Monthly Archives: August 2009

Adolescent vaccination

Boosters for vaccines taken in infancy are given during adolescence. Certain vaccines which might have been missed earlier can also be given to adolescents. Adolescents at school are also a captive population for mass immunization programs. These campaigns also give … Continue reading

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Dermatological problems in adolescents

Androgen dependant skin problems Acne – closed and open comedones. Macrolides have a high follicular concentration and are useful in the treatment of acne. Retinoids are also used frequently. Systemic antibiotics are also useful. Systemic retinoids should be used with … Continue reading

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Obesity in adolescents

Obesity related deaths are on the increase. Body mass index (BMI) = weight in kg divided by the square of height in meters. BMI for adults: Normal BMI: 18 – 25 Overweight: 25 – 30 Obesity: BMI 30 – 40 … Continue reading

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Adverse infuence of media on adolescents

Television was available in the 1950s. Ever since, medical community has started raising concerns on the effect media on adolescents. Of course, it has its own advantages like an early readiness for learning. Availability of multiple media like television, computers … Continue reading

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