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
  • Transgender star Laverne Cox backs puberty-blocking treatment
    The star of Orange Is The New Black said going through male puberty was "horrible" and she believed children of any age should be allowed to "socially transition" without going through medical treatment. Cox, who has previously spoken about attempting ...
    10/25/2016 - 12:47 am | View Link
  • Evaluation for early puberty: When, why, and how
    A workup is indicated for a child with signs of puberty starting before the normal lower age limits to determine whether the developmental changes represent normal variation or a pathologic process. In his session titled “Office evaluation of the child ...
    10/24/2016 - 9:34 am | View Link
  • How Doctors are Working to Make Puberty Less Distressing for Trans Kids
    Thanks to greater awareness and acceptance, transitioning is now an option at an increasingly younger age. However, the medical interventions used—hormone treatments, drugs to halt puberty—are highly controversial. Critics argue that the treatments are ...
    10/21/2016 - 6:21 am | View Link
  • Expert Tips to Keep You Healthy at Any Age, from Before Puberty to Beyond Menopause
    The past few years in women’s health have shaken up what we thought we knew. There have been surprises: Did you know breast self-exams are no longer recommended? And there’s new research that certain vaccinations can help reduce your chances of getting ...
    10/19/2016 - 10:45 am | View Link
  • Greater DDGS Dietary Proportions: Impact on metabolic profile & puberty in growing dairy heifers
    Forty-eight Holstein heifers (199 d of age) were assigned to 1 of 3 limit-fed diets for 16 weeks. Diets were as follows: 1) 30 % DDGS with 68.5% grass hay (30DG), 2) 40% DDGS with 58.5% grass hay (40DG), and 3) 50% DDGS with 48.5% grass hay (50DG).
    10/18/2016 - 7:07 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty
    Ages & Stages Prenatal: Baby: Toddler: Preschool: Gradeschool: ... Your child needs to understand the phys­ical changes that will occur in her body during puberty.
    10/21/2016 - 10:42 pm | View Website
  • Puberty : Stages & Signs for Boys & Girls
    Read about the emotional and physical changes of puberty (growth spurt, pubic hair, period, zits, breast development), hormones (testosterone, estrogen), and sexual ...
    10/21/2016 - 4:23 pm | View Website
  • Puberty and Girls
    While both girls and boys go through puberty, girls reach puberty and sexual maturity at earlier ages than boys do. Recommended Related to Teen Girls.
    10/21/2016 - 3:30 am | View Website
  • All About Puberty
    This wide range in ages may help explain why some of your friends still look like young kids ... Your doctor knows all about puberty and can help determine if you are ...
    10/21/2016 - 2:40 am | View Website
  • MedlinePlus: Puberty
    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.
    10/20/2016 - 3:03 am | View Website
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