Male maturity shaped by nutrition during first six months of life
It seems the old nature versus nurture debate can't be won. But a new Northwestern University study of men in the Philippines makes a strong case for nurture's role in male to female differences -- suggesting that rapid weight ...
Onset of puberty in female bonobos precedes that of chimpanzees
Puberty is the threshold between childhood and adulthood. Behavior and appearance change considerably during this period – not only in humans but also in our closest relatives, the great apes. In a current ...
New study explains why men's noses are bigger than women's
Human noses come in all shapes and sizes. But one feature seems to hold true: Men's noses are bigger than women's.
Could viruses be used to treat acne?
Watch out, acne. Doctors soon may have a new weapon against zits: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally seeks out and kills the bacteria that cause pimples.
Genes link puberty timing and body fat in women
Scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Notably, many of these genes also act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism. The study, which ...
Father absence linked to earlier puberty among certain girls
Girls in homes without a biological father are more likely to hit puberty at an earlier age, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health.
High meat diet may lead to early puberty for girls
(PhysOrg.com) -- Increased amounts of meat in children's diets may be part of the reason why girls go through puberty at a much younger age than they did 100 years ago, new research using the Children of the ...
Angry faces: Research suggests link between facial structure and aggression
Angry words and gestures are not the only way to get a sense of how temperamental a person is. According to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, a quick glance at som ...
Beckhams 'getting posher'
(Phys.org) —David and Victoria Beckham have changed the way they speak to sound less working class, according to a study by University of Manchester linguistics students.
Scientists uncover a new understanding of male puberty
Scientists from Monash University have uncovered a new understanding of how male puberty begins.
Less than one-third of children ages 5-15 will wake up to home smoke alarms
An Australian study to determine the likelihood of school-aged children waking up to their home smoke alarm found that 78% of children slept through a smoke alarm sounding for 30 seconds. The outcomes of the study are published ...
Doctors aim to save fertility of kids with cancer
(AP) -- The treatment beating back 9-year-old Dylan Hanlon's cancer may also be destroying his chances of fathering his own children when he grows up.
'Orchid children' bloom, wither in response to surroundings
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UA-led study backs evidence that some children are more susceptible to adverse environmental factors than others. So-called "orchid children" bloom spectacularly in positive environments but often are at ...
Brain changes in adolescent males shown in new research
Every parent knows that teenagers, who undergo changes in hormones during puberty, are often fraught with drama.