News tagged with puberty

Brain adds cells in puberty to navigate adult world

The brain adds new cells during puberty to help navigate the complex social world of adulthood, two Michigan State University neuroscientists report in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mar 04, 2013
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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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New health issues tied to low-level lead exposure

Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their ...

Jul 17, 2012
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Boys who mature rapidly have more depression

(Medical Xpress) -- Boys who reach sexual maturity more rapidly than their peers have more problems getting along with others their age and are at a higher risk for depression, according to a Cornell study published in Developmental Ps ...

May 08, 2012
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Study shows calories drive earlier puberty

(Medical Xpress) -- Environmental pollutants, eating habits, lack of exercise and genetic traits have all been raised as possible causes of earlier puberty onset in girls in recent years.

Feb 09, 2012
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