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
  • Empower women to pursue their dreams - Hindustan Times
    United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign Announces Expansion of ... - Minyanville
    11/25/2015 - 2:04 pm | View Link
  • 'Child brides' suffer, but African Union seeks to end custom - Yahoo! Finance
    Number of African child brides to soar by 2050 as population ... - Reuters Africa
    11/25/2015 - 11:52 am | View Link
  • Women in India protest menstruation taboos with #Happytobleed ... - Deutsche Welle
    Most of the devotees who come to pay their respects are men. Women past the age of puberty are not allowed.
    11/25/2015 - 11:20 am | View Link
  • Revenge Fuels Joshua Cohen's Writing - Esquire
    ... computing in the early '70s at Xerox PARC to the age of WikiLeaks and ... books, and another that, by the time I reached puberty, had already ...
    11/25/2015 - 9:58 am | View Link
  • Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe: Scourge of Child Marriage - ReliefWeb
    Zimbabwe: Scourge of Child Marriage - Human Rights Watch
    11/25/2015 - 9:14 am | View Link
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  • Obesity and Stress May Push Girls' Puberty Earlier
    And as adults, those girls have a higher risk for breast cancer and heart disease, she added. The decrease in the average age of puberty has been very gradual, but probably started in the 1980s, she told Medscape Medical News. Puberty refers to breast ...
    11/23/2015 - 6:32 am | View Link
  • First-of-its-kind Study Of Puberty Timing In Men
    The study focused on the genetic regions that influence age at voice breaking - a distinct developmental milestone that happens to young men as their larynx (voice box) lengthens when exposed to male hormones. "Our study shows that although there are ...
    11/13/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Genes link age of menopause with DNA health, breast cancer and puberty
    Women whose egg cells are good at repairing damaged DNA have a longer reproductive life and go through menopause later, a new genetic study suggests. The downside of later menopause, however, is an increased risk of breast cancer, according to the first ...
    09/28/2015 - 2:31 pm | View Link
  • Puberty age affects many diseases, says study
    The age puberty starts can be a factor in developing a range of diseases from cancer to diabetes, suggests a study. Starting early or late could alter the risk of nearly 48 separate conditions, including the age of menopause. The analysis of half a million ...
    06/17/2015 - 11:11 pm | View Link
  • Jeopardy contestant answer is mortifying: 'Puberty' is not the 'age of consent'
    Yahoo News claims that the contestant "Tom" gave the creepiest answer ever heard on "Jeopardy." The question was: “In common law, the age of this, signaling adulthood, is presumed to be 14 in boys and 12 in girls.” First, the correct answer for this ...
    04/8/2015 - 12:13 pm | View Link
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  • 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.
    11/25/2015 - 11:33 am | 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:
    11/25/2015 - 4:52 am | View Website
  • Are Girls Hitting Puberty at Early Age?
    Girls are reaching puberty earlier and earlier, with rates varying among different racial groups.
    11/24/2015 - 7:12 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 to enable fertilization.
    11/24/2015 - 11:34 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.
    11/24/2015 - 4:39 am | View Website
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