Pediatrics

Obesity may affect puberty timing and hormones in girls

Puberty looks different, in terms of both reproductive hormones and breast maturation, in girls with excess total body fat, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & ...

Pediatrics

What are puberty blockers, and how do they work?

The use of puberty blocking drugs to treat adolescents with gender dysphoria or incongruence has recently come under scrutiny following a decision by the UK High Court. Three judges ruled that children under 16 were unlikely ...

Pediatrics

Impacts of family structure on puberty onset in girls

Girls who do not live with both parents from birth to age two may be at higher risk of starting puberty at a younger age than girls living with both parents, research published in the open access journal BMC Pediatrics suggests. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Growth hormone plays key role in early puberty, breast cancer risk

When girls reach puberty at an unusually early age, they face a significantly higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life. Now, experts at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati offer a new, unified ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Experiencing childhood trauma makes body and brain age faster: study

Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. ...

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