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Can Mom-to Be's' Weight Affect Daughters' Risk for Early Puberty?

Posted 2 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 – Girls whose moms were overweight or had high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to enter puberty early, a large new study suggests. The Kaiser Permanente researchers said their findings could lead to new strategies to curb early puberty, which can have adverse long-term health effects for girls. "We know that maternal weight can influence childhood weight. ...

Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey

Posted 21 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 – More than half of U.S. adults surveyed would be supportive if they had a teenage child who wanted to transition to the opposite gender, a new online survey finds. Women, college graduates and Northeast residents were slightly more likely than others to support kids who made this choice, according to the Harris Poll survey. It was commissioned by the American Osteopathic ...

Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC Announces FDA Approval for Triptodur (triptorelin)

Posted 2 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

Atlanta, GA and Lausanne, Switzerland – June 30, 2017 – Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company, and Debiopharm International SA, part of Debiopharm Group™, a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Triptodur for the treatment of pediatric patients 2 years and older with central pr ...

Is Early Puberty in Girls a Risk Factor for Dating Abuse?

Posted 8 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 – Girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers may be more vulnerable to abuse from a boyfriend, new research suggests. These girls were more likely to say a boyfriend had verbally or physically abused them: 32 percent did, versus 28 percent of their peers who went through puberty "on time." It's a small difference, said senior researcher Sara Jaffee, a professor of ...

DNA Identified That Dictate Puberty's Onset

Posted 26 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 – Hundreds of new genes tied to the start of puberty have been identified. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 369,000 women and pinpointed 389 genetic signals linked to the timing of puberty. That's four times the number that had been known. The study also found new genetic evidence linking earlier puberty to increased risk in later life for several cancers that are ...

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

Posted 31 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 – It's common for parents to worry that their kids are growing up too fast. But in certain cases, early puberty in girls may be linked to sexual abuse, a small study suggests. Pennsylvania State University researchers examined data from 84 girls with a history of sexual abuse and 89 girls with no history of abuse. Those who were abused entered puberty eight to 12 months ...

Have Scientists Found 'Virginity Genes'?

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Parents, when you have "the talk" with your kids, keep these new study findings in mind: Genetic makeup may help determine when people lose their virginity. The study results matter because people who have sex and babies earlier appear to fare worse educationally and have poorer physical and mental health, said study co-author Ken Ong. "Genes influence the ages of first ...

Excess Weight Has 'Unexpected' Effect on Puberty Onset in Boys

Posted 27 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 – Excess weight can delay or speed up puberty in young boys, depending on how many extra pounds they carry, a new study suggests. Overweight boys tend to enter and finish puberty somewhat earlier than usual, researchers found in a study of nearly 3,900 males aged 6 to 16. But boys who have become obese appear to go through puberty slower than boys who weigh less, ...

Bodily Changes Don't Always Signal 'Precocious' Puberty in Kids

Posted 14 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 – Children who develop certain signs of puberty at an early age are commonly referred to specialists for an evaluation. But most of the time it's nothing to worry about, says a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. It's not uncommon for young children to show certain traits associated with puberty, including some pubic hair, underarm hair and the beginnings ...

Early Puberty in Girls Might Be Linked to Bad Behavior

Posted 9 Dec 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 – Girls who hit puberty early might be more likely than their peers to get into fights or skip school, a new study suggests. Researchers found that girls who started their menstrual periods early – before age 11 – were more likely to admit to a "delinquent act." Those acts included getting into fights at school, skipping classes and running away from home. Early bloomers ...

Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

Posted 5 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 5 – Scientists say they've identified a gene mutation behind a condition that causes children to undergo puberty before the age of 9. The condition, known as central precocious puberty, appears to be inherited via a gene passed along by fathers, say researchers reporting online June 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Besides helping children with central precocious ...

Abbott Labs Says FDA Approves Longer-Acting Lupron

Posted 17 Aug 2011 by Drugs.com

From Associated Press (August 16, 2011) NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. – Abbott Laboratories said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration approved two longer-acting doses of its drug Lupron as a treatment for premature puberty. Abbott said the FDA approved two doses of Lupron that last for three months each, allowing patients to be injected with the drug four times a year instead of once every month. The ...

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