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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.
New twist on the role that estrogens play in the development of behavioral differences between men and women

New twist on the role that estrogens play in the development of behavioral differences between men and women

What causes puberty to begin?

What causes puberty to begin?

Calcium boost to youths' bones could reduce osteoporosis risk

Calcium boost to youths' bones could reduce osteoporosis risk

Girls' diets call for more calcium

Girls' diets call for more calcium

Polls show more teen girls see "alcopop" ads than women age 31-44

Polls show more teen girls see "alcopop" ads than women age 31-44

Landmark campaign, intends to help one million children under-five fight measles, polio and malaria

Landmark campaign, intends to help one million children under-five fight measles, polio and malaria

Reproductive hormones have effects on all of these stages of brain growth and development

Reproductive hormones have effects on all of these stages of brain growth and development

Key gene that impacts the timing of puberty

Key gene that impacts the timing of puberty

Guidebook helps adults identify and cope with teen stress

Guidebook helps adults identify and cope with teen stress

Parents play an important role in their children’s underage drinking

Parents play an important role in their children’s underage drinking

New link in the growth of Ewing’s sarcoma

New link in the growth of Ewing’s sarcoma

Researchers work to defeat acne by understanding it better on a molecular level

Researchers work to defeat acne by understanding it better on a molecular level

Hormone leptin could play a key role in treating bone loss, anorexia and infertility in women

Hormone leptin could play a key role in treating bone loss, anorexia and infertility in women

Authors redefine aging as any change in an organism over time

Authors redefine aging as any change in an organism over time

24-year long asthma study is answering doctors' questions about asthma and its causes

24-year long asthma study is answering doctors' questions about asthma and its causes

Sex hormones alter the development of certain brain structures during puberty

Sex hormones alter the development of certain brain structures during puberty

Delayed brain development and its interaction with puberty key to learning difficulties

Delayed brain development and its interaction with puberty key to learning difficulties

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Link between adult leg length and coronary heart disease in women

Link between adult leg length and coronary heart disease in women

Survey finds over 60% of clinically obese women began dieting before 14

Survey finds over 60% of clinically obese women began dieting before 14

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