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Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss

Photo: Young woman with headphones [27/10/2014] Subjective screening questions do not reliably identify teenagers who are at risk for hearing loss, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The results suggest that objective hearing tests should be refined for this age group to replace screening questions.Screening questions fail to identify teens at risk for hearing loss - Read more

Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth

Photo: Arrow diagram [27/10/2014] The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study.Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth - Read more

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Photo: Young hand reaching out and holding old hand [15/10/2014] While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse.Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home - Read more

Young people with intellectual disabilities make an impact on leading United Nations figures

Photo: Young people at UN side event [06/10/2014] Young people with intellectual disabilities have won backing from key United Nations (UN) figures for their right to have a voice in decisions about their lives. In one of the best attended UN side events ever held in Geneva, members of two UN committees heard compelling testimony from four young people with intellectual disabilities and a passionate belief in their right to be heard.Young people with intellectual disabilities make an impact on leading United Nations figures - Read more

Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people

Graphic: symbolic figures for equality [15/08/2014] The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is launching a series of four videos entitled "Think Different, Think Equal" to empower and raise awareness about the rights of disabled people in Europe. Video campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people - Read more

Youth with autism spectrum disorder need better health care transition services

Photo: Teenager at the doctor [11/07/2014] As of 2014, approximately one out of every 68 children born has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Historically, less than one in four youth with ASD successfully transitions into a fully independent adult. Youth with autism spectrum disorder need better health care transition services - Read more

Young People with Epilepsy Significantly more at Risk of Injury

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[14/04/2014] Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research has found.Young People with Epilepsy Significantly more at Risk of Injury - Read more

Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source

For many seniors, so-called retirement is not automatically associated with stagnancy and inactivity. The number of volunteers increases steadily, because many people can benefit from the valuable experiences individuals garnered during their professional life. This is why so-called senior experts like to pass their knowledge on to where it is urgently needed.Senior Experts: Professional and Life Experience from One Source - Read more

Managing Type 1 Diabetes as an Adolescent

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[24/03/2014] The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) will receive a $2.1 million grant to help teach adolescents with Type 1 diabetes how to manage their disease and improve their health outcomes and quality of life. The study is called the Flexible Lifestyle 3mpowering Change (FL3X).Managing Type 1 Diabetes as an Adolescent - Read more

ADHD: Higher Risk of Teenage Obesity and Physical Inactivity

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[10/03/2014] Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese and sedentary teenagers, according to new research.ADHD: Higher Risk of Teenage Obesity and Physical Inactivity - Read more