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Martha Rosenberg – Early Puberty in Girls Is Becoming Epidemic and Getting Worse

Padded bras for kindergarteners [3] with growing breasts to make them more comfortable? Sixteen percent of U.S. girls experiencing breast development by the age [4] of 7? Thirty percent by the age of 8? Clearly something is affecting the hormones of U.S. girls—a phenomenon also seen in other developed countries. Girls in poorer countries seem to be spared—until they move [5] to developed countries. No scientists dispute that precocious …

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Paul Farhi – NPR starts ‘Trump Training’ to deal with threats

Donald Trump’s campaign events have apparently become such a minefield for reporters that one major news organization has taken the extraordinary step of offering its correspondents a version of training for dealing with real minefields. NPR has sent its political reporters to 90-minute hostile-environment awareness training, which in its typical form lasts a few days and prepares journalists for covering …