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Video: Teen Heart Transplant Recipient Dies in Police Chase

Anthony Stokes, 17, was fleeing police in a vehicle linked to a home burglary when the vehicle crashed. The Georgia teen received a heart transplant two years ago after initially being denied a transplant for "non-compliance" with medical directions.  
abcnews.go.com
almost 6 years ago
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Teen Heart Transplant Recipient Dies in Fatal Police Car Chase

Anthony Stokes, 17 was initially denied a heart transplant over "noncompliance."  
abcnews.go.com
almost 6 years ago
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Dangers of adolescent energy drink consumption for the heart

The rapid rise in popularity of energy drinks, particularly among adolescents (aged 10-19 years) and young adults, has serious implications for cardiac health. In an article published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, researchers focus on the pharmacology of energy drinks, adverse reactions to them, and how the marketing of these drinks as a means to relieve fatigue and improve physical and cognitive performance may be ignoring real dangers.  
eurekalert.org
almost 6 years ago
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Taylor Teen Becomes First Patient In Michigan To Benefit From 3D Printed Heart Model To Treat Life-Threatening Aneurysm

Ariana Smith, a 17-year-old Taylor teen, became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, a part of the Detroit Medical Center...  
meddeviceonline.com
almost 6 years ago
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CPS kidnaps teen after heart attack, misdiagnoses mother with Munchausen by proxy

CPS kidnaps teen after heart attack, misdiagnoses mother with Munchausen by proxy  
naturalnews.com
almost 6 years ago
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Fitness and stress resilience in adolescence and coronary heart disease risk in middle age

Stream Fitness and stress resilience in adolescence and coronary heart disease risk in middle age by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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almost 6 years ago
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Acute occupational injury among adolescent farmworkers from South Texas

Stream Acute occupational injury among adolescent farmworkers from South Texas by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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almost 6 years ago
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Psychological therapy for parents of children and adolescents with a longstanding or life-threatening physical illness | Cochrane

This is an update of a previously published review published in 2012 investigating the efficacy of psychological therapies for parents of children with a longstanding or life-threatening physical illness. This review updates includes studies that have been conducted in the previous two years to give an up-to-date review of the evidence.  
cochrane.org
almost 6 years ago
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Surgical treatment compared to non-surgical treatment (braces, exercise, or observation) for teens with idiopathic scoliosis | Cochrane

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine is curved in three dimensions (from the back the spine appears to be shaped like a 'c' or an 's'). It is often idiopathic, or of unknown cause. The most common type of scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), is discovered around 10 years of age or older, and is defined as a curve that measures at least 10 degrees (known as a Cobb angle, which is measured on an x-ray).  
cochrane.org
almost 6 years ago
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The unknown risks of youth rugby

Anyone who has spent an hour picking skull fragments out of the contused frontal lobes of a teenage rugby player is entitled to an opinion on the safety of youth rugby. As a paediatric neurosurgeon, I’ve done this on several occasions. As a “rugby parent,” I’ve observed the school and club game at close quarters, from both sides of the touchline. What I’ve seen and heard suggests that our thinking on the subject may not be altogether rational.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Psychological therapies for sickle cell disease and pain | Cochrane

Sickle cell disease is a group of blood disorders. It can cause anaemia, which if severe can reduce mobility. It may also allow small blood vessels to become blocked causing pain in muscle and bone and it can damage major organs such as the spleen, liver, kidneys, and lungs. People with sickle cell disease are more vulnerable to severe infections. Treatment is usually in response to symptoms and designed to ease pain. Psychological treatment to help people cope with sickle cell disease might complement current medical treatment. There are four types of treatment: patient education; cognitive therapy (to do with thoughts and feelings); behavioural therapy (to do with actions); psychodynamic psychotherapy (talking to relieve emotional pain). We searched for randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials which compared psychological treatments to each other or to no treatment in sickle cell disease. We included seven studies in the review, of which five, with 260 people, had data we could enter into the review. One study showed that cognitive behaviour therapy reduced the affective part of pain (feelings about pain), but not the sensory part (pain intensity). Another study of this therapy had inconclusive results for coping strategies and showed no difference on how different groups used the health service. A study using cognitive behavioural therapy with teenagers and their families at home did not show any difference when compared with education about sickle cell disease. One education study did not show a reduction in depression. Furthermore, one study in patient education helped improve attitudes to healthcare workers and medication use in adolescents and young adults. The authors believe that some patient education seems relevant for children, adolescents and young adults, while methods to improve the ability to cope in both children and adults are important. Nonetheless, these results may not apply to across all ages, clinical severity, types of pain (acute or chronic) that people with sickle cell disease have, or which country they live in. More research needs to be done in this area.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Tooth whitening: Are whiter teeth worth it? - BBC News

As the British Dental Association warns teenagers against using home bleaching kits, TV personality Francesca Newman-Young and celebrity dentist Dr Mervyn Druian discuss the benefits and dangers of tooth-whitening.  
bbc.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Teenage obesity is linked to bowel cancer in later life

Being obese as a teenager may double the risk of developing bowel cancer in middle age, research published in the journal Gut has shown.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago