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Puberty starts a year earlier for girls now than in the 1970s

Girls are entering puberty about a year earlier than they did back in the 1970s, according to global data on breast development. The age of breast development—which represents the first clinical sign of female puberty—has declined an average three months per decade between 1977 and 2013, according to analysis of …

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Hong Kong starts quarantine for mainland China arrivals

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Hong Kong on Saturday began enforcing a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, a dramatic escalation of its bid to stop the deadly new coronavirus from spreading. The vast majority of people crossing the border are expected to self-quarantine and will face daily …

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Pakistan starts heath cards for trans people to improve care

Dr. Zafar Mirza, center, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health, addresses a news conference with members of the Pakistani transgender community in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Pakistan has begun issuing special health care cards for transgender people. They have often been denied treatment because doctors …

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Arizona company starts Venmo-like service for medical marijuana

Ohio’s cannabis dispensaries deal largely in cash because banks and credit card companies are leery of working with medical marijuana companies. An Arizona company is aiming to fill the gap for those who prefer cashless payments. It’s providing a service called Hypur, described as a Venmo-like platform for legal marijuana …

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Writing and reading starts with children’s hands-on play

Children learn through exploring the world with their hands — and they develop important fine motor skills through this. Credit: Shutterstock Perhaps evolution’s most wondrous manifestation is visible in the unparalleled elegance and versatility in the design of the human hand. The miracle of the hand-brain connection, a development that …

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Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body

(HealthDay)—A new study proves that the old adage “use it or lose it” is definitely true when it comes to fitness. After just two weeks of sedentary behavior, formerly fit people had: A decline in heart and lung health Increased waist circumference Greater body fat and liver fat Higher levels …

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Burundi starts vaccinating health workers against Ebola: WHO

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that Burundi had begun vaccinating frontline workers against Ebola at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak of the virus has killed close to 1,900 people. The campaign to vaccinate at-risk staff against the deadly …

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