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Both Democrat and Republican likely voters strongly support sex education in schools
Democrats and Republicans disagree on many policies but not on sex education for teenagers, a Rutgers-led national survey finds. (2019-10-15)
Maternal obesity speeds up aging in offspring
The effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. (2019-10-10)
Babies burdened by environmental estrogens in mothers' wombs
Early childhood life in the womb is particularly sensitive to the effects of environmental pollutants. (2019-10-10)
Maternal obesity hastens offspring aging, increasing diabetes & heart disease likelihood
New research in The Journal of Physiology has shown that the effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. (2019-10-08)
How common is high blood pressure among children worldwide?
This study, called a review and meta-analysis, combined the results of 47 articles published from 1994 to 2018 to estimate worldwide how common high blood pressure is among children and adolescents age 19 and younger. (2019-10-07)
Father's obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future offspring
A Norwegian study shows that boys who are obese in pre-puberty have an over two times higher risk of having children with asthma than those who are not. (2019-10-02)
Later puberty and later menopause associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes in women, while use of contraceptive pill and longer time between periods associated with higher risk
New research presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (16-20 Sept) shows that use of the contraceptive pill and longer menstrual cycles are associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), while later puberty and later menopause are associated with lower risk. (2019-09-16)
Research shows puberty changes the brains of boys and girls differently
Scientists have found that brain networks develop differently in males and females at puberty, with boys showing an increase in connectivity in certain brain areas, and girls showing a decrease in connectivity as puberty progresses. (2019-09-09)
Study shows shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women. (2019-09-09)
Identification of all types of germ cells tumors
Germ cell tumors were considered very heterogeneous and diverse, until recently. (2019-08-26)
BTI researchers discover compound that speeds sexual development and decline
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals both natural and synthetic, some of which may affect human physical development. (2019-08-19)
Bone strength could be linked to when you reached puberty
A new study from the University of Bristol has linked bone strength to the timing of puberty. (2019-08-09)
Pregnancy problems may lead to later cardiac trouble in adult children
A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that female offspring of females with polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk for developing cardiac dysfunction. (2019-08-05)
Transgender women case study shows sperm production is possible but not certain
One young transgender woman was able to produce viable sperm after a few months of discontinuing her puberty-halting medication, whereas a second case wasn't able to produce sperm during the time she could tolerate being off her medication. (2019-08-05)
Many North American indigenous youth experience symptoms of depression during adolescence
A new study that analyzed data on the development of depressive symptoms among Indigenous youth in the United States and Canada found that many of the youth had experienced these symptoms during adolescence. (2019-07-31)
The Lancet Public Health: First scientific review of menstrual cups suggests they are safe and may be as effective as other sanitary products
The first systematic review and meta-analysis of the international use of menstrual cups, including 43 studies and data from 3,300 women and girls -- published in The Lancet Public Health journal, suggests they are safe and result in similar, or lower, leakage than disposable pads or tampons. (2019-07-16)
Cincinnati researchers say early puberty in girls may be 'big bang theory' for migraine
Adolescent girls who reach puberty at an earlier age may also have a greater chance of developing migraine headaches, according to new research from investigators at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. (2019-07-11)
Perfect timing: Making the 'switch' from juvenile to adult
Very little is known about how the onset of puberty is controlled in humans, but the discovery of a new gene in the roundworm C. elegans could be the 'missing link' that determines when it's time to make this juvenile-to-adult transition. (2019-07-03)
Study illustrates gaps in knowledge and lack of support for girls during puberty
A study examined girls' transitions through puberty in Madagascar and ways in which menstruation influences their educational experiences and future sexual and reproductive health. (2019-06-10)
Stiffening arteries in teenagers with persistent obesity
Children and adolescents with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens, a study of more than 3,000 children followed from age 9 to 17 shows. (2019-05-28)
Bariatric surgery can be safe and effective for adolescents
Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teen-agers, but a Rutgers-led study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity if they can maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward. (2019-05-28)
Environmental toxins can impair sexual development and fertility of future generations
Exposure to environmental pollutants can cause alterations in brain development that affect sexual development and fertility for several generations, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. (2019-05-19)
Like a lot of things, women's gut microbiomes appear to mature earlier than men's
A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome. (2019-05-14)
Adiponectin, the hormone that protects women against liver cancer
The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that adiponectin protects the liver against the development of the main form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma. (2019-04-03)
Childhood methylphenidate treatment predicts antidepressant use during adolescence
A new, 12-year longitudinal study, which monitored 6,830 children from early childhood into adolescence, has shown that consistent treatment with MPH-based medications during childhood increases the risk of antidepressant use during adolescence. (2019-03-27)
Endocrine disruptors alter female reproduction throughout multiple generations
Endocrine disruptors, hormone-altering chemicals that are widespread in our environment, can shape the brain through four generations, altering offspring's maternal behavior, sexual development and reproduction, according to a new animal study. (2019-03-25)
A key player in the maturation of sexual organs
Puberty is a period of extensive changes of body morphology and function. (2019-03-25)
Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds
Girls are not the only ones who go through puberty early if they have obesity. (2019-03-24)
BMI, but not age at puberty, tied to risk of multiple sclerosis
Some studies have suggested that people who are younger when they enter puberty are more likely to later develop multiple sclerosis (MS). (2019-03-20)
SPIT lab leading the effort to analyze hair, expand research on puberty
Puberty is something we all go through and yet there is limited science to explain how it affects our physical and mental health. (2019-03-14)
The importance of puberty: A call for better research models
Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. (2019-03-14)
Height gap with parents, not genetics, determines onset of puberty -- Ben-Gurion U. study
'A child who hits puberty earlier than his peers, but at a time consistent with a parental height gap model, should be considered 'healthy',' Dr. (2019-02-21)
DDT exposure tied to breast cancer risk for all women through age 54
All women exposed to high levels of DDT are at increased risk for breast cancer through age 54, but the timing of cancer risk depends on when they were first exposed. (2019-02-13)
Medications could fill treatment gap for adolescents with obesity
Twelve independent pediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at Boston Medical Center, outline an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity pharmacotherapy for adolescents in the Obesity research journal. (2019-01-25)
Managing gender dysphoria in adolescents: A practical guide for family physicians
As a growing number of adolescents identify as transgender, a review aims to help primary care physicians care for this vulnerable group and its unique needs. (2019-01-21)
New findings on genes that drive male-female brain differences, timing of puberty
Columbia University researchers have discovered a group of genes in roundworms that control the onset of puberty and induce sex differences in neural structures that raise new questions of whether differences in male and female behavior are hardwired in our brains. (2019-01-02)
Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls
Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. (2018-12-03)
Early detection of epilepsy in children possible with deep learning computer science technique
Early detection of the most common form of epilepsy in children is possible through 'deep learning,' a new machine learning tool that teaches computers to learn by example, according to a new study that includes researchers from Georgia State University. (2018-11-27)
The age of puberty for Danish children appears to continue to fall
The age at which children enter puberty has fallen in a large number of Western countries, including Denmark. (2018-11-26)
Violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging, study finds
A new study of nearly 250 children and teens led by the University of Washington found that participants who had suffered abuse were developing faster than those who had not. (2018-11-05)
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