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One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

... of this study provide compelling evidence that adolescents have a wide range of motives for using ... of Michigan. Other studies have found many adolescents get opioids from their own previous ... problems, Bisaga added. "This suggests that adolescents should be routinely screened for prescription ...

Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

... a statin for 60 years or more." Obesity in adolescents has become a major health concern in the United ... lowering cholesterol and as effective and safe in adolescents as they are in adults," Daniels said. "The most ... given statins. Less than 1 percent of American adolescents aged 12 to 17 years meet the American Academy of ...

May Institute, National Autism Center, and Automoblox Launch 'Cars for Classrooms' Summer Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children with Autism

... toy cars to schools working with children and adolescents with autism. Automoblox, the retro-modern, ... organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by providing ... operates four schools for children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, ...

Social support buffers adolescent depression after terrorist attacks: Ben-Gurion University

... Georgia State University. The team examined adolescents (grades 7-9) who were indirectly exposed to a ... Shahar. "We found that the more socially happy adolescents were, the easier it was for them to protect ... of innovative preventive interventions for adolescents exposed to terror attacks." ...

Younger Teens Really Do Care What People Think

... the researchers studied neural activity in 12 adolescents (aged 11 to 13) and 12 young adults (aged 22 to ... described them. The results showed that young adolescents are more likely than young adults to see ... example, mothers are more important in how young adolescents view their academic abilities, while best friends ...

New Policy Statement from Society for Adolescent Medicine Urges Inclusion of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Issues in All Health Care Reform Legislation

... younger children will also help adolescents. But adolescents require special attention and services to promote ... individual young people and for ... Many adolescents experiment with 'adult' behaviors and are ... to ensure that health care reform helps adolescents become healthy adults: 1. Assure ...

Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

... and eighth grades. Compared with whites, black adolescents were more likely to be bullies, and less likely ... more often. "This may reflect a need among adolescents to establish social status, especially during ... new group," the study said. "Friendship protects adolescents from being selected as targets of bullies." ...

Teens who believe they'll die young are more likely to engage in risky behavior, University of Minnesota research finds

... Ph.D., and colleagues found that one in seven adolescents believe that it is highly likely that they will ... the first set of interviews, nearly 15 percent of adolescents predicted they had a 50/50 chance or less of ... study findings support physician screening of adolescents for this perceived risk of early death. "This ...

Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia, UCLA study shows

... to discover that white matter in the brains of adolescents at risk of developing schizophrenia does not ... and followed them over a two-year period. The adolescents were identified as high risk due to genetic ... typically developing young people and high-risk adolescents develop during this period right before the ...

Young adults not drinking enough milk

... calcium intake should encourage the families of adolescents to serve milk at meals. In addition, interventions targeted to female adolescents should build concern for healthful eating, ... advertisements. Interventions targeted to male adolescents should emphasize opportunities to taste ...

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Adolescents in Medical Technology

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Zyprexa for Two Adolescent Indications

... episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adolescents aged 13-17 years old. The panel supported the ... from two pivotal clinical trials of Zyprexa in adolescents with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder, ... assess the efficacy and safety of Zyprexa in 72 adolescents (aged 13-17 years old) with schizophrenia; and a ...

Behavioral Modification Programs Help Obese Children Manage Their Weight

... or more is considered obese. Obese children and adolescents are at higher risk for asthma, type 2 diabetes, ... management program helped extremely obese adolescents lose weight. However, no studies evaluated ... block fat absorption. In one 12-month study, adolescents taking sibutramine as part of a weight management ...

Head-to-Head Study Demonstrates Focalin(R) XR Offers Faster and Better Symptom Control than Concerta(R)1 in Early Part of ADHD Patients' Day

... Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, adolescents and children six years and older. Focalin XR is ... should generally not be used in children, adolescents or adults with known serious structural cardiac ... behavior is often observed in children or adolescents with ADHD, patients beginning treatment should ...

Study Demonstrates Lexapro(R) Significantly Improves Depression Symptoms in Adolescents

... ) "Treating depression in adolescents can be particularly challenging because few ... significantly improved depressive symptoms in adolescents with MDD, and was also well tolerated by study ... Researchers estimate that up to eight percent of adolescents are affected by depression. Depression is a ...

Children's Hospital Cancer Study Finds Adolescents and Young Adults Don't Get Same Access to Cutting-Edge Treatment as Younger Patients

... survival rate from cancer now is lower in older adolescents and young adults with cancer than in younger ... period. This can be attributed to the fact that adolescents and young adults don't have the same access to ... physical, psychological and emotional needs of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer. For ...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces Positive Results of LEXAPRO(R) Phase III Study in Adolescents With Major Depression

... Researchers estimate that up to eight percent of adolescents are affected by depression.(1) However, ... for adults with depression, as a treatment for adolescents with MDD. Subject to ongoing communication with ... may have serious consequences.(7) For adolescents who suffer from depression, psychotherapy, ...

Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Encourages Vaccination Throughout the Influenza Season

... the need to vaccinate more infants, children and adolescents against influenza, the Centers for Disease ... dedicated to protecting infants, children and adolescents from influenza by communicating with "one strong ... Diseases (NFID) to protect infants, children and adolescents from influenza by communicating with "one ...

New Study of Concerta(R) Showed Significant Improvement of ADHD Symptom Management in Adults Compared to Placebo

... "Pharmacological treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD is clearly established but relatively ... the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents ages six to 17. About the Study In the study ... affects an estimated four million children and adolescents in the United States. Although once considered to ...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

... F, McGough J, Wigal T, et al. Guanfacine extended release in children and adolescents with ADHD: a placebo-controlled trial. J Am Acad Child and Adolesc ... Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Commences Phase 1 Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in Recurrent Pediatric Solid Tumors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

... Recurrent Pediatric Tumors Approximately 12,400 children and adolescents younger than 20 years of age are diagnosed with some type of cancer each year. Among these, approximately 2,300 children and adolescents die of cancer each year making cancer the most common cause of ...

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Adolescents in Medical Products

VNS Therapy System

Description:... Since 1997, VNS Therapy has been approved for use as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age with partial onset seizures that are refractory to antiepileptic medications. This indication is based on outcomes from 5 ...
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Adolescents in Medical Definition

Sexual orientation and medicine

... concerns. Major health issues for gay men are HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Gay male adolescents are two to three times more likely than their peers to attempt suicide. Some evidence suggests lesbians have higher rates of smoking, overweight, ...
Adolescents in Medical Dictionary

Adolescents

... adolescents are between stages. They have more ... are all changing radically. Asthma in adolescents : Dealing With New Challenges Health Highlights ... and treatment of cancer in children and adolescents (see Question 1). Death among children and ...

Osteosarcoma

... cancer . Osteosarcoma most often occurs in adolescents and young adults. Osteosarcoma affects ... cancer of the bone that occurs predominantly in adolescents and young adults. It accounts for 5 percent of ... Ewing's sarcoma occur most often in children, adolescents and young adults, ages 10 to 25. Chondro sarcoma ...

Conduct disorder

... Conduct disorder is a personality disorder seen in children or adolescents where there are repeated bouts of disruptive behavior . These children or adolescents frequently break rules and ignore the basic right s of other people. ...

Contraception

... plan ahead, and take action including visiting a clinic or doctor. Young adolescents may not have reached the developmental stage in which they can organ ize ... until your next period starts. For example, a 1996 national survey of adolescents reported that the average teen does not have enough information about ...

Fat

... fat eaten has a large impact on blood cholesterol levels. FAT adolescents BECOME LONELY POOR ADULTS Question: I'm concerned because my ... are climbing. An ominous statistic is that the percentage of children and adolescents who are obese has doubled in the last 20 years. Fat -like spots ...

Mononucleosis

... caused by cytomegalovirus . Full-blown mono is most common in adolescents and young adults. Mononucleosis , Infectious Can't find what you ... is an acute viral infection . It has its peak incidence in adolescents between the ages of 15 and 17, but it commonly affects a much broader ...

Quit smoking

... can overstimulate your bladder . Lose weight if you need to. Most adolescents believe they can quit smoking anytime they want. But they become just as addicted to nicotine as adults do. In fact, adolescents typically become addicted at relatively low doses of nicotine . In ...

Separation anxiety

... is a fairly common anxiety disorder that affects children and young adolescents . Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is defined as excessive worry and ... Emergencies ) Sports for Children with Disabilities Sports Safety for adolescents Sports Safety for Children ... ...

Type 2 diabetes

... an increase in the number of cases of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents . Type 2 diabetes used to be rare, the kind of disease that doctors ... released by the pancreas . Type 2 Diabetes Rising Among U.S. adolescents Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease , Death Diabetes Drug ...

Accidents

... now often referred to as 'unintentional injuries '. What causes them? Accidents are, by far, the leading cause of death among children and adolescents . The automobile accounts for the largest number of these acci dental death s. Accidents are not a common cause of broken bones , but the ...

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Adolescents in Biological News

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

... study finding that increased levels of stress in adolescents are associated with a greater likelihood of them being overweight or obese. The study of 1,011 adolescents (aged 10-15) and their mothers from low income ... Researchers measured the height and weight of the adolescents to determine their body mass index, which was ...

Regular family meals result in better eating habits for adolescents

... middle adolescence. In general, the study found adolescents who participated in regular family meals reported ... healthful diets and meal patterns compared to adolescents without regular family meals. Data were drawn ... ethnically diverse sample of adolescents. Young adolescents completed classroom surveys and a questionnaire ...

News from the March 2009 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... all stages of the life cycle, from children and adolescents to middle-aged and elderly adults. Fruit and ... Consumption among U.S. Children Children and adolescents aren't meeting guidelines for fruit and vegetable ... of fruits and vegetables consumed by children and adolescents compared to Dietary Guidelines for Americans ...

African-Americans aware and accepting, but often do not receive, the HPV vaccine

... only 25 percent of eligible African-American adolescents have received the HPV vaccine, a new survey ... Most famously, some groups insisted that if adolescents were aware that they could inoculate themselves ... and a "wise choice." Forty-five caregivers of adolescents also participated in the study, all of whom were ...

Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers

... because it shows that the propensity in some adolescents to affiliate with delinquent peers is tied up in ... clear link between DAT1 and delinquent peers for adolescents raised in high-risk families while finding little ... 2,800 nationally representative male and female adolescents have been genotyped and interviewed. "We can ...

Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction

... the drug's euphoric properties and make such adolescents more vulnerable to the drug's effects later in ... less frequently than adults, suggesting that adolescents were more sensitive to its rewarding effects. ... drug. "Together, these results suggest that adolescents who abuse prescription pain killers may be tuning ...

Risks and benefits of antipsychotics in children and adolescents

... studies show that at least 20% of children and adolescents will fulfil a diagnostic criterion for a mental ... practice in the treatment of children and adolescents with psychotic disorders (Armenteros & David, ... tolerability of antipsychotics in children and adolescents (Arango et al. 2004; Kumra et al. 2007). In our ...

New research: Fruit juice consumption not related to overweight in children

... Juice Consumption and Weight in Children and adolescents in the May/June issue of the American Journal of ... consumption of 100% fruit juice by children and adolescents and weight, and found there is no systematic ... the consumption of 100% juice by children and adolescents is not associated with overweight is very ...

U of M finds teens who eat breakfast daily eat healthier diets than those who skip breakfast

... that between 12 and 24 percent of children and adolescents regularly skip breakfast. This percentage of ... this research confirms the importance of teaching adolescents to start the day off right by eating breakfast. Although adolescents may think that skipping breakfast seems like a ...

U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

... ongoing study that assessed eating and weight-related behaviors in 4,746 adolescents from 31 urban Minneapolis-St. Paul schools during the 1998-99 academic ... and different potential motivators for overweight male and female adolescents to developing eating disorders. "Further exploration of these gender ...

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Adolescents in Biological Technology

Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth

... - for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US. - On May 19, 2009 Shire ... INTUNIV for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US in the fourth quarter of 2009; ... - DAYTRANA(R) for the treatment of ADHD in adolescents in the US in 2010; - Velaglucerase alfa for ...

Shire begins the year with a strong performance

... for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US - On January 27, 2009 Shire made a ... INTUNIV for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US in the fourth quarter of 2009; - DAYTRANA for the treatment of ADHD in adolescents in the US in 2010; - Velaglucerase Alfa for ...

FDA Approves Diovan(R) for Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children

... - Nearly 5% of children and adolescents in U.S. may have high blood pressure(1); ... treatment of high blood pressure in children and adolescents ages six to 16. High blood pressure has become ... of high blood pressure among children and adolescents is linked to the growing pediatric ...

FDA Approves RISPERDAL(R) to Treat Adolescents with Schizophrenia and Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Mania

... for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents ages 13-17 and for the short-term treatment of ... episodes of bipolar I disorder in children and adolescents ages 10-17. This approval is based on studies ... 5-16 years, for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents ages 13-17 years and for the short-term treatment ...

FluMist(R) Begins Shipping for 2009-2010 Influenza Season

... for the prevention of certain types of influenza disease in children, adolescents and adults 2-49 years of age. FluMist may not protect everyone who gets ... reactions to previous influenza vaccinations; and children and adolescents receiving aspirin or aspirin-containing therapy. Children less than 24 ...

Five Cord Blood Transplant Centers in Catalonia and Valencia Join a Study to Test a New Technique to Treat Leukemia and Lymphoma

... that the same basic source could also be used to effectively treat adolescents and adults. The Excel trial provides an opportunity to determine if StemEx ... cells, increasing their therapeutic capacity for transplantation in adolescents and adults. It is estimated that more than 11,000 patients in the ...

Shire Delivers Excellent Growth for the Year, With the new Product Portfolio Achieving Sales of $1 Billion

... extended release) for use in the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US in the second half of 2009; - FOSRENOL (lanthanum ... for use in the treatment of ADHD in children in the EU in 2009 and adolescents in the US in 2010; - VYVANSE (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) for ...

Shire's New Product Portfolio Delivers Strong Quarterly Performance

... European Union; - INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) for use in children and adolescents in the US in 2009; - FOSRENOL(R) (lanthanum carbonate) in the ... transdermal system) for use in children in the EU in 2009 and adolescents in the US in 2010; and - Velaglucerase alfa for the treatment of Gaucher ...

Kelly Osbourne and International Health Groups Call for Improved Education on Choices and Usage of Contraception

... main tasks of FIGIJ is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents around the world. An important part of this is to diminish the mortality ... One method of doing this is by preventing unplanned pregnancies in adolescents by the use of contraception. This is a very serious public health problem. ...

Shire Delivers Strong Quarter: Driven by $243m of New Product Sales (+164% YOY Growth). Revenue Guidance Upgrade.

... during 2008; - INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) for use in children and adolescents in the US in 2009; - FOSRENOL(R) (lanthanum carbonate) in the ... transdermal system) for use in children in the EU in 2009 and adolescents in the US in 2010; and - Velaglucerase alfa for the treatment of Gaucher ...
Adolescents in Biological Definition

Diabetes mellitus

... Each term is a misnomer, especially since the obesity epidemic in recent years has led to increased incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in the USA, and insulin is used in some type 2 cases. Type 2 diabetes mellitus Type 2 diabetes is characterized by " insulin resistance " ...

Down syndrome

... Syndrome: A Guide for Parents. (1995) Van Dyke, D. C., Mattheis, P. J., Schoon Eberly, S., and Williams, J. Bethesda, MD, USA: Woodbine House. adolescents with Down Syndrome: Toward a More Fulfilling Life. (1997) Pueschel, S. M. and Sustrova M. (Eds.) Baltimore, MA, USA: Paul H. Brookes Pub. ...
Adolescents in Biological Dictionary

Screening

... provide CF newborn screening ? ... AHCPR Archived Clinical Practice Guidelines. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US) ... Children and adolescents Screening 1. Anemia Improved ... The Guide to Community Preventive Services is being developed by the Task Force on Community Preventive ...
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