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Cut down TV and video games and you have less aggressive children.

... period when the kids were asked to evaluate their peers they were surprised to find that most of the aggressive ones, who had cut down on TV, were much more softer and more social than before. The reason the researchers attribute to this aggression is that children who spend more time on TV and video ga...

Teens listen to parents about smoking

... contributed to this by emphasizing the effects of peers on adolescent smoking.// This study offers hope by...king were less likely to become smokers than their peers who believed that neither parent would disapprove. And the effect of parental disapproval remained s...

Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite

...t teeth and an irregular bite, compared with their peers who gave up the habit at an earlier age. While it is known that longer, "nonnutritive sucking" can affect the development of the jaw and influence the placement of developing teeth, the current report suggests that even shorter-term sucking can have...

Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients

...ight, knee height and arm circumference than their peers in the comparison group. For example, children in ...w an average 0.66 cm more in height than did their peers during the study period. Furthermore, among a subgroup of children who were initially identified as ...

Anorexia in boys is common too

...girls with the disorder, can "catch-up" with their peers in bone strength if they return to normal weights.// Dr. Josefina Castro of the Hospital Clinic Universities, demonstrated "that young boys with a relatively short duration of anorexic disorder can already have a reduction of bone mineral density, ...

A new genetic label for stroke

...re about four times more likely than their healthy peers to have a defect in a gene called PON1. The gene helps HDL (the good cholesterol) combat the damaging effects of LDL (the bad cholesterol).// Although most strokes occur in older people, stroke is not a rare event in younger individuals. Health offic...

What Makes Teens take Drugs

...ntal factors, including a dysfunctional family and peers who use drugs and alcohol, had a pervasive influence," Silberg says.Their statistical analysis revealed that no single risk factor was to blame for substance abuse in male or female teens. In both girls and boys, genetics and environment were factors...

Music Makes you Smarter

...have significantly better verbal memory than their peers without training. Researchers put 135 boys betwee...y been playing for one year were better than their peers who did not play. However, those children who played for five years were the best at verbal memory t...

Diabetes a cause for worry among the young

...30-times more likely to suffer a stroke than their peers without diabetes. "This means that huge numbers of people are going to get heart disease, heart attacks and strokes years, sometimes even decades, before they should," says researchers. Researchers compared outcomes of more than 7,800 adults who w...

Bullying – a Common Problem Among Childre

... children have more adjustment problems than their peers who aren’t involved in bullying. However, most studies have relied on self-reports when identifying bullying behavior and adjustment difficulties. Researchers studied a group of 6th grade students, including perspectives not just from the students ...

Prostate Cancer in Obese Men

...ets high in fat may promote tumor growth. Medical peers agree with the conclusions of the studies and encourage further investigation. Alfred I. Neugut, M.D., Ph. D., of Columbia University, says, "The number of prostate cancer survivors is steadily increasing, and it will be important to investigate if w...

Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Effective In Reducing The Risk Of Hip Fracture After Stroke

...es greater risk of hip fracture than their healthy peers due to higher levels of plasma homocysteine in stroke patients, which may be associated with osteoporosis and risk of hip fracture. The study was initiated to determine if folic acid and vitamin B12 decreases homocysteine levels. The 314 stroke pat...

Early test to detect kidney failure

...ute renal failure after a surgical procedure. The peers of the researchers feel that this is "a remarkable piece of translational research" that has great possibilities in future applications. The research was published in the The Lancet....

Children who snore may be hyperactive by nature

...as likely to have hyperactivity problem than their peers who had not snored in their childhood. When contacted by the researchers four years later, the families, of the children who snored and took part in the study earlier, have pointed out that the associated behavior problems have continued over the fou...

Watching TV in the bedroom can lower children’s school performanc

...ess in school performance// evaluations than their peers who do not have TV in their rooms. In a new study by the researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Stanford University researchers have reported that the home environment, especially that related to the media, is of utmost ...

Increased physical activity to stop obesity in teen girls

...ir 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 activities by the girls of this age group i...

Rich are happier then Poor

...n incomes, individuals compare themselves to their peers of the same age. Therefore a person's reported level of happiness depends on how his or her income compares to others in the same age group. Using comparison groups on the basis of age, the researchers find evidence of both relative and absolute effe...

Morality More Effective Than Legality In Preventing Drug Abuse

...uana and twice as likely to use alcohol than their peers who attend drug-free schools. Availability of drugs also plays a key role in the numbers' rise. Nearly half (42 percent) of 12 to 17-year-olds surveyed said they could obtain marijuana in less than a day, while 21 percent said they could buy it in a...

Early Awareness About Weight Management Needed To Tackle Lifelong Obesity

...r early 40s, were 7.7 times more likely than their peers to be overweight or obese.The years before adolesc...program for girls heavier than 85 percent of their peers -- sometimes weighing as much as an adult. There are games in the pool, weights to be lifted at the ...

Popularity Among Peers Increases Susceptibility To Smoking Habit Among School Children

...nt and susceptibility to get easily influenced by peers // . A new study throws light on the fact that tee...they became more susceptible to smoking than their peers and were more likely to actually smoke than their peers. These students were found to be under the i...

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