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Kerala: 12-year-old boy fathers child with 16-year-old, gets booked under POCSO Act

Kerala: 12-year-old boy fathers child with 16-year-old, gets booked under POCSO Act

According to a report, the girl and the boy are relatives.

Sexual abuse may accelerate puberty in girls, says study

Sexual abuse may accelerate puberty in girls, says study

A new study has revealed that girls, who experience physical and sexual abuse in life may accelerate early puberty.

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Secretary CK Mishra launched the 'Saathiya Resource Kits' along with the 'Saathiya Salah' - a mobile app for adolescents - under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.

 

Start young: Heart care should begin at puberty, say doctors

Stress, one of the biggest culprits for cardiac ailments -- and many other ailments too -- is a given in today's life.

Puberty changes the way how we recognise faces

The face, which is known as the index of mind, is as unique as fingerprints and can reveal a great deal of information about our health, personality, age, and feelings.

Puberty can change the way how humans recognise faces

Puberty can change the way how humans recognise faces

New research has found that adolescents also begin to view faces differently in puberty.

Here's why teenagers become obese at puberty!

The study also found that teenagers exercise less during puberty, adding to the calorie excess that underlies obesity. 

Mothers' obesity, gestational diabetes ups early puberty risk in daughters

Daughters born to overweight mothers who also developed gestational diabetes are significantly more likely to experience an earlier onset of one sign of puberty, a new study has found.

Fatty fish intake delays puberty in girls

Girls who ate red meat started their periods earlier than those who didn't, while the ones who consumed fatty fish started their menstrual cycles much later.

Early puberty may put women at diabetes risk

Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes that can cause babies to develop Type-2 diabetes, reveals a study.

Women entry to Sabrimala: PIL, once filed and heard, cannot be withdrawn, says Supreme Court

Women entry to Sabrimala: PIL, once filed and heard, cannot be withdrawn, says Supreme Court

"Let people know this that once a public interest litigation (PIL) is filed and entertained, you cannot withdraw it," a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and NV Ramana said.

Lawyer fighting for women devotees at Sabarimala temple in Kerala gets 500 threat calls

Lawyer fighting for women devotees at Sabarimala temple in Kerala gets 500 threat calls

Naushad Ahmed Khan, the lawyer who is seeking entry for all women and girls in the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, has received 500 threatening phone calls.

Purity v/s puberty: After SC raps Kerala govt, will Sabarimala temple be thrown open for women devotees?

Purity v/s puberty: After SC raps Kerala govt, will Sabarimala temple be thrown open for women devotees?

Women are not allowed inside Sabarimala temple after they attain puberty. Post menopausal women, however, are allowed.

Male puberty genetically similar to female timing

Previous work had identified 106 genetic variants that alter puberty timing in females.

Summer-born kids likely to be taller and healthier

 Children who are born in summer are more likely to be taller and healthier adults, suggests new research.

Summer-born kids likely to be taller and healthier

 Children who are born in summer are more likely to be taller and healthier adults, suggests new research.

Bizarre! Girls turn into boys at the age of 12 in this village

 Apparently, because of a rare genetic disorder, children who live in a village in the southwestern Dominican Republic are born female and become male at puberty i.e these boys grow a penis only when they hit puberty.

Meet Korea's Peter Pan, the 26 year-old-man who looks like a boy!

 A Korean 26-year-old man recently created a stir on Internet as he was captured drinking booze and getting in nightclubs even though he looks like a 12-year-old kid.

High salt diet may delay puberty: Study

Consuming excess dietary salt may result in late onset of puberty that can lead to behavioural problems, stress and reduced fertility, new research says.

Daily fizzy drinks cause 'early puberty', increase 'breast cancer' risks in girls

A new study has revealed that girls who drink a can and a half of sugary cola, lemonade or other fizzy drinks a day are increasing their risk of breast cancer.