Observed mean ages of beginning genital and pubic hair growth and early testicular volumes were 6 months to 2 years earlier than in past studies, depending on the characteristic and race/ethnicity. The causes and public health implications of this apparent shift in US boys to a lower age of onset for the development of secondary sexual characteristics in US boys needs further exploration.
The earliest mean ages being 9.6 and 9.7 for Hispanic and African boys.
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Researchers took samples from 19 American drinking water treatment plants that provide drinking water for over 28 million people. They found sucralose in:
-The source water of 15 out of 19 drinking water treatment plants tested;
-The finished water of 13 out of 17 water plants; and
-8 out of 12 water distribution systems."
The Water Quality Information Center (WQIC) was established in 1990 to support the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) plan to address water quality concerns. As the focal point of the National Agricultural Library's water quality efforts, the center collects, organizes, and communicates the scientific findings, educational methodologies, and public policy issues related to water resources and agriculture.
Amebic meningoencephalitis in the brain caused by Naegleria fowleri. The disease was imaged by direct fluorescent antibody staining. Credit: CDC
Louisiana's state health department has issued a warning about the dangers of improperly using nasal-irrigation devices called neti pots, responding to two recent deaths in the state that are thought to have resulted from "brain-eating amoebas" entering people's brains through their sinuses while they were using the devices.