ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Put Your Best Foot Forward Next Year
Gene Therapy May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
CANCER
Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma
CAREGIVING
Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help 'Preemie' Girls' Brains
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
DIABETES
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Oregano Shown to be the Most Powerful Culinary Herb
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meat Safe
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
Exhaust From Railroad Diesel Linked to Lung Ailments
Walkable Neighborhoods Keep the Pounds Off
EYE CARE, VISION
Retinal Gene Is Linked to Childhood Blindness
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
FITNESS
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Simple Exercise Precautions To Help Keep Baby Boomers Fit
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
GENERAL HEALTH
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
Vitamin E Helps Treat Common Liver Disease
Eating Nuts May Help Cholesterol Levels
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills
MEN'S HEALTH
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
Countdown to Hair Loss
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
MENTAL HEALTH
Common Social Groups and Race, Seem to Help People Relate
17 Ways to Create the Perfect Workday
Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
SENIORS
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Natural Therapies for Menopause
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Teen Stress May Have Roots in First Three Years of Life

THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Very young children who spent excessive time in child-care facilities or who had insensitive mothers may be more prone to stress in their teen years, a long-term study suggests.

The conclusion is based on a finding, published in the May/June issue of Child Development, that by age 15 these children are more likely to wake up in the morning with lower-than-normal levels of cortisol, a hormone related to stress. Normally, people have high cortisol levels in the morning that gradually decrease as the day continues. The abnormal pattern in these teens, the researcher said, could indicate higher levels of early stress.

The results come from the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development in the United States, done with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. For the study, researchers observed the lives of 1,000 children from infancy to mid-adolescence to try to determine how child care in early life affected their development later.

The abnormal cortisol pattern was found more often in the 15-year-olds who, during the first three years of life, spent more time in child-care centers and/or had mothers who were observed to be more insensitive. The findings held regardless of the quality of the child-care facility, the child's gender or ethnicity, the family's income level, the mother's level of education or the sensitivity the parents exhibited to the children as teenagers.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about stress.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Society for Research in Child Development, news release, May 15, 2009

Last Updated: May 21, 2009

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