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

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

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found. [More]
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

Traumatic stress affects the brains of adolescent boys and girls differently, according to a new brain-scanning study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]
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

Boys with a large increase in body mass index (BMI) during puberty are at increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease later in life. [More]
Study finds adequate levels of vitamin D among adolescents in the UK

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

A study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has shown high levels of vitamin D inadequacy in UK adolescents, and - for the first time - identified the intake needed by adolescents in order to maintain adequate serum vitamin D levels during the winter time. [More]
Finnish researchers identify molecular mechanism that controls migration of early macrophages

Finnish researchers identify molecular mechanism that controls migration of early macrophages

Leukocytes which arise during the embryonic period regulate iron metabolism and the growth of the mammary gland in adults. [More]
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

Researchers at the University of Virginia are starting the first clinical trial in the world using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy. [More]
Smoking fathers contribute to greater risk of early-onset asthma in offspring

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

A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a fAnchorather who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn't. [More]
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

For many families, bath time is a struggle. For this reason, many parents will be glad to know that a daily bath may not be necessary for their kids, according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. [More]
Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

A research team led by a Northwestern University scientist has discovered that male animals, through their invisible chemical "essence," prime female animals for reproduction but with the unfortunate side effect of also hastening females' aging process. [More]
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

An acceleration in obesity among young teenagers could be explained by a 12-year-long study which found that the number of calories they burn while at rest drops suddenly in puberty. [More]
School-based exercises may benefit bone mass, strength in growing children

School-based exercises may benefit bone mass, strength in growing children

Moderate to high impact sports such as gymnastics, basketball, or football have been shown to benefit bone mass, structure and strength - with benefits particularly apparent during pre-and early adolescence. [More]
Novel inhibitory brain receptor reduces seizure-like activity in pubertal mice

Novel inhibitory brain receptor reduces seizure-like activity in pubertal mice

More than half of children with epilepsy outgrow their seizures, yet the mechanism underlying this remission is unknown. [More]
New research discovers how opposite-sex hormonal therapy influences the brain

New research discovers how opposite-sex hormonal therapy influences the brain

Women and men often show marked differences as regards mental illnesses. In order to learn more about this phenomenon, a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF explored how opposite-sex hormonal therapy applied to transgender individuals influences the brain. [More]
Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman's life - adolescence and post-menopause - can help build and retain calcium in bone, according to new research from Purdue University. [More]
Study may show ways to maintain immunity in older people

Study may show ways to maintain immunity in older people

A study from Oxford and Basel universities may point the way to maintaining our immune systems as we get older. [More]
Review provides new insights into diagnosis, treatment for PCOS

Review provides new insights into diagnosis, treatment for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) afflicts over 14 million women in the United States. The disorder increases the risk of endometrial cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, asthma, obesity, depression and anxiety, as well as infertility and a variety of reproductive disorders. [More]
Naturally occurring estrogen in cow’s milk does not affect blood hormone levels, study shows

Naturally occurring estrogen in cow’s milk does not affect blood hormone levels, study shows

Estrogen occurs naturally in cow's milk. Recently, there has been concern that consuming milk containing elevated amounts of estrogen could affect blood levels of the hormone in humans, leading to an increased risk of some cancers. [More]
New consensus statement recommends transition of care for adolescents with neurologic disorders

New consensus statement recommends transition of care for adolescents with neurologic disorders

A new consensus statement provides recommendations for transitioning adolescents and young adults with neurologic disorders to adult care. [More]
Study uses ethnically diverse sample to identify predictors of early substance use

Study uses ethnically diverse sample to identify predictors of early substance use

Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School of Education. [More]
Study demonstrates epigenetic link between environment and pubertal onset in humans

Study demonstrates epigenetic link between environment and pubertal onset in humans

Danish researchers have discovered a possible epigenetic link between the environment and pubertal timing. [More]
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