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2014-01-13 12:28:06

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs and companion diagnostics, announces that it has completed the recruitment of patients for its Phase III clinical study in Central Precocious Puberty (CPP) with triptorelin 22.5 mg. Debiopharm is investigating the efficacy and safety of...

2013-11-04 08:23:38

CINCINNATI, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Pediatrics shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon that is affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Published online Nov. 4, the multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in girls of all races. "The impact of earlier...

Researchers Discover Mechanism That Regulates Steroid Hormone Production In Drosophila
2013-03-07 16:06:22

Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) Looking at the transformation of a fly larva into a pupa may help researchers to understand the molecular mechanisms that trigger puberty. A study conducted on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) led by ICREA research professor Marco Milán, identifies an miRNA as key to the relationship between hormones that control growth and sexual maturity....

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...

2012-08-26 22:22:01

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs and companion diagnostics, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in an open-label phase III study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of the sustained release triptorelin pamoate 22.5 mg 6-month-formulation...

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...

2011-12-08 23:13:00

No clinical trials and no evidence of long-term safety, say authors Women who use bust-enhancing dietary supplements containing the mycoestrogen zearalenone (ZEN), a naturally occurring toxin that widely contaminates agricultural products, could be increasing their risk of breast cancer. That is the warning from breast health experts in a paper published online ahead of print publication in the January issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. "No clinical trials...

Research Finds BPA In Canned Foods Marketed To Children
2011-09-22 05:11:12

  The Breast Cancer Fund announced on Wednesday that research indicates bisphenol A (BPA) has been found in canned soups marketed to children. The soups tested were Campbell´s Disney Princess Cool Shapes shaped pasta with chicken and chicken broth, which had 148 ppb of BPA while Campbell´s SpaghettiOs with meatballs had a concentration of 10 ppb. Other brands tested included Earth´s Best, Annie´s Homegrown and Chef Boyardee, according to AFP eight of the twelve...

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...

2011-08-16 14:19:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new strengths for three-month administration of Lupron Depot-PED ® (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension) for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty (CPP). CPP is a condition that causes children to enter puberty too soon, resulting in the development and progression of secondary sex characteristics...