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Child Soldiers Released, But Risk Remains
Child soldiers released by armed groups in Yambio, South Sudan. Credit: UN Photo/Isaac BillyBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 2018 (IPS)More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, and help will be needed to ensure their safe and bright future, according to a UN agency.The release took place in Western Equatoria State and follows a similar release last month that saw 300 children freed. Both releases are part of a series, supported by the UN’s children’s agency (UNICEF), that will see 1,000 children freed from armed groups. “No child should ever have to pick...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How the Real Pilots of Mercury 13 Made the Case for the U.S. to Send Women to Space
The iconic line has become so familiar that it might be hard to imagine it any other way: as the first man on the moon put it, his achievement was “one small step for man.” But what if the first human being on the lunar surface had been a woman? That’s a central question asked by the Netflix documentary Mercury 13, directed by David Sington and Heather Walsh, premiering Friday — and, say the filmmakers, a question that’s still worth asking even decades after the last moon landing. The “13” in question were a group of experienced female pilots — Jerrie Cobb, Janey Hart, Jan Di...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized space Source Type: news

Richard Gartner: understanding the sexual betrayal of boys and men. The trauma of sexual abuse; and healing sexually betrayed men and boys. Treatment for sexual abuse, assault and trauma - Bacciagaluppi M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Experiences of physical and relational victimization in children with ADHD: the role of social problems and aggression - McQuade JD, Breslend NL, Groff D.
The social risk factors for physical and relational peer victimization were examined within a mixed-gender sample of children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants were 124 children (ages 8-12 years; 48% boys), with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘Come on out and fight!’: an extract from The Lost Boys by Gina Perry
A new book about the 1950s Robbers Cave experiment details how subterfuge and manipulation were used to turn ‘upstanding 11-year-olds’ into ‘brutal savages’• The inside story of the Robbers Cave experimentAfter the sun had gone down, the boys raced one another from the swimming hole to their cabins. They were still jubilant from their win, fizzing with excitement, eager to get back and pass around their prize again, the handsome silver knives fanned out on a stiff cardboard stand. Will shouted: “Told y’all!” triumphantly when he reached the cabin first. Panting and laughing, h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gina Perry Tags: Psychology Science Books Culture Source Type: news

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment
In the early 1950s, the psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp – and tried to make them fight each other. Does his work teach us anything about our age of resurgent tribalism?• Read an extract from The Lost BoysJuly 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three men are having a furious argument. One of them, drunk, draws back his fist, ready to smash it into his opponent ’s face. Seeing what is about to happen, the third grabs a block of wood from a nearby pile. “Dr Sherif! If you do it, I’m gonna hit you,” he sho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Shariatmadari Tags: Psychology Books Source Type: news

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming unborn child
A British team has discovered ibuprofen and paracetamol have an effect on cells that would later produce sperm in boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predicting suicidal ideation in adolescent boys and girls: the role of psychological maturity, personality traits, depression and life satisfaction - Morales-Vives F, Due ñas JM.
In recent years, suicide rates have increased in adolescents and the young population, so these age groups are considered as populations at risk. Considering that suicidal ideation is the first sign of possible future suicide behavior, the objective of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming their unborn children, study finds
A British team has discovered ibuprofen and paracetamol have an effect on cells that would later produce sperm in boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Funding the search for a cancer cure
Rider and Victoria McDowell made a fortune together, and produced real riches with the birth of three boys. But five years ago their son Errol was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a rare brain cancer. After an experimental drug slowed the disease, they are now helping fund research in pediatric brain cancer in the hope of finding a cure. Tracy Smith reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifesaving jab denied to millions of boys in Britain could slash the risk of prostate cancer
New research by scientists in Italy shows that having the human papilloma virus (HPV), which the jab targets, increases a man's chances of a prostate tumour by nearly 40 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer takes big gene therapy step after acquisition in Chapel Hill
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has made a big step in the gene therapy space following its acquisition of Chapel Hill-based Bamboo Therapeutics in a deal worth up to $645 million back in August 2016.   Pfizer has initiated its “first new clinical trial from the Bamboo acquisition,” confirms Bob Smith, senior vice president of the global gene therapy business at Pfizer.  The new trial underway is a Phase 1b clinical trial for a gene therapy candidate for the treatment of boys with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Pfizer takes big gene therapy step after acquisition in Chapel Hill
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has made a big step in the gene therapy space following its acquisition of Chapel Hill-based Bamboo Therapeutics in a deal worth up to $645 million back in August 2016.   Pfizer has initiated its “first new clinical trial from the Bamboo acquisition,” confirms Bob Smith, senior vice president of the global gene therapy business at Pfizer.  The new trial underway is a Phase 1b clinical trial for a gene therapy candidate for the treatment of boys with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

A Traditionally Circumcising Society in Tanzania Welcomes the HIV Prevention Benefits of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
April 12, 2018Since 2011, IntraHealth International has reached more than 960,000 boys and men in Tanzania with VMMC.  “A circumcised male is expected to be very brave and not display any sign of fear,” says Moses Matiko. “During traditional circumcision, he is expected to stay still and not show he is experiencing pain. There are selected community members who watch to see that he observes the rules.”Moses grew up in Tarime District in Mara, a region in northeast Tanzania, and is part of the Kurya society. For Kurya clans, traditional circumcision like Moses describes —usually with no pa...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish
The gender revolution among children tips in favor of the masculine. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish
For his birthday this year, my 5-year-old son asked for a My Little Pony sweatshirt. He didn't know that it was categorized as girls' clothing, only that, like his beloved Rainbow Dash, it was polychromatic, glittery, winged and perfect. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Disorders in Teens: Risk Factor for Depression and Bullying
(MedPage Today) -- Consequence similar for girls and boys (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - April 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study: Boys face higher respiratory risk because of one less X chromosome
Boys face a greater risk of respiratory problems, including asthma, later in life because they have only one gender-based X chromosome, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA research could be first step toward healing the hearts of children with Duchenne
After a progressive weakening of the muscles takes away their motor skills, and then their abilities to stand and walk, most males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy die of heart and respiratory failure in their 20s.Now, researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are pursuing a cutting-edge way to stop heart disease in patients with Duchenne, which affects one in 5,000 male babies born in the United States. Their work, which is supported by a David Geffen School of Medicine Seed Grant, is just one of a number of projects underway at the medical school in which interdisciplinary groups of UCLA researchers are p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The contribution of sensation seeking and the Big Five personality factors to different types of delinquency - Ljubin-Golub T, Vrselja I, Pand žić M.
The present study examined the role of sensation seeking (SS) in different types of delinquent behavior across sex, controlling for the Big Five personality dimensions. The sample of Croatian adolescents comprised 117 boys and 137 girls. As predicted, SS w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Class clowns: Playful boys viewed more negatively than playful girls, study finds
(Frontiers) New research finds that boys with a playful disposition in kindergarten are viewed as rebellious and disruptive by teachers, as opposed to playful girls who are not labeled this way. Teachers disregard for these 'class clowns' -- and their active discouragement of expressions of playful behavior -- is assimilated by the boys themselves as well as their peers, leading to more negative perceptions of the boys and decreasing their self-esteem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

X-linked genes help explain why boys of all ages face higher respiratory risk
(Children's National Health System) Human airways already demonstrate gender-based differences in DNA methylation signatures at birth, providing an early hint of infants who may be predisposed to develop respiratory disorders later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Colorado mom of twin boys gives birth to rare identical twin girls
Casey Saunders, 27, of Wellington, Colorado, is a mother of not one but two sets of identical twins ages 10 and four months, the odds of which are smaller than one in 10 million. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Normalizing Weight By Puberty May Drop Diabetes Risk Later Normalizing Weight By Puberty May Drop Diabetes Risk Later
If overweight children can lose weight by puberty and keep it off, this may lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on, a study in Danish men and boys suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Boys with asthma are 30% more likely to break a bone (but girls aren ’t affected)
Researchers from the University of Melbourne found that moderate-to-severe sufferers of asthma, who experience symptoms daily, are 30 per cent more likely to break a bone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peer influence, better HIV counseling could encourage boys in Africa to be circumcised
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men -- primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 -- are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Coverage on the Rise, but Still Far From 2020 Goal HPV Vaccine Coverage on the Rise, but Still Far From 2020 Goal
The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine coverage on the rise, but still far from 2020 goal
(Reuters Health) - The proportion of boys and young men in the U.S. receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has more than tripled since 2011, new research shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinician Recommendations Could Boost Teens ’ HPV Vaccination Rates
An analysis presented at SGO 2018 concluded strong and consistent clinician recommendations might boost HPV vaccination rates among teens, particularly boys. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: News Conferences/SGO Vaccination Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about wet dreams
Wet dreams are a common and completely natural occurrence in both sexes. While they are usually associated with teenage boys, they can also affect girls and even continue into adulthood. In this article, we debunk the prevailing myths about wet dreams and list some ways to cope if a person is embarrassed or anxious. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Predictors of childhood trajectories of overt and indirect aggression: an interdisciplinary approach - Aim é C, Paquette D, Déry M, Verlaan P.
The aim of this study was to advance our understanding of the development of aggression in boys and girls by testing a model combining insights from both evolutionary theory and developmental psychology. A sample of 744 children (348 girls) between six and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self-reported neglect, amygdala volume, and symptoms of anxiety in adolescent boys - Roth MC, Humphreys KL, King LS, Gotlib IH.
Experiences of psychosocial neglect affect the developing brain and may place individuals at increased risk for anxiety. The majority of research in this area has focused on children who have experienced severe psychosocial deprivation; it is not clear whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Boys Still Aren ’t Getting the HPV Vaccine As Much As Girls, Study Says
When the HPV vaccine first hit the U.S. market in 2006, it was approved only for girls. Boys got the green light three years later — but a new study suggests there’s still a gender gap in vaccination rates. The HPV vaccine — administered in either two or three doses — protects against human papillomavirus, a common sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical, vaginal, anal, penile, mouth and throat cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all children get the vaccine when they’re 11 or 12 years old, though it’s approved for use in people up...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

The Highs and Lows of Testosterone
Do higher T numbers increase your energy and libido? Once you ’ re in the ‘ normal ’ range, probably not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RANDI HUTTER EPSTEIN Tags: Testosterone Hormones Exercise Men and Boys Obesity Age, Chronological Weight Source Type: news

WATCH: Teen boys are less likely to get the HPV vaccination, study finds
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what parents should know about the new study, which found healthcare providers were less likely to offer the vaccine to teenage boys.  (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Childhood friendships may have some health benefits in adulthood
(Association for Psychological Science) Time spent with friends in childhood is associated with physical health in adulthood, according to data from a multi-decade study of men. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, show that boys who spent more time with friends as children tended to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men in their early 30s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health care providers less likely to offer HPV vaccination to teenage boys: Study
Skipping the vaccine could potentially be putting them at risk of cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Many Doctors Don't Push HPV Shots To Boys
HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, mouth and throat cancers. The HPV vaccine is recommended as a routine childhood vaccination. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testicular adrenal rest tumours present at a younger age in CAH
Testicular adrenal rest tumours are frequently detected in prepubertal boys with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) at an earlier age than previously thought, according to a study, presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Many Doctors Don't Push HPV Shots Equally. See Who's Left Out
MONDAY, March 26, 2018 -- Teen boys in the United States are less likely than girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) because many doctors don't recommend the shots to boys'parents, researchers say. HPV is a sexually transmitted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Different neural strategies for junior high school male and female English learners
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University studied the neural response of Japanese junior high school students learning English as a second language, while listening to English sentences. More proficient boys showed more activation in parts of the brain associated with grammatical rules (syntax); girls used a wider range of language information, including speech sounds (phonology) and meaning of words and sentences (semantics). These discoveries may help optimize how boys and girls are taught English. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah's teens -- mostly boys -- more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these tragedies, a new report finds. Overall, 150 suicides for children and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Pledge for Parity
At least 1,000 people marched in Rio de Janeiro on March 15 to protest the targeted assassination of 38-year-old political activist Marielle Franco. Credit: Mídia NinjaBy Ann-Kathrin PohlersUNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 2018 (IPS)With March marking Women’s History Month, the debate over gender-based discrimination couldn’t have reached its new peak at a more critical time. Speaking on International Women’s Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Around the world, women and girls are calling out the abusive behavior and discriminatory attitudes they face everywhere and all the time. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ann-Kathrin Pohlers Tags: Crime & Justice Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Inter-Agency Standing Committee. 12/29/2017 This 400-page document provides practical guidance for humanitarian workers to mainstream gender equality into humanitarian action across sectors. It also aims to place protection at the center of humanitarian action, with an age, gender, and diversity approach as the core element of fair and equal protection. This means identifying the distinct protection risks of women, men, boys, girls, and LGBTI persons due to gender roles, throughout all stages of a humanitarian crisis. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Social Media May Be More Harmful To Girls Than Boys, Study Finds
Social media in high doses isn ’t great for anyone's mental health, but it seems to have a particularly strong effect on young girls. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

16,000+ Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Finally Receiving Services in Rural Tanzania
March 20, 2018In Tanzania, more than 16,000 people who have experienced violence —mostly women and children—have now received clinical services and any referrals they need for legal and social services, thanks to a collaboration amongIntraHealth International, PSI, and Restless Development. This effort is part of the Department for International Development (DFID)-funded Family Planning Outreach Programme, which provides much-needed sexual and reproductive health services to rural women.Gender-based violence isprolific in Tanzania—40% of women ages 15-49 experience physical violence at some point, and alm...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers Asked Kids to ‘Draw a Scientist.’ Here’s What They Came Up With
Between 1966 and 1977, a group of researchers gave more than 5,000 schoolchildren a simple instruction: Draw a scientist. The kids drew scientists of all kinds: some with white coats, some peering into microscopes, some with facial hair. But out of the 5,000 children, just 28 — less than 1% — drew a woman. Since the results of that study were published in 1983, the “Draw-A-Scientist” experiment has been repeated dozens of times. Now a new meta-analysis, published in the journal Child Development, looked at 78 studies of U.S. children — some completed as recently as 2017 — to see how thin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Good motor skills may enhance reading skills in obese children
(University of Eastern Finland) Excess body weight has been linked to poor academic performance in children in several previous studies. A new Finnish study now shows that a high body fat percentage is associated with poor reading skills in 6- to 8-year-old boys. However, these associations are largely explained by poor motor skills. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news