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Early and network-oriented care may help adolescents at risk of developing psychosis

Family and network oriented, stress-reducing care improves level of overall functioning and mental health in adolescents at risk of developing psychosis, suggests a recent Finnish study. Jorvi Early psychosis Recognition and Intervention (JERI) project at Helsinki University Central Hospital (H...

Task Force Recommends Screening Adolescents for Clinical Depression

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends screening adolescents for clinical depression only when appropriate systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. This applies to all adolescents 12 to 18 ...

Study finds most adolescents sent to group homes still involved with drugs/crime seven years later

Most adolescents referred to long-term group homes in Los Angeles County after being charged with a serious offense reported they were still involved with crime or drugs seven years later, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The bleak findings suggest there is a need to improve juvenile ...

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...

Pediatrics study: Involve adolescents in end-of-life medical decisions

WASHINGTON, DCConversations between adolescents suffering from chronic illnesses and their families about end-of-life wishes well before a serious event occurs won't discourage hope for recovery or cause additional emotional or mental harm to young patients, according to new research from Childre...

Psychological impact found in adolescents with kidney transplants

Montreal, Canada February 05, 2009 A new study describes the psychological profile of adolescents who have received kidney transplants and compares them to those of healthy peers. The findings reveal a significantly higher prevalence of psychiatric conditions (depression, phobia, ADHD), educatio...

Counseling Lacking for Adolescents With Arthritis

Study says more programs needed for transition to adult health care TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Children with arthritis need more help and information when they approach adulthood to ensure they receive proper health care as adults, a new study shows. The study, led by Pet...

Spirituality may help adolescents cope with chronic illness

CINCINNATIChronic illness can lead to poorer quality of lifeparticularly for adolescents. New research shows that spirituality may help teens cope with their conditions. Two recent studies, led by Michael Yi, MD, associate professor of medicine, and Sian Cotton, PhD, research assistant professo...

Later school start times may improve sleep in adolescents and decrease risk of auto accidents

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that after a one-hour delay of school start times, teens increased their average nightly hours of sleep and decreased their "catch-up sleep" on the weekends, and they were involved in fewer auto accide...

Study shows school-based program enables children and adolescents to better manage chronic disease

A new study has found that a school-based asthma education program conducted in the Oakland, California school district was shown to reduce symptoms and increase the number of days that children who suffered from asthma were able to go to school. The study will be published this month in the Jour...

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Adolescents in Medical Technology

Bone Mineral Content Continues to Increase in Obese Adolescents During Weight Loss

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obese teenagers who succeeded in losing weight in a year-long medically supervised weight control program also saw their bone mineral content increase over that period, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The finding was...

FDA Approves MiddleBrook's Amoxicillin PULSYS for Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis in Adolescents and Adults

Amoxicillin PULSYS to be Marketed as MOXATAG(TM) - First Once-Daily Amoxicillin Product Approved in U.S. GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MBRK ), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing ...

Children's Hospital Cancer Study Finds Adolescents and Young Adults Don't Get Same Access to Cutting-Edge Treatment as Younger Patients

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The overall survival rate from cancer now is lower in older adolescents and young adults with cancer than in younger children, in part because of a lack of access to clinical trials nationally for the older age group, according to a study by pediatric oncolo...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Announces Positive Results of LEXAPRO(R) Phase III Study in Adolescents With Major Depression

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) and H. Lundbeck A/S today announced preliminary top-line results from a phase III study of LEXAPRO (escitalopram oxalate) in the treatment of adolescents, aged 12-17, with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). These...

Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of overweight children in the United States approaches epidemic proportions, one group of surgeons is taking an active role in researching new ways to reduce obesity rates in children. Evan Nadler, MD, and colleagues at the New York ...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

PHILADELPHIA, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has received a Complete Response letter today for INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thi...

Study Demonstrates Lexapro(R) Significantly Improves Depression Symptoms in Adolescents

Phase III Data Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) announced today that study results show Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) significantly improved symptoms of depression as compared to plac...

FDA Grants Priority Review for ACIPHEX(R) (rabeprazole sodium) sNDA for Short-Term Treatment of GERD in Adolescents

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Corporation of North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd., announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted an ACIPHEX supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the short-term (up to eig...

Investigational Study Evaluates the Effectiveness of Aripiprazole in Adolescents With Schizophrenia

- Findings from an Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd. Sponsored Study Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting - SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- In a six-week study in adolescents (13- 17 years old) with schizophrenia, the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Bristol-Mye...

Shire Announces Positive Results of Studies With Guanfacine Extended Release, An Investigational Nonstimulant Medication Filed for the Treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc announced today the positive results of studies of the investigational medication guanfacine extended release (GXR, previously referred to as SPD503), a selective alpha-2A-adrenoceptor agonist. These data from two short-term phase III pla...
Adolescents in Medical Products

VNS Therapy System

Description:... Since 1997, VNS Therapy has been approved for use as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in adults and adolescents over 12 years of age with partial onset seizures that are refractory to antiepileptic medications. This indication is based on outcomes from 5 control...
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Adolescents in Medical Definition

Sexual orientation and medicine

...lth concerns. Major health issues for gay men are HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Gay male adolescents are two to three times more likely than their peers to attempt suicide. Some evidence suggests lesbians have higher rates of smoking, overweight, alco...
Adolescents in Medical Dictionary

Adolescents

Because the adolescents are experiencing various strong cognitive and physical ... In contemporary society, adolescents also face some risks as their sexuality ... The Adolescents are an American punk band formed in 1980 in Fullerton, California. It is a hardcore punk supergroup, made...

Violence

...lence . ... Ending violence against women. Communities protecting ... and adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters ... Violence is a learned behavior...ociation between exposure to violence and the use of violence by young adolescents illustrates that violence is a learned behavior, according to a new ... ...

Varicella

...es illustrations, causes, symptoms, and treatment information for chickenpox, also known as varicella . Varicella tends to be more severe in adolescents and adults than in young children. ... These patients should receive varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) ... Varicella (Chickenpox) ....

Stimulants

...se kinds of effects may include enhanced alertness,... The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) created the NIDA for Teens Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on ... Drugs of Abuse publication ... Stimulants , sometimes referred to as "uppers,"...

Rubella

...treatment options. Features cause, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention. ... Transient arthritis (common in adolescents and adults with rubella ) ... Features news, overviews, prevention and screening information, and related rubella topics. Rubella — Co...

Proctitis

...onic inflammatory bowel ... Inflammation following irradiation to pelvic organs is a rare cause of proctitis . ... Proctitis affects mainly adolescents and adults. ... Proctitis is caused most often by sexually transmitted diseases, including ... ... that can cause proctitis include gonorrhea...

Polycystic ovaries

...olycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that causes irregular ... Clinical features and diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents ... InteliHealth - Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information. ... These women have a pattern of symptoms called polycystic ...

Phobias

...hts, closed spaces, or flying. ... Types of phobias seen in children and adolescents include the following: ... Children and adolescents with one or more phobias ... Common phobias include fear of animals, b...

Petit mal

...nder ... Atypical petit mal seizures may or may not be associated with ... petit mal ( ) n. A form of epilepsy, occurring most often in adolescents and children, characterized by frequent but transient lapses of consciousness A petit mal seizure is a temporary disturbance of brain funct...

Parenting

...arenting advice from moms and dads ... Single Parents . Stay-at-Home Dads. Stay-at-Home Moms. Twins & Multiples ... Your Guide to Parenting of adolescents ... Parenting community with articles, tools and advice about preconception (trying ... We have all the answers to your questions and a great co...
Adolescents in Biological News

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

In earlier studies, researchers at Louisiana State University had found that estrogen or more precisely, having ovaries made adult rats exposed for the first time to THC, the primary ingredient in marijuana and hashish, less sensitive to THC's negative effects on tests of learning and memory. ...

Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction

No child aspires to a lifetime of addiction. But their brains might. In new research to appear online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology this week, Rockefeller University researchers reveal that adolescent brains exposed to the painkiller Oxycontin can sustain lifelong and permanent changes ...

Regular family meals result in better eating habits for adolescents

Philadelphia, PA, March 9, 2009 Good eating habits can result when families eat together. In the March/April 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior , researchers from the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota report on one of the first studies to examine the lon...

Risks and benefits of antipsychotics in children and adolescents

This release is available in Spanish . Background Many of the psychiatric disorders observed in adults have their onset in childhood or adolescence. In fact some studies show that at least 20% of children and adolescents will fulfil a diagnostic criterion for a mental disorder before r...

Learning how to say 'no' to alcohol advertising and peer pressure works for inner-city adolescents

NEW YORK (Feb. 29, 2008) -- Teens who can recognize and resist the persuasive tactics used in alcohol ads are less likely to succumb to alcohol advertising and peer pressure to drink. The results of a three-year study of inner-city middle school students by Weill Cornell Medical College researc...

U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

...an ongoing study that assessed eating and weight-related behaviors in 4,746 adolescents from 31 urban Minneapolis-St. Paul schools during the 1998-99 academic year...behaviors and different potential motivators for overweight male and female adolescents to developing eating disorders. "Further exploration of these gender dif...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

... updated position paper on vegetarian diets that concludes such diets, if well-planned, are healthful and nutritious for adults, infants, children and adolescents and can help prevent and treat chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. ADA's position, published in the July issue ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

...e urethra: Puberty, Sexual Activity and Sexually Transmitted Diseases $820,000 Samples will be collected from an ethnically diverse group of male adolescents to characterize the male urethral microbiome and its relation to puberty, sexual activity and sexually transmitted disease. Claire M. Fraser-Ligge...

Researchers engineer metabolic pathway in mice to prevent diet-induced obesity

... According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, at least a quarter of all American adults and more than 15 percent of children and adolescents are obese. While recent research advances and treatment methods have had little effect in reducing obesity levels, researchers at the UCLA Henry...

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

...y study finding that increased levels of stress in adolescents are associated with a greater likelihood of them being overweight or obese. The study of 1,011 adolescents (aged 10-15) and their mothers from low income fam... Researchers measured the height and weight of the adolescents to determine their body mass index, which was subs...
Adolescents in Biological Technology

FDA Approves RISPERDAL(R) to Treat Adolescents with Schizophrenia and Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Mania

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved RISPERDAL(R) (risperidone) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents ages 13-17 and for the short-term treatment of bipolar mania associated with manic or mixed episodes of bipolar I di...

FDA Approves ACIPHEX(R) (rabeprazole sodium) 20 mg for Short-Term Treatment of GERD in Adolescents

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Corporation of North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd., announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ACIPHEX (rabeprazole sodium) 20 mg for the short-term (up to eight weeks) treatme...

Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth

...IV(TM) - for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US. - On May 19, 2009 Shire announc... INTUNIV for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US in the fourth quarter of 2009; ...0; - DAYTRANA(R) for the treatment of ADHD in adolescents in the US in 2010; - Velaglucerase alfa for t...

FluMist(R) Begins Shipping for 2009-2010 Influenza Season

...roved for the prevention of certain types of influenza disease in children, adolescents and adults 2-49 years of age. FluMist may not protect everyone who gets it....-threatening reactions to previous influenza vaccinations; and children and adolescents receiving aspirin or aspirin-containing therapy. Children less than 24 mon...

Five Cord Blood Transplant Centers in Catalonia and Valencia Join a Study to Test a New Technique to Treat Leukemia and Lymphoma

...herefore that the same basic source could also be used to effectively treat adolescents and adults. The Excel trial provides an opportunity to determine if StemEx ...genitor cells, increasing their therapeutic capacity for transplantation in adolescents and adults. It is estimated that more than 11,000 patients in the Eu...

HHS Awards MedImmune Contract to Manufacture Live Attenuated Nasal Spray Vaccine for Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

...ity to eggs, egg proteins, gentamicin, gelatin or arginine or with life- threatening reactions to previous influenza vaccinations, and in children and adolescents receiving concomitant aspirin or aspirin-containing therapy. Do not administer FluMist to children less than two years of age due to an increased...

Schering-Plough Announces Changes to its Global Collaboration with Novartis to Develop Combination Therapies for Asthma and COPD

...d to pediatric patients. The long-term effect on final adult height is unknown. Health care providers should closely follow the growth of children and adolescents taking corticosteroids by any route, and reduce each patient's dose to the lowest dose that effectively controls his/her symptoms. ASMANEX may in...

Shire begins the year with a strong performance

...INTUNIV- for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US - On January 27, 2009 Shire made a ... INTUNIV for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US in the fourth quarter of 2009; - DAYTRANA for the treatment of ADHD in adolescents in the US in 2010; - Velaglucerase Alfa for t...

Publication of Shire plc's Annual Report 2008

...l. The New Drug Application ('NDA') was resubmitted in January 2009 and it is anticipated that launch for use in the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents in the US will occur in the second half of 2009. SPD487 (Amphetamine transdermal system) In November 2008 Shire terminated the agreement...

AstraZeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

...amp;Me(TM) Prescription Savings programs, please visit: www.astrazeneca-us.com . (1) Strong et al. Prevalence and extend of atherosclerosis in adolescents and young adults. JAMA. 1999; 281 (8): 727-735. (2) "What are the Signs and Symptoms of Atherosclerosis?" National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. ...
Adolescents in Biological Definition

Diabetes mellitus

.... Each term is a misnomer, especially since the obesity epidemic in recent years has led to increased incidence of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents in the USA, and insulin is used in some type 2 cases. Type 2 diabetes mellitus Type 2 diabetes is characterized by " insulin resistance " as...

Down syndrome

...n Syndrome: A Guide for Parents. (1995) Van Dyke, D. C., Mattheis, P. J., Schoon Eberly, S., and Williams, J. Bethesda, MD, USA: Woodbine House. adolescents with Down Syndrome: Toward a More Fulfilling Life. (1997) Pueschel, S. M. and Sustrova M. (Eds.) Baltimore, MA, USA: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Living...
Adolescents in Biological Dictionary

Screening

... provide CF newborn screening ? ... AHCPR Archived Clinical Practice Guidelines. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US) ... Children and adolescents Screening 1. Anemia Improved ... The Guide to Community Preventive Services is being developed by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services...
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