Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

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    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • Autism Without Fear: A Tribute to the Author, Nancy Garden (Or ... - Huffington Post
    ... adult book, Annie on My Mind, died on June 23rd at the age of 76. Nancy ... But by the time puberty hit me, I was more than cognizant of ...
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  • The list: 10 weird illnesses - New Zealand Herald
    It becomes apparent after puberty and occurs because of a mutation in a ... Symptoms usually become apparent around six years of age and may be
    07/8/2014 - 1:41 pm | View Link
  • Should We 'Fix' Intersex Children? - Atlantic Monthly
    ... to look female at the age of 22 months—eight months before the age at ... of half of a chance to have a natural puberty.” * * * Now that he ...
    07/8/2014 - 1:10 pm | View Link
  • Activists hail Supreme Court ruling on fatwas - Reuters India
    Sharia edicts ruled invalid in India - Boston Globe
    07/8/2014 - 11:20 am | View Link
  • MyIGN Weekly Blog Theme #9 -
    Being a video gamer at my age still wasn't quite accepted yet as being ... That's saying a lot for just a kid who hadn't hit puberty yet and didn't
    07/8/2014 - 9:34 am | View Link
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  • Onset of puberty in female bonobos precedes that of chimpanzees
    In a current study researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have investigated at which age bonobos and chimpanzees, the closest living relatives of humans, enter puberty. In order to determine the onset of ...
    07/29/2014 - 7:29 pm | View Link
  • Childhood Obesity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Health Problems
    New research from the UK identifies a link between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty. In a new investigation, endocrinologists studied a protein called sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds to the sex hormones androgen ...
    07/29/2014 - 3:25 am | View Link
  • Lowered Age of Puberty Linked to Obesity in the Young: Study
    The research which discovered the link, carried out at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, is published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study focuses on a protein called sex hormone-binding globulin ...
    07/28/2014 - 7:23 pm | View Link
  • Childhood Obesity May Be Linked to the Lowering Age of Puberty
    (Photo : Flickr/CC) Obesity in childhood is linked to the lowering age of puberty, according to a recent study. Obesity in childhood is linked to the lowering age of puberty, according to a recent study. Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula ...
    07/28/2014 - 5:48 am | View Link
  • Childhood obesity 'to blame for early puberty': Average age falls by five years in century, figures show
    Children are reaching puberty five years earlier than a century ago as obesity interrupts hormonal changes in the body, a study has found. The onset of puberty in girls was 14.6 years in 1920, compared to 10.5 in 2010, researchers have found. While in boys ...
    07/28/2014 - 4:01 am | View Link
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  • Puberty at the Age of 8: Normal or Not?
    U.S. girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever before. In the 1990s, breast development -- the first sign of puberty in girls -- at age 8 was considered an ...
    07/30/2014 - 5:59 am | View Website
  • Puberty | Define Puberty at
    puberty (ˈpjuːbətɪ) —n: Also called: pubescence the period at the beginning of adolescence when the sex glands become functional and the secondary sexual ...
    07/30/2014 - 3:29 am | View Website
  • Puberty
    Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization.
    07/30/2014 - 2:32 am | View Website
  • Puberty: MedlinePlus
    Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It is a process that usually happens between ages 10 and 14 for girls and ages 12 and 16 for boys.
    07/29/2014 - 9:24 pm | View Website
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty
    Voice cracking? Clothes don't fit? Puberty can be a confusing time, but learning about it doesn't have to be. Read all about it.
    07/29/2014 - 11:23 am | View Website
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