Developmental trajectories of shyness-sensitivity from middle childhood to early adolescence in China: contributions of peer preference and mutual friendship - Chen X, Fu R, Li D, Liu J.
This study examined trajectories of shyness-sensitivity and the contributions of peer relationships to these trajectories in Chinese children. Participants were 1061 school-age children (537 boys), initially in fifth grade (Mage  = 11 years)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Variables associated with the practice of bullying in a national sample of students - Oliveira WA, Silva JL, Braga IF, Mello FCM, Prado RR, Silva MAI, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: Analyze comparatively data on the practice of school bullying among boys and girls, considering associations between sociodemographic variables, family context, health and risk behaviors. METHODS: A total of 102... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Health Tip: Nutritional Needs for Your Your Teen
-- Teens typically have a significant increase in appetite around the age of 10 in girls and 12 in boys, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. During adolescence, boys require an average of 2,800 calories per day and girls an average of 2,200... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood body composition may help determine future lung health
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Boys and girls with more muscle mass in childhood and adolescence have higher lung function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines
Men die earlier than women and commit more acts of violence. But the American Psychological Association did not have a guide for working with males, in part because they were historically considered the norm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: Men and Boys American Psychological Assn Psychology and Psychologists United States Gender Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

In VR boys learn best when the teacher is a drone -- girls lean better from virtual Marie
(University of Copenhagen) The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching when they are taught by a young, female researcher-type named Marie. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social Media (Again) Shown To Be Worse For Girls' Mental Health Than Boys '
Not surprisingly, spending hours of time on social media is linked to depression. Especially for teenage girls. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Bullying, peer victimization, and emotional problems in Cypriot adolescents referred to mental health services--a comparison of normative and clinical data - Paradeisioti A, Papacosta ES, Giannakopoulos G, Kolaitis G.
This study explores the prevalence of bullying and victimization among Cypriot adolescents diagnosed with mental health problems. Their psychosocial adjustment in relation to bullying is studied. The sample consisted of 187 adolescents (60.2% boys; M age =... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Executive functioning and bullying participant roles: differences for boys and girls - Jenkins LN, Tennant JE, Demaray MK.
Bullying is a process of direct (i.e., youth who bully and are victimized) and indirect (i.e., bystanders) social exchanges. Though researchers often examine social and emotional correlates of bullying role behaviors, it is important to also consider the u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The early biopsychosocial development of boys and the origins of violence in males - Golding P, Fitzgerald HE.
We apply a biopsychosocial approach to introduce early-in-life experiences that explain a significant part of the male preponderance in the perpetration of violence. Early caregiver abuse and neglect, father absence, and exposure to family and neighborhood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says
Though social media can be a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming can come with downsides. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls
Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use - mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Boys' Weight in Puberty Tied to Adult Diabetes Risk Boys' Weight in Puberty Tied to Adult Diabetes Risk
Young boys who gain a lot of weight at puberty may be at increased risk of developing diabetes decades later, a Swedish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Minimizing mistreatment by female adults: the influence of gender-based social categories and personality differences on attitudes about child sexual abuse - Leone C, Hawkins LB, Bright M.
We investigated the effects of gender-based social categories (i.e., men, women, boys, and girls) on attitudes about child sexual abuse and individual differences in the use of such categories. In four experiments, we systematically varied perpetrators' se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study examines development of physical aggression in children as they age
(JAMA Network) Children can exhibit physical aggression when they are very young but that behavior typically declines before and during elementary school. However, a small proportion of children have atypically high physical aggression problems into adolescence, which may put them at increased risk for violent crime, social maladjustment, and alcohol and drug abuse. This observational study of 2,223 boys and girls used information from mothers, teachers and the children to trace the development of physical aggression problems from infancy to adolescence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boys' weight in puberty tied to adult diabetes risk
(Reuters Health) - When young boys gain a lot of weight at puberty, they may be increasing their risk of developing diabetes decades later, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Josephine Klein obituary
Discussion and Decision (1961). They pioneered a theoretical foundation by drawing critically on what was being done elsewhere in sociology, psychology and psychoanalysis, and offered guidance on interventions in a variety of settings – therapeutic, youth and community work.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Eversley and Geoff Filkin Tags: Society Psychology Young people Sociology Brighton Books Refugees London Second world war Source Type: news

Early childhood predictors of boys' antisocial and violent behavior in early adulthood - Sitnick SL, Gal án CA, Shaw DS.
Research on early childhood predictors of violent behaviors in early adulthood is limited. The current study investigated whether individual, family, and community risk factors from 18 to 42 months of age were predictive of violent criminal arrests during ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why are more boys than girls born every single year?
Is it just down to evolution or male sperm swimming that little bit faster? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

So long 2018: A look back at the people, companies and events that defined the year (Timeline)
An alleged "boys' club" at Nike, Intrigue at Intel, heartache at OHSU, a winemaker showdown, an Investment stampede, a shakeout in cannabis and a rush into hemp are just a few of the stories that made for a wild 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Suzanne Stevens Source Type: news

So long 2018: A look back at the people, companies and events that defined the year (Timeline)
An alleged "boys' club" at Nike, Intrigue at Intel, heartache at OHSU, a winemaker showdown, an Investment stampede, a shakeout in cannabis and a rush into hemp are just a few of the stories that made for a wild 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Suzanne Stevens Source Type: news

Even Non-Concussion Head Hits Affect Young Football Players' Vision
THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 -- New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys'vision -- even if those hits didn't result in concussion. The Indiana University researchers stressed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

INSANITY: Public schools ordered to teach little boys that males menstruate
(Natural News) In the age of genderless, fake humans, it’s only fitting that the public school system reinvent its curriculum to indoctrinate innocent children into believing that boys as young as eight years old can have periods just like girls, right? This is what’s reportedly happening in the United Kingdom, anyway, where the Brighton &... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 boys almost bled to death in botched circumcisions by Manitoba doctor
Two boys almost bled to death from botched circumcisions performed by a Winnipeg doctor who has been suspended. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Big boys don't cry: a critical interpretive synthesis of male sexual victimization - Depraetere J, Vandeviver C, Beken TV, Keygnaert I.
Sexual victimization is typically presented as a gender-based problem involving a female victim and a male offender. Science, policy, and society focus on female victims at the expense of male victims. Male sexual victimization is thus understudied compare... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences in children's pedestrian behaviors: developmental effects - Wang H, Schwebel DC, Tan D, Shi L, Miao L.
INTRODUCTION: All child pedestrians are vulnerable to road traffic injuries, but there is evidence that boys may be at greater risk than girls, at least among some age groups. METHOD: To create effective intervention programs, research on how boys ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Yes, It's Still Hard for Dads to Talk About Condoms With Sons Yes, It's Still Hard for Dads to Talk About Condoms With Sons
Many boys want their fathers to be the ones to talk to them about condoms. But a new study offers fresh evidence of all the ways these conversations can be complicated and leave young men without a clear picture of how to have safe sex.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Today's children reach bone maturity earlier, study reveals
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier -- by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys -- according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yes, it's still hard for dads to talk about condoms with sons
(Reuters Health) - - Many boys want their fathers to be the ones to talk to them about condoms. But a new study offers fresh evidence of all the ways these conversations can be complicated and leave young men without a clear picture of how to have safe sex. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rural facilities have harder time retaining IRs
Small hospitals and rural communities have a harder time than their urban counterparts...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Boys with good motor skills excel at problem-solving, too
(University of Eastern Finland) Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skillful peers, a new study from Finland shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no association between aerobic fitness or overweight and obesity with cognitive function in boys. The results are based on the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland, and they were published in Medicine& Science in Sports& Exercise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crackdown on sexist ads outlaws' bad female driver' and 'inept dad' commercials
Depictions of girls as less academic than boys or men being belittled for "unmanly" behavior will be soon be a thing of the past in British commercials. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family structure, birth order, and aggressive behaviors among school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Hsu YC, Chen CT, Yang HJ, Chou P.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the associations between family structure, birth order, and aggressive behaviors among school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control study. Data were retriev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risk behaviors contributing to recent serious unintentional injuries among school-going adolescent boys in Kolkata: application of zero-inflated count model - Chakraborty A, Lahiri A.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injuries have become a major noncommunicable disease burden, especially among the adolescents. OBJECTIVE: The current study was conducted to estimate the effect of different aspects of daily activities of adolescence for s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: Interior Ministry to Supervise Circumcision of Boys in 2019
[Nation] The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government will from next year supervisor circumcision of boys in wake of torture and death of an initiate a county administrator has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gavin McGinnis fiasco proves tech giants use bogus “hate speech” claims to permanently ban anyone they don't like
(Natural News) The Left-wing social media behemoths are continuing their efforts to drive all influential conservative voices from their platforms, and Gavin McGinnis, founder of the Proud Boys and formerly with CRTV, has become the latest victim. Shortly after CRTV announced a merger with financially struggling TheBlazeTV, founded by Glenn Beck, McGinnis was let go/sent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vincent Lyles heads to Advocate Aurora Health
Former Boys& Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee president Vincent Lyles, who is one of the most well-known nonprofit executives in Milwaukee, was named vice president of community relations at Advocate Aurora Health Care. Lyles left the Boys& Girls Clubs effective Oct. 31. At the time his departure was announced in September, he said he planned to “take a break” before deciding what to do next. Lyles starts in his new position on Jan. 7, 2019. His new role will entail leading and establishing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Vincent Lyles heads to Advocate Aurora Health
Former Boys& Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee president Vincent Lyles, who is one of the most well-known nonprofit executives in Milwaukee, was named vice president of community relations at Advocate Aurora Health Care. Lyles left the Boys& Girls Clubs effective Oct. 31. At the time his departure was announced in September, he said he planned to “take a break” before deciding what to do next. Lyles starts in his new position on Jan. 7, 2019. His new role will entail leading and establishing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Insight into cause of rare disorder may aid quest for treatments
(University of Edinburgh) New findings about the causes of a rare genetic disorder that affects mainly boys, known as MeCP2 duplication syndrome, may inform the development of treatments for the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Gene Also Linked To Prostate And Pancreatic Cancers
BOSTON (CBS) – Alex Fitzpatrick went from Hollywood screenwriter to Massachusetts restaurant owner so she and her husband could spend more time with her children. When she recently found out her risk of getting breast cancer was as high as 80%, all she could think of was her three boys. “I do want to make sure that I’m the one telling them what to wear on their wedding day and watch them go to college,” she said. Alex has one of the BRCA gene mutations. She got tested when an aunt was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. “I was blindsided to be honest,” she remem...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Angelina Jolie Breast Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

Fury as TWO MILLION boys in the UK are to miss out on the life-saving HPV vaccine
Sharon Hodgson, Labour's shadow health minister, said it is 'not good enough' for boys currently the right age for the HPV vaccines to never be offered them because there will be no catch-up programme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Breaking - 'Boys Club' At UNAIDS Allowed for Sexual Harassment and Bullying - Report
[Bhekisisa] The investigation of an independent panel recommends reviewing whether executive director Michel Sidib é should continue in his role. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Associated with Early Puberty in Girls (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Relationship with the ubiquitous parabens, phthalates, and phenols and early puberty not seen among boys (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

One in three children 'not active enough', finds sport survey
Girls do less exercise than boys and children from poorer families are least active, Sport England says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTeach Arlington receives grant from city nonprofit to benefit students, local youth
(University of Texas at Arlington) The UTeach Arlington secondary math and science teacher preparation program at The University of Texas at Arlington has been selected for a grant by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to benefit UTeach students and youth served by the Boys& Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Personal Care Product Exposure Tied to Girls' Early Puberty
(MedPage Today) -- Associations weren't seen among boys using parabens, phthalates (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Catholic bishop says Reiki energy healing opens gateways for demonic possession (but molesting choir boys doesn't?)
(Natural News) Editor’s note: The following true story sounds bizarre, but it’s genuinely what this Catholic Bishop is saying. We don’t agree with this, and we wonder whether this particular bishop has ever noticed the satanic demons inhabiting the body of Pope Francis. Nevertheless, we present this outlandish true account for your consideration. As Pope... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blocks, Boxes Better Than High-Tech Toys For Young Kids, Report Says
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. “A cardboard box can be used to draw on, or made into a house,” said Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, co-author of a new report on selecting toys for young children, up to around age 5. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) Many parents feel pressured by ads promoting tablet-based toys and games as educational and...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Cardboard Boxes Toys Source Type: news

On the need for a biopsychosocial victimology: a foundational model for focusing violence prevention on women and children - Posick C, Lasko E, Tremblay RE.
Criminology has traditionally been primarily focused on adolescent male criminality given the perception that most violent crime is perpetrated by boys in their early teens. However, this view neglects the considerable amount of evidence that violent behav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Boys with social difficulties most susceptible to early substance use, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana by the end of eighth grade, a new study found.'While substance use among all boys in the study population increased over time, it increased the fastest among boys who had the greatest social skills needs,' said University of Illinois social work professor Kevin Tan, the principal investigator of the study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news