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Youngsters Take Their Example From Older Siblings

The University of Washington and the University of Queensland’s researchers have revealed that the sisters and brothers of a child are stronger role models than parents or friends // as far as habits like smoking and drinking are concerned. The younger children in a family tend to follow the example of their older siblings in such matters. ....Dr Abby Fagan of the University of Washington studi...

Calcium-rich Diet Good For Youngsters

Youngsters who forego calcium-rich foods because they think they're fattening are mistaken, say researchers based on findings of a recent study .// ..Researchers say 9-year-old girls who consumed diets high in calcium were no more likely to put on additional pounds than kids the same age who ate typical diets. Instead, girls with diets high in calcium significantly improved their intake of esse...

Youngsters Not Aware Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

In a study conducted by Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, majority of sexually active adolescent girls have negligible knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases//, until they are bitten. ....Julie downs, lead author of the study and a member of the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon is of the opinion that in most cases Kids know about Sexually Transmitted...

Movies Influence Youngsters To Drink

Young adolescents are increasingly taking their example from movies, and starting to experiment with alcohol at a very early age. A research// study has measured the influence of alcohol use in movies and, using data from more than 600 films and 5,000 students, found that movies play a significant role in an adolescent's decision to drink at a young age. ....The regional study was published in...

Youngsters, now have a good reason to interact online

Parents, do you find your children spending precious time online, which you fear would hamper social interaction? Just put aside your fears // for a while and read this. A Northwestern University researcher feels otherwise, after she spent valuable 7 years, observing an online club of 3000 youngsters between 10 to 16 years. ....According to Justine Cassel, professor of communication studies and d...

Chinese NGO To Popularize Sex Education For Youngsters

A largest NGO in China is all set to propagate a new method of sex education for youngsters throughout the country. // ..Xi Xiaoping, vice president with the China Family Planning Association, said: 'Puberty and child-bearing age have arrived earlier in recent years, but sex education is lagging behind.' ..China now has more than 300 million youngsters who have reached puberty, and about 20 mil...

Elders Too Are Keen To Chat On Internet On Par With Youngsters

According to a recent online survey, aging in no way deter the elders from chatting or surfing the Internet and said that they too are keen in using the net on par// with the youngsters. ....The survey conducted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India with Crosstab Marketing Services has revealed that senior netizens are a fast-growing group in India and expected to grow three-fold to thr...

Youngsters Become Criminals Due To Alcohol and Drugs

According to a report it is found that there is an increase in number of children charged with alcohol/drug-related crimes. Campaigners asked for tougher action// to tackle young criminals. According to the statistics the number of children under the age of 16 charged for criminal offences due to alcohol increased by more than 150 % in the past year. The crimes include violence, sexual crimes an...

South Africa: AIDS, A Major Cause Of Death Of Youngsters

The HIV-AIDS pandemic is one of the major causes of death among South Africa's young people, aged between 20 and 44, Government has said. // ....Head of Policy Co-ordination and Advisory Service (PACS) at the Presidency Joel Netshitenzhe said they had conducted research and found that there was sharp increase in HIV-AIDS-related deaths among young South Africans. .. ..According to the document -...

Headspace to the Rescue of Mentally Ill Youngsters

A program called Headspace is being introduced by the Federal Government in Australia to provide early intervention and treatment for youngsters whose mental// ailments have been largely glossed over or ignored. ....Establishment of 30 centres across the country in cities and rural spots will ensure that the program will reach even the remote areas. ....It will be run under the guidance of the...

Rare Transplant Gives B.C Youngster 4 New Organs

A rare transplant at TG Hospital gave a B.C. youngster a bowel, liver, pancreas and stomach. Lori MacIver of Prince George, B.C. was told to prepare// for the death of her son. She said, "They were telling me to prepare and to accept, but I still wasn't on that page." .. ..Her son Gairett, 18, is now recovering following a high-risk, four-organ transplant operation on Aug. 1 at Toronto General Ho...

Mobiles As Addictive As Smoking In Youngsters

New research finds that mobile phones are as addictive as cigarettes among young people. Psychologist Dr David Sheffield, the lead author of the research //said that the constant habit of being attached to their mobile phones was causing stress among youngsters. ....His study found that one in seven became restless if they were away from their phone for a long time, while 14 per cent would be wi...

Youngsters on a new ‘high’ with caffeine supplemens

There is an alarming rise in the number of youngsters today suffer from disorders that arise out of the excessive use of caffeine supplements apart from caffeinated drinks// like coffee or sodas. Recent reviews done at the Illinois Poison Center found out that more that 12 % require hospitalization to deal with their problems. Some of the most common symptoms encountered because of abuse of caffe...

Hypertension, Prehypertension in Youngsters Linked With Heart Enlargement

Hypertension and prehypertension in adolescents and young adults was associated with a higher risk of having an abnormally enlarged heart//, researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. ....In a study of American Indians, average age 26.5, those with hypertension or prehypertension were more likely to have changes in the heart structure associated with increased...

More Youngsters Get Tuberculosis

A growing number of youngsters are contracting tuberculosis, especially those in their 20s, due to poor health from irregular// living and excessive weight loss, according to a report. ....Last year about one fifth of tuberculosis patients were people in their 20s. ....According to the report of the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 41,950 people contracted tuberculosis in 2006...

Youngsters- Beware of Marijuana!

A recent study concludes that quitting drugs like marijuana is not easy as it results in withdrawal symptoms. Risk of addiction// depends on how early in life the usage started. ....Marijuana, a mixture of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, is smoked as a cigarette or in a pipe. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main active chemical present in it. .......

Youngsters Warned to Stay Out of the Sun - and Sunbeds

An international study has come out strongly against the use of sunbeds or tanning beds, especially in persons aged below// 35 years. ..According to the Working Group on artificial UV light and skin cancer of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), persons who use these tanning beds in order to avoid skin damage from sun exposure end up exposing themselves to higher risks of deve...

Alcohol Could Damage Youngsters' Brain

Alcohol could cause damage to the brain of youngsters, says a study, which stresses that teenagers should know what liquor misuse can do to them. // ....Thomas Heffernan, a psychologist at Northumbria University, examined over 100 college students for the research presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference in York, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. ....Half the...

‘Condom Bar’ to Create Awareness Among Youngstes

Interiors decorated with real condoms, beer mugs in the condom shape, staff dresses with condom prints... a bar cum discotheque that opens here// Wednesday will be like none other in India. ....Billed as the country's first "condom bar", it aims to make people, especially youngsters, aware of AIDS and the need for safe sex. ....And that is not all. The bar will make available free condoms as wel...

New Oz Road Safety Campaign Hits Speeding Youngsters Below the Belt

Australian road safety campaigners have decided to approach the problem of young speedsters in a rather unique fashion, as a new TV campaign has tried to tackle the problem by hitting them right below the belt by showing young women wiggling their little fingers at fast riders. ......The New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority decided to go for the derogatory gesture which traditionally mea...
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