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Obesity Drug Advertisements Misleading Teens

...atchdog, Choice saying that it is misleading young teenage girls//, preying on their fears about their bodies in a breach of advertising guidelines. The ads have been screened during the high-rating Australian Idol program whose major audiences include 13- to 17-year-olds and have reportedly driven teens as...

Abortion Notification, Consent Laws Reduce Risky Teen Sex

... after they looked at the rates of gonorrhea among teenage girls as a measure of risky sex in connection to t...ent down. “This suggests that Hispanic and white teenage girls are forward looking in their sex decisions, and they systematically view informing their paren...

Laws That Make Parental Consent Mandatory Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior

...went down. "This suggests that Hispanic and white teenage girls are forward looking in their sex decisions, ...r the years 1981 through 1998. Gonorrhea rates for teenage girls were compared to those of women 20 and older whose behavior would not be affected by the notif...

The need for cancer warnings on alcohol packaging

...survey, binge drinking was "worryingly high" among teenage girls and young women. 16% of the 14 to 17-year-olds and 41 % of the18 to 24-year-olds confessed to take not less than 7 drinks in a single session in a month. "What is of such concern is that people don't know the facts - and they need to," Salvat...

Drugs ineffective in treating depression in teens

Of late the link between teenage suicide and the antidepressant drug usage has been debatable. The drugs were found to be ineffective in curing depression in kids and teens in most of the clinical trials studied at an FDA meeting analyzing this topic. // In a recent study publishe...

Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies

...eenagers.This was revealed by the rising number of teenage pregnancies.// The campaign has neither reduced co... not." Although ministers have promised to halve teenage pregnancy rates by 2010, figures last month revealed that the number of under-18s conceiving in Engl...

Factors Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiac Arrest For Adolescents

...n death in patients with LQTS during the high-risk teenage years,” the authors write. Source-Newswise SR...

Not All ADHD Drugs Are Equal

...iversity of Virginia Health System have found that teenage drivers with attention deficit hyper activity disorder (ADHD) drive better when they took// OROS methylphenidate (OROS MPH), a controlled-release stimulant, rather than extended release amphetamine salts (se-AMPH ER). The findings, which reinforce th...

Rare Transplant Gives B.C Youngster 4 New Organs

... is already planning to catch up on the aspects of teenage life he's been missing. Lori said, "He thinks we're going to buy a car and he'll drive us back to Prince George when we finish all this. When you're 18, you're invincible."...

Idursulfase Is Effective Treatment for Hunter Syndrome

...se were children who were destined to die in their teenage years and early 20s. Now, they have a treatment that arrests or halts the disease process,” Muenzer said. Muenzer is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in Hunter syndrome research and the medical treatment of children with genetic lys...

Smoking During Pregnancy

...es were found to be much higher in aboriginals and teenage mothers than woman who gave birth later in life. "Smoking during pregnancy was most prevalent in teenage mothers, 42 per cent, compared to 10.9 per cent of mothers aged 35 years and older," said Elizabeth ...

“ Middle age mums” as big a problem as “teenage mums?!

...age pregnancy has complications in the same way as teenage pregnancy," she said. "We have policies to address teenage pregnancy, but not middle-age pregnancy."...

Teens In UK Do Not Know How To Use A Condom

...te quite frankly with their mothers in their early teenage years were more likely to use condoms correctly. The researchers said, “If we are to see a reduction in sexually transmitted infection prevalence, it is essential that young people understand the importance of using condoms consistently and correctly...

Teens High on Mothballs

An 18-year-old French teenage girl was admitted appearing unsteady and mentally sluggish with scaly skin on her hands and legs according to doctors. // In addition it was found that the girl’s twin sister displayed similar, but less severe, symptoms. Doctors were puzzled because...

Weight Training Can Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes In teenagers

...lleagues were able to prove that overweight Latino teenage boys who got into a weight training program for 16 weeks had decreased insulin resistance, a condition in which sugars cannot be properly processed by the body. Insulin resistance is common in obese children and is a precursor of diabetes. The find...

GP Found Guilty Of Misconduct

...specialist. But on July 2002 when Virginia and her teenage daughter Frances Priggen met the GP, he asked them to ignore the advice of his colleague. Priggen, now 20, told the tribunal her mother's doctor reassured them the symptoms were not cancerous. The doctor denied that the conversation ever happened. He...

Risk Of Premature Death In Obese Adolescents

Obese teenage girls face a threefold risk of premature death, ac...In the first study, Hu's team found a link between teenage obesity and premature death among 102,400 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study II. The women, ...

NHS 24 Is A Failure. Says Sheriff

... Tierney ruled that the system failed in case of a teenage girl and a 30-year-old man. "In each case, had these signs and symptoms which were presenting been properly identified, or [had] the fact that they could not be properly understood been itself identified, there is a strong likelihood that each of t...

Neurology behind Drinking in Teenagers

... can remember concerned adults have tried to limit teenage alcohol consumption. Public health experts often warn that teenage drinkers //show increased risks of involvement in car accidents, and fights. But while early drink...

Basic Instinct drives wannabe moms

...rives females to have babies in the latter part of teenage years and the early twenties. To quote his words...

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