Precocious Puberty: A Growing Issue for Young Girls

When I first read the novel Little Women, it made me feel…reassured.  The story of the March sisters’ journey from girls to women seemed much less intimidating than I thought the transition would be.The story’s central character, Jo, reflects on the experience of growing up saying, I think she is growing up, and so begins … Continue reading Precocious Puberty: A Growing Issue for Young Girls

Early Exposure to Antibiotics Linked To Potential Obesity

  A study from the International Journal of Obesity has found that ingestion of antibiotics in the first 6 months of life is associated with consistent increases in body mass from 10 to 38 months. It is unclear whether this increase is linked to cardiovascular problems later in life but it is definitely something worth investigating. Children all around the … Continue reading Early Exposure to Antibiotics Linked To Potential Obesity