good choice for children 12 and younger
...ompares contact lens wear in children 8 to 12 with teens
13 to 17. About half the participants were in each...sposable contact lenses. None of the children or teens
in the current study had worn contact lenses prior to the study. The researchers gave each participa...
RAND study finds adolescent Asian immigrants improve their good health habits over time
... While the nutritional habits of immigrant Latino teens
were better than those of whites, those behaviors ...ross generations. The first generation of Latino teens
reported eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking less soda than white teens. But by the thi...
U of M study shows promoting self-weighing in teens is not helpful to weight management
... Public Health. This study shows that encouraging teens
to focus on weight as a number is not helpful, and...e should tread cautiously before recommending that teens
weigh themselves frequently when trying to manage weight, said Neumark-Sztainer, who is also the aut...
Increasing numbers of California teens abuse over-the-counter cold medicine
... associated with illegal drugs. More children and teens
now have unsupervised access to the Internet, where Web sites promoting abuse of the medication and even providing instructions proliferate. "Another factor is that it is easy to fool parents because these OTC products are commonly kept in the house...
New info on eating disorders in two Stanford/Packard children's studies
... first study. She pointed out that, unlike adults, teens
make few distinctions between "real" friends and p...ites about eating disorders. Ninety-six percent of teens
who visited pro-eating disorder Web sites reported learning new dieting and purging techniques. The ...
Teens who smoke have increased risk of developing asthma
Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 2006- Children and teens
who smoke cigarettes have nearly four times the risk of developing asthma in their teens
compared to children and teens
who do not smoke, researchers at the University of Southern Californi...
New study on school bus safety shows injuries well exceed previous reports
... more independent than younger children, and older teens
(15-to 19-years-old) are more likely to ride in a car with a friend or drive themselves to school," said Jennifer McGeehan, MPH, lead author of the study and member of the CIRP staff. "Therefore, school bus safety messages may need to especially reac...
Most US adults in favor of more balanced approach to sex education in schools
...rcent disagreed that condom instruction encourages teens
to have sex 87.4 percent of those who never attend religious services support comprehensive programs Among those who attend religious services more than once per week, 60.3 percent supported abstinence-only and 60.3 percent supported abstinence...
Regular follow-up important during antidepressant treatment
...accompanied by lower rates of suicide mortality in teens
and adults. Finally, he suggests that providers caught between concerns about precipitating a suicide attempt and concerns about untreated depression tell their patients this: "The Food and Drug Administration requires a warning that antidepressan...
Phys ed class more effective when there's more talking
... school gym class dramatically increases how often teens
exercise outside of school. Researchers at Ohio State and Denison universities developed and tested the new program in which students at a rural Ohio high school learned how create a personalized exercise program. The students spent one gym class e...
Teens half as likely to smoke if they are wise to subliminal messages in cigarette ads
...moking is a glamorous, grown-up activity. However, teens
who are savvier about the motives and methods of a...t, may be a valuable tool in efforts to discourage teens
from smoking." Earlier research by Dr. Primack and his colleagues established the reliability and ...
Low birth weight infants may have cognitive and physical problems when they reach adolescence
... the standardization sample, or the large group of teens
used to provide a reference point for the assessments, the adolescents with low birth weight had more motor problems. Their IQ scores were within the normal range, but on average were significantly lower than the average for their age group. Those ...
Childhood lead exposure linked to increased injuries as teens
...Adolescent Health. The researchers surveyed 212 teens
(with a 42 percent response rate) from the Cincinn...r in life. The UC team found that 42 percent of teens
who responded to the survey suffered at least one unintentional injury--the majority being related t...
FSU study: Abortion notification, consent laws reduce risky teen sex
...ed. If the expected costs of risky sex are raised, teens
will substitute less risky activities such as prot... or abstinence." In this case, the incentive for teens
is to avoid having to tell their parents about a pregnancy by substituting less risky sex activities...
Teenage alcohol and drug use: At best, parents know about it only half of the time
...ierut. "We then compared the answers given by the teens
and parents to see how often they agreed on this u...wo-part in nature: research clearly indicates that teens
are using alcohol and drugs. "Parents who were surveyed, however, were largely unaware of this. Al...
JAMA study provides clues to cause of sudden cardiac death in teens
...ciation (JAMA). The study also found that treating teens
at the highest risk for fatal arrhythmias with wid...ed Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), which occurs mostly in teens
with otherwise healthy hearts. The QT interval is part of the heart's electrical signature as reco...
Depression, risky sex behavior linked in African-American youth
...Brown Medical School reveals that African American teens
with symptoms of depression are more than four tim...f the first studies that looks at African American teens
of both genders and from more than one geographic location. It concludes that depressive symptoms (f...
New study seeks to lower diabetes risk in youth
... vessels. "We're already seeing kids in their late teens
with early complications from type 2 diabetes," said Francine Kaufman, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where type 2 diabetes accounts for more than 20 percent of new childhood diabe...
Adolescent condom use with 'casual' versus 'main' partners
...ious partner. "Unfortunately, this reveals that teens
may overestimate the safety of using condoms most ...e that, given these high rates of unprotected sex, teens
in both groups may be at risk for contracting HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases," says Lescano. ...
Survey shows many teens injured on the job
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new survey of 6,810 teens
showed that more than half of them work, and 514 o...ealth Behavior, the authors report that 150 of the teens
were injured severely enough that activities at home, work, or school were affected for more than th...
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