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2011-09-20 22:32:01

In a study that included more than 600,000 individuals born in Sweden between 1973-1979, those born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation) had a higher risk of death during early childhood and young adulthood than persons born at term, according to a study in the September 21 issue of JAMA. Preterm birth is the leading cause of perinatal (pertaining to the period immediately before and after birth) illness and death in developed countries. "Although the early effects of preterm birth are...

2011-06-24 22:54:51

According to new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association Adolescents who diet and develop disordered eating behaviors (unhealthy and extreme weight control behaviors and binge eating) carry these unhealthy practices into young adulthood and beyond, according to a study conducted by University of Minnesota researchers and published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. "The findings from the current study argue for early and ongoing...

2010-04-27 18:47:46

CORVALLIS, Ore. "“ Despite living in an age of iPads and hybrid cars, young Americans are more like the young adults of the early 1900s than the baby boom generation: They are living at home longer, are financially insecure and are making lower wages. Indeed, a new study points out that a 22-year-old of today might have much more in common with his or her grandfather or great-grandfather than their own parents, although the reasons for this prolonged journey to adulthood differ from...

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2010-02-25 06:20:00

A government report released Wednesday shows that nearly a third of all young adults in the United States have no health insurance. More than 9,000 people ages 20 to 29 were surveyed by the National Center for Health Statistics. The findings indicate that 30 percent of young adults -- nearly 13 million people -- have no health coverage. Adults aged 20 to 29 account for more than 25 percent of the estimated 45 million Americans without health insurance. Those are staggering statistics taking...

2009-12-09 10:41:22

Research: Cardiac outcomes in a cohort of adult survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer: Retrospective analysis of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort Children and adolescents who survive cancer have a significantly higher risk of developing heart disease as young adults, according to the largest study on this issue published on bmj.com today. The findings show that young adult survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for a variety of cardiovascular complications related to their...

2009-09-27 23:26:20

Substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, homicide and vehicle crashes peak in young adulthood, a group least likely to be insured, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Robert J. Fortuna, senior instructor in pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, says when adolescents graduate to young adulthood, their preventive care tends to fall by the wayside, even though their mortality rate is more than twice that of adolescents. Young adults are generally a healthy...

2009-08-07 17:56:13

Forty-eight percent of young U.S. adults maltreated as children have mental health problems, but less than one-quarter get treatment, researchers say. The results show the strong need for 'transition' services beginning in adolescence and continuing through young adulthood, lead author Heather Ringeisen of Research Triangle International, a research institute in Research Triangle Park, N. C., said in a statement. Young adults need services to help facilitate development into adulthood and...

2008-07-24 15:01:08

A 10-year study in Britain finds the comfortably off, white and middle aged are the most likely to participate in sporting activities, researchers said. The findings are based on data from several of the annual Health Surveys for England from 1997 to 2006 involving 61,000 adults -- 27,217 men. In 2006, men were around 10 percent more likely, and women around 20 percent more likely to participate regularly in sports compared to 1997. This suggests that the perception that there is a...

2006-01-18 11:25:00

By Graciela Flores NEW YORK -- During the transition from adolescence to adulthood, health risk increases and access to health care decreases across all race/ethnic groups, according to a study funded by the National institutes of Health. The ethnically diverse National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health followed some 14,000 adolescents over time into young adulthood. Participants were first interviewed when they were 12 to 19 years of age, and then when they were 19 to 26 years old. "We...

2005-06-17 23:50:40

New research uses longitudinal evidence to help understand anger and distinguish between people for whom anger is an occasional experience "“ and therefore quite normal "“ and those for whom it is more persistent. In ESRC's new report Seven Deadly Sins, published to launch Social Science Week 2005, Dr Eirini Flouri and Professor Heather Joshi analyse data from the British birth cohort studies, which have recorded anger in both childhood and adulthood for people born in a week in...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.