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Medical Marijuana Not Legal, Say Authorities

...ers promoting these clinics even in schools, among teenage students. “A lot of people are involved in some pretty major criminal activity, and they're using state law to traffic in drugs," said Sarah Pullen, spokeswoman for the DEA's Los Angeles office. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton ...

Educate Teenagers About Sun Safety to Offset Skin Cancer Risk

...erved that maximum sun exposure happens during the teenage years, and even one severe sun burn before the age of 20, doubles the risk of skin cancer. The study, which tracked teens for two years, showed the distinct advantage of teens that have undergone sun-safety education, over those who didn’t in the use...

Cure for Most Heart Attacks Is Free, but It's Important to Start Young

...factors for cardiovascular disease measured in the teenage years can be used to accurately predict levels of thickening of carotid arteries and calcification of coronary arteries (both markers for atherosclerosis) 15 years later. Next steps Two common risk factors that almost anyone can do something ab...

Indonesia: 14 Year Old Boy Critical With Bird Flu

Indonesia: A 14 year old teenage boy is confirmed to be severely ill following a human infection of bird flu, and is presently undergoing treatment//, an Indonesian health official has confirmed. This is the first human case of bird flu in 2007; with this, the total human infectio...

Drop That Glossy, Girl!

Parents of teenage girls might want to have another look at that attr...s reflecting upon.// According to recent studies, teenage girls who read articles on weight loss and dieting in such magazines, are more prone to resort to dr...

Child Obesity and Diabetes - A Major Problem in India

...betes, heart disease and early heart attacks, many teenage girls are already suffering from diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a condition that occurs in overweight females and disrupts menstruation, and other children have hypertension.” Director of the Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at...

Circumcision Can Halve HIV Risk – A Stud

...ared HIV infection rates between groups of men and teenage boys, who were circumcised with equal number of persons who were not at the start of the trial. While examining the interim results of the study, NIH safety panel found that the uncircumcised men were infected at twice the rate of the men who had the...

Suicide Rate Among NY's Ethnic Women is Alarming

...t a rate of 388 per 100,000 (compared with 374 for teenage white girls) and are hospitalised after attempting...a rate of 95.5 per 100,000 (compared with 88.5 for teenage white girls), according to the New York Times. The causes of depression in Asian women seem to be ...

Teen Tendencies: 'Vicedom' Enthralls Teens Who Smoke

This is probably one more reason why teenage years are perceived as 'tumultuous'. When teens take to smoking, it is like the Pandora's Box has opened. //Such teens are prone to misusing alcohol and drugs, in comparison to their no'vice' contemporaries, a recent insight indicates. The Canadian ...

Free Plan B Faces Controversy

...nvolving multiple partners, increased instances of teenage sex, and sexually transmitted diseases. Concerned Women for America, Iowa Right to Life, and the Iowa Christian Alliance asked members to acquire free doses of Plan B and then destroy it. A small percentage of such free doses were reportedly destr...

Contraceptive Use Helps Reduce Rate of US Teen Pregnancy

...es have been primarily responsible for declines in teenage pregnancy rates. The study by Dr. Santelli of the Mailman School in conjunction with researchers at the Guttmacher Institute examines information from the National Survey of Family Growth, a nationally representative household survey that provides co...

A Boon to Neonates-“National Cot Locator” Developed by UK Hospitas

...der mothers, further IVF increasing the chances of teenage mothers and multiple births. The Chief Executive of the premature and sick baby charity Bliss, Andy Cole says,” Bliss welcomes this important strategic development." "We hope to see the cot locator have a significant impact across England on the ...

Who are ‘Tweens’? Read o…

... physical and// behavioral changes which marks the teenage years , seems to be showing up in kids between the age of 8 to 12; so the sobriquet ‘tweens’, seems to fit the bill. Some of the tweens are showing a fancy to own expensive items like cell phones and iPods. The genre of music they listen appears to...

Sex Education Not Effective In UK

...mstances still largely determine the likelihood of teenage pregnancy. To have a stronger impact, alternative interventions should be considered." – says a lead researcher Dr Marion Henderson. The study found that there were no reduction in the pregnancy and abortion rates whether students were given a conv...

No Proven Programs to Help Teens Quit Smoking

... things more complicated, researchers suspect that teenage smokers are anything but mirror images of their adult counterparts. “They may be addicted, but perhaps not as addicted, pharmacologically, (as adults),” said Jonathan Winickoff, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. ...

Even five year olds are in the throes of eating disorders

...ers as starting at the average age, which is about teenage to 25 years, but it can affect anyone of any age. I read recently about one woman who developed it in her 40s.” All the emphasis regarding an hour glass figure and superficial beauty has percolated to the pre-teens as well, and the recent finding is...

On Popular Demand, Monogamy Rules The Roost!

...g rates of sexually transmitted disease (STDs) and teenage pregnancies. The authors said “Most people are married, and married people have the most sex. Sexual activity among young single people tends to be sporadic, but is greater in industrialized countries.” Kaye Wellings, of the London School of Hyg...

Sexual Behavior is inclined towards monogamy, reveals survey

...lly transmitted disease (STDs) and the increase in teenage pregnancies. The authors said “Most people are married, and married people have the most sex. Sexual activity among young single people tends to be sporadic, but is greater in industrialized countries.” Kaye Wellings, of the London School of Hyg...

Brain development in teens curbed by alcohol tolerance

...for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. "The teenage brain is under a lot of stress and can adapt quickly when new substances are introduced to the body. This "plasticity" of the brain decreases with age and the brain becomes fully developed." However, he cautions that alcohol tolerance in teens can ...

Smoking for Weight Control? Slim chance of staying slim, fat chance of going up in smoke!

...treal has thrown light on the alarming trend among teenage girls taking to smoking//, mainly to keep a check ...ps in controlling weight. The findings show that teenage girls put on weight in much the same way as their peers who do not smoke. In effect this is just a m...

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