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Higher-fit children have more compact white-matter tracts in the brain than lower-fit peers

Higher-fit children have more compact white-matter tracts in the brain than lower-fit peers

A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit. "White matter" describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one brain region to another. More compact white matter is associated with faster and more efficient nerve activity. [More]
Sound of actual ticking clock can speed up women's attitudes on reproductive timing

Sound of actual ticking clock can speed up women's attitudes on reproductive timing

The metaphor of a ticking clock is often used to refer to a woman's growing urge - from puberty onwards to menopause - to conceive before her childbearing years are over. [More]
Research helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males

Research helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females. [More]
Childhood obesity linked to early puberty

Childhood obesity linked to early puberty

A new link has been identified between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty. [More]
Genetics involved with menarche may hold keys to preventing diabetes or osteoporosis in later life

Genetics involved with menarche may hold keys to preventing diabetes or osteoporosis in later life

A novel study shows that the age girls reach puberty is influenced by 'imprinted genes'-a subset of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent contributes the gene. [More]
Age of sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes in girls

Age of sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes in girls

The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by 'imprinted' genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. [More]

Researchers identify molecular mechanisms of cognitive decline using high-throughput proteomics

From telephone numbers to foreign vocabulary, our brains hold a seemingly endless supply of information. However, as we are getting older, our ability to learn and remember new things declines. [More]
Doctors still prescribe patience as part of acne treatment regimen

Doctors still prescribe patience as part of acne treatment regimen

When it comes to treating acne, much has advanced medical practice, but patients are still prescribed patience as part of any treatment regimen, according to a nationally recognized expert on the skin condition that affects millions of teenagers in the U.S. each year. [More]
New paper states that doctors have ethical obligation to educate, protect athletes from concussion

New paper states that doctors have ethical obligation to educate, protect athletes from concussion

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections from players, parents or coaches. [More]
Viewpoints: Misreading Hobby Lobby; calmer climate for ACA; danger of tuberculosis, measles

Viewpoints: Misreading Hobby Lobby; calmer climate for ACA; danger of tuberculosis, measles

Liberals should spend less time lauding the dissents in last week's Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and more time reading them. [More]
Childhood oestrogen may normalise thelarche in Turner syndrome

Childhood oestrogen may normalise thelarche in Turner syndrome

Treating girls with Turner syndrome with low-dose oestrogen from childhood results in earlier thelarche and a slower tempo of puberty, research shows. [More]
Research on effects of caffeine on young people after puberty

Research on effects of caffeine on young people after puberty

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. [More]
Auxilium and Prasco introduce authorized generic version of Testim

Auxilium and Prasco introduce authorized generic version of Testim

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has partnered with Prasco, LLC ("Prasco") to introduce an Authorized Generic version of TestimĀ® (testosterone gel). [More]
Research investigates effect of mindfulness training on college football players

Research investigates effect of mindfulness training on college football players

The University of Miami Hurricanes football program will partner with UM neuroscientist Dr. Amishi Jha for an innovative research study to investigate how mindfulness training can help football players better cope with the high stakes and high demands of collegiate athletics. [More]

Using brain during adolescence could help brain cells survive, says study

Using your brain - particularly during adolescence - may help brain cells survive and could impact how it functions after puberty. [More]
Study gives hints about male versus female risk for certain psychiatric disorders

Study gives hints about male versus female risk for certain psychiatric disorders

Puberty is the defining process of adolescent development, beginning a cascade of changes throughout the body, including the brain. [More]
Form of baclofen works better at treating narcolepsy

Form of baclofen works better at treating narcolepsy

Neuroscientists at SRI International have found that a form of baclofen, a drug used to treat muscle spasticity, works better at treating narcolepsy than the best drug currently available when tested in mice. [More]
14th Plymouth Symposium focuses on issues relating to obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome

14th Plymouth Symposium focuses on issues relating to obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome

The 14th Plymouth Symposium on obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, 'Diabesity', will take place at the Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK, on 22nd May 2014. [More]
Girls labeled fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at 19, say researchers

Girls labeled fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at 19, say researchers

Girls who are told by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher that they are too fat at age 10 are more likely to be obese at age 19, a new study by UCLA psychologists shows. [More]
Men's health conditions may be influenced by exposure to testosterone in womb, says study

Men's health conditions may be influenced by exposure to testosterone in womb, says study

Men's susceptibility to serious health conditions may be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the womb, new research suggests. [More]