Tag: "puberty" at medical news
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...f the intervention was more effective, and whether puberty
will have an impact on risk factors. Another facet of the CHIC study is testing the intervention in 1,200 rural, ethnically diverse 6th through 8th grade students. The NINR supports and conducts scientific research and research training to reduce...
Scientist explain a drug's paradoxical action: discovery may lead to new therapies for breast cancer, early puberty
...t low doses to helpchildren with one type of early puberty
- but requires doses ten times higher totreat a si...o explain MPA's dual mechanism of action.Normally, puberty
starts in the pre-teen years, when certain cells in the brainbegin pulsing out small timed doses of ...
Transmitting infertility from father to son
...eletions may produce normal amounts ofsperm during puberty
and early adulthood, but less than normal amounts as theyage. "In that case, the physician might consider harvesting the boy's spermwhen he's younger and saving it until he's ready to start a family," he says. "But of course that's another ethical d...
Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler
...ermanent damage." Most often, premature puberty
in boys results from gonadotropin - ahormone produced by the pituitary gland - prematurely stimulating the testes tosecrete androgens, which in turn trigger sexual development....
Cedars-Sinai researchers present findings suggesting link between high soy diet and eventual developmental changes in children
...in also experienced early onset of puberty. Normal puberty
in a rat life cycle begins about two weeks after w...clocks are in the brain that control the timing of puberty
appear to have been advanced by a couple of days, which is highly significant in this kind of animal...
Promising new research on schizophrenia causes
...irst hit is then followed by a second hit later in puberty
or in early adulthood when the final pruning of neuronal connections occurs. While this pruning is a normal part of brain maturation, Costa speculates that in schizophrenics it somehow unveils the defects laid down during fetal development. Schizophr...
Study shows farm work appears to protect against breast cancer
...hildren earlier and have more, he said. They reach puberty
somewhat later and enter menopause earlier. Also, they tend to smoke and drink alcohol less than others. Controlling statistically for those behaviors and characteristics, however, did not eliminate the protective effect of farm work. The group could...
More evidence that soy may reduce breast cancer risk
...including soy in their diet from about the time of puberty
in order to gain the cancer risk-reduction benefit. The amount of isoflavones present in the urine of the women in the study correlated well with the amount of soy products they had consumed, Franke noted. "These findings support a potential ...
Obesity growing threat to world health
... of increased growth in height, weight and earlier puberty
in children that has been associated with transiti...es." For example, in 1860 girls in England reached puberty
between 14 and 15. Now the average age is 12.3. LaVelle studied three generations of women grandmot...
IF YOUR daughter starts puberty
early, you might want to check her shampoo. Unbekn...air products containing oestrogens cause premature puberty
is largely circumstantial, and the case is still unproven. But Ella Toombs, acting director for the ...
The Lancet Oncology (TLO) June 2002
...against breast cancer if regularly consumed before puberty
or during adolescence. Hormonal resynchronisation-an occupational hazard This months Leading Edge editorial discusses the effect of jetlag on cancer risk in light of new data recently presented at the American Association of Cancer Research. It high...
Importance of early environmental exposure pinpointed in study of breast cancer development
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Where a woman lives at birth and puberty
may have an impact on her risk of developing breast cancer later, findings from a novel study conducted by geographers and epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo have shown. Taking residential history data provided by a cohort of women with br...
Mechanism behind stuttering revealed
...velopmental stuttering affects 1% of people beyond puberty
and has a genetic basis, but despite decades of research, the origin and structural basis of the disorder are unknown. The German group used a magnetic resonance imaging technique to assess brain tissue structure in 15 people with stuttering and a co...
Growth hormone, sex steroid combination 'not ready for prime time'
...ex steroids, work in combination with hGH to spark puberty
and maturation during adolescence. Dr. Blackman, who is now Clinical Director and Director of Intramural Research at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, hypothesizes that similar interactions are involved in the natural de...
New study estimates 85 newborn killed or left to die per year by parents, usually their mother
...ls of both white and black races appeared to enter puberty
earlier than they did in years past. For unknown reasons, black girls on average start maturing about a year before whites do, that study showed. Work the social scientist published in 2001 showed something similar appears to have been happening in U...
Dating, delinquent friends key reasons why early puberty linked to delinquency in girls
COLUMBUS, Ohio Girls who go through puberty
earlier than their peers are more likely to be inv...ology at Ohio State University. "But going through puberty
early does expose these girls to other social factors that put them at risk for delinquency." The st...
UCSF & SF Bay Area receive federal funds to expand breast cancer / environmental research
...t is to better understand the shift toward earlier puberty
among adolescent girls; identify environmental, social and behavioral exposures in young girls; and observe the interplay between genetics and these exposures. In addition, community advocate Barlow, of Marin Breast Cancer Watch, will lead an outrea...
MSU site of national breast cancer center
...of the development of normal mammary tissue during puberty
and to help determine what environmental factors could increase cancer risk in adulthood. Environmental exposures will include not only pollutants, but also nutritional and lifestyle factors. "At MSU, we'll focus on environmental and dietary factors...
Resurgent rickets - Call for vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women and children
...pregnant women and among children up to the age of puberty
to prevent a resurgence of the disease. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bone formation during childhood; sources of vitamin D include natural synthesis as a result of skin exposure to sunlight, and limited food sources that include fortified cerea...
Elementary signs of heart disease found in children
...metabolic syndrome risk factors beginning prior to puberty
and continuing through the teen years. "Some insulin resistance is normal with puberty. In addition, obesity increases with puberty, earlier in girls than boys," Harrell said. "As we follow the children, we'll see whether these metabolic syndrome f...