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Boys Hitting Puberty Earlier
2012-10-21 09:36:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Just as previous research reported that girls in the U.S. were reaching puberty earlier in life, a new study reveals American boys are also showing the first signs of sexual maturity at a younger age than in decades past. The research, which was led by Marcia Herman-Giddens of the University of North Carolina's School of Public Health, discovered that males are beginning to sexually develop six to 24 months earlier than the...

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...

2012-02-07 12:07:27

Childhood residential mobility and health in late adolescence and adulthood Frequent house moves during childhood seem to increase the risk of poor health in later life, suggests research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The researchers assessed the health of 850 people, taking part in the West of Scotland Twenty-O7 Study. This has tracked the long term health, based on postcodes, of those aged 15, 35, and 55 in 1987/8 over a period of 20 years. The...

2011-06-30 13:37:19

A promising new approach: Reaching girls before they become sexually active The onset of puberty is a critical moment for reaching girls with health messages and information, and the stakes are particularly high in countries where the HIV/AIDS epidemic rages and where threats to female reproductive health abound. Yet to date, the healthcare community in low-resource countries has tended to neglect this opportunity and instead concentrate efforts on young women who are older and of...

2011-03-01 14:42:18

Only in very few life phases do individuals face as many life transitions in such a short time as young adults at the age of 19-30 Only in very few life phases do individuals face as many life transitions in such a short time as young adults at the age of 19-30. The transition from adolescence to adulthood is characterized by frequent changes in status or social roles, such as leaving the parental home, starting a career, entering into working life, forming a partnership and becoming a...

2010-04-27 18:47:46

CORVALLIS, Ore. "“ Despite living in an age of iPads and hybrid cars, young Americans are more like the young adults of the early 1900s than the baby boom generation: They are living at home longer, are financially insecure and are making lower wages. Indeed, a new study points out that a 22-year-old of today might have much more in common with his or her grandfather or great-grandfather than their own parents, although the reasons for this prolonged journey to adulthood differ from...

2009-03-18 15:26:31

French scientists say they've determined the adult-young ratio is much more important to a child's social development that just the mere presence of adults. Marie Bourjade, Alice de Boyer des Roches and Martine Hausberger of the University of Rennes, France, studied the effects of adult-young ratios in naturally-formed groups of Przewalski horses on aggression rates and social cohesion of young horses. Przewalski horses constitute a very adequate model for investigating the educational roles...

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2009-03-18 09:42:12

Adults of many animal species play a crucial role in the social development of youngsters. A new study published March 18 in the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal PLoS ONE, reveals that the ratio of adults to young plays a much more important role in social development than the mere presence of adults. Marie Bourjade, Alice de Boyer des Roches and Martine Hausberger of the University of Rennes 1, France, studied the effects of the adult-young ratios in naturally-formed groups of...

2007-08-28 15:14:44

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Adult-Care.Org launches today the first phase of a unique consumer-driven single source of information for all of Oregon's licensed long-term adult care facilities. The initial program offers the only advanced search capabilities, complaint history and consumer rating system for all facilities licensed in the State of Oregon. "Government agencies and consumers alike are aware of increased self-directed health care and the need for concise, streamlined...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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