Pediatrics

Physical activity affects body composition in sex-specific way

Researchers from the Paleophysiology and Paleoecology groups at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) have just published in paper in the American Journal of Human Biology, which shows ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teen girls suicide attempts up dramatically in pandemic: study

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts by teenage girls rose significantly last year compared to 2019, highlighting the mental health ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Addressing teenage girls' shame about pleasure

Young people have a lot of questions about sex. I answered hundreds of them over 23 years for the Dolly Doctor magazine column, until the magazine closed at the end of 2016.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How bullying and obesity can affect girls' and boys' mental health

Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys' mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater ...

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Girl

A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.

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