Home > Lifestyle > Teen > News 10 August 2010 Puberty coming earlier for U.S. girls Girls in the U.S. may be continuing to hit puberty at earlier ages, according to new research. 0 Ask Teen Expert » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man Girls in the U.S. may be continuing to hit puberty at earlier ages, according to new research. Doctors are unsure of what could be causing girls to develop at a younger age, but rising obesity rates may be to blame, they say. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: TeenNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical How to reduce your risk of contracting Covid-19 in a restaurant Sex Gender-bias in science: Men rated as better students despite women outperforming them Medical Staring into a deep red light could improve eyesight, study finds Medical As REM sleep declines, lifespan suffers Medical Why coronavirus complications may not be as severe in asthmatics Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.