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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...

2011-09-29 22:50:26

Possible treatment options could result for diabetes, obesity and heart disease Hormone researchers at the University of Houston (UH) have their sights set on providing long-term treatment options for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases by better understanding estradiol, the most potent naturally occurring estrogen. They now believe that this estrogen hormone is a prominent regulator of several body functions in both females and males. While estradiol is more commonly...

2011-09-28 14:36:11

University of Alberta researchers have identified a key regulator that controls the speed of development in the fruit fly. When the researchers blocked the function of this regulator, animals sped up their rate of development and reached maturity much faster than normal. The U of A research team, led by molecular geneticist Kirst King-Jones, noticed a peculiar behaviour of the protein they were studying, DHR4: The protein acted as a sentinel to either allow or prohibit the production of...

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...

Men Experience Hormone Changes After Marriage And Children
2011-09-13 04:44:22

  A new study by researchers at Northwestern University shows that fathers may be biologically wired to be more nurturing after marriage and children. The study is titled “Longitudinal Evidence That Fatherhood Decreases Testosterone in Human Males” was published in the September 12, 2011 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study looked at 624 males aged 21.5 to 26 years old for 4.5 years in the Philippines. The researchers found that...

2011-09-08 20:41:02

Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, warns TAU researcher Girls are growing up faster than ever – and not only when it comes to their taste in fashion and music. Their bodies are reaching puberty at an increasingly earlier age, and this trend to rapid maturity continues through women's adult lives. That's bad news, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. Women today are more likely to develop Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), a...

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...

2011-08-11 13:44:05

A study links low vitamin D in young girls with early menstruation, which is a risk factor for a host of health problems for teen girls as well as women later in life. Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health measured the blood vitamin D levels in 242 girls ages 5-12 from Bogota, Colombia, and followed them for 30 months. Girls low on vitamin D were twice as likely to start menstruation during the study than those with sufficient vitamin D, said epidemiologist...

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...


Latest Puberty Reference Libraries

Testicles
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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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