American Academy of Pediatrics

Study documents early puberty onset in boys

A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than reported in previous research.

Oct 20, 2012
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TV alcohol advertising may play role in underage drinking

Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink than those who could not recall seeing such ads, according to a study presented at the Pediatric ...

Apr 29, 2012
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Low-income moms under stress may overfeed infants

Efforts to prevent obesity among low-income infants should focus not only on what babies are being fed but also the reasons behind unhealthy feeding practices, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies ...

Apr 29, 2012
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