puberty

Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes
Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children from disadvantaged households are more likely to hit puberty early and could face poorer health later in life as a result, an Australian study has shown. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) found boys who grew up ... Read More »

Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing
Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A leading Australian youth health expert will chair a major new Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing, launched in London on May 10. University of Melbourne Professor George Patton, head of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research ... Read More »

Early poor mental health linked to early puberty
Early poor mental health linked to early puberty (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who have an earlier onset of puberty have poorer mental health from as early as preschool age, a new study by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found. The study, which followed almost 3,500 children from age four through to ... Read More »

Sleep study: How the adolescent brain transitions to mature thinking
Sleep study: How the adolescent brain transitions to mature thinking (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study conducted by monitoring the brain waves of sleeping adolescents has found that remarkable changes occur in the brain as it prunes away neuronal connections and makes the major transition from childhood to adulthood. Recent research confirms that ... Read More »

Why some teens get pimples
Why some teens get pimples (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The bacteria that cause acne live on everyone’s skin, yet one in five people is lucky enough to develop only an occasional pimple over a lifetime. What’s the secret? In a boon for teenagers everywhere, scientists at Washington University School ... Read More »

More kids being hospitalised for arthritis
More kids being hospitalised for arthritis (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hospitalisation rates for juvenile arthritis are increasing, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, A snapshot of juvenile arthritis, examines the prevalence, treatment and experience of arthritis in children aged ... Read More »

Boys experiencing early onset of puberty
Boys experiencing early onset of puberty (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than reported in previous research. The study, “Secondary Sexual Characteristics in ... Read More »

Inadequate sleep interferes with puberty
Inadequate sleep interferes with puberty (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Slow-wave sleep, or ‘deep sleep’, is intimately involved in the complex control of the onset of puberty, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). The many changes that ... Read More »

Childhood obesity may affect puberty, create problems with reproduction
Childhood obesity may affect puberty, create problems with reproduction (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A dramatic increase in childhood obesity in recent decades may have impacts that go beyond the usual health concerns– it could be disrupting the timing of puberty and ultimately lead to a diminished ability to reproduce, especially in females. A ... Read More »

 
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