Children exposed to violence may experience faster ageing: Study

A recent research found that those children who are exposed to violence such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse are more likely to experience faster biological ageing, including pubertal development and increased symptoms of depression. According to the IANS report, the study showed that in children who experienced early life violence, accelerated epigenetic ageing was associated with increased…

Puberty timing influenced by both parents

Boys and girls may go through puberty sooner if their mothers and fathers were early bloomers, a recent Danish study suggests. Researchers studied the timing of puberty for 672 girls and 846 boys relative to their parents and found kids who developed pubic hair and other hallmarks of adulthood at an unusually young age tended…