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Dispirited Teens Work Up Team Spirit to End Their Lives

...tent of the problem amongst our budding youth. A teenage girl, called Ebony (name changed to protect identity), undergoing treatment with a reputed psychiatrist for depression, confessed to attempts of ending her life several times. She responded to the news splashed all over the media about two friends in...

National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine Report Calls for More Dairy Foods at School

...ent calcium recommendations. Nearly nine out of 10 teenage girls and almost seven out of 10 teenage boys (ages 14-18) don't meet calcium recommendations. Source-Eurekalert/M...

Fugitive Who Ditched His Ailing Son Arrested After a Year

...d complete testing before donating a kidney to his teenage son, Destin. At the time, he was awaiting a possible life sentence following a conviction on drug, weapon and other charges. Perkins was not wearing a tracking ankle bracelet because doctors told the court it would have interfered with medical test...

Parents To Blame For Soaring Counts Of Binge-Drinkers And Smokers

...has revealed that smoking and binge drinking among teenage girls have scaled worrying heights all because par...inence only" sex education in schools would reduce teenage pregnancy or improve sexual health. There was no evidence to support claims that teaching about cont...

Smoking on Television is Harmful to the Health of the Nation's Youth: BMA

... adolescents continues to rise, especially amongst teenage girls. The percentage of 15 to 16 year old boys in Wales who smoked was 19% higher in 2004 than in 1986. This is also true for girls, with the percentage of 15 to 16 year old girls who smoked 28% higher in 2004 than in 1986. The fact remains, th...

Safer Sex for Teens Promoted by Helping Them Manage Stress

...the use of condoms during sex. Reportedly, some teenage boys find the act of putting on and using a condom difficult, when mentally upset. Compared to teens with lower self-efficacy, teens with higher self-efficacy (those who felt they could effectively use condoms) were more likely to use them consiste...

500 Million US Dollars to Fight Childhood Obesity

...ildhood fat. Since 1995, the number of adult and teenage smokers has declined 12.6 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Even earlier the foundation had pledged $80 million in the fight against childhood obesity. Several snack food producers are already making changes in their packaging and ingredients...

Present Teenagers Are Unhealthier Than Their Parents

...crease of sexually transmitted diseases. Drinking, teenage pregnancy and suicides have also increased and smoking remains the same since 1982. According to the report, smoking, drinking and initiation into sex activity commences during adolescence which could have a negative impact on their health. The re...

'School Sermons' Need a Comeback

...ut in support of old wisdom, in order to deal with teenage pregnancies and substance abuse-major public health challenges// of today. Improving pupil-teacher relationships and raising a teenager’s self-confidence by changing the very ethos(institutional culture) of a school will do the trick, say the rese...

Memory Loss Linked To Alcohol Abuse

...dangerous. Dr. Thomas Heffernan also feels that teenage years are very crucial for the structural and functional development of the brain and excessive drinking and smoking in these formative years may block this significant development. This may result in more severe problems with memory later in life. ...

Improve School Ethos to Combat Teen Evils

...ad habits like// smoking, drinking, drug abuse and teenage pregnancies. Researchers from the London School ...and Health Behaviour say that substance misuse and teenage pregnancy are major public health challenges and argue that existing responses to these issues seem ...

Teens to Be Lined Up for Vaccination Shots

...f pediatrics has voiced his opinion on the need of teenage vaccinations. Though at present young children are...ainst genital herpes. This decision to consider teenage vaccinations is supported by rising cases of drug abuse involving the sharing of needles, and pre-ma...

Diminishing Differences and Empowering Eves

...ealth care. A western woman may face issues like teenage pregnancy, drugs, divorce or broken homes, while her eastern counterpart is a victim of gender discrimination and denial of several basic rights, like education. Yet there is a lot of common ground in women – related issues and a concerted effort i...

Sword Removed from Thai Teenager's Face

... that had been thrust through the nose cavity of a teenage boy and exited// near his left ear, news reports said Wednesday. Ronnachai Tiemsanguan, 16, was said to be in a stable condition after the sword's removal from his face in an operation that took five hours and 10 minutes Tuesday, reported the Thai ...

Working Conditions of Teenage Workers Cause Anxiety

A national study on teenage workers in the U.S. finds that teenagers use dangerous equipment or work long hours during the school week//. The Chapel Hill study conducted by University of North Carolinawas based on telephone surveys of 928 teenaged workers, 14 to 18 years old...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Early Puberty.

...ion in to alcohol consumption, sexual intercourse, teenage pregnancy and high risk of reproductive cancers and adult obesity. Dr. Lee opined that in addition to finding the reasons for association of obesity with early puberty, it is also important to know if weight control measures at an early age have an...

Its February - Time for a Talk With Your Teen

...of teenagers have a conversation on sex with their teenage children. Teenage is the most difficult phase in the process of growing up. Love and romance form an integral part of this mind-boggling time. The researcher suggests that an open talk on sex between parents and their wards will prevent the teenage...

Magnesium Supplements for Strong-boned Girls

...ortance of magnesium in building stronger bones in teenage girls which would contribute to lessening the risks of osteoporosis and other bone disorders as they age. Magnesium is an important element in the human body, participating in more than 300 reactions. Sufficient amounts of magnesium help maintai...

Hair Raising Problems With Hair Dyes

... revealed the extent of allergic reactions amongst teenage girls; nearly 13% of them and 6/% of women in their twenties are suffering severe allergic reactions to hair dyes. "Cultural and commercial pressures to dye hair and perhaps the obsession with the culture of youth are increasing the burden on the h...

More Youngsters Get Tuberculosis

...nutrition leads to weak stamina. The number of teenage tuberculosis patients is increasing _ 2,365 in 2004, 2,614 in 2005 and 2,825 last year. ``The number of tuberculosis patients has been decreasing little by little in all age groups except teenagers. We suspect it is due to stress they have from s...

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