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Could Soaps, Shampoos Be Pushing Girls Into Early Puberty?

Posted 13 days ago by

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 – Exposure to chemicals found in a wide array of personal care products has been linked to early puberty among girls, a new investigation warns. The issue centers on specific chemicals including phthalates, parabens and phenols. They're found in an array of products, including perfumes, soaps, shampoos, nail polish, cosmetics, toothpaste, lipstick, hairsprays and skin ...

Health Tip: Cope With Stretch Marks During Puberty

Posted 31 Jul 2018 by

-- Stretch marks aren't confined to pregnant women. Youngsters in puberty also may develop these lines on the body due to rapid growth. Skin is typically quite elastic, the Nemours Foundation points out, but when it overstretched, small scars known as stretch marks may develop. Nemours suggests how to make stretch marks less noticeable: Use a sunless self-tanner. Apply body makeup that is the ...

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

Posted 17 Apr 2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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