Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

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  • Kids allowed sips of alcohol more likely to drink laterKids allowed sips of alcohol more likely to drink later
    If you've already allowed your kids to take a little sip of your beer or wine from time to time, you probably won't be pleased when you hear the findings of a new report. More
  • 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
  • In 'Goodbye Stranger,' it's hello 7th grade - Houston Chronicle
    ... childhood friendships and some troubling consequences of the digital age. ... that no two seventh-graders are alike and that puberty assumes ...
    08/2/2015 - 4:58 am | View Link
  • 1Kendall + Kylie Jenner's New Shoe Line: An Exclusive First Look - Footwear News
    Kylie Jenner-Blac Chyna Feud Update: Blac Would Rather 'Visit Satan' ... - International Business Times
    08/2/2015 - 4:02 am | View Link
  • Why Do Women Outlive Men? - Psychology Today
    ... chances are great that you will outlive your male age mates – this ... system idiosyncrasies include monthly menstruation from puberty ...
    08/1/2015 - 8:35 am | View Link
  • 'This is the worst thing I could have done' - Sydney Morning Herald
    By today's dialogue, I was transgender from the age of four." Heyer's ... Today, puberty suppression drugs are being given to dysphoric patients as
    08/1/2015 - 7:25 am | View Link
  • ABCC: suffering patients, conflicted doctors, secret treatments (Pt. ... - Mainichi Daily News
    ... who now lives in the city of Miki in Hyogo Prefecture, and who underwent a physical examination when she was around the age of puberty.
    08/1/2015 - 6:46 am | View Link
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  • Why the age you get your period matters — for the rest of your life
    These findings are especially notable given that, around the world, the average age of menarche has dropped steadily since the 1950s. With new studies coming out regularly about girls going through puberty earlier, we were curious: What’s causing this ...
    08/1/2015 - 4:28 am | View Link
  • Age 20, but body still undeveloped
    The average Singaporean girl has her menarche between 12 and 13 years old. A girl usually takes after her family members in the age at which she experiences puberty. If one of her parents had a delay in puberty, she is likely to experience puberty at a ...
    07/28/2015 - 11:45 am | View Link
  • Early puberty stunts kids’ growth, hits health
    Nagpur: Children are hitting puberty at a much younger age these days, with even secondary sexual characteristics developing much earlier among Indian kids. This phenomenon has left paediatricians worried, while endocrinologists see this as another ...
    07/27/2015 - 9:43 am | View Link
  • Age of puberty predicts diseases in later life, find researchers
    Early developers at greater risk of diabetes and heart disease while late developers more prone to asthma, according to Cambridge University study Testing blood sugar levels. The study found that men and women who had hit puberty early had a higher risk of ...
    06/18/2015 - 4:45 am | View Link
  • Puberty age affects many diseases, says study
    The age puberty starts can be a factor in developing a range of diseases from cancer to diabetes, suggests a study. Starting early or late could alter the risk of nearly 48 separate conditions, including the age of menopause. The analysis of half a million ...
    06/17/2015 - 11:11 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty
    Boys can start puberty at a wide range of ages, with 95% starting between the ages of 9 and 14, so we consider puberty delayed when it has not started by age 14.
    08/2/2015 - 3:04 pm | View Website
  • Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 9
    More and more girls now begin puberty before the age of 10 due to obesity or exposure to chemicals in the food chain.
    08/2/2015 - 8:37 am | View Website
  • Puberty: Read About the Stages for Boys and Girls
    Read about the physical changes of puberty (growth spurt, pubic hair, period, zits, breast development), hormones (testosterone, estrogen), and sexual maturity stages.
    08/2/2015 - 12:16 am | 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.
    08/1/2015 - 9:03 pm | View Website
  • Precocious puberty
    In medicine, precocious puberty is puberty occurring at an unusually early age. In most cases, the process is normal in every respect except the unusually early age ...
    08/1/2015 - 7:58 pm | View Website
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