Latest Adolescent medicine Stories

2005-07-05 17:30:12

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenage girls who think theirparents disapprove of their having sex may have a lower risk ofsexually transmitted diseases as young adults, a new studysuggests. Compared with their peers, girls who believed their parentswould not want them to have sex were 16 percent less likely tohave an STD -- chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis -- 6years later, according to the study. The same was not true,however, of teenage boys. The findings appear to be...

2005-06-06 00:35:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I. "” Adolescents who are lethargic, cranky and forgetful may have a common ailment: chronic sleep deprivation. But some tired teens may actually have a medical condition such as depression, insomnia, narcolepsy or sleep apnea, warns a new report in Pediatrics. "For reasons that have to do with both biology and behavior, many young adults don't get the sleep they need. So our take-home message is that teens need more sleep," said lead author Richard Millman, M.D.,...

2005-06-01 18:47:41

June 1, 2005 - Minority adolescent women have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases which places them at higher risk of pelvic inflammatory disease and HIV/STD, a recent study shows. According to research led by Jane Dimmitt Champion, Ph.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, these adolescents reported a history of sexual and physical abuse, and many barriers to health care. This places abused minority adolescents with STD at even higher risk of pelvic...

2005-04-22 09:44:00

Study finds little discussion of topics such as HIV, skin cancer HealthDay News -- Teens aren't getting the preventive health counseling they need. A new study found that less than half of medical check-ups for adolescents included advice from the doctor on promoting healthy behaviors and reducing risky ones, despite evidence that this type of counseling works. Only 5 percent of outpatient visits included discussion of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, yet teenaged girls visited...

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