Kids and Teenage Health

Health information for teenagers, ranging from nutrition, safety to other health disorders.

Tips To Try To Help Keep Your Teen Talking

Tips To Try To Help Keep Your Teen Talking Has your teenager become so silent that you wonder if you still speak the same language? Are you hanging onto each syllable, trying to glean one iota of information about what's going on in his life? Don't despair. You're not alone. Many parents of adolescents struggle when it comes to communicating with their children. But while kids' movements toward independence are normal between the ages of...

Make the Home Safer for Young and Old

Make the Home Safer for Young and Old More children under age 10 die from home accidents than from any single disease. Older Americans are also at a higher risk from home accidents which, each year, kill more than 21,000 and injure 25 million Americans of all ages. However, with a little planning, any home can be made safer for its youngest as well as its oldest residents. Child Safety. Here are a few tips to make your home safer for...

Climbed the Mountain, Therapy for Brain

Climbed the Mountain, Therapy for Brain Want to have a greater power of concentration and synthesis in daily activities? Climbed the mountain is the action that you need, researchers think. But this exercise is not only good for the brain. Do not forget that in an hour of walking on the mountains Burn 1,500 calories. According to a New Zealand study, people who often climb the mountain are more optimistic and believe that they have...

The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is the greatest single step smokers can take to improve their health. When the daily assault of nicotine, carbon monoxide, tar and other poisons has stopped, the body begins to repair the damage. Body systems start to return to normal, resulting in the following benefits, many of which can be experienced within a few weeks: Breathing improves Improved ability to cope with sudden...

Imperforate

A term applied to an organ lacking a normal opening. For example, a baby may be born with an imperforate anus with no outer opening, or the oesophagus may be closed so that it is not connected with the stomach. Such defects can usually be corrected by surgery.

The Early Weeks - Your Baby

Crying All babies cry. It's their way of saying that something isn't right. Sometimes you'll be able to find the reason for your baby's distress and deal with it. At other times all you can do is try to comfort or distract your baby. If it's not obvious why your baby is crying, think of possible reasons. Could it be: hunger? wet or dirty nappy? wind? colic? feeling hot, cold or uncomfortable?...

A Peaceful Adolescence

Is the Chawla family for real? Didn't they get the memo that says teens and their parents are supposed to be at odds until ... well, until forever? Actually, they're very much for real, and according to scien-tists who study the transition to adulthood, they represent the average family's experience more accurately than all those scary TV movies about out-of-control teens. "Research shows that...

Breast-Feeding Best Bet for Babies

New parents want to give their babies the very best. When it comes to nutrition, the best first food for babies is breast milk. More than two decades of research have established that breast milk is perfectly suited to nourish infants and protect them from illness. Breast-fed infants have lower rates of hospital admissions, ear infections, diarrhea, rashes, allergies, and other medical problems...

Personalized Adolescent Depression Treatment Programs

We recognize that the severity and scope of adolescent depression vary from child to child. Likewise, different types of therapy will show distinct results from one youngster to the next. Therefore, it is essential that health professionals have an understanding of your child's specific needs. It is also fundamental to monitor the treatment and to observe how your child reacts to that particular...

Getting to the Root of Adolescent Depression

Treatment requires a great deal of time and effort depression is a complex condition that cannot be managed overnight. We also understand that family involvement plays an integral role in treating and controlling the condition. Dealing With Adolescent Depression Constructively Involves: Setting achievable goals, and Encouraging positive thinking Our program addresses the practical realities of...

Mobile!!! Which May Be Harmful for Children

No hard evidence exists to show mobile phones damage health but users - especially children - should take care, UK scientists said. Britain's National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), an independent advisory group, said there have been reports of adverse health effects but some have not yet been independently confirmed and are of variable quality. "We are still recommending a precautionary...

Dr. Attwood's Low-Fat Prescription for Kids

Low-Fat Prescription for Kids Do kids in America eat too much fat? That's practically a given. Just look around you at all of the obese children (many of whom have obese parents as role models). But that doesn't tell the whole story. Because something much more insidious and deadly is going on in the cardiovascular systems of America's children. Fatty deposits are forming in the coronary arteries of more than 70% of kids who...

Young People and Smoking

Smoking is associated with being an adult. As long as young people can see adults smoking and are exposed to tobacco advertising and promotion, some will experiment with cigarettes and risk becoming addicted to smoking. Unlike smoking among adults, which has declined steadily over the past decades, the proportion of young people who smoke has remained constant or even increased over the past few...

WHO: Government Complacency, Funding Shortfalls Contributed to Indonesia's Polio Outbreak

September 12 2005 Government complacency and a funding drop fueled a recent polio outbreak that has sickened 225 people in Indonesia and raised fears of an epidemic in the vast archipelago, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The outbreak, first reported in April, has also been driven by public ignorance about the disease and a government policy in recent years to hand more authority to...

How and Why To Wake a Sleepy Baby First Few Days of Life

In the first 24 hours after birth, ideally the newborn has had at least four good feeds at the breast. In the days ahead, the newborn will need at least 8-12 breastfeeds to help insure mother's milk supply and to insure the baby will gain at a healthy rate. Newborns can be very sleepy in the first few days (though some will wake up frequently at night at first). It is recommended that you wake...

Symptoms of Childhood Schizophrenia

Thought Blocking: Sudden blockage of a train of thought Perseveration: Repeating the same response to different questions Ideas of Reference: A conviction that the words or actions of others refer to oneself Hallucinations: The perception (sight, sound, taste) of things that aren't there Delusions: False beliefs held despite clear evidence to the contrary Blunted Emotions: A flat mood;...

Breakfast: Waking Up to a Healthy Start

Waking up is hard to do. It's especially difficult for those "non- morning" people who'd probably like to avoid that time of day and everything that comes with it - even breakfast. But as sure as the sun's gonna shine, breakfast always will be an important meal of the day - one that should be consumed by people of any age. Although all three traditional meals play a significant role in supplying...

When More is Less

When is more really less? When you eat more, you gain less, or, sometimes, even lose. How? Why? What in the world am I talking about? When you try to lose weight, or even eat healthier, by limiting your calories too much, or by eliminating meals, it can be the worst mistake of your life. What you want and need to do is to eat more. More food, more frequently. However, the trick is to eat less fat...

Treatment of Thalassaemia

Treatment of Thalassaemia- Slow Progress & New Dilemmas In 1925, Thomas Cooley and Pearl Lee described a form of severe anaemia, occurring in children of Italian origin and associated with splenomegaly and characteristic bone changes. Over the next decade, a milder form was described independently by several Italian investigators. Because all early cases were reported in children of...

Nutrition and Strength Training

Both weight machines and free weights (such as dumbells and barbells) will help you get and stay strong. The advantage of free weights is that they help you develop coordination and balance, plus you can do more exercises per muscle group than you can with machines. When weight training, learn proper technique to protect your back and joints from undue stress. Use light wieghts and high...