risk behaviours

Anticipating SMSes, calls too contribute to car crashes


April 30th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Anticipating calls or text messages too while driving may contribute to car crashes, says a new study which explores how cell phone use is responsible for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Online deals trip you into risky decisions


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Interacting with websites involved in lending and auctions can trip you into taking risky financial decisions, an Indian origin researcher says."Emerging evidence indicates that online ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Painkillers open way to high-risk behaviours


July 25th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Indiscriminate use of painkillers may open the way to drug abuse among people with a history of using both types of drugs, a study says. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Increased computer use by adolescents linked to multiple-risk behaviours


April 26th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
"This research is based on social cognitive theory, which suggests that seeing people engaged in abehaviour is a way of learning that behaviour," says lead researcher and doctoral candidate inSchool ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin takers ‘more likely to gorge on fast food’


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): A study has indicated that people who take vitamin pills may be more likely to gorge on fast food.Researchers have warned that multivitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Are dietary supplements really working against you?


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Do you belong to one-half of the population that relies on dietary supplements to get better health? Beware, they could actually be working against you. Wen-Bin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Homeless kids’ use of social networking can up risky sex behaviour


March 6th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A study has shown that the use of social networking in homeless children can increase risky sexual behaviours.However, such kids were also more likely to have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Psychiatric disorders linked to risky sexual behaviour in adolescents


September 29th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that teens who experience the manic phase of bipolar disorder - which is marked by dramatic mood swings from euphoria and elation to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Viagra users more likely to have STDs


July 6th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Men, who use erectile dysfunction drugs like viagra, are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases as compared to non-users, revealed a study.The findings indicate that physicians who ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Body-image distortion leads to unsafe weight loss behaviours


June 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study indicates that normal weight and underweight teenage girls who falsely believe they are overweight may succumb to unsafe weight-loss behaviours."Body-image distortion appears to be a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

School based sex education classes have little effect: Study


June 9th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that school based sex education classes have had little effect on reported sexual behaviours among African adolescents and no effect on the prevalence of HIV ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alcohol-related traffic-risk behaviour worse at 21 years


June 1st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The prevalence and frequency of alcohol-induced traffic-risk behaviour became worse when college students turned 21 years. Alcohol-impaired driving and associated motor-vehicle accidents are a major public-health problem, says ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Risky alcohol-related driving behavior becomes worse at age 21


June 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Alcohol-related driving-risk behaviours among college students become worse at the age of 21, according to a new study."Drinking and driving endangers the safety of not only the drinking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study shed new light on adolescents’ risk-taking behaviour


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A common approach to curb drug use and other risk-taking behaviour among adolescents won't reap any benefits, says a new study.Studies have suggested that increased risk-taking in adolescence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social sites may provide clues to teens’ sexual intentions


May 1st, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) For parents wondering when they should talk to their children about sex, the writing may be on the wall - or on their child's Facebook page. New ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Oz study shows more young people in hospital for booze-related issues


August 15th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): An Australian study has shown that over the last few years there has been an increase in young people being hospitalised for 'alcohol-related problems' and researchers say that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz kids more savvy about cyber safety, says study


July 9th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jul 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that even though Aussie kids are becoming more conscious of the danger lurking on the Internet, their parents are still worried about what ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Extreme’ college drinking, sensation-seeking attitude linked to alcohol-related injuries


May 23rd, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Excessive drinking and a sensation-seeking attitude among college students are the biggest reasons behind risk of alcohol-related injuries, according to a study.The study examined the "dose-response" effect of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

12yr-old school kids engaging in risky sexual activity


April 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A new study by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health has shown that school kids as young as 12 are engaging in risky sexual ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

12-year-old schoolkids engaging in risky sex


April 9th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) School children as young as 12 are engaging in risky sex, a new study has found. Christine Markham, assistant professor of behavioral science at the University of Texas ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Half of teens discuss sex, drugs on MySpace, Facebook


January 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): In two related studies, researchers have found that 54 percent of adolescents frequently use social networking Web sites (SNSs) like MySpace as a platform to discuss high-risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inexperienced prostitutes at greater sexual infections risk


December 12th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that inexperienced prostitutes are twice as likely to have sexually transmitted infections (STIs).The research involving more than a thousand female sex workers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Risky sexual activity reducing methods equally effective across all teens


November 26th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Interventions aimed at reducing sexual activity is equally effective in teens indulging in risky health behaviours as it is in vigilant peers, says a new study.Usually, it ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Circumcision doesnt reduce gay mens HIV risk


October 8th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): There is insufficient evidence that circumcision reduces the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or other sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Troubled girls from poor neighbourhood tend to be promiscuous’


September 16th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 16 (IANS) Young but troubled girls living in poor neighbourhoods tend to become promiscuous, engaging in sex with older boys, according to a study. "Young girls... in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are ... Read more...

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Teens dont use condoms due to partner disapproval, fear of less sexual pleasure


September 10th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Teenagers who do not use condoms during sex believe that protection may ruin sexual pleasure, according to a new study.Whats more, the study found that teens are ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Thought of ‘reduced’ pleasure makes teens avoid condoms


September 10th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A fourth of the teenagers in the US will end up with a sexually transmitted disease because they prefer not to use condoms regularly, according to the Centres ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

AIDS-hit countries urged to promote male circumcision


August 6th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington/Mexico City, Aug 6 (DPA) Male circumcision can prevent 65 percent of new HIV infections in adult heterosexual men, but AIDS-hit countries are lagging in their efforts to promote it, researchers said. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, parenting programs at work to help parents talk to kids about sex!


July 11th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): No matter how cool parents are with their kids, they dread the idea of discussing sex. If you too are facing the same scenario, then heres something ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Waiting room touch pad device may prove to be a lifesaver for adolescents


June 2nd, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Information technologies like computer-based screening, which give immediate results of the doctor-patient interaction, may prove to be life-savers for adolescents by quickly identifying high-risk behaviours among them, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

College kids’ risky behaviour still influenced by parents: Study


February 10th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Sharing details of your life with parents is not a bad idea after all, for a study has revealed that parents still have a positive influence on their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sexually active gay men greatly prone to new, highly infectious superbug


January 15th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Sexually active gay men are at a very high-risk of acquiring a new, highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the so-called MRSA bacteria widely know as the superbug, reveals a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male teens at greater risk of developing eating disorders


November 20th, 2007 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has shed light on the prevalence of eating disorders amongst adolescents of various ethnic groups by finding that male adolescents are at an increased risk ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Link between the oral cancer and ethnicity identified


November 15th, 2007 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A recent study at the University of Southern California has identified the link between the oral cancer and ethnicity. The researchers theorized that the ethnic groups who were engaged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Energy drink ‘cocktails’ double injury risk


November 14th, 2007 - 8:28 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Health |

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