Adolescent Health - Adolescent and School Health Overview During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents establish patterns of behavior and make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health. Serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescent and young adults. Some adolescents also struggle to adopt behaviors that could decrease their risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood, such as eating nutritiously, engaging in physical activity, and choosing not to use tobacco. Dramatic Increases in Maternal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Skip to main content En español Home » Related Topics » Trends & Statistics » Infographics » Dramatic Increases in Maternal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Dramatic Increases in Maternal Opioid Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Text Description of Infographic Use of opiates during pregnancy can result in a drug withdrawal syndrome in newborns called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
Exploring Daily Life throughout History : How Did They Live? Primary Sources on the Web One of the best ways to get to know a historical place and time is by reading accounts written by people who lived during that time. We generally think of primary sources as original documents from the historical period we are researching. The definition of primary source materials is not always a straightforward one. While some researchers believe when and why the document was created determines its eligibility as a primary source, others hold that how the document is used classifies whether or not it is a primary source.
drug overdose Archives It seems as if there has been a lot of drug overdose deaths this holiday season, and although it’s not a nice thought to think about, the number of drug overdoses has been growing. Unfortunately, five tri-state residents will not survive the holidays due to lethal drug overdose deaths…. Read more In this article, you will learn what the signs and symptoms of a drug overdose are, and how all of this can be prevented with one simple step.
Indiana Gov. extends public health emergency due to HIV As of Tuesday, there were 135 cases -- 129 confirmed, and six preliminary -- of HIV. The increase has been linked to injection drug use, primarily of the prescription opioid opana. Pence issued an order in March for Scott County, which then had 79 confirmed cases of HIV since mid-December. The county normally averages about five new cases a year. "Scott County is facing an epidemic of HIV. But this is not a Scott County problem -- this is an Indiana problem," Pence said in March. What It's Like to Keep Falling in Love with Heroin Addicts This piece was published in partnership with The Influence. Four months ago, I dropped my boyfriend James* off at rehab—the same rehab I took my first boyfriend to ten years before. While James filled out paperwork and spoke with counselors, I worried that his insurance would only cover the five-day detox that never worked for him. I worried that he would die. It was terrifying, yet familiar.
Bangladesh's 'tree man' to have surgery Abul Bajandra has been suffering from a rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which causes wart-like lesions, for 20 years. It's also known as "tree man" disease. Bajandra first noticed the peculiar branch-like growths on his hands when he was 10 years old and tried cutting them off by himself, his doctor, Samanta Lal Sen, told CNN. Now he's 30 and has one of the most severe cases of the condition ever recorded. Watch Full Episodes Online of FRONTLINE on PBS Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we need you to sign-in to PBS using one of the services below.