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2010-08-31 21:21:26

Girls eating a high-fat diet during puberty, even those who do not become overweight or obese, may be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer later in life, according to Michigan State University researchers. The implications - that a high-fat diet may have detrimental effects independent of its effect to cause obesity - could drive new cancer prevention efforts. The findings come from research at MSU's Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center, established in 2003 and funded...

2010-08-23 07:52:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the news from Pediatrics about puberty coming as early as seven years of age for girls around the world, Kathy Pickus -- co-founder Dot Girl Products (http://www.dotgirlproducts.com) -- says parents and their daughters should take a lesson from the Boy Scouts when it comes to back-to-school shopping: Be prepared. Pickus recommends that parents stock backpacks with one additional item so girls are not caught with their pants down, not knowing what to do...

2010-08-12 12:29:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical and public health community is shocked by the news that young American girls are reaching puberty at ages as young as 7 years (1). However, according to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, "If fluoride's dangers had not been taken off the scientific radar screen by the US Public Health Service when it prematurely endorsed fluoridation in 1950, maybe key warning signals would not have been ignored for over 50...

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2010-08-09 11:55:00

According to new research, U.S. girls may be hitting puberty at earlier ages. Dr. Frank Biro of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, who led the study, said the study suggests earlier development than what was reported during a 1997 study.  Biro's team said that girls who hit puberty earlier are more likely to engage in risky behavior and might be at a higher risk for breast cancer. "This could represent a real trend," Dr. Joyce Lee, a pediatric endocrinologist at the...

2010-07-01 01:15:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP) has submitted a complete response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the company's receipt of a Complete Response letter in October 2009 related to the New Drug Application (NDA) submission for FORTESTA(TM) (testosterone) 2% gel. The company's Class 2 resubmission is the next step in its intention to offer FORTESTA as a treatment option in the United States for men diagnosed with...

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2010-06-24 07:23:53

On Wednesday, French lawmakers passed legislation that will ban baby bottles containing the chemical Bisphenol A from being developed. However, the deputies stopped short of banning the chemical from all plastics. BPA is suspected of harming human development.  It is used in the production of polycarbonated plastics and epoxy resins found in baby bottles, plastic containers, the lining of cans used for food and beverages, and in dental sealants. BPA can leach from plastics, causing...

2010-06-22 15:09:51

    * Alcohol is known to disrupt sleep, but little is known about alcohol use and sleep problems during adolescence.    * A new study has found that puberty is related to sleep problems and later bedtimes, which were in turn associated with alcohol use. While alcohol in the form of a "night cap" may be able to help an individual fall asleep, its pharmacological properties later disrupt the rapid eye movement (REM) and deeper, more restorative stages of sleep....

2010-06-22 14:18:16

Exposure to environmental levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in the womb and early life may cause long-lasting harm to testicular function, according to a new study conducted in animals. The results are being presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. "We are seeing changes in the testis function of rats after exposure to BPA levels that are lower than what the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency consider safe...

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2010-06-16 06:25:00

Researchers conducting a lunch-buffet study involving more than 200 kids between the ages of 8 and 17 found that boys routinely eat more compared to girls of the same age. The researchers also found that boys in their mid-teens were the most ravenous, downing an average of 2,000 calories during the lunch hour. Senior researcher Dr. Jack A. Yanovski, of the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, says the pattern makes sense, given that boys usually hit their growth...

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2010-06-11 10:19:35

A study suggests that girls who eat a lot of meat during childhood start their periods earlier than others. U.K. researchers compared the diets of over 3,000 12-year-old girls. The team found that consuming over eight portions a week of meat with girls between the ages of 3 to 7 was strongly linked with early periods. The researchers said a meat-rich diet might prepare the body for pregnancy, triggering an earlier puberty. The average age at which girls during the 20th Century started...


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2013-03-04 15:03:13

The testicles are the male reproductive organs that serve as a part of both the nervous and reproductive systems, acting as the ovaries’ counterpart. The testicles work to produce sperm and introduce chemicals such as testosterone. Formation and Orientation There are normally two testicles in the average male anatomy. These can be found in the protective sack called the scrotum. Two phases mark the growth of the testicles. During the embryonic stage, there is a possibility of this...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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