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Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

Health
Every year, there are always more baby boys than girls born in England and Wales. Fact. Why?Since records began in 1838, the cries of babies born every year have been predominately male. In not one year, stretching back to the start of Queen Victoria's reign, have girls outnumbered boys at birth.In 2017, in England and Wales, for example, there were 348,071 live male births and 331,035 live female births - a difference of roughly 17,000.And that higher tally of males compared to females born each year is a pattern that has repeated itself for nearly 180 years.In fact, a ratio of roughly 105 male births for every 100 female ones is generally seen as natural and normal.It is fairly consistent around the world, although in some coun...
Watch out boys! Davina McCall on the hunt for love

Watch out boys! Davina McCall on the hunt for love

Entertainment
The former Big Brother host announced the shock news that she was splitting from her husband of 17 years, Matthew Robertson, 49, in November last year.And Davina McCall has now revealed she’s on the hunt for love again following her divorce.But she’s not just looking for any kind of man, as the yummy-mummy-of-three will only settle for her soulmate after experiencing quite the turbulent love life in the past.The 51-year-old lifted the lid on her love life to TV host Matt Johnson and life coach Ben Bidwell on The Naked Professors podcast series. Related Articles She told the pair: “What I want is, I want men – and this is for my daughters and for my son and this is for me – to stand next to me as a partner.“So everything is a partnership. Everything is...
Mental health: How body image pressure for boys has led to rise in hospital cases

Mental health: How body image pressure for boys has led to rise in hospital cases

Health
Getty ImagesThe number of boys being treated in hospital for eating disorders is at a record high.In the last seven years, the number of boys going into hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales has nearly doubled from 235 in 2010 to 466 in 2018. The figures are from the statistics agency NHS Digital.Eating disorders are one of the biggest mental health issues for young people in the UK and while there are more girls going into hospital than boys, the number of boys getting help is rising much faster. Health experts have put the growing numbers down to pressure from social media, but also more awareness about eating disorders may be encouraging boys to come forward to talk about their problems.Experts are also noticing a condition called "bigorexia," that is becoming increasingly common amo...
Norwegian man accused of sexual crimes with more than 300 boys

Norwegian man accused of sexual crimes with more than 300 boys

World
Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Norwegian authorities charged a 26-year-old man with sexual crimes involving more than 300 teenage boys in what some police are calling the country's biggest sexual abuse case in history. Prosecutors said the man, whose name was not revealed, targeted the teens over the Internet, at times posing as a young girl to entice the boys to send nude photographs and videos of themselves. The victims ranged in age from 9 years old to 16 years old and were from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. They said once he obtained the images, he would use them to blackmail the boys into sending more images. In all, he allegedly had more than 16,000 videos of underage boys. It is "the biggest case of sexual abuse in Norway so far," prosecutor Guro Hansson Bull said. Police believe he met several of...
Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'

Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'

Health
The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests.Mothers who started earlier than their peers had sons who had: • armpit hair two and a half months earlier • acne and voices breaking two months earlier.Their daughters, meanwhile, developed breasts six months earlier.The study, in the Human Reproduction journal, analysed data from nearly 16,000 Danish mothers and children.Mental health One of the authors, Dr Nis Brix, of Aarhus University, Denmark, said: "Whenever a doctor meets a patient with delayed or early onset of puberty, the doctor obtains a family history. "The relationship between the mother's pubertal age and the son's pubertal age has been taken as co...