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Daytime The Doctor Panel

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We've got our daytime doctors here to talk about the latest medical developments. Dr. Jen Landa, Dr. Jill Hechtman and dr. Srinivas Iyengar.

It's no secret that little girls today are hitting puberty earlier than ever before, but new research published in the medical journal Pediatrics has identified a new reason for the surge: obesity.
The study also found that African American girls experienced breast development at a median age of 8.8 years, Hispanic girls at 9.3 years, caucasian girls 9.6 and Asian girls at 9.7 years.
new research suggests At least one sign of autism may begin as early as 2 months old. The study of 110 babies found that infants later diagnosed with autism showed a decline in the amount of attention they paid to other people's eyes beginning at 2 months and continuing until 24 months.
It's estimated that one in 88 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder.

A single dose of the hpv vaccine may be enough to protect women against human papillomavirus.
Right now women in the United States are required to get 3 shots. In a costa rican study, women who received  all three HPV doses were protected against infection no better than those who received one or two.
New research shows Men with prostate cancer may face an increased risk for developing melanoma skin cancer down the road.
The finding stems from data involving more than 60 thousand patients, prompted by the study team's observation that roughly 18 percent of cancer diagnoses in the United States today are actually secondary diseases occurring among survivors of prior cancers.

a new study from university of michigan health system researchers finds Pregnant women who snore are more likely to have a cesarean section and smaller babies. The findings suggest that treating snoring in pregnant women may help reduce health problems among newborns and the associated medical costs..
If you take herbal supplements, you might want to find out exactly what you're getting.
researchers at the university of Guelph studied 44 popular herbal supplements such as St. John's wort and echinacea, sold by 12 different companies. They found that one-third of the supplements contained none of the plant extracts indicated on the product label. Only two out of 12 companies sold supplements that were all completely genuine and free of plant substitution, fillers, or contaminants.
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