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Gene linked to early puberty in girls

...CYP1B1 gene should attain puberty later than other boys because the gene breaks down testosterone, and this, male hormone is essential for attaining puberty....

Thakur warns doctors

...roup has dipped alarmingly from 945 girls per 1000 boys to 927 girls to 1000 boys. Courtesy : The Hindu...

OBESE LIL' GIRLS !! SWEAT IT OUT OR U MIGHT BE ASTHAMATIC !!!

...sevenfold increased risk of developing asthma .The boys do not have any such associated risk of asthma even if they are obese , the researchers say. The risk of asthma is much higher among the girls who attain menarche before the age of 11.However ,the risk ,common in the girls who are obese at the age o...

Big and Bright

...iation between birth weight and IQ was stronger in boys than girls, with a 1000g increase in birth weight related to a 4.6 increase in IQ among boys but only 2.8 points in girls. The authors say differences in IQ of this size are trivial and o...

Birth weight key factor in heart diseases

...th Institute in Helsinki looked at records of 4630 boys born in a Finnish Hospital between 1934 and 1944, ...rn heavy or light. According to Barker, if all the boys had been the right birth weight and acheived average size by the time they were a year old, the amou...

Heart disease starts early

...ance, blood pressure and cholesterol levels of 267 boys and girls. Measurements were taken when the young people were 13 and again when they were 15. Obesity levels were measured using a body mass index (BMI) calculation. BMI is the person's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared (w...

Morning sickness maybe pronounced

...a female child. Though there were more births of boys during the period studied, there was a higher chance of mothers-to-be of girls being admitted to hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum - serious nausea and vomiting during the first three months of pregnancy.// The female to male ratio of ...

Cardiac diseases develop early

...ance, blood pressure and cholesterol levels of 324 boys and girls. Measurements were taken when the young ...that the ages of 14 to 16 is a time span when many boys go through puberty. They went on to suggest that a healthy diet, regular exercise and weight control...

Dangers of Low Calcium Intake

Only 13.5 percent of girls and 36.3 percent of boys age 12 to 19 in the US get the recommended daily amount (RDA) of calcium, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases.// Because nearly 90 percent of adult bone mass is established by the end of this age range, the nation's ...

Get, set, go...

...In girls this tends to be between 10 and 12 and in boys it is from 13 to 15. Extra effort to exercise during this time will make a big difference, say researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, who are studying 254 children. Research co-ordinator Heather McKay said: "If we can incre...

Lengthy Fingers could predict heart attacks

...s at a very early age. The research shows that boys with shorter ring fingers tend to be at greatest risk. This is because these boys tend to have lower levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, which is known to protect against he...

Relationship bertween birth weight and IQ

...iation between birth weight and IQ was stronger in boys than girls, with a 1000g increase in birth weight related to a 4.6 increase in IQ among boys but only 2.8 points in girls. The authors say differences in IQ of this size are trivial and o...

Patients with testicular cancer dying through unfamiliarity

... testicular abnormalities. It's vital that men and boys get any testicular firmness, swelling, lumps or discomfort checked out by their general practitioner without delay. Such changes usually have another explanation, but if it is testicular cancer, it is almost always curable if it's found early. Thes...

Anorexia in boys is common too

...searchers from Spain noted that, similar to girls, boys with anorexia can develop debilitated bones as a r...ital Clinic Universities, demonstrated "that young boys with a relatively short duration of anorexic disorder can already have a reduction of bone mineral d...

Boys reduced mother's life expectancy

... to her total family size. Researchers felt that boys take more of a toll on mothers than girls because they grow faster in the womb, are heavier at birth and require more care after birth. They suggested men's lifespans were not affected by the number or gender of their children because they do not suf...

Psychiatric disorders among juveniles

... observed that approximately two thirds of teenage boys and around three quarters of teenage girls in juve...der youth had a major depressive disorder. Teenage boys were found to have higher rates of manic episodes, psychotic disorders, and substance abuse, or addi...

Boys demand more than girls, even before birth

...can researchers have solved the puzzle of why baby boys are so much bigger at birth than girls, their moth...ats. It is widely accepted that on average newborn boys are heavier than newborn girls.// The findings give us a better understanding of why that is the cas...

Shorter infants have lower incomes in later life

...inches at age one, earned. Weight at one year in boys predicts their cognitive function. Boys who grow better between birth and one have better educational achievements and they make more money when they're fifty. Since, in a democratic society, income is a test of cognitive function among other things,...

What Makes Teens take Drugs

Teenage boys who drink, smoke and use drugs are influenced more... risk factors for substance abuse are different in boys and girls," researcher Judy L. Silberg, an assistant professor of human genetics, says in a news rel...

Music Makes you Smarter

...their peers without training. Researchers put 135 boys between ages 6 and 15 through a series of memory tests. The boys had to recall words from a list and perform a visual memory test from an image. //Those with musical...

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