Youth who are going to develop psychosis can be identified before their illness becomes full-blown 35 percent of the time if they meet widely accepted criteria for risk.
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Indiana State Department of Health will convene high-school aged young people in spring 2008 to focus on health issues facing Hoosier youth and involve them in a discussion on how to prevent unhealthy behaviors.
The dramatic decrease in high school smoking reported by NYC sets an example for the nation and shows what can be achieved when committed leaders aggressively implement proven tobacco prevention measures.
Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania reported today that students who participate in high school sports or individual physical activity are less likely to smoke than their classmates. The new study indicates that the protective effect of participation extends at least three years beyond graduation. The Penn team discovered, however, that girls do not derive the same level of protection from school sports as do boys.
Teachers are among the most important influences in the lives of school-aged children, yet relatively little emphasis has been placed on examining the potential role general academic teachers may play in facilitating adolescent health promotion efforts.
Whatever limits parents set, teenagers are certain to push against them and in many cases to transgress them. Yet a recently completed survey titled "Parenting Teenagers: The Agony and the Ecstasy" reveals that current parents of teenagers, parents who recently had teenagers and 20-somethings looking back on their teen years all agree that teenagers need boundaries and accountability in orderto feel safe and to develop into mature, responsible adults.
Fighting decreased by 20% in New York City schools between 2003 and 2005.
The effects of child and teenage sexual abuse is again the focuse of the media after Debra Lafave is arrested again for violating her probation. Children and teens are effected mentally and physically.
Children entering kindergarten with elementary math and reading skills are the most likely to do well in school later, even if they have various social and emotional problems.
Girls living in sub-Saharan Africa can miss up to four days of school each month because they lack the basic necessity of sanitary protection and other resources to manage their periods. To help give girls in this part of the world a better chance at an education and to raise awareness of this issue, P&G brands Always and Tampax are joining forces with HERO, an awareness building and fundraising initiative of the United Nations Association to launch the Protecting Futures program.
Gesturing can help kids add new and correct problem-solving strategies to their mathematical repertoires.
Although teenage pregnancy rates across the nation generally are on the decline, "they remain stubbornly high"among blacks and Hispanics, Newsweek reports.
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy,51% of Hispanics become pregnant at least once before age 20 --20percentage points higher than the national average. While black teenagers have a higher pregnancy rate (58%), that rate declined by about 29% during the 1990s. At the same time, the rate for Hispanic teens declined by only about 19%, Newsweek reports.
A recent decline in teenage pregnancy among blacks indicates that black America is gearing up to overcome other racial health and economic disparities.
Large numbers of American adolescents are putting themselves and others at great risk by driving while under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol.
WHO publishes classification code for assessing the health of children and youth in the context of their stages of development.
Today's teens have numerous methods to trick their parents and keep their social behavior secret from their home life. Everyday items such as cell phones, cameras and after-school gatherings and social functions can help teens shield their drug or alcohol use from parents and caregivers. And according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, many parents have a difficult time talking with kids about drugs and alcohol or having ongoing conversations on the subject.
The nation's schools have made considerable improvements in their policies and programs to promote the health and safety of students, particularly in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and tobacco use.
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A new study of teenagers has found that the same risk factors are associated with both being overweight and with disordered eating behaviors like binge eating and using diet pills. Moreover, food-related problems are extraordinarily common among urban teens
The level of education of one's parents is a key predictor of adult health status among members of the white and African-American communities.
Adolescents who do well in school are less likely to smoke, drink or do drugs.
People who don't finish high school are at a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease compared to people with more education.