Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

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  • Most popular baby names for 2012
    Top baby names for boys and girls in 2012. More
  • King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopesKing, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes
    Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names. More
  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    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
  • Putting the Brakes on Adolescent Impulse - Huffington Post
    Laurence Steinberg, in his powerful new book Age of Opportunity ... Adolescence begins with puberty and ends, ambiguously, with the makings of
    09/3/2014 - 2:48 pm | View Link
  • A hungry brain slurps up a kid’s energy - Science News Online
    Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first ... - Yahoo! News
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  • Hey kids: Let's talk about sex - Tennessean
    ... body unless you want them to, and no one should touch your private parts." Middle school Puberty is a key topic at this age, but so is sexual...
    09/3/2014 - 12:01 pm | View Link
  • True or false: NTU experts bust health and safety myths - Asiaone
    ... amount of fat cells in your body is determined before the age of 12. So ... on our lifestyle than our level of fatness at puberty, says Assoc ...
    09/3/2014 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • Barely Literate? How Christian Fundamentalist Homeschooling Hurts ... -
    A Response to Generations Radio's diatribe against World magazine, ... -
    09/3/2014 - 10:35 am | View Link
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  • Puberty Suppression for Transgender Adolescents Works
    A child assigned male at birth began confounding parents, family and neighbors at age 3 by repeatedly declaring and insisting, "I am a girl." After lengthy consultation with gender specialists, the child was eventually diagnosed with what once was called ...
    09/16/2014 - 2:17 pm | View Link
  • This Is What Happens To Transgender Kids Who Delay Puberty
    At an average age of about 14, they each used hormones to block puberty and prevent the development of sex characteristics. The study found that this gave them “the opportunity to develop into well-functioning young adults.” Lead Author Dr. Annelou de ...
    09/16/2014 - 5:55 am | View Link
  • Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth
    Starting, on average, at age 14, each participant underwent hormone treatment to temporarily halt the onset of puberty. Participants were assessed until up to one year after their first gender confirming surgery -- which, on average, occurred at age 21.
    09/14/2014 - 8:09 pm | View Link
  • Childhood obesity behind drop in age of puberty
    Children are going through puberty five years earlier than 100 years ago due as growing rates of obesity causes harmful changes to their hormones, a study has found. Researchers said that girls are now going through puberty aged on average 10.5 years ...
    07/25/2014 - 7:01 pm | View Link
  • One parent may have bigger role in a girl's puberty age
    The age at which girls reach puberty is influenced by a set of genes that were previously only known to be involved in the development of a fetus before birth, according to a new study. The timing of puberty varies widely among people. Scientists are ...
    07/25/2014 - 1:59 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty
    P uberty . Have you noticed hair growing on your body where there was no hair before? Are you having trouble singing those high notes in music class that used to be easy?
    09/20/2014 - 2:20 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.
    09/20/2014 - 12:33 am | View Website
  • All 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 in this article for kids.
    09/20/2014 - 12:04 am | View Website
  • Ages & Stages of Puberty for Girls | Puberty
    Watch more How to Survive Puberty videos: Learn the age that girls go through puberty and the stages of puberty ...
    09/19/2014 - 12:55 am | View Website
  • Ages & Stages of Puberty for Boys | Puberty
    Watch more How to Survive Puberty videos: Learn the age boys go through puberty and what they experience at each ...
    09/18/2014 - 11:51 pm | View Website
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