adolescent medicine

Watching TV linked to unhealthy eating


May 14th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Don't allow your children to be glued to TV if you want them to eat healthy. Television viewing time is associated with lower odds of ... Read more...

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All study, no play making your Jack a dull boy: Study


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) Ever thought why does your child fail to perform better in classroom or be cheerful? Well, you can get your answer the sooner you understand the ... Read more...

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Seeds of obesity epidemic sown in babyhood


November 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) The growth charts that paediatricians use can predict a baby's probability of becoming obese later in life. A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and ... Read more...

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Thin parents produce children with less body fat


October 4th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Children whose parents are thin are thrice as likely to be lean than those with overweight parents, new research says.The study by University College London (UCL) ... Read more...

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More kids being born with flattened heads


April 6th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The prevalence of an asymmetrical flattening of the skull seems to be increasing among infants and young children."Plagiocephaly (flattened head) is characterised by unilateral flattening of ... Read more...

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Partner controlling behaviors linked to relationship violence


April 5th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that having a partner who exhibits controlling behaviours appears to be associated with increased physical and sexual relationship violence.However, young women experiencing these ... Read more...

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Teens who read less likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Teenagers who devote more time to reading books are far less likely to suffer from depression than their peers who listen to music. The study was ... Read more...

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Facebook ‘can put vulnerable kids at depression risk’


March 29th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): An influential group of doctors has warned that teenagers can suffer from "Facebook depression" after becoming obsessed with the social networking website.According to the American Academy of ... Read more...

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Education programs can increase parent-child interactions


January 4th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Two concurrent studies have shown that parent education programs delivered through pediatric primary care offices increase parent-child play and reading activities critical for child development and school readiness ... Read more...

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Kids often exposed to imaging procedures that use radiation


January 4th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study led by University of Michigan researchers has shown that parents and doctors need to exercise caution before children are exposed to radiation during imaging procedures."Imaging ... Read more...

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Boys hitting puberty a year earlier


December 8th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Boys are hitting puberty an average year earlier than their fathers' generation, a study says.A study in Bulgaria found boys today start to develop when they reach 12 ... Read more...

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Teens involved in dating violence are also violent with siblings, peers


December 7th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study has found that people who physically assault dating partners have a history of perpetrating violence involving siblings and peers.Emily F. Rothmanm, of the Boston University, ... Read more...

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Flu jabs during pregnancy lower virus risk to baby


October 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Babies whose mothers have the flu jab during pregnancy are less likely to catch the virus themselves, finds a recent study. A flu jab protects youngsters in the ... Read more...

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ME illness caused by virus, not in the mind: Experts


September 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) is a crippling condition, caused by a virus and is not 'all in the mind', claim scientists. Previously, doctors dismissed these symptoms as being in ... Read more...

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Sound sleep insures against obesity among kids


September 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Sound sleep very early in life is the best insurance against obesity, a research has found. Babies, toddlers and pre-school children sleeping less than 10 hours a night are ... Read more...

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Short nighttime sleep duration among infants, young kids ‘ups obesity risk’


September 7th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 07 (ANI): A new study has found that insufficient amounts of nighttime sleep among infants and preschool-aged children may be a significant risk factor for developing childhood obesity.Additionally, napping does ... Read more...

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Parents ‘more likely to suffer depression in 1st year after childbirth’


September 7th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parents face the highest risk of depression in the first year after a child's birth.Experiencing an episode of depression is highly likely ... Read more...

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Study indicates that young girls are entering puberty earlier


August 9th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – A study conducted by the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers indicates that young girls are entering puberty earlier as a result of hormonally active environmental ... Read more...

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Starving kids and youth ‘more likely to have health problems’


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A recent report has revealed that children and youth who experience hunger are more likely to have health problems, and repeated episodes of hunger may ... Read more...

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Teen internet addicts face double depression risk


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Teenagers who are addicted to the internet are more than twice as likely to suffer from depression. For the first time, a study claims that 'pathological' web use ... Read more...

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TV ads influence dietary habits of kids


July 6th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) TV ads seem to influence short-term eating habits of children aged 2 to 11 years, says a study. In 2006, 10 major US food companies pledged to devote at ... Read more...

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Delayed school start time linked to improved adolescent behaviours


July 6th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): A slight delay in school start time is likely to be associated with significant improvements in adolescent alertness, mood and health, according to a new study."Beginning at the ... Read more...

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Kids now watch more TV ads for fast food: Study


July 6th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): These days, kids view more TV ads for fast food than sweets and beverages, says a new study.Studies have already indicated that television advertising influences the short-term eating ... Read more...

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Childhood hardships may lead to pregnancy troubles in adulthood


June 8th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Hardships faced in childhood may be related to future pregnancy outcomes, in part through their association with smoking during pregnancy and adult socioeconomic position, according to a new ... Read more...

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Intimate partner violence against mums linked to kids’ obesity


June 8th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Mothers who are abused their partners are more likely to have obese children, claims a new study.Reported in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, ... Read more...

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Kids living near highways have higher asthma risk


May 10th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Children who lived near major highways or railroad intersections have higher diagnoses of asthma, says a new study. Mayo Clinic researchers used this study to show how neighbourhood ... Read more...

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Keep toddlers away from TV to make them smarter


May 8th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) Want your kids to be smarter and thinner? Just keep them away from the TV set when they are toddlers. A study from child experts at the Universite ... Read more...

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Exercise can help fight ‘obesity’ gene


May 5th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Physically active lifestyle during adolescence can reduce the effect of a mutation in a gene that predisposes someone to becoming overweight or obese, says a study led by ... Read more...

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TV-watching tots ‘more likely to be bullied, chubbier, less intelligent’


May 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Children who are exposed to more television at 29 months of age are likely to struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in maths, and they may ... Read more...

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Watching TV ‘makes toddlers fatter and stupider’


May 3rd, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Watching television makes kids less intelligent and more likely to put on weight, according to a new research.In the study, scientists found that the more television children watched ... Read more...

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Male teens getting inadequate counselling about HIV, STI


April 14th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A study has found that despite the national guidelines aimed at improving sexual health services for teenagers, most sexually active boys still get too little counselling about HIV ... Read more...

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Too much time on TV equals weaker relationships


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Spend too much time in front of TV or computer? Well, chances are that your relationships with parents and friends will not be that great.That's the conclusion of ... Read more...

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Higher body fat may lead to delayed puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Increasing rates of obese and overweight children in the US may be contributing to a delayed onset of puberty in boys, research says. University of Michigan (U-M) researchers ... Read more...

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Diabetes med ‘helps reduce BMI in obese teens’


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A medication used to treat type 2 diabetes causes a small but significant decrease in body mass index (BMI) in non-diabetic obese adolescents when combined with a lifestyle ... Read more...

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Obesity may delay puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new U.S. study has shown that higher body mass index during childhood is associated with later onset of puberty."We found that increased body fatness is associated ... Read more...

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