Navigation Links
Teens turning to Internet for medical queries

The desire to access news immediately, the urge for confidentiality and embarrassment in asking questions on sexual problems drive many teens to health portals in their quest for answers to their health queries. Earlier it was the agony aunt column in magazines now it is the medical portals, which clarify the doubts and dispel the fears of the teens. More than 75% of teens surveyed, in a study in California and New York, used the Internet to find answers to questions nagging them. Some were personal queries and some were based on the academic projects that they were involved with. Topics most frequently researched include sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), diet, exercise, sexual behaviors, violence and alcohol use, among others. Boys were just as likely to turn on their computers in search of health-related answers as girls. Ethnicity, the mother's education, and the teen's own health status did not affect how often adolescents searched the Internet for answers. Results of the survey, which included more than 400 students, are being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine in San Diego, California. Though it is to be welcomed that teens use the Internet to learn more on health, the flip side is that these teens rush to their own diagnosis based on what they see and read and invariably end up worrying unnecessarily.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Teens listen to parents about smoking
2. Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products
3. What Makes Teens take Drugs
4. Teens vitamin D deficiency an epidemic
5. Teens break bones due to lack of milk
6. Teens and women are more at risk of getting sunburned
7. Teens with diabetes may be already having cardiac problems
8. Anti-tobacco Advertising Can Reduces smoking Among Teens
9. Teens not interested in early sleep
10. Teens need to Exercise Caution While Using Online Blogs
11. Canadian Teens "Woefully Ignorant" About Sex
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/14/2019)... N.H. (PRWEB) , ... August 13, 2019 , ... New ... the heart-healthy antioxidant resveratrol, today announced an expansion of its line of CBD-infused coffees ... 300 mg of CBD in a 12-oz bag. , “We are excited to ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 13, 2019 , ... ... has welcomed Maria P. Falaschi, vice president of operations and information technology, and Elie ... growing executive team as part of New U Life’s commitment to expanding its corporate ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... August 12, 2019 , ... Eco ... Boulevard #315 in Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027. For over 25 years, Eco Pump Services ... and septic tank pumping services . Eco Pump’s steady five-star ratings and ...
(Date:8/12/2019)... ... August 12, 2019 , ... ... the $56,595,000 Series 2019A&B Bonds for Lesley University, which is currently rated A-/Stable ... 2019 Bonds will be used primarily to refund the outstanding debt on the ...
(Date:8/9/2019)... ... , ... The Los Angeles employment law lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik ... Food Markets, Inc., failed to provide their California employees with meal and rest periods ... lawsuit, Case No. 19STCV26728, is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/16/2019)... ... August 16, 2019 , ... The ... Bend Emergency Physicians (SBEP) of Indiana as a member group. , SBEP is ... South Bend. , SBEP sought out the AAEM-PG for administrative and practice ...
(Date:8/16/2019)... NEW YORK (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2019 ... ... first-in-class brain aminopeptidase inhibitor (BAPAI) that could potentially treat treatment-resistant hypertension by acting ... that there are around 150 million people worldwide that are affected by treatment-resistant ...
(Date:8/16/2019)... ... August 16, 2019 , ... Today, Point-of-Care Partners announced Government ... has joined the company as a Government Affairs and Health IT Strategist. In ... standards organizations to advance use of health IT for comprehensive medication management. , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: