Even girls who have not had sexual intercourse are at risk for infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study shows..
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease
that is most commonly passed between people during vaginal or anal intercourse. But it can also be transmitted through genital-to-genital, or hand-to-genital contact, which is how the participants in the study likely got the virus, the researchers said. Out of the more than 40 sexually transmitted HPV strains, more than a dozen have been identified as cancer-causing, according to the National Cancer Institute .
The cloud-based neural network took top prize in this year’s Google Science Fair. “I taught the computer how to diagnose breast cancer,”
How encouraging is it that teens of our generation are the ones making a difference for our future? As teens, we are fully capable to make a difference, and if we are willing to try I think we will be suprised by our own knowledge and success- Brittany shows us just that!
Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) - Susan Vavala's 15-year-old daughter, Kim, went to the movies one rainy night in'95 with a 16-year-old friend...
"Car crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death among teenagers, killing roughly 3,000 15- to’-year-olds in 2009. Teens’ lack of driving experience combined with their use of distracting devices such as cellphones make them the riskiest of drivers, four times more likely to crash as older drivers are, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Transportation."
"Training experience help curb teen driving deaths - MARIETTA — Looking back Charlie James still can’t figure out what exactly went wrong. On Nov. 11 2006 his daughter Jessi 17 crashed her 1997 Honda Civic near the intersection of Trickum and Stei.."
Don't you think we should be taking drivers ed a bit more seriously? It could save your life!
To help cope with their grief, Ashley Eyler's family members made a list of things they were thankful for after her death last summer...
"Just having one passenger increases the risk by as much as 48 percent," she said. "It grows to as much as 307 percent with three or more passengers. Gillen said the national average number of teen fatalities due to automobile accidents is 363 per month when school is in session. In the summer, that number increases to 422." Keep your eyes on the road, and STOP texting. Beware especially with friends in your car.
There are 10,080 minutes in a week. Can you spare 150 of them? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults participate in 150 minutes of exercise a week. In essence, it is a bright idea to commit 1% of your week to moderately intense physical activity (o.k., 1.5% is more mathematically accurate, but not as “occupy” movement catchy). It really does not seem like much time.
"This study aims to expand our understanding of the relation between dieting and binge eating by examining, within a population-based sample of adolescents and young adults, a range of potential variable risk factors (i.e., modifiable factors preceding the outcome of interest) contributing to binge eating onset, beyond the effects of dieting."
Life has its challenges to overcome, ups and downs and passages to get safely through, but for the most part, if we work at it, life is good.
This newspaper examines teen pregnancy in a series starting today and continuing for the next two Sundays. We hope you read every word, and make sure the teens in your home read every word. Their happiness may depend on it...
Learning coping methods can help teens deal with the stress in their lives in postitive ways.
Here are 5 concrete ways you can mangage and decrease your stress!
With college application deadlines approaching, sleep decreasing, and homework increasing, all of our stress is piling up! Unfortunately, this takes a toll on you, your health, and your relationships- the very factors that actually help DECREASE your stress.
"Following these five ways to cope will help teens learn to deal with stress in a more positive manner."
"The night that changed Tara Accetta’s life forever began with a few beers in a Rockaways bar and plans for a midnight swim in a friend’s backyard pool."
As teens we never think something terrible like this would happen to us. It's a sad lesson about thinking about our actions and reprucussions of those actions. How what we do can not only affect our lives, and our health, but it affects our families, and more importantly our futures.
Jarell Brooks, 19, is lucky to be alive. He was in theater 9 on July 20, 2012 when James Holmes opened fire during the premier of Dark Night Rises.
As scary as this situation is, it encourages us to think for ourselves about what we would do if we were ever involved in a tragedy such as this. Would you leave your two children behind to save yourself?
Energy drink consumption has grown exponentially over the past 5 - 10 years. Sales are increasing at double the rate of total carbonated beverage sales.
The drinks are primarily targeted at youth and young adult market with aggressive advertising and marketing. And the potential medical complications of ingesting such drinks are becoming apparent, to both cardiologists and other health specialists.
The combined levels of caffeine in these energy drinks are much higher than a standard cup of coffee. And adverse events and complications from energy drinks largely arise from their caffeine content. Even once in a while for a dance, Energy drinks do pose many issues!
Creating a new and innovative approach to a well-known safety issue is difficult. However, State Farm is defining their brand and their new approach to teen driver safety with a new campaign called Celebrate My Drive™.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teen drivers, nearly five times more than cancer and poisoning combined! Proffesionals need to think about new ways to reach teens about this issue...
“We need to break through to teens, and, for some, scare tactics don’t work as well as positive messaging,” said State Farm director of technology research, Chris Mullen
"The prevalence of HIV in the city itself is also astonishing – not only is it the highest HIV rate in America, it is one of the highest in the world, rivalling areas of sub-Saharan Africa. While HIV is often associated with specific regions, the reality is that it is a global pandemic, with its profound impact felt globally, including in the UK."