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Helpful tips. Youth health. Youth Health is the range of approaches to preventing, detecting or treating young people’s health and well being (WHO, 2001).

Youth health

The term adolescent and young people are often used interchangeably, as are the terms Adolescent Health and Youth Health. Doping in sport. In competitive sports, doping refers to the use of banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs by athletic competitors, where the term doping is widely used by organizations that regulate sporting competitions.

Doping in sport

The use of drugs to enhance performance is considered unethical by most international sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee Historically speaking, the origins of doping in sports go back to the very creation of sport itself. From ancient usage of substances in chariot racing to more recent controversies in baseball and cycling, popular views among athletes have varied widely from country to country over the years. The general trend among authorities and sporting organizations over the past several decades has been to strictly regulate the use of drugs in sport.

The reasons for the ban are mainly the health risks of performance-enhancing drugs, the equality of opportunity for athletes, and the exemplary effect of drug-free sport for the public. NIDA for Teens. Alcohol and other drugs. Ecstasy - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts. What is ecstasy?

Ecstasy - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts

Effects of ecstasy Withdrawal Further information. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Drug info @ your library. Methamphetamine: MedlinePlus. National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. 03 teens alcohol and other drugs. 2008. Youth is a stage of life characterised by rapid psychological and physical transition, where young people progress from being dependent children to independent adults.


Young people may be inclined to experiment and take risks that could impact on their own health and wellbeing and have consequences for others. This article examines behaviours such as risky drinking, illicit drug use and dangerous driving by people aged 15-24 years. It also looks at some of the potential consequences of these behaviours, including being charged with criminal offences, hospitalisation and death.

Youth is a period characterised by rapid psychological and physical transition, where young people progress from being dependent children to independent adults. This transition period has been made more complex by the social, economic and technological changes that have occurred in Australia over recent decades. 1 In 2007, there were 2.9 million people aged 15-24 years, making up 14% of the total population. Mentoring Reduces Risk Taking Behaviour in Teens – Yes! Youth Empowerment, Parenting And Mentoring for Schools, Parents, Teachers. If someone were to ask you to recall an outrageous or just plain dangerous thing that you did as a teenager, I can almost guarantee that you could remember at least one event that makes you cringe.

Mentoring Reduces Risk Taking Behaviour in Teens – Yes! Youth Empowerment, Parenting And Mentoring for Schools, Parents, Teachers

Quite often, we look back on our youth and ask ourselves ‘why did I do THAT?’ Or wonder how it is possible that we are even alive to tell the tale. Memories of driving at 106 mph down the motorway just to see how far you could push the engine may spring to mind as you try to tell your own teenagers to wear a seatbelt while they roll their eyes at you for being an over protective worry wort.

Risky Behaviours in Teens The teenage years and early 20’s remain the time in a person’s life when they take the most risks. Teens are also more likely to be the victims of violence and the majority of teen assault victims report that the perpetrator had been drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs. Neuroscience Brings Better Understanding Mentoring Reduces Risk Taking Behaviour Sources:

What Are "Blood Doping" and Erythropoietin (EPO)? - Drug Use in Sports - Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Anabolic Steroids, Steroid Use in Sports - The National Center For Drug Free Sport, Inc. - Human Growth Hormone (hGH) performance enhancing substance explained. What is Human Growth Hormone?

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) performance enhancing substance explained

Human Growth hormone (hGH) is also sometimes known as somatotrophic hormone or somatotrophin. It is produced by the pituitary gland and is essential for normal growth and development. hGH is anabolic, meaning it accelerates protein synthesis and also aids the metabolism (breaking down) of fat stores. Medical Uses of Human Growth Hormone The uses of hGH are limited in a medical setting: Drug Testing Services, Drug Screening Policy Development, Drugs in Sports, Drug-Use Education Programs - The National Center For Drug Free Sport, Inc. Mind: The Science, Art and Experience of Our Inner Lives. Home - Australian Drug Foundation. Australian Institute of Criminology - Drug use. Drug Services - Alcohol and drug search directory. Risky Health Issues for Teens. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Why the Teen Brain Is Drawn to Risk. If you’re the parent of a tween, be warned: your cautious 10-year-old is bound to turn into a wild child in a few short years, with seemingly no regard whatsoever for safety.

Why the Teen Brain Is Drawn to Risk

Indeed, teenagers have the double the risk of dying compared to their preteen selves. Adults have long reckoned with ways to protect adolescents from their own misjudgments. Only recently, however, have researchers really begun to understand how the teen brain is wired and that some of what appear to be teens’ senseless choices may result from biological tendencies that also prime their brains to learn and be flexible. Take teens’ perception of risk. It’s certainly different from that of adults, but not in the ways you’d expect.

“Relative to adults, adolescents engage more in unknown risks than they do in known risks,” says Agnieszka Tymula, a postdoctoral student at New York University and the lead author of the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Risky Business: Why Teens Need Risk to Thrive and Grow. Erythropoietin EPO explained. What is Erythropoietin?

Erythropoietin EPO explained

Erythropoietin (often shortened to EPO) is a naturally occurring hormone, secreted by the kidneys, whose function is to regulate red blood cell production. The use of EPO started in the 1980's as a quicker, cleaner alternative to blood doping. Performance-enhancing drugs: Know the risks. Performance-enhancing drugs: Know the risks Are you hoping to gain a competitive edge by taking muscle-building supplements or other performance-enhancing drugs?

Performance-enhancing drugs: Know the risks

Learn how these drugs work and how they can affect your health. By Mayo Clinic Staff Most serious athletes will tell you that the competitive drive to win can be fierce. Besides the satisfaction of personal accomplishment, athletes often pursue dreams of winning a medal for their country or securing a spot on a professional team. Drugs in Sport. Brent S.

Drugs in Sport

Rushall, Ph.D. ,R.Psy. and Guy Grant, M.B. ,B.S. [Reprinted by kind permission: Rushall, B. Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in Sports. Performance enhancing drugs consist of a variety of substances, including medications, procedures and even devices that are intended to improve athletic sports performance. Some of these substances are naturally occurring, easily available and completely legal while others are manufactured, illegal, or banned by many sporting organizations. Many athletes, coaches, politicians and fans feel the use of certain substances is unethical in sports. advertisement advertisement Determining which substances are regulated, however, is an area of constant debate.

Many performance enhancing substances classified as supplements are widely marketed as "health aids" yet have limited research on their safety or effectiveness.