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Teens listen to parents about smoking

...s often perceive there is little they can do about adolescent smoking, and the study has contributed to this by emphasizing the effects of peers on adolescent smoking.// This study offers hope by suggesting that parents can decrease the chances their children...

Anorexia in boys is common too

...documenting loss of bone strength in 41% to 45% of adolescent anorexic girls. The bone mineral density in boys ...eers. The same effect has been observed in female adolescent anorexics, although studies indicate that female adult anorexics are unable to fully regain bone mas...

Physical activity less among black girls

...asoning for the low levels of physical activity in adolescent girls was done by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. They used information collected for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth 2,000 black and white girls were followed from the ages of 9 or 12 to the ages ...

Watching television linked to smoking

...people from smoking. A new study finds the more an adolescent watches television, the more likely they are to start smoking. //The risk of disease increases the earlier in life one starts to smoke. About 5 million adolescents smoke and that number has been increasing since 1990. While tobacco products are banne...

Try Iron to overcome fatigue

...n reduce fatigue and add other health benefits. In adolescent females, iron supplements improved mood and the ability to concentrate in one study and verbal learning and memory in another study....

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

...orsement to new strategic directions for child and adolescent health. The strategy brings together crucial eleme...disability. It also aims to reduce the 1.4 million adolescent deaths each year. Last year, the number of children and adolescents who died was double the total nu...

Downside of Diets in Children

...00 percent. Dieting to lose weight is common among adolescent girls and is becoming more common among adolescent boys. A study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School looked at ...

Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment

...rrence of alcohol use is at its highest during the adolescent to young-adult year, so the minors interviewed may not have passed through this high-risk period. However with the passing of time, those at low-risk for alcoholic disorders would eventually adapt a pattern of nonproblematic drinking. Conversely, tho...

Anger Could Be Linked To Weight Gain

...ccording to past research, stress can also lead to adolescent weight gain. Teenagers who do not practice health...suggests further examination of factors leading to adolescent weight gain, not just limiting studies to diet and exercise but those that look at the broader socio...

Exercise Effective in Reducing Cancer Risk

... about the level of exercise activity during their adolescent and adult years.Results show women who exercised in both these stages of life were up to 40 percent less likely to develop endometrial cancer than those who were not active. Exercise was defined as moderate activity, such as household chores or 30 mi...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

... researchers to study whether helmets harm or hurt adolescent motorcyclists. After evaluating records of motorcycle collisions involving minors over nearly 10 years, researchers found 16 percent of injured riders who wore a helmet had skull base and/or cervical-spine injuries compared to 23 percent of non-helm...

Helmets Effective In Protecting Your Head

... researchers to study whether helmets harm or hurt adolescent motorcyclists. After evaluating records of motorcycle collisions involving minors over nearly 10 years, researchers found 16 percent of injured riders who wore a helmet had skull base and/or cervical-spine injuries compared to 23 percent of non-helm...

Overweight Kids At Risk Of Being Iron Deficient

...ges 9 months to 12 months, high-risk toddlers, and adolescent females....

Growth Patterns In Childhood Could Predict Breast Cancer Later In Life

...ence that factors influencing fetal, childhood and adolescent growth are important independent risk factors for breast cancer in adulthood....

Suppressing A Girls Height In Adolescence Could Lead to Fertility Problems

Latest research shows that giving adolescent girls estrogen treatments to keep them from getting too tall could leads to fertility // problems later on in life . Estrogen is thought to limit height by altering long bone development. The study involved 780 women who had been assessed for estrog...

The Dangers Of Anorexia

...norexia nervosa causes great harm to the health of adolescent girls // and affects many of the body’s most important systems. Studies in the past have shown adverse bodily affects from the disease, but most have been conducted among women who were so sick that they had to be hospitalized. In a more recent stud...

Milk Not So Good In Building Bones

...other dairy product intake for promoting child and adolescent bone mineralization. It was concluded that exercise may be more important than increased calcium consumption in developing strong bones and was agreed that the ideal way to achieve the goal of healthy bones is to make sure children exercise and cons...

Excess physical activity can induce stress fracture in adolescent girls

...r fewer hours per week. The study also showed that adolescent girls who worked out for less than 16 hours per we... activities can cause more harm than good. In fact adolescent girls seem to be more at risk from some form of rigorous activities than many others, as proved by t...

Does overweight cause behavioral problems?

...avioural problems in either sex at age 14 while in adolescent females there was a positive linear association between body size and behavioural problems....

Vitamin D Supplement in Teenage Girls essential in Winter months

...intake for this age group currently is too low and adolescent girls must receive 10-15 micrograms/day, atleast in the northern latitudes.To maintain optimal vitamin D status gained during the summer supplementation should begin in autumn to maintain sufficient vitamin D in winter months,” The study looked a...

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