Poverty can bring on puberty earlier, research shows

Poverty can bring on puberty earlier, research shows

Posted May 24, 2017 09:59:52 Related Story: Parents struggling to recognise childhood obesity under new ‘norms’: experts Children who grow up poor are much more likely to hit puberty earlier than more well-off kids, Melbourne-based research has suggested. The research, published in the American Journal of Pediatrics, also suggests children are hitting puberty about five years earlier than they were 150 years ago. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute monitored 3,700 children from birth. They found that boys from poor backgrounds were about four times more likely to hit…

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US officials: Navy SEALs kill 7 militants in Yemen raid

US officials: Navy SEALs kill 7 militants in Yemen raid

Washington (CNN)US Navy SEALs killed seven militants associated with the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after carrying out a raid on a compound in Yemen, US Central Command said Tuesday. The raid targeted a compound that was being used by AQAP “as a headquarters, a place to meet and plan for external operations,” according to US Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. The mission was to “disrupt” operations in a known safe haven, though another US defense official could not point to a specific disrupted operation….

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Bond star Roger Moore dead

Bond star Roger Moore dead

THE family of former James Bond star Roger Moore says he has died aged 89 from “a short but brave battle with cancer”. “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,” the family statement said. With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg — Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017…

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‘A momentary lapse of judgment’

‘A momentary lapse of judgment’

AN amateur footballer’s “reckless” punch that broke the jaw of an opponent in two places was a bit of “argy bargy”, a WA judge has ruled. “It was a momentary lapse of judgment on your part,” Chief Judge Kevin Sleight told Shaye Hayden as he gave him a suspended seven-month jail term after he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm. Hayden was aged 33 and playing for Kelmscott when he walked up to a 26-year-old opponent playing for West Coast Amateur Football Club and punched him in the head…

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UEFA plays down security fears ahead of final

UEFA plays down security fears ahead of final

“UEFA is shocked by last night’s attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected,” said the statement on its website. “There is currently no specific intelligence which might suggest that any of the UEFA Europa League final activities in Stockholm may be the target of attacks.” In its own statement, Manchester United said everyone at the club was “deeply shocked” by the incident and added its “thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.” The players and staff held a minute’s silence…

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