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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...

Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Placing teenage girls with a history of juvenile delinquency in specialized foster-care programs had an unexpected consequence: It kept them from getting pregnant, researc...

With 15 Million Kids Expected to Go Hungry This Summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partners With Morgan Stanley to Launch 'Million Meal Summer' Program

Program to Provide One Million Meals to Boys & Girls Club Members at 200 Sites Nationwide ATLANTA, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to feed the millions of young people expected to miss meals or go hungry this summer, Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS ) announced today a partnersh...

AT&T Shares 2009 NCAA Women's College World Series With American Cancer Society and Boys & Girls Club

Cancer Survivors Honored and Local Youth Learn About Teamwork During the Games DALLAS, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The best of the best in college softball will soon take the field in Oklahoma City. The 2009 NCAA Division I Women's College World Series championship games run June 1...

Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble

Study found they raised the chances of online advances, offline meetings TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who picked provocative representations of themselves and put those online were more likely to be approached sexually and to meet the individuals who approached the...

One in five girls in upper secondary school suffers from school burnout

The transition from basic education to upper secondary school is a challenge for many young people. According to a study of school burnout at different stages of school and higher education, upper secondary school is a particularly challenging stage for many young people. Success-oriented female u...

Changes(TM) Kit for Girls - 'What Every Girl Wants.'

Essential survival gear for parents and guardians raising girls who are just entering puberty LOS ANGELES, May 12, /PRNewswire/ -- Changes (TM) is the leading product to help young girls navigate through the rocky road of adolescence . (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi...

Amscot Financial Contributes to Brevard County's Hacienda Girls Ranch, Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Girls

MELBOURNE, Fla. , April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, invites all to come out and have fun "the Amscot way" at its open house on Saturday, April 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1515 Palm Bay Road in Melbourne. Amscot will pr...

Black girls are 50 percent more likely to be bulimic than white girls

An important new study challenges the widespread perception that bulimia primarily affects privileged, white teenagers such as "Gossip Girl" character Blair Waldorf, who battled bulimia on the show earlier this season. Rather, girls who are African American are 50 percent more likely than girl...

YWCAs to Observe National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th

New Public Service Ad Aimed at Young Women WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- YWCAs across the country are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health in observing National Women and Girls HIV and AIDS Awareness Day on March 10 by hosting a variety of...

Seattle's First Bald Girls Do Lunch(R)

Hair? Just another Accessory SCARBOROUGH, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- No hair? No problem. When Bald Girls Do Lunch ( BaldGirlsDoLunch.org ) brings women with alopecia areata together in Washington state March 10 and 11 heads will turn. That delights founder Thea Chassin . "We're part ...

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...

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon Get $10K Regence Grant

Award supports healthy lifestyle programs and incentives PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon announced today it awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon. The grant will support the Clubs' programs that help kids develop h...

Glory for Girls Announces All-Natural Clarifying Products for Clear and Radiant Skin

New Clarifying Products and Coconut Scrub Added to Specialty Line for Tweens and Teens CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Glory for Girls(R) now offers girls of all ages clarifying products that are 100% natural and ultra-effective without using harsh ingredients that cause redness and...

Innovative new Web site empowers young girls to live smoke-free

HANOVER, N.H. A new Web site designed to emphasize smoking prevention for young girls has been launched through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) and Dartmouth Medical School (DMS). The safe, online patient education site was created by Dartmouth pediatrician Henry Bernstein to help prevent ...

Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs

Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls treated for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) become highly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sometimes just weeks or months aft...

Technique Preserves Future Fertility in Girls With Cancer

Doctors retrieved immature eggs from ovarian tissue WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with childhood cancer may still be able to bear children later in life by preserving ovarian tissue for later use, a new report finds. Israeli researchers at Hadassah Hebrew University M...

Move over mean girls -- boys can be socially aggressive, too

Society holds that when it comes to aggression, boys hit and punch, while girls spread rumors, gossip, and intentionally exclude others, a type of aggression that's called indirect, relational, or social. Now a new analysis of almost 150 studies of aggression in children and adolescents has found...

Troubled girls from poor neighborhoods more likely to have sex in early adolescence

This release is available in French . Montreal, September 16, 2008 Young girls from poor neighbourhoods need to review more than the birds and bees with their parents they need to hear about contraception and potential dangers of hanging out with older boys. A new study by researchers fro...

Special Summer Camp Helps Girls Recognize Inner and Outer Beauty

Retin-A Micro(R) PUMP and ELLEgirl.com Send Four Girls to My Beauty Camp this Summer LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Retin-A Micro(R) PUMP has teamed up with the popular teenage Web site ELLEgirl.com to send four contest winners later this summer to a weeklong...

Asthma in boys may be just a phase, but for girls it may be there to stay

Boys may be more apt than girls to have childhood asthma, but, when compared to girls, they are also more likely to grow out of it in adolescence and have a decreased incidence of asthma in the post-pubertal years. This indicates that there may be a buried mechanism in asthma development, accordin...

Breast-Feeding More Protective for Girls Than Boys

Practice didn't affect number of infections, need for hospitalization, study finds MONDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk's protection against respiratory infections is stronger in girls than in boys, says a U.S. study that challenges the long-held belief that immune system ch...

More girls than boys benefit from breastfeeding, Hopkins Children's research shows

Challenging the long-standing belief that breast-feeding equally protects all babies against disease, research led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center investigators suggests that when it comes to respiratory infections, the protective effects of breast milk are higher in girls than in boys. Fol...

New study shows sedentary high school girls are at significant risk for future osteoporosis

Significant numbers of female high school athletes and non-athletes suffer from one or more components of the female athlete triad, a combination of three conditions that can lead to cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers in Milwaukee. The s...

Both boys and girls negatively affected by sexual harassment

Champaign, IL May 12, 2008 A new study in Psychology of Women Quarterly explored the outcomes of sexual harassment on both boys and girls. While girls were harassed more frequently, boys were indirectly yet negatively affected through a school climate that tolerates the harassment of girls. ...

$3 Million Requested by UNFPA to Help Women and Girls Displaced by Myanmar Cyclone

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is appealing for $3 million to address the urgent humanitarian concerns of cyclone-affected populations, particularly women and girls, in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady and Yangon regions. The amount is being...

Historic Fundraising Initiative to Empower Women & Girls Worldwide Reaches $100 Million Quickly Even as U.S. Economy Slows

SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Moving Millions -- a groundbreaking initiative to inspire gifts of one million dollars and above to effect lasting social change through improving the lives of women and girls -- announced today that it has raised $100 million. This milestone advances...

Growth Hormone is Used to Treat Twice as Many Short Boys Than Girls in the U.S. and Asia; Gender Difference is Smaller in the Rest of the World

PHILADELPHIA, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys are twice as likely as girls in the U.S. and Asia (mostly Japan) to receive recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for growth hormone deficiency, illnesses that affect height, and short stature of a non-medical nature. A smaller gender...

Growth hormone is used to treat twice as many short boys than girls in the US and Asia

Boys are twice as likely as girls in the U.S. and Asia (mostly Japan) to receive recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for growth hormone deficiency, illnesses that affect height, and short stature of a non-medical nature. A smaller gender difference exists in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, ...

Girls in Sports at Record High, Yet Many Girls Fail to Meet Minimal Standards of Physical Activity, University of Minnesota Report Says

Girls need regular physical activity to reduce risks of obesity, diabetes and heart disease MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released today by the University of Minnesota's Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport shows that girls are...

Research on consequences: Hyperactive girls face problems as adults

This release is available in French . U.K. / Montreal, March 20, 2008 Young girls who are hyperactive are more likely to get hooked on smoking, under-perform in school or jobs and gravitate towards mentally abusive relationships as adults, according to a joint study by researchers from the...

One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Greatest burden falls on African-American adolescents, CDC researchers find,, TUESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- More than 3 million teenaged girls have at least one sexually transmitted disease (STD), a new government study suggests. The most severely affected are African-Americ...

Teenage girls aren't the only ones who tan indoors -- older adults do so as well

Think you wont run into grandparents at your local tanning salon? According to new research, you just might. In fact, a recent health survey of American adults suggests that while 20 percent of 18-39 year olds visited tanning beds, as many as 10 percent of those between 50 and 64 years of age an...

Why some depressed girls can't smell the roses

Cant smell the roses? Maybe youre depressed. Smell too much like a rose yourself? Maybe youve got the same problem. Scientists from Tel Aviv University recently linked depression to a biological mechanism that affects the olfactory glands. It might explain why some women, without realizing it, wea...

Girls will be girls longer when home life is stable

For many young girls, a stable family life is one key factor to avoiding a number of serious health problems. New research by researchers at The University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, indicates that girls who grow up with supportive parents who themselves have a strong re...

Grand Opening of Regence Boys & Girls Club Marks a Milestone in Historic New Columbia Community Revitalization

Largest gift in Regence history helps the Club open its doors to area youths on September 28 PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,200 youths in the New Columbia community now have a new place to play, learn and grow with the grand opening of the Regence...

Teen girls report abusive boyfriends try to get them pregnant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Seven years ago, Elizabeth Miller was a volunteer physician in a community-based clinic in Boston, Mass., which offered confidential services to teens. She is still haunted by the memory of a 15-year old girl who asked her for a pregnancy test. It was negative, but two weeks ...

Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls

Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Texas doctors don't always recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls, despite U.S. guidelines urging their inoculation, a new surv...

Anime's fan girls

Girls are gathering online to remake male-oriented Japanese animation videos into romances -- and in the process are picking up skills in film editing, storytelling and feminist literary criticism. "Boys are more into the fighting aspects of anime," says Elizabeth Birmingham, an associate profe...
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