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Early Puberty

Little Women, Big Risks

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

We have to let our girls have their girlhood and not be pushed into premature womanhood. It's not healthy for them as children and continues to affect them as adults.

Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

Beth Greer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a recent study by the World Health Organization. The exposure happens on a daily basis from being in contact with items like soap, shampoo, cleaners, drinking water, food and plastic containers.

Our Kids Are Growing Up Faster -- So Should We

Naama Bloom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Naama Bloom

Early puberty certainly comes with medical implications but we also need to think about the psychological implications, which I believe we need to address in our homes and our schools.

Girls Are Reaching Puberty Earlier -- This Might Be Why

Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/04/2013 07:27 AM EST on LiveScience Many girls in the U.S. may be entering puberty at younge...

It's Way Past Time to Overhaul Our Broken Federal Chemical Law

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

I wanted to make sure members of Congress understand that their lack of action to effectively regulate industrial chemicals is worsening a growing public health crisis. It is heartening that Congress is finally paying attention. But who will they listen to?

Scary Dairy Proposal: Aspartame in Kids' Milk

Tana Amen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

While the dairy industry thinks we should embrace chemical sweeteners in our kids' milk to win the war against childhood obesity, in my upcoming book, The Omni Diet, I examine the case against drinking milk at all.

Three Surprising Truths about Teens

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

If you could ask any question of a wise and experienced neuroscientist and pediatrician, one who specializes in the secret emotional life and bizarre brain activity of your adolescent child, what would you ask?

Is Antibacterial Soap Making Your Kids Fat? How Hormone Disruptors Wreak Havoc on Health

Beth Greer | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

This post is part of a series I will be writing on chemicals in our everyday products that may act as endocrine disruptors. These include the antibacterial chemical tricolsan, found in many personal care products.

Catherine Pearson

Why Are Young Boys Going Through Puberty?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents

Puberty is one of the biggest, and often most awkward, changes that boys go through, and a new study shows it starts six months to two years earlier t...

Is 7 the New 10? Why Do Some Girls Start Puberty So Early?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Puberty typically isn't a favorite memory for any of us. During that angst-ridden ride between childhood and adulthood, nearly everyone's best goal is simply to fit in. That's even tougher when you're only in second grade.

Pesticides and Pregnancy

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Should doctors recommend women avoid pesticides during pregnancy as they do cigarettes and alcohol? We think so.

Why Girls Are Reaching Puberty Earlier Than Ever

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Overall our modern diet rich in processed foods, dairy, processed meats and fast food is disruptive to normal development and aging. Early puberty is an early sign of premature aging.

Early Puberty, Breast Cancer Risk Linked In New Study

CBS News | Font Size Print E | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Early puberty in girls is a concern because studies have shown they are more likely to develop breast and uterine cancer later - women who spend more ...

How Diet And Puberty Are Linked

Spencer Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Spencer Wells

As we learn more about fat, we're discovering that it plays a variety of roles in the body's complex web if chemical interactions It's not simply a passive storehouse for extra calories, but rather an active organ.

Girls' Puberty Coming Sooner -- But What about the Boys?

Cristen Conger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cristen Conger

As we fret over precocious puberty turning little girls into little women, why haven't more people stopped to ask what's going on with the boys? For a...

Is the Early Onset of Puberty in Young Girls Linked to Meat?

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Wake up, people. If hormones can make an animal fat, what do you think will happen to us?

Green News Report: August 10, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Thousands ...

Is Puberty the Next Step After Pre-School?

Robin Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Wilson

Imagine your daughter at age 7 or 8 with the ability to get pregnant? And without any psychological understanding of how her physical maturity appears to older boys or men.