Navigation Links
Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War
Date:7/22/2011

FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage boys who have a parent serving in the military are more likely than civilians' children to binge drink, use drugs and perform poorly in school, a new study suggests.

When a parent goes to war, teenagers' well-being is threatened, and boys may be more at risk than girls, researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health reported.

"There is a lot of research about veterans and active-duty soldiers, and how they cope or struggle when they return from a deployment," study author Sarah C. Reed said in a university news release. "Those studies hit the tip of the iceberg of how families are coping and how their children are doing."

In 2007, nearly 2 million children in the United States had at least one parent serving in the military. Earlier research has found that teens' healthy development, including identifying a sense of self, can be interrupted during a parent's active military service.

Media portrayals of combat and the need to take on additional responsibilities may further affect their ability to cope, the researchers said.

In conducting this study, published online in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers compiled survey data on more than 10,000 teens in 8th, 10th and 12th grades.

They found that 8th grade girls with parents deployed to combat were at risk for depression and suicidal thoughts. Meanwhile, teenage boys in all three grades were more likely to have low quality of life, abuse drugs and alcohol and struggle academically.

"We have to figure out more of what's going on within families and with children, and what's going to be helpful to mitigate the difficult things -- including risky behaviors by adolescents -- that are happening in families," said Reed.

One way to reach the troubled teens of military parents would be to strengthen and streamline support groups targeting this high-risk populatio
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens
2. Tired Teens Prone to Car Crashes
3. Teens Might Exercise More If They Think Its Fun
4. Are Latino teens sexual risk takers? Its complicated, researcher says
5. VIDEO from Medialink and Juice Products Association: Teens Who Drink Juice Have Healthier Diets, Eat More Whole Fruit
6. Program could help teens control asthma
7. Julian Krinsky Rolls Out Brand New Fitness Program for Busy Teens
8. Book explains how focus on strengths, not failures, helps teens succeed in school
9. Counteracting teens logo lust
10. Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks
11. Crack and cocaine use a significant HIV risk factor for teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... Scalability ... of the Year” awards at this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference that was ... of the Year” Award Winner for Data Platform services, the 2015 HP and ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... , ... September 04, 2015 , ... Many consumers are looking for a quick and ... their solution. , The patent-pending K Med Cups provide a quick and simple way to ... relieve a cold, flu or cough. As a result, they enhance comfort and health. The ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... ECC ... first neighborhood created specifically for adults with intellectual, developmental and acquired disabilities. The ... and feature 30 cottage or “pocket” homes. In this community, adults will live ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... NC (PRWEB) , ... September 04, 2015 , ... ... filtration products, has a Labor Day offer that cannot be passed up. ... stock up on necessary air and water filtration product replacements. Take advantage of ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Allied Anesthesia is proud to announce a ... norm not the exception. , St. Jude was recently named one of the nation’s ... making it one of only 10 hospitals in the state to earn the distinction. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 3Health News:Scalability Experts is Awarded Three Separate 2015 “Partner of the Year” Awards at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 4Health News:Redesigned Packaging for Powdered Medicinal Mix Invented by InventHelp® Client (CBA-2637) 2Health News:Cottage Home Communities for Disabled Adults to Create First Viable Permanent Housing Option 2Health News:Cottage Home Communities for Disabled Adults to Create First Viable Permanent Housing Option 3Health News:Cottage Home Communities for Disabled Adults to Create First Viable Permanent Housing Option 4Health News:FiltersFast.com Wows with a Long Labor Day Weekend Shipping Offer 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Announce Partnership with St. Jude 2Health News:Allied Anesthesia Physicians Announce Partnership with St. Jude 3
... SATURDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy vaccinations reduce ... one-third and drug prescription costs by 16 percent, according ... the medical claims for 2,770 children with hay fever ... of 11,000 children with allergic rhinitis who didn,t receive ...
... ... the cost of their Diabetes Panel to $89 for the month of January. Symptoms of ... your hands or feet. , ... TX (Vocus) January 16, 2010 -- ANY LAB TEST NOW North Dallas locations have lowered the ...
... , OAKLAND, Calif. , Jan. 15 ... to four national disaster relief organizations to provide aid ... .  The nonprofit health care organization has wired the funding ... International, and is providing expertise and support to U.S. disaster ...
... , MARINA DEL RAY, Calif., Jan. 15 Dr. ... to announce he is sending much needed assistance to the Haitian earthquake ... doctors and staff are leaving Jan 25 & 26. The ... be able to treat hundreds of patients a day at their clinic. ...
... OAKLAND, Calif. , Jan. 15 Nearly 7,500 registered nurses ...  believed to be the largest outpouring of RN volunteers in U.S. history, ... the clock to find locations for the nurses to deploy on the ... through the NNU program as well. , View the attached ...
... , SOUTHFIELD, Mich. , Jan. 15 As ... relief organization, Life for Relief and Development (Life) in partnership with ... a prominent humanitarian relief organization in the United Arab Emirates ... the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti . , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Shots Relieve Children's Hay Fever, Cut Expenses 2Health News:ANY LAB TEST NOW North Dallas Lowers Diabetes Testing to $89 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Donates $500,000 for Relief Efforts Following Earthquake in Haiti 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Donates $500,000 for Relief Efforts Following Earthquake in Haiti 3Health News:Heritage Provider Network, Dr. Richard Merkin, Comes to the Aid of Haitian Earthquake Victims 2Health News:Nearly 7,500 RNs Ready to Deploy to Haiti 2Health News:Life for Relief & Dubai Charity to Send $1.25 Million in Emergency Relief for Haiti Earthquake Victims 2
(Date:9/4/2015)... Sept. 4, 2015  Dohmen Company CEO Cynthia ... Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce,s annual ,Future 50, Awards ... Pfister Hotel. The ,Future 50, Awards highlights the achievements ... young firms headquartered in the seven-county Milwaukee ... Milwaukee home for more than ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... Texas , Sept. 4, 2015  Luminex Corporation ... present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference to ... Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City ... at 11:40 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 18, ... accessed at Luminex Corporation,s website at http://www.luminexcorp.com . ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... 4, 2015 According to a ... Plateletpheresis, Erythrocytapheresis, Leukapheresis, and Photopheresis) by Procedure (Therapeutic Apheresis, ... - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 11.2% ... Browse 139 Tables and 45 F ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dohmen CEO Cynthia LaConte to Keynote MMAC 'Future 50' Awards Luncheon 2Luminex Corporation To Present At The Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 2Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 3Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 4Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 5
... PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 24, 2011 Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for PSI-938 for the ... an oral guanosine nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor of HCV. ... NUCLEAR study demonstrating that PSI-938 has potent antiviral activity and ...
... YORK, Aug. 23, 2011 Wendy ... Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announced that Tiffany Littles, 33, ... Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for severe and lasting injuries caused by ... is a dangerous prescription drug sold without adequate warnings about ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PSI-938 Receives Fast Track Designation from the FDA for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection 2PSI-938 Receives Fast Track Designation from the FDA for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection 3Florida Woman Charges Life-Threatening Blood Clot Caused by Yaz Birth Control Drug According to Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP 2
... Your patient will be more comfortable, and ... tube stabilization more secure and to avoid ... and untying of twill ties, consider the ... and neonate/infant sizes, the narrow fastener tabs ...
... Designed for ease of use and patient ... smooth edges for comfort and is available ... to a perfect fit. For hard to ... trach collar to your specifications. Don't just ...
... alternate care facilities with a wide ... offer the finest in nursing convenience ... guidance of experienced nursing personnel, these ... is required for efficient and quick ...
... kit features a patented Per-fit™ flexible PVC ... a low-profile cuff specifically designed to reduce ... the patients anatomy. The kit s unique ... tube snugly, allowing for an easier transition ...
Medicine Products: