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Fearing that their girl may get involved in a love affair or fall prey to crime against women, the parents find marriage a solution.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: For some, puberty means no school, early marriage

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 03:48 PM IST
Even as society is opening up, puberty still rings wedding bells in the life of some teenage girls. It is another matter that after marriage, they struggle hard to shoulder family responsibilities.
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The period between the age of eight and puberty is particularly important for lung health and determining asthma risk later in life.(Shutterstock)
The period between the age of eight and puberty is particularly important for lung health and determining asthma risk later in life.(Shutterstock)

Father’s obesity during adolescence can increase asthma risk for offspring

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 09:49 AM IST
A new study says that males who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma as an adult, and for their future offspring.
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Half of the boys in the study came from families with fathers who had problems with substance use disorders, a rate far higher than the average population.(Shutterstock)
Half of the boys in the study came from families with fathers who had problems with substance use disorders, a rate far higher than the average population.(Shutterstock)

Early puberty in boys increases lifelong addiction risk, substance abuse problems

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Early doses of testosterone speed the development of certain areas of the brain that heighten reward-seeking behaviour.
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In the hours following exercise, blood pressure decreases below resting values.(Shutterstock)
In the hours following exercise, blood pressure decreases below resting values.(Shutterstock)

Exercise can lower blood pressure, cut heart disease risk for teenagers

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 11:10 AM IST
Teenagers who do high-intensity exercise benefit from lower blood pressure levels and a lesser risk of developing heart disease later in life.
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Here’s how early puberty can affect your child’s health.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how early puberty can affect your child’s health.(Shutterstock)

Girls are reaching puberty earlier than before, and here’s why it’s an alarming trend

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 01:19 PM IST
The realisation of puberty, periods, and changing body gets manifested more strongly in girls and adjusting to the monthly biological calendar, cramps, and other aspects influence the behavioural patterns as well. This results in increasing mood swings, a rush of excitement, anger, anxiety, and sometimes depression.
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Maternal weight can influence childhood weight.(Shutterstock)
Maternal weight can influence childhood weight.(Shutterstock)

Mother’s obesity may trigger early puberty risk in daughters

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Obesity in mothers could be responsible for early puberty of their daughters, According to a study, maternal obesity (body mass index of 30 or more) and overweight mothers (body mass index between 25 and 30) are responsible for a 20-40% greater chance of earlier breast development in girls aged 6 to 11.
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