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New Canadian guidelines to prevent and manage obesity in children must focus on family

New guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care to help prevent and manage obesity in children and youth recommend regular growth monitoring at routine health care visits...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Mentally stepping back from problems helps youth deal with negative emotions

Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emotions better than others. Why do some young people react adaptively while others ruminate?  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Asthma rates among black youth are similarly high in urban, rural communities

Asthma rates among black youth living in urban Detroit and rural Georgia are essentially the same, researchers report, a finding that conflicts with the widely held theory that city life is a...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Early Iron Deficiency Damage May Be Eased By Ritalin

Ritalin may help improve brain function in adolescent rats that were iron deficient during infancy, according to a team of Penn State neuroscientists.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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What effect does music TV have on the sexual behavior of teenage boys and girls?

Unexpected findings show gender differences in how adolescents perceive music TVThere is no doubt that teenage boys and girls are swayed and shaped by music TV.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Revision robs teens of sleep

Teenagers are being robbed of vital sleep as they cram in up to 14-plus hours of exam revision each week.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Many teens try e-cigarettes, but few become regular users

E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, with most of those who do so also being smokers, finds research...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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E-cigarettes are being accessed by teenagers who are both smokers and non-smokers

One in five teenagers in a large survey has accessed e-cigarettes, and of these, 16% have never otherwise smoked, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Public...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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One in 4 high school seniors now try smoking water pipes

Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Researchers highlight shoulder and elbow injury possibility in youth players

Speed, height, and pitching for multiple teams increases riskPitching speed, player's height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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'The face is not defined by youth alone,' claims plastic surgery study

Perceptions of six personality traits that can be read on the face of someone who has undergone 'facial rejuvenation surgery' have been rated in a study from cosmetic surgeons.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Are Prescribers Following Guidelines for Antipsychotics? CME/CE

: A clinician survey reveals that clinicians follow "best practice" guidelines only half the time when prescribing antipsychotics to children and adolescents.  
medscape.org
over 5 years ago
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Experimental e-Cigarette Use in Youth on the Rise

E-cigarette use has been linked to current smoking, but low prevalence of regular use suggests a contribution to nicotine addiction is unlikely.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago
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How can parents help teen with high cholesterol

Boston Children's experts offer some advice for parents of teens diagnosed with high cholesterol.  
childrenshospitalblog.org
over 5 years ago
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Kenya: Wanted - Anti-HIV Messaging for the Age of Social Media

Editorial - THE National Aids Control Council says 17 per cent of Aids-related deaths occur among adolescents and youth. This is a distressing statistic and strikes right at the heart of the nation's future.  
allafrica.com
over 5 years ago
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Are Older Adolescents With High LDL Undertreated?

Applying pediatric guidelines to 17- to 21-year-olds would dramatically increase statin treatment.  
medpagetoday.com
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. These co-occurrences come in specific associations: More often than average, depression occurs together with diseases of the digestive system, eating disorders with seizures and anxiety disorders together with arthritis, heart disease as well as diseases of the digestives system. These findings were reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the scientific journal Psychosomatic Medicine  
eurekalert.org
over 5 years ago
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Energy drinks 'pose heart risk to teenagers', experts warn

Healthy teenagers can develop heart problems after drinking just one can of a high-caffeine drink. Cardiologists in Madrid found the popular drinks can cause heart attacks and erratic heartbeats.  
dailymail.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Special needs teen with scoliosis beats the odds

When an expert refused lifesaving scoliosis surgery for her son, mom travels across the U.S. to Boston Children's Hospital so he could get the best care.  
childrenshospitalblog.org
over 5 years ago