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
  • 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
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency Symptoms & Treatment - Huffington Post
    For long term treatment, children with congenital GHD are given growth hormones till they reach the age of puberty.
    08/29/2016 - 3:34 pm | View Link
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    Only 40pc of Malaysians practise a healthy lifestyle, Khairy says - Malay Mail
    08/29/2016 - 2:13 pm | View Link
  • As Boys Get Fatter, Parents Worry One Body Part Is Too Small - New York Times
    For older boys, doctors use growth charts that reflect the child’s age and physical maturity. And until the hormones of puberty kick in and...
    08/29/2016 - 10:27 am | View Link
  • Lee and Tsai Open IAPD Regional Meeting, Dodds Speaks on Oral ... - Taiwan News Online
    Forum discusses sugar-free gum and the prevention of oral diseases - China Post
    08/29/2016 - 6:12 am | View Link
  • Ubud, a small town with big art - Gulf News
    London Company Pays $2 Million for Artwork but Still Waits for ... - Antiques Digest
    08/28/2016 - 10:29 am | View Link
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  • An awkward puberty of growing pains and innocence for the Rose
    It came on suddenly when she was about 10. Her two front teeth fell out at that age and, with terrible timing, she also had her first period. "So I just had to walk around with the missing tooth and new body," she explained. "I looked like this big Jack O ...
    08/27/2016 - 8:12 pm | View Link
  • Talking to your kids about puberty
    Heading back to school after hitting puberty over the summer can be intimidating. For parents, the idea of your children reaching that age can also be a bit scary and awkward. We invited Jacklyn Grabow from Grand Valley Health Plan to talk with Meredith ...
    08/27/2016 - 5:00 pm | View Link
  • Did 'Stranger Things' mean to be a metaphor for girls going through puberty?
    Ostensibly a story about a young boy who goes missing in the fall of 1983, the Duffer Brothers have concocted a great coming-of-age story for pre-teen boys. But is it also a metaphor for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) also shedding the carapace of childhood ...
    08/27/2016 - 7:10 am | View Link
  • The girl 'robbed of her childhood' after she started puberty aged just SIX
    She's so self-conscious. 'While other kids who are Teri-Leigh's age are running around concentrating on nothing but being children, my daughter is worrying about the changes in her body and battling mood swings.' Teri-Leigh is now undergoing hormone ...
    08/25/2016 - 8:11 am | View Link
  • DIY Puberty Emergency Kit for Girls
    A cute wet/dry bag can keep things more discreet. Of course, this kit can be used for girls of any age, to keep in a car, a backpack, a desk drawer or wherever you spend time. It’s always good to be prepared. Are there things that you or your daughters ...
    08/24/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • Puberty : Stages & Signs for Boys & Girls
    Read about the physical changes of puberty (growth spurt, pubic hair, period, zits, breast development), hormones (testosterone, estrogen), and sexual maturity stages.
    08/24/2016 - 11:51 pm | View Website
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Puberty
    OK, so it's a funny word . . . but what is puberty, anyway? Puberty is the name for when your body begins to develop and change. During puberty, your body ...
    08/24/2016 - 6:22 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.
    08/24/2016 - 5:07 am | View Website
  • Puberty: MedlinePlus
    Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It causes physical changes, and affects boys and girls differently.
    08/23/2016 - 9:29 pm | View Website
  • Puberty | Young Men's Health
    If you’re concerned about puberty, here’s a tip on how to bring it up with your health care provider: “How do I know if I’m going through puberty?”
    08/23/2016 - 4:50 pm | View Website
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