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2012-04-27 21:27:51

Girls who start puberty very early are more likely to have psychological problems and be at risk of sexual abuse and early pregnancy, suggests a new review published today (27 April) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). Puberty is characterized by the maturation of the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal (HPG) axis, which plays a critical part in the development and regulation of the reproductive system. Normal puberty commences from approximately 10 years onwards and breast...

2011-09-01 12:37:18

Children who go through puberty at a faster rate are more likely to act out and to suffer from anxiety and depression, according to a study by researchers at Penn State, Duke University and the University of California, Davis. The results suggest that primary care providers, teachers and parents should look not only at the timing of puberty in relation to kids' behavior problems, but also at the tempo of puberty -- how fast or slow kids go through puberty. "Past work has examined the...

2007-07-25 06:15:00

Many parents have visited the NetWellness Web site with questions about their child's body odor. Luckily, body odor in itself usually does not signify a problem. As children mature, it is not uncommon to begin to have issues with body odor. Body odor is typically caused by bacteria that live on the skin and break down skin oils which produce the smell. Some rarer causes of unusual body odor in young children are premature adrenarche (early onset of puberty) and a variety of rare metabolic...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.