Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

Early Puberty

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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
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    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
  • At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie - NPR
    "Then puberty, and dating, and the challenges will be like a very steep curve.
    07/4/2015 - 9:33 am | View Link
  • What is Life Like When You're 'Growing Up Trans'? - Edge Miami
    "This is a field of medicine that is rapidly changing, and the age that kids can start taking puberty blockers and cross sex hormones...
    07/4/2015 - 8:43 am | View Link
  • John Singleton reveals Gina Rinehart was his Florence Nightingale ... - Brisbane Courier-Mail
    ABC ‘PR machine for Rinehart’ - The Australian
    07/4/2015 - 7:12 am | View Link
  • Ruffalo, Saldana star in 'Infinitely Polar Bear' -
    Film Review -- 'Infinitely Polar Bear' - Philadelphia Inquirer
    07/3/2015 - 3:48 pm | View Link
  • At Ramadan, An Online Petition For Female Reciters - Huffington Post
    A holy month of spiritual rejuvenation - Arab News
    07/3/2015 - 11:25 am | View Link
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  • Ask Ali: What is the age of accountability for fasting and prayer during Ramadan?
    DR, Abu Dhabi Dear DR: Whether you are in the Emirates or elsewhere in the world, Muslims in general would consider the age of accountability – or as it’s known in Arabic “Takleef” – to be when someone reaches puberty. In the Hadeeth, the Prophet ...
    07/3/2015 - 10:50 pm | View Link
  • Revealed, the vital health checks every woman needs at every age, from 12 to 90
    By age 12, one would expect most girls to show signs of puberty and start their periods by age 13, however this can vary from 11 to 15 years old. If your daughter has no pubertal changes (for example no breast buds by age 13 and no periods by age 15), it ...
    07/1/2015 - 2:52 am | View Link
  • A childhood STOLEN
    According to paediatric endocrinologist Dr David Segal, precocious puberty (which also includes the onset of menses and the growth of pubic and other body hair) occurs in girls before the age of eight and in boys before the age of nine. Among the group of ...
    06/29/2015 - 1:13 am | View Link
  • Puberty Age Affects 48 Types of Disease Development, Says Study
    A new study, which was conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge and published in Scientific Reports, has found that the age by which boys and girls begin puberty may be linked to the development of 48 ...
    06/23/2015 - 10:19 pm | View Link
  • Earlier puberty linked with wide range of health conditions in study
    Given that I have an eight-and-a-half-year-old who looks and often acts much older than her age, puberty has been on my mind a lot lately. (So much so, in fact, that I just got the highly regarded book The New Puberty: How to navigate early development in ...
    06/22/2015 - 9:29 am | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    07/4/2015 - 4:47 am | View Website
  • Causes of Early Puberty: Why Is This the New "Normal?”
    Precocious puberty, which is the appearance of secondary sex characteristics like pubic hair or breast growth before age 8, or the onset of menarche before ...
    07/4/2015 - 4:04 am | View Website
  • Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 9
    More and more girls are reaching puberty before the age of 10. The phenomenon could be linked to obesity or exposure to chemicals in the food chain.
    07/3/2015 - 8:25 pm | 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.
    07/3/2015 - 5:41 pm | 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.
    07/3/2015 - 9:20 am | View Website
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