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Is Your Teenager Using Prescription Drugs Behind Your Back? TestCountry Drug Test Panel Numbers Tally with NIDA Fact Sheet Reports on Prescription Drug A

If sales of drug test panels are an indicator, then it could mean that prescription drug abuse among teenagers is on the rise. TestCountry.com, a leading online distributor of drug testing kits, has recently announced an increase in their sales of drug test panels, particularly those used for det...

Heavy Smoking as Teenager Might Add Pounds Later

Study finds an association, but some experts are skeptical THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A surprising Finnish study casts doubts on the common assumption smokers have that their unhealthy habit helps keep them thin. Specifically, the researchers found that teens who smoke he...

The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair to Texas Teenager With Rare Genetic Disorders

Gift of Mobility Brings 'Whole New Life' to Disabled Teenager and His Family DENTON, Texas, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in his 13 years, Dustin Monk will have reason to smile this Christmas. Thanks to a new power wheelchair from The SCOOTER Store ( www.thescooter...

The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Chair to Teenager Struggling With Rare Dwarfism

Gift of Mobility Helps Teenager Attend Classes and Take Trips to the Mall ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like many 15-year-olds, Rachel Wilhite enjoys hanging out with her friends, shopping at the mall and attending school. However, she is also struggling with a...

Four Organ Transplants Dont Help, Canadian Teenager Dies

He had made waves last year for apparently recovering from a quadruple transplant, done all at once. But the 19-year-old Gairett MacIver died on Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital after about of pneumonia . It was in August 2006 that MacIver, hailing from the British Columbian province of...

Irish Teenager Fights for the Right to Abort

An Irish teenager is challenging the powerful Catholic establishment and the country's strict abortion laws . She has moved the High Court demanding that she be allowed to go to Britain to abort her fourth month old brain-damaged fetus. She could be succeeding. For barely a day aft...

Pregnant Irish Teenager Wins the Right to Abort

A 17-year old Irish girl who made headlines recently for challenging the strong Catholic establishment by asserting her right to abort has got the nod from the Dublin High Court. She has moved the Court demanding that she be allowed to go to Britain to abort her fourth month old brain-dama...

Indonesian Teenager Dies of Bird Flu

A teenage girl has died of bird flu in Indonesia, taking the death toll in the nation worst hit by the virus to 79, a health ministry official said Friday. The 15-year-old died on Tuesday, four days after she was admitted to hospital on the main island of Java, the official said. S...

American Sports Star Teenager Dies Due To Overdose Of Muscle Cream

In a documented first -of -its-kind case, a teenager died due to an overdose of muscle cream, used to soothe aching muscles. Arielle Newman, 17, from Staten Island, New York was examined after death and a surprisingly high amount of methyl salicylate, the active ingredient found in such creams...

Bengal Teenager to Participate in World Oncology Camp

A Bengali teenager, who won his battle with cancer, is all set to fly to United States to share the story of his recovery from the deadly ailment. Bidurin Chakraborty, a class 12 student of Boy's High School in Siliguri, about 600 km from the state capital, is completely cured after three ...

Usage Of A Condom By A Teenager Varies With Their Perception Of Partners

A new study from researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Centre and Brown Medical School, earlier in the week explains its findings that the attitude// of teenagers toward the use of condom with whom they perceive as casual sexual partners as opposed to their main partners is vital fo...

Himachal Teenager Gets New Certificates After Sex Change Operation

Famed British travelogue writer John Morris famously changed her name to Jan Morris after a sex change but an Indian school student in Himachal Pradesh did not find it// that easy to follow suit. The Himachal Pradesh school education board did agree to modify the name but only after much cons...

Piercing breast led to mastectomy in teenager

A young 18 year old who got her breasts pierced for her 18th birthday suffered near fatal infection in her left breast that forced doctors to surgically remove her left// breast. Surgeons had to remove lymph nodes and infected skin right up to Stephanie Edington’s collar bone last week at the Indi...

Deadly Kiss - Peanut allergy kills a teenager

Christina Desforges a teenage girl died due to Peanut allergy after her boyfriend kissed her after having a peanut butter.// Desforges is from the city of Saguenay, though she received a dose of adrenaline soon after the kiss she could not be cured of the hypersensitivity reaction and died a we...

Parents Lose Sleep Too When Students Begin School, Says Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic

...t of sleep he or she gets the night before. A student who consistently gets enough sleep will have a higher academic aptitude compared to the child or teenager who is sleep deprived." So how can you and your children transition successfully? Laura McHan from Lilburn, GA shares her advice: "Two w...

Corbin Bleu Asks Fans to Join Him in Brightening the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

...ed himself to brightening the lives of the seriously ill children any way he can. About Starlight Children's Foundation When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping serio...

SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio to Air July 4th Family Special '24 Hours About Our Kids: Why Kids Behave the Way They Do'

...s special include: Depression, anxiety and mood disorders: Dr. Harold Koplewicz tells parents how to spot the signs of a depressed teenager and what your immediate response should be. He will also explore kids' attitudes - when are they just being moody and just being teens, and when are t...

Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help

... Research shows that recovery improves with family involvement FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- When a teenager has an eating disorder, it's not just the teen's problem. It's a family problem. So, parents should join in on the treatment, a growing number of e...

Jackson & Coker Sponsors Medical Missions

...al tasks," he adds. During each trip, the medical team performed around 40 surgeries representing various acuities. One of them concerned a teenager whose leg had previously been amputated resulting from a tragic auto accident. Following intensive surgery, the staff determined that the young man n...

Insurance May Be Hazardous to Your Health: "They Figured It Was Cheaper to Kill Me"

...n threaten people's lives and quality of life, says Godfrey -- including now two more generations of her family. During her ordeal, Ms. Godfrey's then teenager daughter, Shannon, suffered chronically from acute headaches. She was misdiagnosed and treated for sinus problems at Cigna clinics when in fact a dis...

Twitter Boosts CNN Reporter's Fight to Save Her Brother's Life

...ds of fellow social media enthusiasts, including "The Expert", who was instrumental in a successful Twitter-based effort to locate a missing teenager last month. In all, hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers have likely been made aware of Eric's case, which appears to be helping to attract some...

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Announces 2009 College Scholarship Winner

...igh school student in Arcadia, CA, recently led a school-wide project that involved planting forget-me-nots and holding an educational assembly, and a teenager on Staten Island, NY, next month will host a dinner to honor local caregivers. "Through AFA Teens, these teens have come to realize they are not...

NEWSWEEK Cover: Fear & The Flu

...he lead-up to the holidays the boy's family bought a chicken and kept the animal in their home, out of the harsh Sheboygan autumn. Then on Dec. 7, the teenager came down with the flu, suffering an illness that lasted three days. He visited a local clinic, then fully recovered, and nobody else in his family to...

Forum Explores Solutions to the Rise in the Teen Birth Rate

...egnancy on his TV show Maury and his website ( www.mauryshow.com ). ABC daytime's One Life to Live and ABC Family's Secret Life of the American teenager have both developed compelling story lines about teen pregnancy as well as extensive, thought-provoking online content. "Given the recent increa...

Pro-Life Spokeswoman Objects to FDA Approval of 'Morning-After Pill' for Minors Without Prescription

...d to greater sexual risk-taking among adolescent populations, in turn leading to higher rates of sexually-transmitted disease. In the unlikely event a teenager will bother to read the Plan B package insert all the way to the end, she will find sound advice: 'Of course, not having sex is the most effective way...

Milkshakes are medicine for anorexic teens in family-based outpatient therapy

... NEW YORK (April 2, 2009) -- Getting your teenager to drink a chocolate milkshake isn't something most parents need to worry a...er the hospital in London where it was developed in the 1980s, the anorexic teenager attends therapy sessions together with their parents and siblings. Parents ...

Boys Skin Care Range Finds Interesting Results

...w 42% of people are embarrassed by bad skin as a teenager London 53% of people are embarrassed by bad skin as a teenager Manchester 42% of people are embarrassed by bad skin as a teenager Belfast 45% of people are embarrassed by ba...

Cosmetic Surgery: PK Anesthesia Safest Achievable

...re 'safest achievable' anesthesia the case, cosmetic surgery deaths involving GA like those of Donde West (2007), mother of rapper Kanye West, Florida teenager Stephanie Kuleba (2008), and the recent near death of Tameka Raymond (2009), wife of rapper Usher, would not generate so much media frenzy. The g...

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. and MTV Games Make a Donation to Starlight and Bring Rock Band(R) to Thousands of Seriously Ill Children

...joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. About Starlight Children's Foundation When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping serio...

Video: Pampers Together with Actress Salma Hayek Helps UNICEF Move Closer Toward Goal of Eliminating Deadly Tetanus Through Global 'One Pack = One Vaccine' Campaign

...n made up of Broadway child stars in New York City, raised money through performance and bake sales for the cause. Across the country in California, a teenager and her two younger sisters took out their neighbors' trash to raise money to support the program. Last but not least, Stroller Strides, the country's...

American Idol Former Finalist, Brooke White, Helps Teens Cast Flu Prevention Vote

...CDC's Flu Vaccination Recommendations, New Contest Encourages Their Teens to Join Education Effort NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No teenager wants their Facebook status to read "Home with the flu," when their friends are all out having fun. That is why singer/songwriter and former American...

Colgate-Palmolive Awards Starlight Fun Centers(TM) to Hospitals Through Online Contest

...ormation about Colgate's global business, visit the Company's website at www.colgate.com . Starlight Children's Foundation: When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation(TM) has been dedicated to helping s...

Cancer as a Crucible: The Story of a Teenage Immigrant Who Survived Cancer and Built a New Life for Herself

...r nurses and other caregivers. "It Gets Better!" includes tributes written by her medical team; they movingly describe what caring for the author as a teenager meant to them. The author has been in remission since she was 18 years old and is now in her mid-30s. She decided to write "It Gets Better!" in...

Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

...ion-making tasks or activities," said Daniel le Grange, director of the Eating Disorders Program at The University of Chicago and author of Help Your teenager Beat an Eating Disorder and Treating Bulimia in Adolescence . "The main interest [of the study] at this time would be to understand how these disord...

Later School Start Time Cuts Teens' Car Crash Risk

...r the later school time came into effect. The study appears in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine . The average teenager probably needs at least eight hours and probably closer to nine hours of sleep, Danner said. And as little as an hour less sleep on school nights can ...

UB driver simulation study targets high-risk teenage drivers

...for the project. "Recent research has shown that a teenager with ADHD is significantly more at risk than this ...driving. For the second part of the session, the teenager and parent take part in a joint activity. Often the teenager practices on the driving simulator while the paren...

Obesity is a Family Affair

...gh genetics likely play a role in whether or not someone becomes overweight or obese, a family's lifestyle also has a major impact on the chances of a teenager winding up overweight, a new study shows. Adolescents tended to be heavier in families that frequently missed meals or spent several hours a day in...

Melanoma Foundation of New England Wins Gold Triangle Award From the American Academy of Dermatology

..., "When the Foundation asked me to serve as its spokesperson, I jumped at the chance. There is no doubt in my mind that the tanning I did when I was a teenager resulted in the three operations I had to remove lymph nodes and cancerous melanoma when I was 21." Over 4,000 teenagers signed the no tannin...

Health Needs of Autistic Children Often Unmet

...e than $1,000 out-of-pocket in the prior year. Laura Bono -- former chair of the National Autism Association, and herself the mother of an autistic teenager -- said she was not surprised by the findings, and noted that the emotional and financial demands placed on parents of autistic children are "absolute...

Video: BrainLine.org Confronts Traumatic Brain Injury Crisis

...nting traumatic brain injuries. "We wanted to present valuable information in easy to understand language that anyone -- a service member, a mother, a teenager -- could use," said BrainLine.org executive director Noel Gunther. An estimated 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year fro...
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