ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Safe Toys for Dogs
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Breast-feeding Might Shield Women From Rheumatoid Arthritis
Weight Loss Might Not Curb Knee Arthritis
CANCER
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
CAREGIVING
Many Hospital Patients Can't ID Their Doctors
Study of Everest Climbers Questions Oxygen Use
Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
COSMETIC
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Health Tip: After Liposuction
DENTAL, ORAL
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
DIABETES
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
DIET, NUTRITION
Fruit Even Healthier Than Thought: Study Shows
Imagine Food Aromas That Prevent Overeating
Oregano Shown to be the Most Powerful Culinary Herb
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Old-Growth Forests Dying Off in U.S. West
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
EYE CARE, VISION
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice
FITNESS
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
GENERAL HEALTH
Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential
Green Spaces Boost the Body and the Mind
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health in Study
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Don't Leave Your Kids In The Car !
Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later
MEN'S HEALTH
Countdown to Hair Loss
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
MENTAL HEALTH
Chocolate a Sweet Pick-Me-Up for the Depressed
Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain
How to Attack Holiday Stress Head-On
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
SENIORS
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
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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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