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What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school. According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more

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How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more

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How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

Positive peers: If a teen's friends are choosing to make decisions that are healthy, then that teen has a higher chance of making his/her own healthy decisions. ...Read more

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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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What are the type of peer pressure?

What are the type of peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read more

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What is the solution of peer pressure?

What is the solution of peer pressure?

You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do.. Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more

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What are the solutions for peer pressure?

You are bit older to: Be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you don't enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you don't measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more

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Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Depends on type: Certainly peer pressure to drink alcohol, do drugs, have sex, etc. Has very negative implications for the one being pressured or bullied. However, in other environments peer pressure can help kids stay away from these things and do better in school. ...Read more

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How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

Multiple factors:: Stress, tension, anxiety, bullying, depession, drugs: need I say more: choose your friends wisely and ALWAYS COMMUNICATE ...Read more

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I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

Peer Pressure: If you go to the American Psychological Association website you will find good research and information about peer pressure and lots of other things. Here's a link http://www. Apa. Org/search. Aspx? Query=peer%20pressure Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more

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Are there other natural home remedies that can aid in lowering blood pressure?

Are there other natural home remedies that can aid in lowering blood pressure?

Here's the biggest: Cut all salt out of your diet. Rinse all prepared food to remove salt. This is the biggest natural way you can lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

Rarely emergent: It's never good to lower BP fast! It becomes a more urgent issue if there are symptoms present: angina, heart failure, encephalopathy. In that circumstance, gradual reduction in BP over several hours is indicated. ...Read more

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Stepped on earring on pool deck. Do I need a tetanus shot? It bled so I put pressure on it to make it stop, put antibiotic ointment on and now have a band aid on it. What should I do?

Stepped on earring on pool deck. Do I need a tetanus shot? It bled so I put pressure on it to make it stop, put antibiotic ointment on and now have a band aid on it. What should I do?

Tetanus: Tetanus spores reside in the soil/environment and can be transmitted through any skin compromise. The usual treatment of minor cut/puncture is thorough cleansing, antibiotic ointment. If your tetanus is not up to date, an Adacel booster is recommended. ...Read more

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Can you take the sleep aid zzz quil if you have high blood pressure?

Can you take the sleep aid zzz quil if you have high blood pressure?

Yes: The active ingredient is Diphenhydramine hcl - an over the counter anti-histamine that is generally very safe even in the elderly. That said, blood pressure should be checked with any new medication, even over the counter meds. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

Eat Healthy/Exercise: There are no magic bullets for weight loss. Eating a healthy diet & exercise is key. Breastfeeding moms require 200-500 extra calories a day & must drink adequate fluids. Recommend: a balanced diet that includes 5 or more servings fresh fruits/vegetables, daily exercise (walking, yoga, etc); will help lower BP too. Investing in a bike with child carrier trailer will exercise you & soothe baby. ...Read more

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I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when I cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when I sit down I take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when I cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when I sit down I take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

Persistent: Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy hurts when you cough. This is the kind of problem that your family practitioner or internist should evaluate. I wouldn't rush off to a specialist just yet..... ...Read more

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What could I do to make a visual aid of muscular dystrophy?

What could I do to make a visual aid of muscular dystrophy?

Visual aide: You can find books and articles that show the changes in motor function in patients, over time, for instance progressive lose of ability to walk, use a wheel chair, needing assistance you can also use pictures of normal muscle and dystrophic muscle to visualize the changes. ...Read more