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Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer

Young adults who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the June 24 issue of JAMA . Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leadi...

Report: 'Life And Death' Differences in U.S. Child Well-Being Exist Between Top and Bottom States, Youths Up to Three Times More Likely to Die Before Adulthood in Some Parts of U.S.

The Forgotten 2008 Campaign Issue? "Shocking" Disparities Show That "Geography Matters" for U.S. Children; AZ, SD, NV, AR, SC, TX, OK, NM, MS and LA Identified as 10 Bottom States by Key Child Well-Being Measures WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The states of Louisiana ...

Ability to process information as a baby continues into adulthood

CLEVELAND--Infants who excel at processing new information at 6- and 12-months-old, typically excel in intelligence and academic achievements as young adults in their 20's, according to a study directed by Case Western Reserve University Psychologist Joseph Fagan. Fagan's "The prediction, f...

Health Issues in Childhood Often Show Up in Adulthood

Physical, mental stress at young age can have lifelong effects, research shows TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental health problems in childhood can have lifelong consequences, which means it's important to start health promotion and disease prevention early in life,...

Stem cell transplant in mouse embryo yields heart protection in adulthood

Rochester, Minn. May 14, 2009 - Stem cells play a role in heart muscle rejuvenation by attracting cells from the body that develop into heart muscle cells. They have been successfully used to halt or reverse cardiac injury following heart attack, but not to prevent injury before it occurs. A ...

Adolescent insomnia linked to depression and substance abuse during adolescence and young adulthood

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that adolescent insomnia symptoms are associated with depression, suicide ideation and attempts, and the use of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs such as cocaine. Findings suggest that the presence of insomnia in adoles...

Farming at young age may lead to bone disease in adulthood

Although farm chores are likely to keep young boys in shape and out of trouble, University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health experts caution that it could be harmful to overall bone health if done too often at a young age. A UC research team recently reported data suggesting that excessi...

High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood

Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- People who have high blood pressure in childhood are also prone to hypertension as adults, say researchers who analyzed data from 50 studies conducted over four d...

Transitioning patients with pediatric disease to adulthood

INDIANAPOLIS Growing pains can mean one thing for a typical adolescent and quite another to an older teen with cerebral palsy attempting independence in an adult world. A unique program, the Indiana University School of Medicine Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood (CYACC) is ...

Study shows autism symptoms can improve into adulthood

MADISON -- Hallmarks of autism are characteristic behaviors - repetitive motions, problems interacting with others, impaired communication abilities - that occur in widely different combinations and degrees of severity among those who have the condition. But how those behaviors change as indiv...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle During Adulthood may Delay Old Age Disability

According to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues, maintaining a healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help prevent or delay the onset of physical disability as we age. The study found that older adults with a history of excess weight in midlife o...

Baby Foods That Prevent Obesity and Diabetes in Adulthood to Hit the Market Soon

Infant formula and other baby foods that provides permanent protection from obesity and diabetes into adulthood could be on shop shelves soon, reports Lisa Melton in Chemistry// & Industry. The foods, under development at the Clore Laboratory at the University of Buckingham, will be suppleme...

Breast Fed Children also Likely to Gain Weight on Adulthood

Breast feed provides a protective shield in early childhood. But new research show that the effect of this does not carry through to adolescence and adulthood. Child// fed on breastfeed can grow to be obese just as a child fed on bottle feed. The earlier study had pressed the government health...

Many Teens Lose Migraines as They Reach Adulthood

There’s good news for kids and teens with migraines. Nearly 40 percent of kids and teens with migraine no longer had headaches 10 years later, and another 20 percent developed// less severe headaches, according to a new study published in the October 24, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific jou...

Virus Infections Could Affect Cognitive Impairment in Latter Adulthood

Washington - A novel study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has found that a certain group of viruses known to trigger a variety of sickness, right from// common cold to polio could also hamper cognitive abilities later in life. This infamous virus called picornavirus and its ilk ...

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Health Problems in Adulthood

Children with cancer have almost a 80% chance of winning a battle with cancer, as opposed to adults, and children who were diagnosed for cancer 20 to 30 years ago.// A recent report has explained that despite braving odds and coming out of cancer, this does not absolve them from the risks of long-...

Children Of Alcoholics Tend to Become Drug Abusers In Adulthood

A new study conducted by David Flora, PhD of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (now at York University), and Laurie Chassin, PhD of Arizona State University//, says that parental alcoholism is directly linked to illicit drug well into adulthood. It is generally known that children of al...

Weight and size at birth predicts mortality in adulthood

Small body size at birth, as a marker of an adverse intrauterine environment could be an important risk factor for // death from cardiovascular disease, according to the study published in International Journal of Epidemiology.. The findings was obtained by studying 13830 individuals born between 1...

Abuse in Childhood Could Result In Heart Disease in Adulthood

Abused and neglected children are much more likely to develop ischemic heart disease as adults than children who were not abused or neglected //, according to a new study. Stressful childhoods could lead to self-destructive behaviors such as smoking, drug abuse, and inactivity. This may contribute ...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

...with a head-on collision with a blood clot, demonstrating how athero can result in a heart attack or stroke. Atherosclerosis can begin in early adulthood and may continue as a person ages(5), making it especially important for the senior population to understand their risk factors. By allowing people to...

More Dairy, Calcium in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life

...dairy products, such as whole milk, butter and cheese, have a lot of saturated fat and cholesterol. Studies have also shown that eating these foods in adulthood contributes to heart disease, researchers say. For the study, a research team led by Jolieke van der Pols from the Queensland Institute of Medical ...

Highmark Provides Pediatricians With Resources to Combat Childhood Obesity

...27 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity causes lifelong illness, leads to serious health complications in young adults and can lead to premature death in adulthood due to medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. In addition to its significant human toll, childhood obesity alone costs t...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

...und. "This pattern is not surprising," said Dr. Rehm. "Our childhood vaccination program is so successful that adolescents cross into young adulthood having been extremely well protected against vaccine-preventable diseases and therefore have little or no personal experience with them. This may sign...

Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

...as are the most common NF2-associated tumors, and although they grow slowly, they usually cause patients to lose all or most of their hearing by young adulthood or middle age. The tumors can be removed surgically or treated with radiation, but in patients with vestibular schwannomas on both sides, which is ty...

Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's

...e more articulate essays were protected from symptoms WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women with greater language abilities in early adulthood were less likely to have Alzheimer's disease later in life, even when autopsies revealed the clear brain changes that are hallmarks of the disease. ...

International conference on reproductive science to be held in Pittsburgh July 18-22

...on (SSR), which runs from July 18 to 22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown Pittsburgh. The concept that the stage for diseases in adulthood could be set early in fetal development is intriguing, and perhaps even intimidating, said SSR president Asgerally T. Fazleabas, Ph.D., of the Univers...

Ancient fossils shed light on anatomical changes accompanying evolution of first land vertebrates

... from one species to another." Moreover, some changes are consistent with an evolutionary quirk known as paedomorphosis, in which species retain in adulthood the youthful dimensions that their ancestors had as juveniles. "Paedomorphosis is definitely there the descendents of some groups are retaining the p...

More Evidence That Caffeine Can Jolt Memory

...sease process." Past work at the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Tampa, where these studies were done, found that caffeine in early adulthood appeared to prevent memory problems from occurring in these specially bred mice, possibly because of the stimulant's ability to calm the brain inflamm...

Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice

... previous research by the Florida ADRC group showing that caffeine in early adulthood prevented the onset of memory problems in mice bred to develop Alzheimer's ... the memory of non-demented (normal) mice administered caffeine from young adulthood through old age. It did not. Control mice given regular drinking water th...

Study Casts Doubt on Low IQ's Role in Early Death

...uced. For example, adjusting for childhood factors weakened the association between low IQ and early death by 40 percent, and adding social factors in adulthood lowered the association by 73 percent. The study appears online ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health . More info...

Infants Should Be Screened for Hip Trouble

...t birth, or positive physical exam. Hip dysplasia can be difficult to detect, because it is a pain-free condition until adolescence or young adulthood when a patient can experience abnormal wear of the hip joint or hip arthritis. If the condition is caught early, the most common treatment optio...

Christian Children's Fund Name Change to ChildFund International Official

... excluded and vulnerable children need assistance. The new strategy focuses on key interventions along the journey of a child from birth to young adulthood that will have the most impact on improving a child's life. By prioritizing programs that enable healthy and secure infants, educated and confident ch...

Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size

.... Low birth weight is a risk factor for children and the leading cause of death in those under 5 years of age. Cardiovascular and other diseases in adulthood have also been associated with low birth weight, according to information provided in a journal news release. "The results showed that phthalate ex...

Obesity While Young Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Risk

...ades, evidence has grown that excess body weight is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer. "The stronger association of excess body weight at earlier adulthood with risk of pancreatic cancer suggests that weight control at younger age should be the primary preventive strategy to reduce the risk of pancreatic ...

Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia, UCLA study shows

... Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolescence or early adulthood at a time when people are ready to stand on their own two feet as fully independent adults. Now scientists at UCLA think they are beginning to u...

Young adults not drinking enough milk

...an age of participants was 15.9 years at baseline and 20.5 years at follow-up. During the transition from middle adolescence (high school) to young adulthood (post-high school), females and males respectively reduced their daily calcium intakes by an average of 153 mg and 194 mg. Although 38% of females and...

Poor attention in kindergarten predicts lower high school test scores, UC Davis researchers find

...tal. One-third of all American children do not finish high school on time, Miller said. "What that means is that you have people transitioning into adulthood without the advantages of the knowledge and skills usually acquired during high school, which impacts their future earning potential and well-being," ...

22-year study finds adults aren't active enough

...ontral and the Centre de Recherche La-Roback sur les Ingalits Sociales de Sant de Montral. "Because so few adults reverse behaviours acquired in early adulthood and because many active youths become sedentary adults, programs must target the entire population." ...

Stem Cells Spur New Eggs in Ovaries of Adult Mice

...th SUNDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in China have demonstrated that female ovaries may be capable of producing new eggs in adulthood and subsequently producing offspring. That runs counter to the long-held belief that female mammals, including humans, are born with a finite numbe...

Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

...ears in the April issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry . "The main finding of our study is that severe suicidality in adolescence and early adulthood has different childhood trajectories among males and females," the researchers wrote. "The present study shows that among males severe suicidality [i....
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