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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...

Brain abnormality found in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Researchers trying to uncover the mechanisms that cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder have found an abnormality in the brains of adolescent boys suffering from the conditions, but not where they expected to find it. Boys with either or both of these disorders exh...

More Teen Boys Are Using Smokeless Tobacco, Survey Finds

But expert warns that it's not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Smokeless tobacco use by adolescent boys in the United States increased from 3.4 to 4.4 percent from 2002 to 2007, according to a federal government report released Thursday....

Study strengthens link between tobacco smoke and behavioral problems in boys with asthma

CINCINNATI Boys with asthma who are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke have higher degrees of hyperactivity, aggression, depression and other behavioral problems, according to researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In a study posted online ahead of print by the Jour...

Three Women in Health Crises Go Online to Form Lifelong Friendships : Mothers of Boys with Cancer Find Support, Encouragement and Each Other at CarePages.com

Last year, Mimi Avery of Texas learned her three-year-old son, Julian, had a brain tumor the size of a golf ball. A half-year earlier in Iowa, Peggy Larson’s son Coleman, just 2 , was diagnosed with the same rare form of cancer, called medulloblastoma. Before that, Michelle Spoonhower of Ca...

ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls

It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to have better control of their movements than boys with the common mental disorder, a new study says. The study, publis...

Study finds ADHD affects motor skills of boys more than girls

November 3, 2008 (Baltimore, MD)New research published in the November 4, 2008 issue of Neurology , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that ADHD affects the motor skills of boys more than girls. By examining age-related improvement of motor skills in children with and...

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...

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...

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...

Hosting Summer's Sexiest Benefit, AIDS Service Center NYC Teams With Playboy Playmates, 'Project Runway' Stars, 'Naked Boys Singing'

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an announcement by AIDS Service Center NYC of Safer Sex in the City, its much-anticipated annual benefit: WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 2008, 7:30pm-10:00pm VIP Cocktail Reception and performances, hosted by Bravo "Project Runway"...

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. ...

Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens

Girls protected by hormones during adolescence, study suggests MONDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- The first signs that men are at higher risk of heart disease than women appear during the adolescent years, according a new study that tracked boys and girls through their teens. "Th...

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, ...

Researchers study why high school boys dodge 'Phys Ed'

As obesity and inactivity among youth becomes a growing concern for North American families, new research based at The University of Western Ontario is asking why some high school boys are reluctant to participate in Grade 9 health and physical education classes. And while a majority of the res...

Troubled Boys Will Abandon Pot When It's Deemed Uncool

But trouble-prone girls aren't swayed by adolescent drug use trends TUESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to smoking pot, trouble-prone boys are more likely to give up the habit if it isn't considered cool, but trouble-prone girls will keep toking no matter what, new resea...

Having Boys as Friends Can Boost Young Girls' Drinking Risk

Study in twins finds a strong link MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- For girls, especially, having friends of the opposite sex during adolescence can raise the likelihood for alcohol use. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University analyzed data on 4,700 twins in Finland. They focuse...

Heritage and Mission of Serving Children Reflected in Reintroduction of Boys Town Name and Look

90th Anniversary Serves to Reaffirm Father Flanagan's Dream of creating a 'Home' for Children BOYS TOWN, Neb., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its 90th Anniversary, Boys Town today is unveiling a new image of its iconic "Two Brothers" logo and brand identity. (Phot...

Teen Boys at Growing Risk for Eating Disorders

Decade of data shows increase in weight-control behaviors across cultures FRIDAY, Nov. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Eating disorders rose significantly among American boys between 1995 and 2005, according to a study that examined weight control behaviors among high school students. The study, b...

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...

Gene Gives Clues to Why Autism More Common in Boys

Family study sheds more light on mysterious condition WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene variant that may increase the risk of autism, particularly in boys, has been identified by U.S. researchers. Analysis of the DNA of 1,046 members of families with at least two sons...

Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

Study finds a 'pathway of persistence' throughout life MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who suffer mental health problems may be at increased risk for suicide when they're teens or young adults, Finnish researchers say. Their study included 5,302 people who were born in 198...

Girls growing up with heroin-addicted parent more resilient than boys

Growing up with a heroin-addicted parent exposes children to a variety of detrimental experiences before the age of 18 and new research indicates that girls are four times more resilient than boys in overcoming such adverse events. In addition to having a heroin-addicted parent, these experien...

HS Sports Shoulder Injuries More Likely in Boys

Player-to-player contact in competition behind almost 60% of cases, study finds MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Male high school athletes in the United States are more likely than girls to suffer shoulder injuries. The researchers looked at football, soccer, volleyball, basketba...

Shoulder injuries in US high school athletes occur more often in boys

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)Although shoulder injuries accounted for just 8 percent of all injuries sustained by high school athletes, shoulder injuries were relatively common in predominately male sports such as baseball (18 percent of all injuries), wrestling (18 percent) and football (12 percent). Moreover...

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...

TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys

Preschoolers who watched such fare more likely to act out at 7, 10, study found MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool boys exposed to violent television -- even cartoons -- are more likely to become aggressive later in life, researchers warn. Their findings don't definitively...

Watching Violent TV at Pre-School Age Linked to Aggression in Young Boys

TV-Related Anti-Social Behaviors Found in Boys, Not Girls SEATTLE, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Watching violent television programs between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age is clearly linked to aggressive and anti-social behaviors in boys when they reach age 7 to 9, according to a new ...

Daily Steroids Helpful for Boys Down With Muscular Dystrophy

Receiving daily steroid treatment has been found beneficial for boys affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A new study has found that daily intake of steroids helps them to walk on their own for a longer period of time and reduce their risk of scoliosis. Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs ...

Researchers Have Found Reason Why Boys are Better at Maths Than Girls

A new study has found that the reason why boys are better at maths than girls. The study shows that this is because girls, already bogged down with the stereotypes that they are not as good at maths as boys, tend to worry more, and this erodes the mental resources needed for problem solvin...

Breast Reduction Surgery Among Boys Rising in US

As boys go obese in the US, so does their sense of shame over enlarged breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. So they undergo the surgeons knife readily . In 2006, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 14,000 boys age 13 to 19 underwent surgery to reduce the size of t...

Impact of Exercise on Body Fat Is Different for Boys and Girls

The impact of exercise on body fat differs for boys and girls, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal// of Sports Medicine. Recommendations on exercise to curb the rising tide of obesity in children have tended to take a unisex approach, say the authors. The f...

Breast Growth in Boys and Herb Based Products-probable Link, Say Scientists

A doctor played Sherlock Holmes to the hilt when he discovered a link between young boys with breasts and the products they were using//, and in turn provided material for research to scientists. Dr. Clifford Bloch, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Colorado was offered a clue ...

Teen Boys At Greater Risk To High Blood Pressure Than Girls

A Canadian Study finds that adolescence boys are at higher risk for high blood pressure than girls of the same age.// Researchers have found that the seeds of hypertension and its health effects start before adulthood. Cardiologists say that smoking, stress management, lack of exercise, obesity are...

Expulsion of two HIV positive boys from Gujarat Orphanage

Two minor boys were expelled from an orphanage in Gandhidham in Kutch district of Gujarat after they tested positive for HIV.// Three months back, the brothers aged 6 and 9 were brought to the local Arya Samaj run Jeevan Prabhat orphanage by their maternal uncle. Frequent illness of the boys m...

Minute Spring Removed From Boys Throat

In a delicate operation, a team of doctors here sucessfully removed a 'minute spring' which had got stuck in the throat of a 11-month-old (RPT 11-month-old) boy. // Dr Palaniappan of Apollo Hospital here, who led a team of doctors to perform the operation recently, told PTI here that Muniraj ...

Girls Outshines Boys In CICSE Exam

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) declared the results for both class 10 (ICSE) and class 12 (ISC) here Wednesday// with girls outshining boys for the second consecutive year. The pass percentage of girls in the Class 10 examination was 96.9 as against 95.29 amo...

Teenage Boys More Vulnerable And Emotionally Engaged In Romantic Relationships

Contradictory to the belief that adolescent boys tend to take romance for a ride, a new study has found that when it comes to heart matters, they might not be so fleeting after all. //Although the feelings are sincere than what is seen outside, an adolescent boy fails to communicate his emotions, l...
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