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Social support buffers adolescent depression after terrorist attacks: Ben-Gurion University

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL -- July 20, 2009 Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have conducted a "before and after" study of depression and terrorist attacks in adolescents, demonstrating that strong social support from friends is a buffer from depression in terrorism-related stress. ...

New Policy Statement from Society for Adolescent Medicine Urges Inclusion of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Issues in All Health Care Reform Legislation

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As the discussion regarding health care reform moves through Congress and is debated in the public forum, a new policy statement from the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) urges all parties to include adolescent and young adult health issues in t...

New national adolescent weight control registry will recognize successful teen weight loss efforts

PROVIDENCE, RI According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 16 percent of children ages 6-19 years are overweight or obese a number that has tripled since 1980. In an effort to combat this epidemic of pediatric obesity, researchers at The Miriam Hospital and The...

How adolescent girls manage stress

Greater influence over everyday life, emotional support, and cultural and recreational activities help to enable teenage girls to withstand stress. Those were the results of a dissertation from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Stress and worry amongst teenagers have in...

Cellular telephones to expand knowledge of health behaviors and microorganisms in adolescent males

INDIANAPOLIS A $4.15 million, four-year National Institutes of Health grant will enable researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine to conduct the first health study of teenage boys using cellular telephones. The researchers, led by Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S., professor of ped...

Early stimulus funding supports research in adolescent addiction

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] A Brown University professor is among the first in the country to win a federal research grant funded by national economic stimulus efforts. Robert Miranda Jr., assistant professor (research) with the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addition Studies,...

University of Hawaii at Manoa professors co-author adolescent obesity study

Drs. Timothy Halliday and Sally Kwak, economics professors at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, recently published a paper in Economics and Human Biology titled, "Weight Gain in Adolescents and Their Peers." The article examines trends in adolescent body mass index (BMI) in a nationally repres...

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Genes trump environment as the primary reason that some adolescents are more likely than others to be victimized by crime, according to groundbreaking research led by distinguished criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of The Florida State University. The study is believed to be t...

Gaining new insights into mentoring programs for adolescent girls

(Boston) -- A study of a Big Brothers Big Sisters of America formal mentoring program, which matched adolescent girls with women mentors, revealed that strong emotional support and improvement in girls psychosocial functioning from these relationships was a dominant theme coupled with the developm...

Society for Adolescent Medicine Meeting to Focus on 'E-Teens' and How Adolescents Incorporate Technology and Health

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's adolescents have the dubious distinction of being the most "wired" generation to date. They somehow complete homework while simultaneously texting on mobile phones, listening to iPods, IM-ing from computers and posting photos and video to Faceboo...

New Research Released at Annual Society for Adolescent Medicine Meeting Provides Vital Insights into Adolescent Health Issues

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- New research being released at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) reveals significant results about how adolescents navigate their world and where their priorities lie. The theme of the meeting is "E-teens" and how teens inco...

7 steps to successful child and adolescent weight loss

New Rochelle, NY, March 4, 2009Overweight children and adolescents, with the active involvement of their parents and families, can successfully lose weight by following the Seven Steps to Success described in the current issue of Obesity Management , a journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

How multiple childhood maltreatments lead to greater adolescent binge drinking

(Boston)-- Researchers from Boston University found that multiple types of child maltreatment are robust risk factors for underage binge drinking based on a national multi-year study that explored the influence of social environment on the health of adolescents. The research, which appears in...

Alcohol-Branded Apparel Linked to Adolescent Drinking

Kids who wear those hats and T-shirts are likely to drink more or become binge drinkers, researchers say MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- All those T-shirts, hats and other items promoting alcoholic beverages that young people wear may be more than just a fashion statement. Teen...

School-based intervention is a promising model for improving adolescent sleep habits

Westchester, Ill. A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that a school-based sleep intervention is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, given its high retention rate, cost-effectiveness and potential for promoting healthy sleep knowledge and practice. ...

1 in 4 California adolescent girls has had HPV vaccine

Less than two years after the HPV vaccine was approved as a routine vaccination for girls aged 11 and older, one-quarter of California adolescent girls have started the series of shots that protect against human papillomavirus, which is strongly linked to cervical cancer. Additionally, a maj...

Anti-social behavior in girls predicts adolescent depression seven years later

Past behavior is generally considered to be a good predictor of future behavior, but new research indicates that may not be the case in the development of depression, particularly among adolescent girls. University of Washington social scientists tracked first- and second-graders for seven yea...

Vitamin D tied to muscle power in adolescent girls

Chevy Chase, MDVitamin D is significantly associated with muscle power and force in adolescent girls, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism ( JCEM ). Although vitamin D is naturally produced in the body thro...

Child and adolescent obesity: Family-based programs including behavior therapy can work

Family-based lifestyle interventions that not only modify diet and physical activity but also include behaviour therapy programs can help obese children lose weight and maintain that loss for at least six months. This Cochrane Review also found that in adolescents the effect lasts for at least 12 ...

New CT technology shows anorexia impairs adolescent bone development

OAK BROOK, Ill. Children and teenagers with even mild cases of anorexia exhibit abnormal bone structure, according to a new study appearing in the December issue of Radiology and presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Adolescence is the most cri...

Families, friends, schools and neighborhoods contribute to adolescent alcohol misuse

Characteristics present in the four social environments in which young people livefamilies, peers, schools, and neighborhoodscontribute both positively and negatively to whether teens misuse alcohol, with risk from one area possibly being magnified or decreased by attributes of another. That's t...

Capella University Offers New MS in Psychology Specialization in Child and Adolescent Development : Capella is the only regionally accredited online university to offer this master's specialization

Capella University ( www.capella.edu ), an accredited(a) online university that has built its reputation by providing quality graduate education for working adults, has announced that it is offering a new Child and Adolescent Development specialization within its Master of Science in Psychology o...

Newer antipsychotics no better than older drug in treating child and adolescent schizophrenia

Two newer atypical antipsychotic medications were no more effective than an older conventional antipsychotic in treating child and adolescent schizophrenia and may lead to more metabolic side effects, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Ment...

Jeers of peers may affect adolescent adjustment

New research suggests that traits such as obesity during adolescence that may increase the risk of attacks from peers can result in health and psychological struggles that remain through young adulthood. The researchers say that this is one of the first studies to explore a possible link between v...

National Vaccine Advisory Committee recommends increased adolescent immunization

San Diego, July 7, 2008 Vaccinating infants and toddlers is an almost universal practice in the United States. Vaccines to prevent flu are a regular part of medical care for senior citizens and at-risk patients. But, according to a study published in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal...

Parental Insomnia Can Harm Adolescent Children

Study finds these kids more likely to have insomnia, suicidal thoughts THURSDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Adolescent children of parents who suffer from chronic insomnia have a higher risk not only for insomnia themselves, but also for suicidal behavior and for using drugs that indu...

Fitworks Fitness Centers Responds to the Growing Adolescent Obesity Rate by Offering Free Summer Memberships to Teens 13-15 Years of Age

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitworks Fitness Centers is currently offering a free summer membership to teens 13-15 years of age as part of their Community Outreach Program designed to help combat ever-growing adolescent obesity rates. Teens are able to take advantage of the ...

Every fifth adolescent smokes

As many as 20% of adolescents from 11 to 17 years of age smoke. This was the result of the nationwide German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS), performed by the Robert Koch Institute and presented by the sociologist Thomas Lampert in the current edition o...

Acting U.S. Surgeon General to Speak to Society for Adolescent Medicine on Prevention of Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Adm. Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, will speak on preventing adolescent overweight and obesity to members of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) at their annual meeting being held in Greensboro, NC next we...

After-school programs can increase physical activity of adolescent girls

Afterschool programs can modestly increase the amount of physical activity among girls in middle school, according to new results from the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG), a multiple site, community based study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the...

Teachers play critical role in adolescent health promotion efforts

December 17, 2007 -- Teachers are among the most important influences in the lives of school-aged children, yet relatively little emphasis has been placed on examining the potential role general academic teachers may play in facilitating adolescent health promotion efforts, according to a study co...

Decreasing access to cigarettes for youth in the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort Study

New York, 10 December 2007 New research in the December issue of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, shows that there was a decline in access to cigarettes from commercial venues from 2000 to 2003.These findings are specific to the Minnesota Adolescent Community Cohort study, a longitudin...

New upper limit defined for normal ALT in adolescent males

A new cohort study of adolescent offenders in Australia has identified an upper limit for ALT that is more sensitive for the diagnosis of liver disease. The findings could facilitate targeted interventions for the youths in this group, who are at high risk for HCV infection and obesity-related liv...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) for Adolescent Patients With Schizophrenia

- Otsuka-sponsored Study Supported Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of ABILIFY in Pediatric Patients Ages 13-17 with Schizophrenia - TOKYO and PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ) announced today that the U....

US FDA approves ABILIFY for adolescent patients with schizophrenia

TOKYO, JAPAN and PRINCETON, NJ, Nov. 6, 2007 -- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Application for the atypical antipsychotic ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) for ...

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Reacts to S-CHIP Veto

Veto Will Deprive Six Million American Children of Healthcare Services WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry strongly urges Congress to override President Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (H.R. 976) a...

Study finds post-traumatic stress symptoms in adolescent children of cancer patients

Barcelona, Spain: A new study by Dutch researchers has found that adolescents may suffer from severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress when a parent is recently diagnosed with cancer and that parents tend to underestimate the problems. A cancer diagnosis is among those life experiences that can...

New Study Challenges NICE Guidelines on Adolescent Depression

Should adolescents with depression be prescribed antidepressants, and if so, should they be given only with a psychological therapy, as advocated by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)? A study published on bmj.com last month found that adding cognitive behavio...

Children's Hospital Boston Presents at the Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting

GAY AND LESBIAN TEENS FACE MORE BULLYING In the broadest study of bullying and sexual orientation to date, lesbian/gay adolescents were three to four times more likely to report having been bullied //than heterosexuals while bisexuals and those identifying as 'mostly heterosexual' were twice as l...

Parental Domestic Violence Contributes To Adolescent Depression

A recent mental health study conducted by Dr. Michelle Hindin has revealed that adolescents who witness domestic violence between their parents are at an increased risk// of developing depressive symptoms than their peers. Approximately 50% of all the respondents reported witnessing parental domest...
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