May 7, 2013 |
Adolescents who went to McDonald's and Subway in Los Angeles bought about the same number of calories at each, despite Subway's reputation as a healthier place to eat, researchers said. The menus are not the point, lead researcher Dr. Lenard Lesser of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute said by phone. “Our study was not based on what people have the ability to pick, our study was based on what adolescents actually selected in a real-world setting.” The adolescents bought an average of 1,038 calories at McDonald's and 955 calories at Subway.
September 30, 2011 |
When your teen comes home slurring, swaying and smelling of alcohol, here's a research finding that will help you pinpoint whom to finger as the major "bad influence" in the kid's life. First, a couple of hints: It's not that rowdy gang of boys your son hangs out with, and it's not those girls who wear too much makeup that your daughter's fallen in with. It's also not the new love interest in your kid's life, either (well, not precisely). In fact, a new study finds the most potent change agent upon your kid's risky drinking behavior is his new girlfriend's group of BFFs, or her new boyfriend's entourage of guys.
March 5, 2007 |
TEENS who lose their virginity earlier than their peers are more likely to steal, destroy property, shoplift or sell drugs than their virgin counterparts, according to one of the first studies to look at what happens in the lives of teens in the years after they start having sex.
April 5, 1999 |
We often hear that our health in our 40s, 50s and beyond is a product of what we did in our younger years. Did you use enough sunscreen? Eat too much junk food? Get enough calcium? Drink enough water? Smoke or drink to excess? How much is too much? What better time to start building healthy habits than in the adolescent and teen years? And what better destination for cyber-savvy young people to seek out health information than the Internet?
March 27, 1996 |
While policymakers agonize over how to stem the flow of teenage pregnancies, obstetricians face another dilemma: They must help a child give birth to a child as safely as possible. Here are a few of the obstacles that teen moms-to-be and their doctors encounter. The Moms: It's very likely a pregnant teen has received inadequate prenatal care, so health problems affecting mother and fetus might have gone undetected.
June 25, 1991 |
Dr. Irving N. Klitsner vividly remembers the first time he realized that teen-agers deserve their own place in the health-care system. In 1954, the pediatrician had just set up a new office full of colorful, toddler-size plastic chairs and toys. But a 14-year-old girl saw the room as less than tasteful. "I'm not going to that baby clinic!" she yelped to her mother, returning to the parking lot and locking herself in the car. "The mother was embarrassed and tried to apologize.