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Puberty is the maturation stage a person goes through when they develop secondary sexual characteristics. Usually, puberty occurs between the ages of 8 and 12 years in girls and between 9 and 14 years in boys.
Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

New Finnish study confirms harmful effects of maternal licorice consumption during pregnancy

New Finnish study confirms harmful effects of maternal licorice consumption during pregnancy

Women with early periods more likely to experience premature menopause, study finds

Women with early periods more likely to experience premature menopause, study finds

Researchers find link between later school start times and better sleep for teens

Researchers find link between later school start times and better sleep for teens

Girls from low-income families in the U.S. unprepared for puberty, research finds

Girls from low-income families in the U.S. unprepared for puberty, research finds

TSRI researchers develop new approach to find how environmental estrogens impact public health

TSRI researchers develop new approach to find how environmental estrogens impact public health

TSRI scientists develop new approach for understanding diverse effects of endocrine-disruptors

TSRI scientists develop new approach for understanding diverse effects of endocrine-disruptors

How to stay safe in the sun

How to stay safe in the sun

Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

Later high school start times linked to positive outcomes among teens

Later high school start times linked to positive outcomes among teens

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

New study finds structural differences in the brains of adolescent boys and girls with PTSD

New study finds structural differences in the brains of adolescent boys and girls with PTSD

Large increase in BMI during puberty linked to increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in adult men

Large increase in BMI during puberty linked to increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in adult men

Study finds adequate levels of vitamin D among adolescents in the UK

Study finds adequate levels of vitamin D among adolescents in the UK

Finnish researchers identify molecular mechanism that controls migration of early macrophages

Finnish researchers identify molecular mechanism that controls migration of early macrophages

UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

Smoking fathers contribute to greater risk of early-onset asthma in offspring

Smoking fathers contribute to greater risk of early-onset asthma in offspring

Dermatologist offers tips to help parents figure out how often children need to bathe

Dermatologist offers tips to help parents figure out how often children need to bathe

Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

Teenagers experience rapid drop in number of calories burned during puberty, study finds

Teenagers experience rapid drop in number of calories burned during puberty, study finds