When children begin puberty much earlier than their peers, it often leads to feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Experts warned that this could cause mental health concerns that might continue until adulthood.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2019
Girls tend to mature faster than usual because of certain chemicals found in everyday beauty products, research said. These substances are parabens, phthalates, and phenol.
Public Health December 26, 2018
The kids are all right. A new study suggests that adolescence can now last up to age 24. While their mind and bodies continue to develop, young people take on 'adulting' responsibilities at a much later age.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2018
The hormone kisspeptin associated with puberty may help men who suffer from psychosexual problems. The hormone was shown to boost the behavioral circuit linked to sex and love.
Neuroscience January 24, 2017
New research uncovered 38 gene variants linked to age when one will first engage in sex, as well as age at first birth or how many children one will end up having. The study revealed not just genes for early sex, but also other surprising genetic influences on behavior.
Life April 19, 2016
Fatty fish such as salmon and sardine may cause girls to experience delayed puberty, a new study has found. Conversely, researchers found that eating red meat frequently may result in menarche or first menstruation earlier than those who eat less meat.
Life March 14, 2016
Babies born in summer months have higher birth weights and tend to be taller and healthier as adults, researchers find. Expectant mothers' exposure to more summer sunlight means more vitamin D for unborn babies, they suggest.
Life October 13, 2015
The lack of a certain enzyme causes these girls from a small town in the Dominican Republic to grow male genital structures upon hitting puberty. After conducting in-depth research, an endocrinologist ended up paving the way for a medical breakthrough.
Internet Culture September 23, 2015
Sugary drinks do not just cause cavities and make children fat. These can also lead to earlier onset of puberty in girls. Girls who drink sugary drinks more frequently tend to start their menstrual cycle earlier.
Life January 29, 2015
A new study among behavioral and emotionally troubled seventh graders in Rhode Island reveals a rising trend in sexting.
Society January 8, 2014
For people wondering why males have bigger noses, researchers from the University of Iowa might have an answer.
Animals November 20, 2013