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When Disney stars grow up

Bobby Driscol http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/bobby%20driscoll%20disney.jpgA prolific child actor, Bobby Driscol was considered Disney’s “first child star” and headlined classics like “Treasure Island” and “Peter Pan.” He even received a Juvenile Oscar in 1950 for an “outstanding performance in feature films.” By the mid-'50s, Bobby had become addicted to drugs and his contract with Disney was terminated. In 1956, he was arrested on a felony narcotic charge. "I was 17 when I first experimented with the stuff,” Bobby explained to the LA Times. “In no time I was using whatever was available... mostly heroin, because I had the money to pay for it.” He was found dead at the age of 31 in an abandoned apartment building on New York’s Lower East Side in 1968. Bobby’s body wasn’t claimed for almost two years.Annette Funicello http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Entertainment/annette%20funicello%20disney%20beach%20party%20split%20AP.jpgAnnette Funicello was act...

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  2. Like girls, US boys may be hitting puberty earlier

    Boys in the United States may be entering puberty earlier than in generations past, a new study has found, suggesting it's not just girls who are developing at young...

  3. Obesity chief suspect as girls as young as five reaching puberty

    Girls are experiencing signs of puberty as early as five years old, and the average age of puberty onset in girls has dropped by five years in the last century.Resea...

  4. US girls continue to hit puberty earlier

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  6. The modern sex talk

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  7. Girls' Early Puberty Raises More Health Problems

    Girls in the U.S. may be continuing to hit puberty at earlier ages, according to new research.The findings suggest earlier development than what was reported in a 19...

  8. Girls' Early Puberty Raises More Health Problems

    Girls in the U.S. may be continuing to hit puberty at earlier ages, according to new research.The findings suggest earlier development than what was reported in a 19...

  9. ADHD Meds Delay Puberty in Boys, Study Suggests

    A medication taken by millions of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ) may delay puberty, at least temporarily, according to a new study i...

  10. Girls Now Begin Puberty at 9 Years Old

    Growing numbers of girls in Britain and other parts of Europe are reaching puberty before the age of 10, raising fears of increased sexual activity among a new gener...

  11. Girls Now Begin Puberty at 9 Years Old

    Growing numbers of girls in Britain and other parts of Europe are reaching puberty before the age of 10, raising fears of increased sexual activity among a new gener...

  12. Boys Today May Be Hitting Puberty Earlier

    Boys today may be on a faster track to puberty than their fathers' generation, reaching the milestone an average of a year earlier, according to a new study.The find...

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    When little cherub-cheeked Sofia Davella thinks the coast is clear, the 6-year-old drags a footstool alongside the fridge in order to reach her favorite forbidden go...

  3. Early puberty may be caused by gene mutation

    When a child enters puberty earlier than expected, doctors are often at a loss to explain why. But now, researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that they say ...

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  6. Drinking milk not linked to early puberty

    Despite popular belief, drinking cow's milk does not increase children's risk for early puberty, according to a new study from China.The study found no link between ...

  7. Breastfeeding, early milk not tied to puberty timing

    Some research has hinted that breastfeeding or milk drinking might affect when kids hit puberty, but a new study casts doubt on that.Studies have suggested that girl...

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