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Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks

They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension SUNDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- While untreated hypertension in any child could lead them to developing a potentially dangerous enlargement or thickening of one chamber of the heart, a new study su...

Maryland Youths Share Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alexandra Rundlett and Gregory Laslo will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for e...

Troubled youths struggle after time in detention center

CHICAGO --- The kids who pass through juvenile detention facilities are among the most troubled youths in the community. How do they fare a few years after this significant brush with the legal system? Researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine interviewed youths a...

Less Exposure to Violent Media Makes Youths Less Aggressive

Study found they were less likely to bully others, get into fights WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children and young teens with only minimal exposure to violent entertainment in the media are far less likely to engage in aggressive behavior, a new survey suggests. "We're loo...

Six Youths Secure Top Spots in American Humane Kind Kid Contest

Kids Recognized as Role Models of Kindness to Animals DENVER, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Six outstanding youths have been recognized by the American Humane Association during Be Kind to Animals Week(R) for their dedication to and compassion for animals. The winners and runners-up are divid...

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 ...

Wisconsin Youths Named National Epilepsy Spokespersons

Laura Benishek and Nicklaus Schliesmann to Visit Washington, D.C., and Meet with Elected Officials WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laura Benishek of Deerbrook and Nicklaus Schliesmann of Holmen will travel to Washington, D.C., this April 1 to meet with congressional leaders...

Texas Youths Named National Epilepsy Spokespersons

Sarah Eubank and Seth Fitzhugh to Visit Washington, D.C., and Meet with Elected Officials WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sarah Eubank of Magnolia and Seth Fitzhugh of San Antonio will travel to Washington, D.C., this April 1 to meet with congressional leaders and gain thei...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths

But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments MONDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- In children and teens, individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy helps reduce depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma symptoms, say ...

'Choking Game' Turned Deadly for 82 Youths

CDC report found surge in fatalities from strangulation game in 2005-2006 THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- At least 82 youths have died from playing the "choking game" since 1995, a new government report shows. Also known as the "blackout game," "pass out game," "scarf game," "...

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Large Controlled Trial of Widely Used Mood Stabilizers Demonstrates Efficacy in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

.... The classic form of the bipolar illness, also know as bipolar I disorder, occurs in children 6 to 17 years. The estimated annual number of for U.S. youths aged 19 years and younger receiving a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is about 1 percent, based on a 2007 NIH-funded analysis finding bipolar diagnoses ...

Cortex Area Thinner in Youth with Alzheimers-Related Gene

...hreshold, explained Shaw. But the early thinning appears to be a harmless genetic variation rather than a disease-related change, as it did not affect youths intellectual ability. Only long-term brain imaging studies of healthy aging adults will confirm whether this anatomical signature detectible in childh...
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Gigantism

...g ... A review of Acromegaly & Gigantism with focus on etiology, pathogenesis and treatment. ... High exposure to GH produces gigantism in youths prior to epiphyseal ... Causes of Gigantism , alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more. ... GIGANTISM (...
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Joslin research finds nearly three-quarters of youths with diabetes insufficient in vitamin D

BOSTON [Dec. 15, 2008] Three-quarters of youths with type 1 diabetes were found to have insufficient levels of vitamin D, according to a study by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center findings that suggest children with the disease may need vitamin D supplementation to prevent bone fragilit...

Purdue study finds dairy better for bones than calcium carbonate

...lk or yogurt or the equivalent from cheese or other sources, Weaver said. After the age of 9, due mostly to peer pressure, the gap between the calcium youths need and actually get widens, she said. The study involved 300 rats that were divided into two groups. For 10 weeks, the rats were given all the nut...

UNC study: Text messaging may help children fight off obesity

...verweight or obese later in life, by helping them monitor and modify their own behaviors now. Recent studies show that approximately 19 percent of youths aged 6 to 11 are overweight, and that 80 percent of overweight adolescents become obese adults. "Self-monitoring of calorie intake and expenditure ...

Hope I die before I get old?

... and think he himself was happier back then. But the opposite is likely to be true: Older people "mis-remember" how happy they were as youths, just as youths "mis-predict" how happy (or unhappy) they will be as they age. The study, performed by VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan re...
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Microsoft gives software to Milwaukee education non-profit

...ers made available to clients for technology education. Founded in 1902, Lad Lake says in provides education and counseling services for over 1,000 youths annually, operating a 365-acre campus in Dousman, Wisconsin, and three other locations in Milwaukee....

An upside down view of the future

...hic about work and life than their parents. A rite of passage for young Kiwis is to go abroad to study and/or work, but as many as 25 percent of these youths do not return. Sounds a lot like many smaller cities and rural parts of America, doesnt it? Losing some of the best and brightest talent has alway...
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