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
  • 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 ...
    07/8/2014 - 3:04 pm | View Link
  • 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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  • 'Imprinted' genes influence age of puberty in girls
    SummaryResearchers found that the age of puberty in girls is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes ... The age at which girls hit puberty is influenced by which parent their genes are inherited from, a new international study has found.
    07/24/2014 - 12:34 am | View Link
  • Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
    Combing through data on more than 180,000 women, the researchers found that girls vary widely in the age at which they start menstruating. Some start as early as age 8, while others start in high school. Exercise levels, nutrition and body weight are all ...
    07/24/2014 - 12:15 am | View Link
  • Girls' puberty age depends on which parent's 'imprinted gene' they carry
    Washington: A new study has found that the puberty age of girls largely depends on which of the two parents' 'imprinted' genes they have. The findings come from an international study of more than 180,000 women involving scientists from 166 institutions ...
    07/23/2014 - 11:08 pm | View Link
  • IU researcher and Komen Tissue Bank contribute to international study on genes and puberty
    INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 160 institutions were involved in an international project, published today in the journal Nature, proving that the age at which girls reach sexual maturity can be influenced by either parent. This is the first time it has been ...
    07/23/2014 - 6:02 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 ...
    07/23/2014 - 11:36 am | View Link
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  • Precocious puberty
    In medicine, precocious puberty is puberty occurring at an unusually early age. In most of these children, the process is normal in every respect except the unusually ...
    07/18/2014 - 8:40 pm | 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 ...
    07/18/2014 - 4:36 pm | 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.
    07/18/2014 - 10:31 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.
    07/18/2014 - 6:06 am | View Website
  • Puberty
    Puberty is a term that describes the time in life when the body matures sexually and the reproductive organs become functional. It is caused by a release of the sex ...
    07/17/2014 - 5:13 pm | View Website
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