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What makes young girls smoke

...LBI Director, Claude Lenfant, M.D., says, "Getting youths not to start smoking has been very hard. Many envi...ological factors are involved in determining which youths are at most risk." Lead Investigator, Carolyn Voorhees, Ph.D., adds, "Many of the factors identified...

Suicide risk high in 12-17 Age Group

...treatment of those at risk. But only 36 percent of youths at risk for suicide during the past year received ...e time period.'' White, black, Hispanic and Asian youths reported similar rates of suicide risk, the report said. Youths in Western states were the most at r...

Financial Allowances Being Offered To Poor Vietnamese HIV Carriers

...amongst the public. The main focus is to encourage youths to adopt “ABC” preventive approach (Abstinence, Being faithful and Condom use) to prevent widespread HIV transmission. Warning notices are also being issued. The main mode of transmission of HIV is through heterosexual contact with more men contrac...

Depression affects one in 10 U.S. teens: study

...g doctors, worried the warning would lead to fewer youths receiving treatment. The current findings, part of the agency's annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, also showed very depressed adolescents aged 12 to 17 were twice as likely to engage in substance abuse than those who were not depressed....

Bird Flu Claims Two More Lives In Indonesia

...WHO-affiliated labs in Hong Kong confirmed the two youths died from H5N1 avian-flu virus. The newest cases were the fifth cluster of humans infected with bird flu in Indonesia. Health officials said earlier that many fowl had died in the neighborhood where they lived in the West Java district of Indramayu...

Sensing The Health Hazard MP3 Makers Tone Down The Volume

...anguage-Hearing Association (ASHA) recently warned youths about potential damage to the ears associated with MP3 players. The ASHA said having the volume up too loud and listening for too long were the main causes of hearing loss. But that doesn't seem to worry Jessica Manks, a 15-year-old from Braunschwe...

Change In Mental Makeup Could Prove Beneficial For Elders

...Parsi community, told IANS. Around 30 percent of youths in the Parsi community have not been able to get married as they have the responsibility of their elderly parents, said Sethna. He revealed that 31 percent of the Parsi community living in India comprised people over 60 years, a higher average than...

Coffee Bars: A Boon For China's Jobless Youths

Jobless youths of China who find themselves in a fix, by not able to find a job for themselves, can now heave a sigh of relief as mushrooming coffee bars across the country's metros offers them great opportunities, to serve as baristas. // Youngsters under great ...

Malarial Epidemic In Tripura Takes Its Death Toll To 65

...plained that the services of teachers and educated youths are being engaged to cooperate with the health workers in the anti-malaria campaign. Medicated mosquito nets are being distributed in vulnerable areas by the authorities....

The Price Paid for New Lifestyle

...ldren beingover-weight. Today almost 15% of urban youths in China are overweight. "Lifestyles,eating habits and the healthcare system have changed, and so havediseases and death rates," China's deputy health minister Wang Longdetold a conference in Beijing, "Chronic diseases don't only affectpeople's heal...

Six Reang Refugees Affected By AIDS

...ugees were working as sex workers and a section of youths were drug addicts, thereby spreading the desease. The sources said they would take steps for creating awareness about AIDS among the inmates of the camps. Source:PTI News...

Illegal Drug Trafficking Pose A Great Threat For HIV Epidemic In Northeast

...he border and is therefore accessible to the local youths of these states," said a report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the Indian government. The report said HIV has assumed the proportion of a 'generalised epidemic' among injecting drug users in Manipur and Nagaland. "Northeastern s...

More Number Of Younger Americans Lack Health Insurance

... suggests that by expanding the safety net for the youths by increasing the maximum age for Medicaid and SCHIP might help the young adults get health insurance and keep it. Some states have recently passed laws extending the age at which young people are no longer considered dependents for insurance purpose...

Tobacco Consumption By Youths Will Hamper India’s Economic Growt

...y year. But the most ominous sign is the number of youths falling prey to the addiction. Notwithstanding the urban-rural divide, youngsters in rural areas are taking to tobacco as a "hobby" while smoking has become a lifestyle statement in urban areas. "The situation is really grim in India. As the num...

Celebrities Come together to help a Noble Cause

...and young people aged 15-24 years. But most of the youths lack access to the information, skills and services needed to protect themselves from HIV. Tickets are available at Landmark, Anokhi, Amethyst, Mocha, Fashion Folks, Pizza Hut and Music World. Everyone is invited to join the celebrities to help wit...

Over 10,000 Drug Addicts In Meerut: Survey

...l NGO running de-addiction clinics says.// These youths spend over Rs 1,500 in a single day on brown sugar and other drugs like morphine, Avil and Phenergan, according to the NGO 'Jagriti Nasha Mukti Kendra'. Young children are addicted to cough syrups that are available over the counter at pharmacies, ...

Why Fans Drink While Watching Football

...ty. The study, based on interviews with 31 London youths in the age group of 18-21, investigates what they consider to be masculine behaviour and how this affects their health. 'What is really interesting is the idea of using one type of typically masculine behaviour to compensate for another. For example...

Yoga Can Keep Youths Away From Drugs: Ravi Shankar

...practising yoga, pranayam and meditation will help youths to keep away from drug and alcohol abuse. // 'Yo...im, 15 km from here. Ravi Shankar appealed to the youths to take up yoga to lead a healthy life. 'India can teach correctness to the entire world. Our coun...

Crackdown on drugs makes African students insecure

... of education in many African countries had led to youths from there to join the illegal trade for quick money. In 2005, 59 African nationals, including 41 Nigerians, were arrested in India on charges of drug peddling. (Source: IANS)...

Attitudes About Aging Different from Reality

...s-remember" how happy they were as youths, just as youths "mis-predict" how happy (or unhappy) they will be as they age. The research was performed by VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan researchers involving over 540 adults who were between the ages of 21 and 40, or over age 60. E...

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