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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.
As children transform into adults some of the genes involved in controlling their blood pressure change as well

As children transform into adults some of the genes involved in controlling their blood pressure change as well

Sperm banking should be a routine part of treatment for teenage cancer patients

Sperm banking should be a routine part of treatment for teenage cancer patients

Anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

Anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression

Discovery of mechanisms responsible for the difference in immune response between male and female mice

Discovery of mechanisms responsible for the difference in immune response between male and female mice

Puberty means girls more at risk of insomnia than boys

Puberty means girls more at risk of insomnia than boys

Causes of type 1 diabetes

Causes of type 1 diabetes

Not every stutterer is a problem case: over-reacting can make stuttering worse

Not every stutterer is a problem case: over-reacting can make stuttering worse

Girls are catching up with boys in use of illicit substances

Girls are catching up with boys in use of illicit substances

Hormone discovered in bird brains also plays major role in mammalian reproductive system

Hormone discovered in bird brains also plays major role in mammalian reproductive system

Breast cancer survival rate boosted by radiotherapy

Breast cancer survival rate boosted by radiotherapy

The earlier cochlear implants considered, the better

The earlier cochlear implants considered, the better

Evolution explains age of puberty

Evolution explains age of puberty

Olfactory epithelium plays a critical role in pheromone detection

Olfactory epithelium plays a critical role in pheromone detection

First step in exploring the GnRH reproduction-related circuitry in the brain

First step in exploring the GnRH reproduction-related circuitry in the brain

Hormonal clue to higher asthma rates in women

Hormonal clue to higher asthma rates in women

Fertile women most attractive to men

Fertile women most attractive to men

Ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors

Ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factors

For post-menopausal women light to moderate exercise is best

For post-menopausal women light to moderate exercise is best

Early menstruation is not by itself a risk factor for later obesity

Early menstruation is not by itself a risk factor for later obesity

Signs of atherosclerosis seen in apparently healthy young adults

Signs of atherosclerosis seen in apparently healthy young adults