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Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...he results of this study showed that 12 to 14 year olds are most influenced by classmates with a higher status and those with whom they want to be friends. These differences in influence were, however, not found in the observations of young adults. Here, a high degree of imitation was also found yet no...

Extroverts are More Likely to Drink Under Pressure

...he results of this study showed that 12 to 14 year olds are most influenced by classmates with a higher status and those with whom they want to be friends. These differences in influence were, however, not found in the observations of young adults. Here, a high degree of imitation was also found yet n...

People Living Near Nuke Facilities at Higher Risk of Leukemia

...ncreased by 14 to 21 per cent in zero to nine year olds and seven to ten percent in zero to 25 year-olds, the study said. Childhood leukemia is a rare disease and nuclear sites are commonly found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes tend to be small. The advantage of carrying out a meta-analys...

One in a Hundred Eleven-year Olds Use Drugs to Enhance Performance in Sport

More than one per cent of eleven year olds admit using performance enhancing drugs to do bett...hem much more regularly. While 62% of eleven years olds used doping agents less than once per month, at 15 the same proportion were using them at least ever...

Going Overboard on Alcohol Creates a Bottleneck at Hospitals

... also witnessing a surge in drinking among 18 year olds who also portray acute withdrawal symptoms. The government is facing flak at not being able to effectively control the crisis. Professor Ian Webster, a drug and alcohol specialist and chairman of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation ...

Hearing Loss Becoming an Epidemic in Canada

...aring loss was 51. And 16 per cent of 6 to 19 year olds have early signs of hearing loss at the range most affected by loud sounds. And it's only going to get worse. Victoria McLeod, an audiology manager with ReSound Canada in Toronto, said she is seeing a definite change in the numbers. "Ten years ago mo...

Children Pick Up Drinking Habits from Home

...er. Researchers found that out of the 11-14 year olds who choose to drink, only a small fraction (2.4 percent in the 6th grade, rising to 5.6percent at the end of the 8th grade) obtained alcohol from commercial venues. More than one-third of the alcohol consumed by these children came from their own or ...

Doctors Stress on Cardiac Emergency Units to Save Lives

...h patient. "Recent trends show that even 16 year olds are prone to heart attack. Blame it on the fast paced lifestyle or increased stress, it cannot be denied that it is an increasing menace of the present times," said Bose. "It is a must that every chest pain or in fact intense pain in any part of th...

Unhealthy Lungs Linked to Hostility?

.... In a study of 4,629 Black and White 18-30 year olds from four metropolitan areas (sampled from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in (Young) Adults Study cohort (CARDIA), psychologists examined whether the tendency to be hostile went along with having decreased lung function in otherwise healthy you...

Doctor Advises Caution Over Flu Drug

...escents after the separate suicides of two 14 year olds who jumped to their deaths while taking the drug. So far, oseltamivir has been thought to be well tolerated and safe, but the recent events in Japan have prompted a reappraisal, writes Simon Maxwell from the University of Edinburgh. Before 2007, ...

Going Overboard on Alcohol Creates a Bottleneck at Hospitals

... also witnessing a surge in drinking among 18 year olds who also portray acute withdrawal symptoms. The government is facing flak at not being able to effectively control the crisis. Professor Ian Webster, a drug and alcohol specialist and chairman of the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation ...

Teens can Perform CPR as Well as Adults and Should Be Taught from an Early Age

Thirteen year olds can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as... adequate compression depth. Only the 13-14 year olds performed chest compression as well as adults in other studies. Although the younger children were...

Highly Educated Women Woo Career and Boo Motherhood

... trend continues, one-third of today’s twenty year olds will prefer to be childless. Prof Heather Joshi, head of the research team, had this to say about the ambitious 1970 lot: "They waited to establish their housing, their careers and sometimes to find the right man." Therefore women postpone the decisi...

Sunburnt Holiday-makers Boost Their Chances of Fatal Skin Cancer

...art campaign, found that 30 per cent of 16-24 year olds said they were certain to get sunburnt on their summer holiday. And a further 30 per cent said they might get sunburnt. The survey questioned 2000 men and women of all ages throughout Britain about their sunbathing habits. Overall more than a qua...

ADHD Problem in Children – a Risk Factor for Alcohol Problems in Later Lif

...gan around age 15, said Molina. "The 15-to-17-year olds with childhood ADHD reported being drunk an averag...ious year, versus only 1.8 times for 15-to-17-year olds in the study who did not have childhood ADHD. Whereas 14 percent of the 15-to-17-year olds with chil...

Meningitis in Infancy Erodes Academic Success

...based on the GCSE exam results of 750 sixteen year olds across England and Wales, 461 of whom had had bact...te of Secondary Education exam is taken by 16 year olds in England and Wales. Results are graded A to E, and the national yardstick is to pass five subjects...

Improve School Ethos to Combat Teen Evils

...s. Previous surveys show that a third of 15 year olds in England have taken illegal drugs in the past year and a quarter of 15 year old girls smoke. Rates of illegal drug use and drinking continue to rise, whilst teenage pregnancy rates in the UK are the highest in Western Europe. So the authors revie...

Incidence of Fatty Liver Disease High Among Obese Children

...nt options for Fatty Liver Disease in 8 to 17 year olds and is the largest study of its type to date. 'We are seeing a growing number of young people with Fatty Liver Disease, and we need to tackle the disease before it becomes full blown in adulthood,' said Dr. Molleston. 'We routinely test children f...

Children Under Stress Develop More Fevers

...hy." The study followed 169 diverse 5 to 10 year olds for 3 years. Children and their parents were recruited from a population already participating in a study of childhood infections at the University’s Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. The study involved seven visits about six months apart. Pare...

Mental Health Needs Greater for Foster Children

... in the community, with 6.7 per cent of 13-17 year olds reporting a suicide attempt that had required medical treatment. Caregivers who were surveyed reported that 53.4 per cent of children in care needed professional help for their emotional and behavioural problems, but only 26.9 per cent had obtaine...

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