Chemicals in soaps, shampoos, lipsticks linked to early puberty in girls
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  December 12, 2018  
  Children's Health  
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 Chemicals in soaps, shampoos, lipsticks linked to early puberty in girlsChemicals in soaps, shampoos, lipsticks linked to early puberty in girls
 
A new study has found a possible explanation why girls are attaining puberty earlier. The study titled, 'Association of phthalates, parabens and phenols found in personal care products with pubertal timing in girls and boys', find that certain chemicals present in household shampoos, perfumes, deodorants, toothpastes, soaps etc are to blame.
 
 
    KeysightExploring the Impact of Social and Health Inequalities on Early Years
 
After recently watching an interview with Sir Michael Marmot and Kathy Brodie, which discussed the impact of health and social inequalities on the early years, Connect Childcare wanted to highlight the key points for nurseries and childcare.
 
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 Girls who gain weight rapidly at childhood are more likely to be obese at age 24
 
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 Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity
 
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 Clearer diagnosis of polio-like illness in young children
 
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 Researchers use new methods to optimize treatments for tuberculosis meningitis
 
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 CEASE intervention enhances delivery of smoking cessation assistance for breastfeeding mothers
 
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 Researchers gain new insights into pediatric tumors
 
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