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Test-tube babies show no emotional problems

...wed in-vitro, or test tube, babies to the brink of adolescence showed that youngsters who had been conceived through fertility treatments do not suffer any more psychological problems than other children. Since Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, was born 23 years ago, more than a million children w...

Exercise lowers Risk of Ovarian Cancer

... active the women were not just recently, but from adolescence through menopause and beyond. Being active lowered the risk of ovarian cancer . In fact, women who stayed active throughout their lifetime cut their risk of ovarian cancer by 27 percent. This is good news for all women, and it is one more reason to...

Watching television for long hours could lead to agressiveness

...e. His team tracked more than 700 children through adolescence to adulthood. They found that those who had watched one or more hours of television a day appeared much more likely to get into fights or behave aggressively towards other people later in life. Only 5.7% of the adolescents who watched less than an h...

Marijuana 'gateway' theory strengthened by study of twins

...cal twins do not share the same environment during adolescence and the study had relied on participants' reporting of their own experiences. Lynskey also added that though it is implied often that using marijuana changes one's brain or makes one crave for other drugs, the study did not show how marijuana could l...

Sunshine Reduces MS Risk

...se. Higher sun exposure during childhood and early adolescence is associated with a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis, according to the study. Australian investigators conducted a study in Tasmania, which is located at high latitude and has a high prevalence of multiple sclerosis. //Researchers surveyed 136 pat...

Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction

The brain changes that occur during adolescence may mean teenagers smokers are more likely to become seriously hooked than those who take up the habit as adults, suggests a new rat study.// Previous studies have suggested that the earlier someone starts smoking, the more likely they are to be lif...

Finding relief from Excruciating Headaches a challenge

...suffer from them in the elementary years. But once adolescence hits, young women are about three times as likely to have them, partly due to hormonal changes related to menstruation.Other factors, such as a family history of headaches, stress and depression, also can play a role for both genders. "It's really s...

Wrestling found To Be Good for the Immune System

...te cell responses to exercise during childhood and adolescence may be important for the development of the immune system for overall growth and previous studies have shown exercise boosts the immune system in adults. ...

The Importance Of Vitamin D Supplements

...absorption // and bone growth during childhood and adolescence and is believed to help protect against health problems, such as diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis and cancer. Researchers looked at the vitamin D levels in 307 adolescents during their annual physical examinations. 74 of the patients were...

Suppressing A Girls Height In Adolescence Could Lead to Fertility Problems

...s indicate that exposure to high-dose estrogens in adolescence is associated with impaired fertility in later life. However researchers also say that fewer girls today are receiving this treatment, as tall stature in women has now gained greater social acceptance....

An Increase In Incidence Of Childhood Cancer

...f an increase of cancer incidence in childhood and adolescence during the past decades, and of an acceleration of this trend. They also say that geographical and temporal patterns suggest areas for further study into causes of these cancers ....

More Importance To Be Given To Prenatal Nutrition

... mice were 4 months old an age equivalent to human adolescence when mice babies born underweight began showing a higher level of blood glucose . By 6 months of age, the mice had extremely high levels of blood glucose, similar to full-blown diabetes in humans and were not programmed to secrete a limited amount of...

New study questions consumption of milk for bone growth

...le that relates to growth of bones in children and adolescence and consumption of dairy products show little or no relationship between the two. Children are often advised to take about 800 to 1500mg of calcium for their bone development. Taking dairy products in the diet is one of the most common way of taking...

New study questions consumption of milk for bone growth

...le that relates to growth of bones in children and adolescence and consumption of dairy products show little or no relationship between the two. Children are often advised to take about 800 to 1500mg of calcium for their bone development. Taking dairy products in the diet is one of the most common way of taking...

Increased physical activity to stop obesity in teen girls

...mong them. Girls who remain inactive during their adolescence tend to gain more weight that their peers who participate in some form of physical activity during their teens. In a ten year observational study conducted by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, reports that the rapid decline in the physical a...

Popularity Among Peers Increases Susceptibility To Smoking Habit Among School Children

Dealing with adolescence and teenage has always remained a problem for parents because of the vulnerability to habit formation, the curiosity to experiment and susceptibility to get easily influenced by peers // . A new study throws light on the fact that teenagers who enjo...

Lead exposure plus high blood pressure Leads to impaired mental ability

Exposure to lead in early childhood and adolescence may contribute to hypertension-related decline that can impair a person's cognitive abilities. // Both lead exposure and hypertension have been associated with cognitive impairments in older adults. The study indicates that the interaction between ...

New technique to assess risk of fracture

...use the technique to asses the risk of fracture in adolescence itself so that corrective steps like increasing exercise to build up bone mass can be undertaken. 'We hope we can further develop this technique, and use it as part of a national screening programme which hopefully could be done in any GP's surgery. ...

Adult Kids Of Alcoholic Mothers Face Health Risk

...lity of alcohol in the family context during early adolescence if we are able to reduce the high rates of alcohol misuse," she said. (IANS)...

Adolescent Marijuana Smokers Face Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

...rm of mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence in males. On the contrary, females tend to develop schizophrenia later, in their mid-20s and beyond possibly due to environmental damage.Very less was known about whether the condition itself predisposes the affected individual to resort to drug abus...

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