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Applying pediatric cholesterol guidelines to adolescents, young adults would significantly increase use of statins among this age group

Application of pediatric guidelines for lipid levels for persons 17 to 21 years of age who have elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels would result in statin treatment for...  
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over 5 years ago
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How to get teens and young adults with chronic conditions to take their medications

Many young patients with chronic conditions don't take their medications correctly, but 2 new studies point to ways to address such medication non-adherence.  
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over 5 years ago
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Bone cells identified that could help children who need corrective facial surgery

Our bones are smart. Bones know that by adolescence it's time to stop growing longer and stronger, and from that point on bones keep their shape by healing injuries.  
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over 5 years ago
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Chronic bowel inflammation is diagnosed too late in children and adolescents

Cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, bloody stools--these are common symptoms of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.  
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over 5 years ago
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Altered microbiome linked to liver disease in adolescents with cystic fibrosis

A professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus and his colleagues have found a possible cause of liver disease in adolescents with cystic fibrosis.  
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over 5 years ago
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Mental disorders and physical diseases co-occur in teenagers

Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease.  
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over 5 years ago
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Adolescent mental healthcare improved through pediatric primary care training

Provider training increases screening for adolescent depression, improves provider confidence and knowledgeTraining pediatric primary care providers to screen and...  
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over 5 years ago
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'More than a billion young adults at risk of hearing loss'

A new report from WHO states that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults aged 12-35 are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to unsafe levels of recreational noise.  
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over 5 years ago
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Eating disorders during adolescence may have lasting socioeconomic consequences for women

In a recent study, females with eating disorders in late adolescence were more likely to have lower levels of educational attainment and personal income in early adulthood.  
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over 5 years ago
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Older people and eating disorders: not 'just a teenager's problem'

For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we take a look at how a sometimes overlooked group are affected by these debilitating diseases.  
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over 5 years ago
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Binge drinking is strongly associated with eating problems among Russian girls

Adolescent binge drinking has been linked to a host of problems, including worse school performance, risky sexual behaviors, illicit drugs, and a greater risk of suicide.  
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over 5 years ago
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Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

Loyola study suggests ultrasounds are sufficient in most casesIf a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy.  
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over 5 years ago
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Simple eye test for 6-year-olds predicts need for glasses in teen years

Study that answers whether sitting too close to the TV causes myopia also finds an eye test that predicts children's later nearsightedness, raising hopes it could be prevented.  
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over 5 years ago
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Four ways to prevent hearing loss in young people

A recent report from the World Health Organization shows that more than 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk of Hearing loss.  
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over 5 years ago
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Study uncovers predictors of chronic kidney disease worsening in children and adolescents

Modifiable risk factors for kidney failure lay foundation for intervention and improved outcomesStudy results published in the National Kidney Foundation's American...  
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over 5 years ago
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Teenager with stroke symptoms actually had Lyme disease

A Swiss teenager, recently returned home from a discotheque, came to the emergency department with classic sudden symptoms of stroke, only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease.  
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over 5 years ago
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Breast cancer in young women after treatment for Hodgkin's disease during childhood or adolescence

Girls treated for Hodgkin's disease during adolescence acquire a considerable risk of developing breast cancer, as shown by an observational study published in the current issue of Deutsches...  
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over 5 years ago
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Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: Acne

Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match.  
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over 5 years ago
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Scientists develop active substance for fatal muscle wasting in male children

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a congenital disease which causes muscle degeneration and eventual death in teenagers.  
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over 5 years ago
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Rise in IUD and contraceptive implant use among US teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that use of long-acting reversible contraception by teens in the US increased by fifteen times from 2005-13.  
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over 5 years ago