Independent from Long Beach, California on March 19, 1976 · Page 16
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Fitness study shows Kids not growing soft--or tougher Cf V^-fuv\m£\ a BHch, Cilll , Frl., Mirch It, nil INDEPENDENT (AM) Ptt£SS-TElEGRAM(PM)-A.17 WASHINGTON (AP) American k i d s are not growing soft, but t h e y , havens-gotten any tougher eithrjCJuring the past 10 years, s a y s a non- g o v e r n m e n t - s p o n s o r e d study released Thursday. ; The .scientific sampling df 7,800- boys and girls in 108 schools a c r o s s the country showed that they performed about as well cm the Youth Fitness Test last year as students did in 1«5. · W . CONTRAST, g i r l s scored higher in 39 out of 48 skill-tests between 1958 a.'nd_.1365 and b o y s improved in 54 out of 56 event*; b e t w e e n those McNccly of the u,^Q0ice of Education ·speculated t h a t scores jnn'j-'liave .leveled off be- :tv6en;i965 and 1975 be- ·]iaut5e_rschoo!s a r e n ' t emphasizing physical f i t ness as much. Before then President K e n n e d y per- s o n a l l y p u s h e d i t , McNccly said, and in recent y e a r s e c o n o m i c conditions may have forced physical-education cutbacks. McNeely discounted the idea that American youngsters had reached their m a x i m u m potential in 1965, pointing to improved 1975 scores in Dade County Florida schools and LaSierra High School in San Juan, Calif., where physical education was stressed. The University of Michigan study sample represented a b o u t 12 million boys and girls aged 10 through 17 who took the Youth Fitness Test. Nearly 342,000 qualified for the Presidential Physical Fitness Award last year by Cancer pain eased with dummy pills A little lomghler In the day can tiling an all-day smile. finishing in the 85(h percent ile or higher. , C O M P A R I N G 1975 results w i t h 1965, boys' p e r f o r m a n c e s w e r e unchanged in 39 out of 40 scores, but 14-year-old boys last year registered a lower average score in the long jump. Girts' scores improved in seven fields: the 600- yard run-walk by 13, U. 15 and 17 year olds, the long jump by 13 and 14 year olds and the flexcd-arm hang by 14 year olds. By C.G. McDAA'IEL C H I C A G O ( A P ) D u m m y p i l l s brought pain relief to a large per- c e n t a g e of c a n c e r pat i e n t s , p a r t i c u l a r l y among v e r y self-sufficient persons, a Mayo Clinic sludy shows. The study demonstrated t h e r e can be a psychological element in pain relief in cancer, as has been shown in other diseases in experiments using inactive or dummy pills. Researchers at the Rochester, Minn., I n s t i - tution compared the ef- f e c t s of orally adminis- tered pain relievers with those of a placebo, or dummy pill, given to 288 cancer patients. The patients did not know they were being given dummy pills. The r e s e a r c h e r s reported in the February issue of Mayo Clinic Proc e e d i n g s , a m e d i c a l Journal, that 112 of th patients -- or 39 per cent -said they had 50 per cent or greater p a i n relief with the dummy medica- t i o n s , m a d e o f m i l k sugar. The other patients reported less than 50 per cent pain relief. These patients also had A greater response rate to the active drugs and more Instances of reported central nervous system side effects to the placebo, such as d i z z i ness, sedation and impaired thinking. Roth t h e d r u g a n d placebo were given in idcnlical capsules on Ihc same schedule. The sludy was done by Drs. Charles G. Moerlcl, a M a y o gaslrocnterolo- gist and internist, with t w o statisticians, D r s . William F. T a y l o r of Mayo and Arthur Roth of Carnegie Mellon University, Piltsburgh, and Dr. Francis A. J. Tyco of Rochester S l a t e H o s p i - tal. They found lhat those wlio responded most to d u m m y pills were t h e h i g h l y educated, f a r m - ers, professional w o r k - ers, women working outs i d e t h e h o m e a n d patients who w e r e widowed, separated or divorced. Those who had a low response were the poorly e d u c a t e d , u n s k i l l e d w o r k e r s , housewives, s m o k e r s a n d married women without children. The researchers theorized t h a t response to sugar pills was a type of self-hypnosis, resulting from extreme dependency needs. "Particularly v u l n e r able to placebo effect is the very self-sufficient individual w i t h h e a v y rcponsibililics who is thrust into t h e unaccus- t o m e d dependency of disabling illness," Ihcy said. "Although the placebo respomier is superficially easy to please, he may in fact be t h e patient w h o h a s t h e greatest need for the supportive efforts of (he physician," they added. MINI GRAND PRIX DEMONSTRATION Tomorrow Sat. 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