Raising a Nontoxic Man
How vulnerably nontoxic should my son make himself in a world that preys on the undefended — but whose opposite is the grotesque alpha-male caricature? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teddy Wayne Tags: Men and Boys Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Gender stereotypes keep boys from reading as well as girls
It's not just parents and teachers and social media that perpetuate stereotypes about boys' and girls' abilities to read or do math -- it's the kids themselves. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do girls read better than boys? If so, gender stereotypes may be to blame
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new longitudinal study of fifth and sixth graders in Germany examined the relation between classmates' gender stereotypes and individual students' reading outcomes to shed light on how these stereotypes contribute to the gender gap in reading. The study concluded that girls experienced positive effects and boys experienced negative effects on their reading-related outcomes, specifically, their competence beliefs, motivation, and achievement in reading. Furthermore, classmates' gender stereotypes also negatively related to boys' competence beliefs, motivation, and achievement in...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many Kids in Rural U.S. Are All Too Familiar With Handguns
This study " provides evidence that youth handgun carrying in these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Debating the Value of PSA Prostate Screening
In many men identified as having prostate cancer following PSA screening, the disease is neither aggressive nor likely to kill them before something else does. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Tests (Medical) Prostate Gland Prostate Cancer Prostate Specific Antigen Men and Boys Source Type: news

What Safety Guidance Should Farm Families Be Aware Of?
Discussion “The agriculture industry is consistently ranked as one of the most hazardous industries in the United States with some of the highest rates of work related injuries and deaths. Agriculture is a unique profession in that children who live on farms are exposed to, and in participate in, the family business of farming. Moreover, children who work on their family farm fall outside the regulation of governmental safety and labor practices….There is often little separation between work areas and play or living areas, thus children living on or visiting a farm may be in close proximity to safety hazards. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The week in podcasts: Mortem; Over the Road; The Space Programme
Exploring unusual subjects, from autopsies to the minutiae of long-haul truckingMortem |BBC SoundsOver the Road |radiotopia.fmThe Space Programme |funkidslive.comAn intriguing new series on BBC Sounds, made by the always reliable Whistledown Productions, has a mortician,Carla Valentine, talk us through her job. But this show isn ’t just about cutting and shutting. Valentine also introduces us to other non-police experts performing seemingly small procedures when confronted with a suspicious death. For instance: a man is found burned to death in a wood. Was it suicide or murder? What can the body reveal? What about th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Miranda Sawyer Tags: Radio Podcasts Science Space Beastie Boys Alan Partridge Nora Ephron Culture Source Type: news

Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys
The study didn't identify a heightened risk for autism per se among boys, but rather a "small" increase in the chance for developing certain autism-related traits by age 3 or 4. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. President ’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report
A Malawian nurse at a training session. A report looking into the discontinuation of U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, says that the ban is affecting the population in Malawi. Credit:Claire Ngozo/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 2020 (IPS) A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Women's Health CHANGE Marie Stopes International (MSI) the Center for Health and Gender Equity Source Type: news

Chemicals in cosmetics, other products linked to autism traits in boys
In utero exposure to the chemical phthalate has been linked with autistic traits in young boys, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Young boys whose mothers were exposed to chemicals known as phthalates while pregnant may face an increased risk for developing behaviors associated with autism, a new study warns. Phthalates are chemicals found in many... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does having boys or girls run in families? New study says it's down to chance
You may think having boys or girls runs in families, but a new study that examines the entire population of Sweden since 1932 says the sex of offspring is purely down to chance. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 19, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: A Baby's Gender is'Essentially Random' Having boys or girls doesn't run in families, and a baby's gender is just a matter of chance, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Having multiple children of same sex 'does not run in family'
Researchers say whether a family has lots of boys or girls, or equal mix, is down to chanceMrs Bennet may have lamented having five daughters and no son in Pride and Prejudice, but it appears that Lizzy and her sisters would be unlikely to produce a similar set of children: research suggests having multiple offspring of the same sex does not run in the family.In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that whether a family is dominated by boys or girls – or has an equal mix – is simply down to chance.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Genetics Research Biology Science Family World news Source Type: news

Study: ‘ Tough Guys ’ May Be At Higher Risk Of Suicide
BOSTON (CBS) – Men die by suicide three and a half times more often than women and a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that so-called “tough guys” may be at especially high risk. Traits of what they call high traditional masculinity include being physically fit, not crying, not emotional, not moody, more likely to take risks and fighting tendencies. Researchers at Fordham University looked at data on more than 20,000 teens and found that those identified as having high traditional masculinity were more than twice as likely to die by suicide. They also were slightly more likely to report havi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Suicide Source Type: news

Comparison of suicide risk and other outcomes among boys and girls who self-harm - Ohlis A, Bjureberg J, Lichtenstein P, D'Onofrio BM, Fruzzetti AE, Cederl öf M, Hellner C.
Little is known about sex differences in outcomes of self-harm, and there are inconclusive results concerning the association between sex, self-harm, and suicide attempts. The aim of this study was to explore sex differences in outcomes of self-harm in ado... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested
Title: Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get TestedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - February 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Many teens are victims of digital dating abuse; boys get the brunt of it
(Florida Atlantic University) It's almost Valentine's Day, but there is nothing romantic about new research illuminating how teen dating abuse is manifesting online. A study of US middle and high school students showed that 28.1% had been the victim of at least one form of digital dating abuse. More than one-third had been the victim of traditional dating abuse (offline). Boys experienced all forms of digital dating abuse more than girls and were even more likely to experience physical aggression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Three brothers under the age of five have been diagnosed with a type of rare eye cancer. HLN's Lynn Smith talks to the Rush family about how the boys are doing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested
Close to 15% of HIV infections in the United States are undiagnosed, but the undiagnosed rate is more than 3.5 times higher (51%) among 13- to 24-year-olds, according to the study authors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender norms, roles and relations and cannabis-use patterns: a scoping review - Hemsing N, Greaves L.
Currently, boys and men use cannabis at higher rates than girls and women, but the gender gap is narrowing. With the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Canada and in multiple US states, these trends call for urgent attention to the need to consid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Less than a quarter of at-risk adolescent boys ever get tested for HIV
Study stresses promoting patient-clinician communication about sexual behavior to encourage HIV testing in teenagers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why sports can be so toxic to boys and how we unravel that culture
For good and ill, organized sports provide boys with what is probably their most influential education on masculinity. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- Too few teenage boys at risk for HIV infection are tested for the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, researchers say. And this contributes to the growing epidemic of undiagnosed HIV in the nation. Close to 15% of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alarmingly low rates of HIV testing among at-risk teenage boys
(Northwestern University) The majority of teenage boys most at risk for developing HIV are not being tested for the disease, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. This lack of testing feeds the growing epidemic of undiagnosed HIV infections in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One HPV Vaccine Dose May Be As Effective As Multiple, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — It is currently recommended that boys and girls under age 15 get two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine but a new study published in the journal Cancer finds that just one dose may be as effective. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and certain strains of the virus are associated with cervical cancer in women. Researchers at the University of Texas looked at more than 130,000 females and found that one dose of the HPV vaccine was as effective as multiple doses for preventing cervical changes that often lead to cervical cancer. The hope is that if only one dose is require...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HPV vaccine Source Type: news

Government urged to take action on rising levels of STIs
An STI is diagnosed every 70 seconds and rates of syphilis at highest levels since second world war Related items fromOnMedica JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract Boys will receive HPV vaccine Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Roll out of electronic system to check prescription exemptions begins
The roll out will initially be to pharmacies with dispensing system supplied by Positive Solutions Related items fromOnMedica Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives NHS funding failing to keep pace with soaring drug bill Charity slams prison healthcare £3m plan to transport medicines after no-deal Brexit New criteria for approving NHS vaccines could cut access (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women & Girls Up Front — the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Congo
Woman gives birth to healthy baby in …., Democratic Republic of the Congo, facilitated by the delivery that day of emergency reproductive health kits. Credit: UNFPABy Julitta Onabanjo, Shoko Arakaki and Sennen HountonGENEVA / JOHANNESBURG / KINSHASA, Feb 4 2020 (IPS) Eleven-year-old “Anne” went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story. Traumatized and frightened, she feared reprisal from her attackers. Painstakingly, she recounted the brutal rape she had suffered and the pa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Julitta Onabanjo and Sennen Hounton Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Environment Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Xenophobia ‘Is A Pre-Existing Condition.’ How Harmful Stereotypes and Racism are Spreading Around the Coronavirus
As 10-year-old Connor and a friend played one recent day at recess, they were approached by a group of boys wanting to play a game — testing the boys for coronavirus. Connor, who is half-Chinese, and his friend, also Chinese, played along at first, but Connor’s mother Nadia Alam tells TIME that they quickly became uncomfortable and that the other boys wouldn’t stop, she says. “In this instance, I honestly don’t think the kids who targeted my son acted out of malice,” Alam said in an emailed statement to TIME. “They were acting out the fear and ignorance around them. My son was upse...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV onetime Source Type: news

Girls May Receive First Autism Diagnosis Later Than Boys
Neurological, developmental, psychiatric disorders common in those with autism spectrum disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Girls May Receive First Autism Diagnosis Later Than Boys
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- Among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), girls often receive a first diagnosis of autism later than boys, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Autism Research. Carolyn E.B. McCormick, Ph.D., from Brown... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Keeping Aging Muscles Fit Is Tied to Better Heart Health Later
For men at least, entering middle age with plenty of muscle may lower the later risk of developing heart disease by more than 80 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Muscles Heart Age, Chronological Men and Boys Elderly Source Type: news

Girls With Autism Diagnosed Later Than Boys
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- Girls tend to be diagnosed with autism at an older age than boys, perhaps delaying essential treatment, a new study concludes. That delay in diagnosis is a clinically important finding, said study author Eric Morrow, an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mourning Kobe Bryant: How Parents Can Talk To Their Kids
BOSTON (CBS) – The tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s death sent a shockwave across the country. For kids who grew up watching him play, the news can be difficult to cope with. Thirteen-year-old Jandell Marcano plays basketball for Hopkinton Middle School and wears the No. 24 because of Kobe. He was playing the video game NBA 2K as Kobe when he heard Bryant had died. “I was playing 2K, with him, then 10 minutes later I found out he died,” Jandell said. He was then devastated to learn Bryant’s daughter, Gianna, was also killed in the helicopter crash. She was the same age as Jandell. Elizabeth Booma...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Kobe Bryant Source Type: news

The Daily Mile ™ programme could help schools' tackle childhood obesity
A study evaluating the effectiveness of the widely used ‘ Daily Mile ’ intervention in schools to tackle childhood obesity has found that the benefits are small, and may be greater in girls than boys. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

We Are the Luckiest: An Interview with Laura McKowen on the Magic of a Sober Life
Addiction affects a staggering number of lives in the United States; not just those who use substances, but family, friends, co-workers and society at large. According to Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap, a CATG review of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other national data sources, addiction continues to impact every segment of American society.  “Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs,” said Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the CATG...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Sobriety Source Type: news

Ten Defining Family Planning Achievements of the Decade
By Brittany Goetsch, Program Officer at Johns Hopkins University A happy young mother with her infant in Zomba, Malawi. Photo © 2018 Nandi Bwanali/One Community, Courtesy of Photoshare.January 29, 2020The last 10 years has been a time of immense growth and innovation for the family planning community, as well as new challenges and opportunities. Here, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs-led Knowledge SUCCESS project reflects on 10 defining achievements, in no particular order of importance, that have shaped and continue to inform family planning programs and services over the past decade....
Source: IntraHealth International - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Salim ’ s Story
Yesterday I met Salim. He was kicking some rocks around in the middle of the forest near his temporary migrant camp in Dunkirk, France. Around him, all that was left of what had been his home for the last two weeks was an extinguished fireplace, a can of beans thrown on the floor, empty bottles of water, and clothes hanging to dry on trees. On Tuesday morning, French riot police had surrounded the camps, evicted the 700 people living there and made some arrests. Scared, Salim ran away with other dispossessed people, deeper into the woods. All he had in the world…a few beans he’d been cooking for his breakfast ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

AHA News: Athletic Mom's Undiagnosed Condition Led to 2 Strokes
FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Kelly Naab was waiting in a drive-thru lane with her two young boys in the back seat when her body suddenly felt strange. Her face began drooping. She couldn't move her right arm or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is This Health Worker Ready to Prevent HIV? There's a Game for That
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial OfficerJanuary 23, 2020Around1.4 million people are living with HIV in Tanzania. While there’s been a 49% decrease in the number of AIDS-related deaths since 2010, the country is still a long way from epidemic control. Training health workers to mitigate the spread of the disease is crucial.TheWorld Health Organization estimates that we need over 7 million additional skilled health workers to meet just the basic health care needs of the world’s 7.6 billion residents. Countries such as Tanzania are focusing not only on increasing the number of their health workers, but also ...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Digital Health Source Type: news

A latent profile analysis of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory in a representative sample of referred boys - Garofalo C, Sijtsema JJ, De Caluw é E, Vaughn MG, DeLisi M.
A long tradition of theoretical and empirical work has described different variants (or subtypes) of psychopathy, in an attempt to delineate similarities and differences among constellations of psychopathic traits. Research in this area has the potential t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring social norms and the occurrence of violence against children in 'bush boarding' arrangements in Binga, Zimbabwe - Mahiya IT, Murombo G.
Using a combination of qualitative methods and U-Report survey results, the study aimed at capturing the nature of social norms that cause violence against boys and girls staying in 'bush boarding' arrangements. Three schools were selected because they hav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The nature of child sexual abuse among boys and girls attending Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Greater Manchester - Majeed ‐Ariss R, Karsna K, White C.
This study set out to answer the research question: 'What are the similarities and differences in the nature of abuse, patterns of disclosure and characteristics of the perpetrator between boys and girls attending a sexual assault referral centre (SARC) fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Doubts raised about effectiveness of HPV vaccines
Authors point to ‘methodological problems’ Related items fromOnMedica HPV infections very low due to vaccine coverage Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPV infections very low due to vaccine coverage
Hopes for cervical cancer to be eliminated Related items fromOnMedica Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract Doubts raised about effectiveness of HPV vaccines HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Judge Slashes $8 Bln Risperdal Award Against Johnson & Johnson to $6.8 Mln Judge Slashes $8 Bln Risperdal Award Against Johnson & Johnson to $6.8 Mln
A Pennsylvania judge on Friday slashed to $6.8 million from $8 billion a punitive damages award against Johnson& Johnson to a man who said it failed to warn that boys using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA: 7 Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream After Use, But Don ’ t Abandon Sun Protection
(CNN) — After a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds, according to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration. “What is most alarming about these findings is that chemicals are absorbing into the body in significant amounts and the ingredients have not been fully tested for safety,” said David Andrews, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group, or EWG, a consumer organization which advocates for sunscreen safety. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health
Nomcebo Mkhaliphi posing with girls from the Kwaluseni Infantry Primary School in Eswatini. Courtesy: Nomcebo Mkhaliphi By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE , Jan 21 2020 (IPS) When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the now 45-year-old Mkhaliphi. She had to follow suit and use these materials because she had no money to buy sanitary pads. Mkhaliphi and her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Eswatini International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) Joint U Source Type: news

Autism study finds later diagnoses for girls, high rates of co-occurring disorders
(Brown University) A study analyzing the first 1,000 patients from the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment found that girls receive autism diagnoses an average of 1.5 years later than boys, and people with autism often have co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news