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2013-10-14 14:33:16

May affect risk of developing esophageal and gastric cancer Overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer in a recent study from Israel. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that lower socioeconomic status as well as immigration from higher risk countries were important determinants of gastric cancer. Zohar Levi, MD, MHA, of the Rabin Medical...

2013-10-10 23:30:10

Research shows chronic stress negatively impacts children’s health and brains. As a result, Houghtaling is reaching out to parents to share 4 practical but important strategies to help reduce childhood stress, and by extension improve the relationship parents have with their children. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Over the past few years, the issue of school related stress and anxiety in adolescents has become far more prominent. The numbers of students who are stressed...

2013-10-09 12:22:28

The greater the empathy skills of children, the easier it is for them to recognize sarcasm, according to a new study in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. For children, sarcastic language can be difficult to understand. They generally begin to recognize sarcasm between ages 6 and 8, especially familiar sarcastic praise such as "Thanks a lot!" and "Nice going!" But some children take much longer to begin to understand sarcasm, with detection improving even through adolescence....

2013-10-02 13:04:29

Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A study published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that approximately one in three teens with bipolar disorder developed substance abuse, for the first time, during 4 years of follow-up. The study also identified several risk factors that predicted who among these teens was most likely to develop substance abuse. Using data from...

2013-10-01 23:36:36

MyVoiceNow gives teens an opportunity to raise their awareness of current issues in the world and let their voices be heard through the vast reaches of the Internet. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 MyVoiceNow is an online resource providing a place where teens can go to have their stories shared and their voices heard. The company is providing a place for current issues to be displayed for viewers, and for people to visit the site and share their own stories. There is also an...

2013-09-30 23:45:46

Teen Rehabilitation Center CEO discusses how to combat negative influences in your child’s life Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Teens today are subjected to an ever-increasing amount of influences. Their peers play a more significant role, and the media reaches into our homes from the television. Parents continually fight to minimize negative influences. But how effective are they? Who has the biggest influence on our teens? As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30...

2013-09-30 14:12:17

Are we allowing alcohol marketing to children and teens via the music they love? As many as one in five songs in the UK top ten today include references to alcohol -- a figure rising partly due to US-imported songs. What impact is this having on the youth of today? Experts warn that fresh evidence demonstrates that public health messages on alcohol may no longer be audible over the louder message from some sections of the music industry. Researchers from Liverpool John Moores University,...

2013-09-26 23:24:28

New research suggests that novice teenage drivers (age 15-17) are about eight times more likely than young adult drivers (age 18-24) to have a fatal crash if teenage passengers are in the motor vehicle. College Station, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 New research suggests that novice teenage drivers (age 15-17) are about eight times more likely than young adult drivers (age 18-24) to have a fatal crash if teenage passengers are in the motor vehicle. Moreover, that teen passenger risk...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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