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
  • How to Talk About Puberty with Your Kids
    It’s important for your children to know that it’s okay to talk about their bodies with you safely and comfortably. [1] By age eight, children should know about puberty and the associated physical and emotional changes. [2] Often, children receive ...
    01/12/2017 - 8:10 pm | View Link
  • Please explain climate-puberty link
    The following statement was made by Senator Maulana Dr Waffie Mohammed during his recent contribution in the Senate on the debate on child marriage: “…the age of puberty will vary in climatic conditions…from place to place…” Senator Mohammed has ...
    01/12/2017 - 5:01 pm | View Link
  • Puberty and Girls – What should you know about it?
    That is why you could see some kids in 7th grade still look like young children and the others look really grown up.There is a possibility that you may not go through puberty at the same time as the friends of your age do. It usually ends by about the age ...
    01/12/2017 - 2:31 am | View Link
  • Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty
    The study authors found the age at which girls begin to develop breasts and start menstruating has fallen steadily over the past 25 years. Currently, 48 percent of black girls show physical changes by age 8, according to the study. "This trend may mean ...
    01/11/2017 - 6:48 pm | View Link
  • Debiopharm Group's Triptorelin 6-month Formulation Receives Approval for the Treatment of Central Precocious Puberty (CPP) in Europe
    About Central Precocious Puberty (CPP) GnRH-dependent CPP is defined by pubertal development occurring before the age of 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys. It is characterized by early pubertal changes such as breast development and start of menses in ...
    01/9/2017 - 3:03 am | View Link
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  • 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?”
    01/17/2017 - 5:46 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 ...
    01/16/2017 - 7:59 pm | View Website
  • Puberty
    Puberty is the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction. It is initiated by hormonal signals ...
    01/14/2017 - 3:58 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.
    01/12/2017 - 1:06 am | 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 will grow ...
    01/9/2017 - 9:38 am | View Website
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