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2009-03-10 07:25:00

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- New research being released at the annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) reveals significant results about how adolescents navigate their world and where their priorities lie.

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2009-03-03 07:35:00

New Canadian research finds that children judged as impulsive by their kindergarten teachers may be more likely to engage in gambling behavior such as card-playing or placing bets before they reach middle school.

2009-02-09 10:54:08

Children’s National experts say early planning before a serious event occurs can foster trust and communication between the child, the family, and care providers.

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2009-01-06 06:55:00

A new report has found that kids aging from 10 to 19 are going through rapid biological changes that you do not experience at any other age other than infancy.

2008-12-10 09:47:29

Current health services for adolescents are fragmented and poorly designed to meet the health needs of all of the nation's adolescents, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.

2008-07-12 00:00:29

U.S. researchers said infants who are fed by caregivers other than their parents are more likely to be exposed to unfavorable feeding practices.

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2008-03-11 12:50:00

A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that at least one in four of the nation’s teenage girls aged 14 to 19 has a sexually transmitted disease.

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2008-03-03 16:30:00

Entrenched sedentary behavior such as watching television and playing computer video games has been the bane for years of parents of overweight children and physicians trying to help those children lose pounds.

2006-07-03 15:45:00

Findings from a new study suggest that just 15 percent of adolescents who have been sexually assaulted and started anti-HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) actually complete the recommended 28-day course of treatment.

2006-06-06 10:40:36

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenage girls commonly have sex not because they want to, but because they feel pressured into it - and the result may be a higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, a new study suggests.


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pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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