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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.
Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes

Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes

Taller people at lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Taller people at lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Brain networks develop differently in boys and girls at puberty, research shows

Brain networks develop differently in boys and girls at puberty, research shows

Testosterone-containing nasal spray offers promising alternative for people suffering from 'low T'

Testosterone-containing nasal spray offers promising alternative for people suffering from 'low T'

Fast food may be a prime culprit in teenage depression

Fast food may be a prime culprit in teenage depression

Researchers gain new insights into types of germ cell tumors

Researchers gain new insights into types of germ cell tumors

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan

Study links bone strength to timing of puberty

Study links bone strength to timing of puberty

Stem cell study provides insight into development, maintenance of the skin

Stem cell study provides insight into development, maintenance of the skin

A lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression in teens

A lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression in teens

"Sexting" amongst teens, numbers not decreasing despite preventive efforts

"Sexting" amongst teens, numbers not decreasing despite preventive efforts

New findings may help kick-start aging immune system

New findings may help kick-start aging immune system

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Augusta vision scientist receives grant to learn more about keratoconus’ causes and treatments

Augusta vision scientist receives grant to learn more about keratoconus’ causes and treatments

Research reveals gaps in the girls' knowledge and absence of support during puberty

Research reveals gaps in the girls' knowledge and absence of support during puberty

Study demonstrates how teenage students benefit from delayed school start times

Study demonstrates how teenage students benefit from delayed school start times

Childhood adversity can impact brain development and behavior

Childhood adversity can impact brain development and behavior

Bariatric surgery can be safe, effective treatment for teenagers with obesity

Bariatric surgery can be safe, effective treatment for teenagers with obesity

Children with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens

Children with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens

Testicular tissue cryopreservation offers hope for young men at risk of infertility

Testicular tissue cryopreservation offers hope for young men at risk of infertility