News tagged with girls

'Valley Girl' dialect expanding to males

The American English speech variant known as uptalk, or "Valley Girl speak" – marked by a rise in pitch at the ends of sentences – is typically associated with young southern Californian females. New research shows uptalk ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Puberty in girls delayed with alcohol, tobacco use

The list of possible health effects from an early introduction to alcohol and tobacco use has just gotten longer. A new study suggests that early drinking and smoking might delay onset of puberty in girls — but the operative ...

dateSep 15, 2010 in Health
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Some girls' puberty age still falling, study suggests

Doctors and parents were stunned when research published more than a decade ago found American girls were beginning puberty at much younger ages, some as early as 7. A new study released Sunday suggests the average age at ...

dateAug 09, 2010 in Health
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Anorexia affects men, too

(PhysOrg.com) -- While eating disorders are unusual among men, the consequences can be just as devastating as for women says Dr. Jean Wilkins, a professor at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and pediatrician ...