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adult

1. a mature fully grown animal or plant
2. Law a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes)
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When asked about their early adulthood, which could include a wedding, having children or starting out in their career, snoring seemed to affect memory.
Similarly, increase in weight since early adulthood was associated with increased cancer risk, they reported.
Phillips's poems are concerned with learning, above all else, and reflect an early adulthood spent restlessly considering Jewish history and tension in the Middle East or acerbically satirizing recent trends of academia.
When females were exposed to high levels of particulate matter in high school, they had "slightly increased odds of menstrual irregularity and longer time to regularity in high school and early adulthood."
* A new report released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), "Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later," examines the extent to which 2002 high school sophomores achieved various milestones of early adulthood as of 2012, when most of them were 26-years-old, including high school completion, enrollment in postsecondary education, and progress toward or completion of a college degree.
The foundations of good bone health are built in early adulthood, usually before the age of 25.
Many young adults rely on their parents' support for much of their early adulthood. It's vital for parents to instil the importance of financial savviness in their children from an early age while offering support."
ONE OF THE MOST compelling aspects to schizophrenia, the most serious of mental disorders, is its age of onset in late adolescence and early adulthood. Intervening early on has good logic and good sense on its side.
This study suggests that children of parents with depression have a higher risk of depression or anxiety, especially during adolescence and early adulthood. In addition to treating depression in parents, there are ways to prevent and treat mental health problems in at-risk youth.
We're a local charity that cares for children with serious conditions, who aren't expected to live longer than early adulthood. Anyone who is able to sponsor Lillymarie can visit her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/travellinginhope."
"Previous studies of fiber intake and breast cancer have almost all been nonsignificant, and none of them examined diet during adolescence or early adulthood, a period when breast cancer risk factors appear to be particularly important," said Maryam Farvid, visiting scientist at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study.

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