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Puberty coming earlier for US girls.

Girls in the U.S. may be continuing to hit puberty at earlier ages, according to new research. The findings suggest earlier development than what was reported in a 1997 study and show a worrying pattern, say the study's authors, led by Dr. Frank Biro o...

Want a baby? Relax . . .

Scientists have just confirmed what obstetricians knew anecdotally for years — that women under stress can have a difficult time getting pregnant. What’s new: Biochemical markers quantified the degree of stress — and potentially the type — affe...

Cosmetics carry cancer agent.

Researchers in Beijing have found a cancer-causing hormone that could impair fertility and damage liver and kidney functions in many personal care products in China's domestic markets.

Girls hit puberty at younger ages.

New research adds further evidence that girls are entering puberty at younger and younger ages, with implications for their physical and mental health. One of the main contributors to early puberty is thought to be increasing body weight and obesity ra...
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