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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...
Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Technology
A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth claims the billionaire defamed him with "unlawful, unsupportable and reprehensible accusations", according to court documents filed in California and seen by Sky News.They also say that Mr Musk "falsely conveyed that [the] United Kingdom citizen...is a paedophile, child rapist, a child sex-trafficker, the husband of a 12-year-old child bride and a liar".Mr Unsworth was part of the team of international divers who became known worldwide after they successfully rescued all 12 youngsters and their football coach when they became trapped for two weeks by rising waters in a Thai cave complex. ...
Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived

Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived

World
Sitting on an ornate carpet in a Thailand temple on Wednesday, a golden Buddha staring over their shoulders, the 12 young soccer players and their coach beamed with smiles and spoke of the uncertainty they faced while trapped in a flooded jungle cave — and the lessons they learned. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the members of the Wild Boars soccer team reunited, eager to thank the world for the outpouring of love and support that went into rescuing them from a harrowing subterranean ordeal — many details of which they shared publicly for the first time. "We learned about love by receiving love from everyone," said one of the boys, Adul Samon, 14. Watch the full interview with the rescued Thai boys and their soccer coach on "World News Tonight" at 6:30 p.m. (ET)...
Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys concert

Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys concert

Entertainment
At least 14 people have been injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma. The 90s boyband was set to perform at a resort in Thackerville when a storm struck and trusses holding up an entrance collapsed.Band member Kevin Richardson tweeted earlier that the concert had sold out, with about 12,000 fans expected to hear the group.WinStar World Casino and Resort said that an evacuation began at about 5pm, when lightning was within four miles of the casino.But 150 people did not evacuate when the storm hit, bringing winds of up to 80mph, the company said.Many of them were hit by the collapsing entrance. Image: The 14 fans were taken to hospital after the accident All of the 14 injured were taken to hospital and two have...
Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

World
With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy morning that saw the boys leave temple life to return to their families. Those present gave alms — flowers, food, money — as a gesture of their religious devotion. The July 25 ordination of 11 boys of the Wild Boars soccer team along with the 25-year-old coach was especially dedicated to a former Thai navy SEAL, Saman Gunan, who died while diving during a volunteer mission to supply the cave with oxygen tanks essential to a successful rescue. A twelfth boy did not go through the religious ritual because he isn'...