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2013-12-12 20:25:03

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report issued today by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Pfizer Inc., adolescents are often overlooked in the US healthcare system, which may lead to short- and long-term health consequences and contribute to the economic burden on the healthcare system. The report, titled The Case for Improving Adolescent Health: Helping prepare adolescents for a healthy future, suggests that an annual preventive care...

2013-08-12 12:26:54

2013 Youth Report Results Now Available KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children International's 2013 Youth Report is available beginning today, International Youth Day. The report explains how Children International's youth programs, with community centers at the core, measurably change outcomes for impoverished youth. The majority of the world's 1.7 billion young people ages 10 to 24 live in developing countries - many in extreme poverty where they routinely...

2013-07-17 10:24:29

A new study by University of British Columbia researchers shows that although 90 per cent of East Asian adolescents in British Columbia are not sexually active, those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. "Most East Asian-Canadian adolescents have not had sex, but among those who have, one in four used alcohol or drugs before sex last time, and one-third have had two or more partners," says Yuko Homma, lead author and a post-doctoral research fellow with UBC School of Nursing....

2013-04-09 12:29:23

***NEWS BRIEFING ALERT*** WASHINGTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately one-third of teens may be missing annual checkups at a time of risk-taking and exploration, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services([1]) and the latest US Census.([2]) But this time is also an opportunity to develop attitudes and lifestyles that can set them up for better health. To increase opportunities to discuss key health-related problems and behaviors, from...

2013-03-01 16:25:24

USC research shows adolescents ages 18 to 25 have a high prevalence, but low perception of health risks and low access to healthcare LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health status of emerging young adults 18 to 25 years of age is a major concern facing our nation and is the focus of an analysis developed by Lawrence Neinstein, MD, FACP, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. These "new adolescents" face the following...

2012-10-16 15:00:38

A new study by New York University professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that fathers´ parenting behavior influences the sexual behavior of their adolescent children. However, to date most parent-based research on adolescent sexual risk behavior has neglected the role of fathers, a missed opportunity to contribute to their adolescent children´s health and well-being. While it is well-established that...

2012-06-19 23:52:48

A study published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that young children who have been investigated for maltreatment by child welfare agencies have a higher prevalence of mental health problems and that very few receive treatment for those problems. Using data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being II (NSCAW II), a group of researchers led by Dr. Sarah McCue Horwitz, of Stanford University, examined...

2012-06-12 11:01:57

Rather than gaining "liquid courage" to let loose with friends, teenage drinkers are more likely to feel like social outcasts, according to a new sociological study. Published in the June issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, the study shows alcohol consumption leads to increased social stress and poor grades, especially among students in schools with tightly-connected friendship cliques and low levels of alcohol abuse. For their study, Robert Crosnoe, a professor of...

2012-04-25 09:50:50

As childhood and adolescent deaths from infectious diseases have declined worldwide, policymakers are shifting attention to preventing deaths from noncommunicable causes, such as drug and alcohol use, mental health problems, obesity, traffic crashes, violence and unsafe sex practices. "We now need to think of how to prevent these behavior problems and conditions early in life because they don't only cause problems in adolescence, they can launch health issues across life," said Richard...

2012-03-30 08:08:31

Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers — a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research. Recently published in the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, this is the first study in North America to investigate the links between Asian teens dealing with “dual minority discrimination,” problem...