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
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    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
  • Are Toxins Fueling Rise in Early Menopause, Cancer? -
    The hidden toxins also appear to be a factor in puberty arriving at an earlier age for girls than ever before.
    02/10/2016 - 3:24 pm | View Link
  • The Naked Truth About High School - Psychology Today
    I were separated by so much: the chasms of age, race , class, education ... that most of them where in the throes of puberty and the formation of
    02/10/2016 - 1:04 pm | View Link
  • ​This Woman Was Left With 4 Eyebrows After a Beauty Disaster - Good Housekeeping
    ... girl error of over plucking her eyebrows at a young age and was left ... tattooed replacement brows before the continuation of puberty sprung ...
    02/10/2016 - 12:43 pm | View Link
  • Medical News Today: As men age, their sperm contains more ... - Medical News Today
    Testicular ‘time-bomb’ risks birth defects - Daily Telegraph Australia
    02/10/2016 - 9:44 am | View Link
  • Extra fat by age 10 tied to increased diabetes risk in preteens -
    Extra fat by age 10 tied to increased diabetes risk in preteens - Business Insider
    02/10/2016 - 8:21 am | View Link
  • 11 Beauty Tips I Learned in South Korea - Yahoo! News
    Ever since I hit puberty, I’ve been using oil blotting papers to keep ... Maracuja Air Cushion Foundation, but these space-age beauty products
    02/10/2016 - 5:41 am | View Link
  • Third of AZ parents won't allow kids to play football -
    ... talent) he is going to have it at any age, so why have my boys beat their bodies and brains up before they are close to puberty?” A growing...
    02/10/2016 - 5:09 am | View Link
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  • Chimp puberty helps recalculate when chimps and humans split
    There are a couple of ways that the molecular clock can be calibrated: we can estimate it based on species that we’ve dated by other means (for instance, by the age of the rock layer they were found in) or by measuring the rates in species that are alive ...
    02/3/2016 - 11:24 pm | View Link
  • Puberty earlier for overweight, later for obese boys
    The researchers grouped the boys - based on their body mass index (BMI) - into normal weight, overweight or obese and compared age against Tanner stage in each group. All the boys in the study experienced puberty within the normal age range. However ...
    01/31/2016 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Early puberty may increase risk of developing gestational diabetes
    Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at greater risk of developing gestational diabetes, a disease affecting up to 7 percent of pregnant women that can cause babies to develop type 2 diabetes and other complications, new research shows.
    01/29/2016 - 11:27 pm | View Link
  • Onset of puberty in boys affected by excess weight
    Obese boys had a BMI that put them among the heaviest 5 percent of boys their age. Overweight boys had a BMI that placed them in the 85th to 95th percentile of their peers. Overall, 60 percent of the boys were of normal weight, 17 percent were overweight ...
    01/28/2016 - 8:50 am | View Link
  • Early Puberty, Gestational Diabetes Risk Linked in New Study
    Until 20th century, the average age for girls to have their menstrual cycles was around 16. But children, especially girls, nowadays are maturing at younger and younger ages. Girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever before, thanks to the epidemic of ...
    01/27/2016 - 10:16 pm | View Link
  • Obesity Affects Sexual Maturity During Puberty in Boys: Study
    Boys who had a body mass index that fell into the obese category were the heaviest at 5% of the population of boys their age. Those who were overweight amounted to 85% to 95% of boys their age. According to Medpage Today, results showed that both white and ...
    01/27/2016 - 10:08 pm | View Link
  • Early puberty puts women (and their babies) at diabetes risk
    Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes that can cause babies to develop Type-2 diabetes, reveals a study. The study focuses specifically at menarche -- beginning of puberty and ...
    01/27/2016 - 8:58 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty at the Age of 8: Normal or Not?
    U.S. girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever before. In the 1990s, breast development -- the first sign of puberty in girls -- at age 8 was considered an ...
    02/10/2016 - 10:45 am | 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.
    02/9/2016 - 10:42 pm | View Website
  • Puberty dictionary definition | puberty defined
    Origin of puberty. Middle English puberte; from Classical Latin pubertas; from puber, of ripe age, adult, probably akin to puer, boy
    02/5/2016 - 10:25 pm | View Website
  • The falling age of puberty in U.S ...
    THE FALLING AGE OF PUBERTY IN U.S. GIRLS: What We Know, What We Need To Know by Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. PUBLISHED BY:
    02/5/2016 - 3:51 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.
    02/5/2016 - 3:01 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.
    02/5/2016 - 2:51 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.
    02/3/2016 - 11:24 pm | View Website
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