Pregnant women exposed to pollution are more likely to have an autistic child, study claims
Mothers who live in cities polluted with care and truck fumes may be nine percent more likely to have children - especially boys - on the autism spectrum disorder, new Canadian research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: A Crisis of Health, Education and Opportunity
Education CS Amina Mohamed chats with form four candidates of Mama Ngina Secondary School a few minutes before KCSE exams. Credit: StandardBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 2018 (IPS)That almost one in five Kenyan teenage girls is a mother represents not only a huge cost to the health sector, but also a betrayal of potential on a shocking scale. November 20, 2018 marks International Children’s Day. Perhaps a day we should use to reflect on a national crisis of underage pregnancies that confronts us.Recent media reports of the high number of girls failing to sit their final secondary school examinations (K...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dissecting National Health Act - What Nigerians Need to Know (1)
[Premium Times] Obinna Oleh was present as his sister bled to death shortly after giving birth to a set of triplet boys in an Abuja general hospital. He blamed the hospital for the tragedy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

There ’ s a Stress Gap Between Men and Women. Here ’ s Why It ’ s Important.
Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn ’ t have to be that way. Here ’ s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KRISTIN WONG Tags: Women and Girls Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Emotions Research Mental Health and Disorders Men and Boys Source Type: news

Uganda: School Fire Victims Transferred to Nsambya, Mbarara Hospitals Over Deteriorating Health Condition
[Monitor] An emergency meeting held at St Bernard's Mannya Secondary school in Rakai District where fire gutted a senior three boys' dormitory last Sunday has resolved that students whose condition had worsened should be transferred to Nsambya hospital in Kampala and Mbarara hospital in western Uganda for better treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Parents claim the CDC is hiding the deaths of two boys killed by AFM
Alex Bustamante, six, died in May this year, and five-year-old Carter Roberts in September - both after contracting acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcry as boys' HPV 'catch-up' is rejected by the government
The MoS has learnt that Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Vaccines Minister Steve Brine have rejected this extension for boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers of boys ‘much more likely to have postnatal depression’
The odds of a woman developing postnatal depression increased by 79% when they had baby boys compared to baby girls, a UK study has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Mothers prefer daughters and fathers prefer sons - but the female bias is stronger, study says 
Women would prefer to have daughters and are more likely to invest more in their girl children than in boys, while men (slightly) prefer boys, new US and Finnish research reveals - marking a modern shift. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Hotline Numbers
Depression isn’t just feeling down or sad for a few days in a row. Major depressive disorder is when a person feels like there is no hope, their mood is filled with sadness and emptiness, and there’s nothing anyone can do to help them. Major depression is a serious mental disorder — one that causes a person distress in every area of their life (school, work, relationships, friends, etc.). You can reach out and call someone today on a depression hotline number. These free national hotlines are available to anyone who calls, at any time during the day (24/7), 365 days a year. You do not have to be suicidal ...
Source: Psych Central - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Disorders Self-Help crisis helpline crisis hotline depression helpline depression hotline Depressive Disorder help for depression Major Depressive Disorder Source Type: news

Women who give birth to boys much more likely to have postnatal depression
(University of Kent) A University of Kent study into postnatal depression (PND) found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79 percent when mothers had baby boys compared to baby girls. Overall the researchers identified that women who give birth to males are 71-79% more likely to develop PND. Furthermore, women whose births had complications were 174% more likely to experience PND compared to those women who had no complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Soft Furniture May Pose Greater Risk To Children Than Stairs
BOSTON (CBS) – A warning for parents: a bed or sofa may pose a greater risk to your young child than stairs. A new study finds that more than 2.3 million kids under five were treated in emergency rooms between 2007 and 2016 for soft-furniture related injuries. Many parents believe that sofas and beds are safe because they’re soft and cushy but if left unattended, a young child can easily get hurt by falling off. In fact, more kids are hurt falling off a sofa or bed than they are from falling down stairs. Boys are more likely to be injured than girls and almost a third of injuries are in kids under one. Parents...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Preserving sperm stem cells restores fertility in mice
Scientists stored stem cells that produce sperm for months and used them to restore fertility in male mice. The approach could potentially help young boys undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The first decade of web-based sports injury surveillance: descriptive epidemiology of injuries in US high school boys' soccer (2005-2006 through 2013-2014) and National Collegiate Athletic Association men's soccer (2004-2005 through 2013-2014) - Kerr ZY, Putukian M, Chang CJ, Distefano LJ, Currie DW, Pierpoint LA, Knowles SB, Wasserman EB, Dompier TP, Comstock RD, Marshall SW.
CONTEXT:  : The advent of Web-based sports injury surveillance via programs such as the High School Reporting Information Online system and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Program has aided the acquisition of boys' and men... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A culturally tailored intervention increased HPV vaccination of Asian-American adolescents
(American Association for Cancer Research) A culturally tailored multilevel strategy designed to remove barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among low-income, mostly Chinese-American adolescent girls and boys significantly increased vaccine uptake. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cardiac experts urge patients to get flu vaccine
Vaccine can cut risk of heart and circulatory deaths by 24% Related items fromOnMedica HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Malaria cases rise sharply BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination Boys will receive HPV vaccine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nithya Sunder on talking to teens about sexual consent
Nithya Sunder, MDRecently, the idea of consent has been in the news and can be very confusing for teens. It is also a topic that both parents and teens find difficult or uncomfortable to discuss. It is natural for teens to be curious about their bodies, sex, and sexuality so parents should be prepared to talk about sex to help their children make informed decisions. It is absolutely fine to discuss abstinence and encourage teens to wait to be sexually active until they are in a relationship with respect, commitment and love, but parents still need to be ready to answer teens'questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Dr. Nithya Sunder on talking to teens about sexual consent
Nithya Sunder, MDRecently, the idea of consent has been in the news and can be very confusing for teens. It is also a topic that both parents and teens find difficult or uncomfortable to discuss. It is natural for teens to be curious about their bodies, sex, and sexuality so parents should be prepared to talk about sex to help their children make informed decisions. It is absolutely fine to discuss abstinence and encourage teens to wait to be sexually active until they are in a relationship with respect, commitment and love, but parents still need to be ready to answer teens'questions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 1, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Two boys, 4 and 7, with mysterious polio-like illness reveal devastating impact the virus has left
The families of Camdyn Carr, four, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Sebastian Bottomley, of York, Pennsylvania, are revealing the long-lasting effects AFM has left on their children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender inequality linked to deaths of girls under 5
The more unequal a society is, the more deaths there are among girls under the age of five occur compared to boys the same age, especially in lower and middle-income countries, a new analysis finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five things you didn ’t know about disability and sexual violence
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifteen per cent of the world ’s population lives with a disability, and nearly 200 million are between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet they are often invisible in government statistics.Girls and boys with disabilities are largely excluded from education and health services,discriminated against in their communities and trapped in a cycle of poverty and violence.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Africa:How A Healing Retreat for Feminist Activists Can Advance Movement Building
[AWDF] Earlier this year, a video went viral on Ghanaian Twitter of six teen boys raping a young girl. Despite her resistance, these boys held her down and took turns. What haunted me most was their laughter. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On the Ground with Tanzania's National Test and Treat Campaign
October 29, 2018To make HIV services available to more Tanzanians, we go where the clients go.“I am waiting for my younger brother to take me home,” Jagad Mabula tells me.He has just received an HIV test and circumcision services at Tinde Health Centre in Tanzania ’s Shinyanga Region and is now sitting on a bench as he waits.Jagad, 24, spent about three hours riding a bicycle from Mwamanyuda village —where he lives with his wife and two children—to this facility to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). The procedure will reduce his risk of acquiring HIV through heterosexual inter...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Gun-Related Injuries Send More Than 8,000 Kids a Year to the Emergency Room: Study
Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion, a first-of-its-kind study found. Researchers called it the first nationally representative study on ER visits for gun injuries among U.S. kids. They found that more than one-third of the wounded children were hospitalized and 6 percent died. Injuries declined during most of the 2006-14 study, but there was an upswing in the final year. The researchers found that 11 of every 100,000 children and teens treated in U.S. emergency rooms have gun-related injuries. That amounts to abou...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDSEY TANNER / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Studies Source Type: news

Guns Send over 8,000 U.S. Kids to ED Each Year, Analysis Says
Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion, a first-of-its-kind study found. Researchers called it the first nationally representative study on ER visits for gun injuries among U.S. kids. They found that more than one-third of the wounded children were hospitalized and 6 percent died. Injuries declined during most of the 2006-14 study, but there was an upswing in the final year. The researchers found that 11 of every 100,000 children and teens treated in U.S. emergency rooms have gun-related injuries. That amounts to abou...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Tags: Trauma News Patient Care Source Type: news

Guns Send over 8,000 U.S. Kids to ED Each Year, Analysis Says
Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion, a first-of-its-kind study found. Researchers called it the first nationally representative study on ER visits for gun injuries among U.S. kids. They found that more than one-third of the wounded children were hospitalized and 6 percent died. Injuries declined during most of the 2006-14 study, but there was an upswing in the final year. The researchers found that 11 of every 100,000 children and teens treated in U.S. emergency rooms have gun-related injuries. That amounts to abou...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Tags: Trauma News Patient Care Source Type: news

Can attending a higher-performing high school reduce teens ’ marijuana abuse?
Students from lower-income neighborhoods who attended one of five high-performing Los Angeles County high schools were less likely to abuse marijuana than those who weren ’t offered admission, UCLA researchers found.Admission to the public schools was based on a random lottery system, which is designed to equalize applicants ’ chances of being admitted. For the study, the researchers surveyed 1,270 students who had applied to at least one of the five schools in fall 2013 or fall 2014, and collected data from 2013 through 2017.Students were asked in the surveys whether they used marijuana, and how frequently, fr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Quality of Life in School-Age Children With Obesity Quality of Life in School-Age Children With Obesity
What do we know about the physical and psychosocial quality of life among obese boys and girls?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Can attending a top high school reduce teens' marijuana abuse?
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Low-income students who attended a top-achieving high school were less likely to abuse marijuana than those who weren't offered admission. For boys, the risk dropped 50 percent by 11th grade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxic Masculinity And What We Can Do To Stop It
Interview with Niobe Way Professor of Developmental Psychology at NYU about her research with young boys and what she finds they want and need most and how it ultimately effects our culture. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Centeno Milton, Contributor Source Type: news

Can diverse children's books tackle prejudice?
Marley Dias says she was tired of reading books about "white boys and their dogs" in school. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Stem Cell Research Aims To Stop Boys Losing Fertility After Childhood Cancer Treatment
Young boys are often left infertile after childhood cancer treatment, with no way of preserving their sperm. Now, new research might allow them to father children. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Supporting ALL victims of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation: guidance for health providers - Viergever RF, Thorogood N, Wolf JR, Durand MA.
Smaller groups of victims of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation - such as male victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), victims of elder abuse, victims of abuse by carers, victims of parent abuse, victims of human trafficking, girls and boys below... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cancer Power Walk - Let's Bring Out the Boys!
[The Herald] The thought of having to roll one's crown jewels between their fingers for a while in testicular cancer self-testing would make someone go, well, nuts . . . excuse the pun. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology
Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology SIR appoints new president, names new council members SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment optionComments: 10/17/2018 7:11:53 PMHospital-Rad Again appears like exaggeration to me. Nobody denies that there may be bias against female physicians in some setting but statement like this are BS:    Alm...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Maternal Trauma Associated With Low Male Infant Birthweight
Combo of trauma history, higher levels of cortisol linked to lower birthweight in boys only (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

How to fix the 'boys club' in interventional radiology
Is interventional radiology a "boys club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology SIR appoints new president, names new council members SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s, Burger King, Five Guys Among Chains Given ‘ F ’ Over Antibiotics
(CBS News) — Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains — including McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys — received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an “A” rating. The scores were published Wednesday in a report called “Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition,” which was produced by the Center for Food Safety, Consumer Reports, Food Animal Concerns Trust, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, and Natural Resources Defense Council. The report says 22 chai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Fast Food Local TV Source Type: news

South Africa:South African Girls Learn Self-Defence As Boys Learn Empathy to Tackle Sexual Violence
[This is Africa] The South African charity Action Breaks Silence is working with schools to educate girls in self-defence and mental strength while encouraging boys to be empathetic and emotionally expressive. So far, more than 12,000 girls and 1,365 boys in 150 schools countrywide have been through the programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Odds Ratio for Testicular Cancer after Cryptorchidism?
Discussion Cryptorchidism is the failure of one or both testes to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum. Congenital undescended testis (UDT)is common in young infants (1-4% in term infants and 45% in preterm infants) in that the testes will be palpable but remain high, but most testes will descend by 3-6 months and by 9 months of age only 1% remain undescended. The scrotum often appears underdeveloped. Sometimes the testes cannot be identified and is intra-abdominal at birth. Intra-abdominal testes are less likely to migrate to the scrotum and therefore are more likely to remain undescended. Acquired undescended test...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Boys enter puberty earlier if their mothers started their period before 11
Researchers from Aarhus University also found boys whose mothers started their periods between eight and 11 years old later have sons whose voices break two months earlier than normal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'
The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopelessness and delinquent behavior as predictors of community violence exposure in ethnic minority male adolescent offenders - Burnside AN, Gaylord-Harden NK.
Justice-involved boys from urban communities are disproportionately impacted by community violence exposure (ECV) and despite decades of research, rates of ECV in youth continue to increase particularly for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. De... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prior bullying, delinquency, and victimization as predictors of teen dating violence in high school students: evidence of moderation by sex - Walters GD, Espelage DL.
Bullying, delinquency, and teen dating violence (TDV) victimization have been found to correlate with and potentially predict TDV perpetration. It has also been noted that boys and girls differ in their levels of TDV involvement, both as victims and perpet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

One Year After #MeToo, Examining a Collective Awakening
Exactly one year ago, reporting on Harvey Weinstein unleashed a movement. That movement ’ s adaptability and capacity continues to be tested at a whirlwind pace. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: #MeToo Movement Women and Girls GenderAds Sexual Harassment Appointments and Executive Changes Men and Boys Time's Up Source Type: news

Studies needed on impact of cannabis use on puberty
(McMaster University) Samaan and his research team at McMaster set out to find studies on boys and girls under age 18 with exposure to recreational or medicinal cannabis. The use of cannabis included smoked, ingested and other modes of exposure to cannabis products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news