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Even in early childhood offspring alcohol expectancies correspond to parental drinking - Kuntsche E, Kuntsche S.
BACKGROUND: Research has found that children as young as preschoolers have an idea about the valence (positive vs. negative) and activation (arousal vs. sedation) of emotional change when adults drink alcohol. The development of alcohol expectancies at suc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Research reveals how diabetes in pregnancy affects baby ’s heart
Researchers at the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease.The study, which was led by Atsushi “Austin” Nakano, a UCLA associate professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology and member of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center, was published today in the journal eLife.When developing heart cell...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lies about Santa are good for your child's mental health
As a developmental scientist, Kristen Dunfield of Concordia University spends most of her time researching children's trust, how trust develops and what happens when it's broken. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Makayla ’s story: Living with Leri-Weill Dyschondrosteosis
Our daughter Makayla was born perfectly healthy on April 5th, 2014, passing all of the usual newborn screenings without issue. From day one, her personality shone through. She was strong-willed and had a smile that would light up her eyes before her mouth even showed a hint of joy. But over the next 3 months, Makayla wasn’t eating well and wasn’t gaining enough weight.  Our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Elizabeth Hait, a gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hait would change Makayla’s formula multiple times and put her on medication for her acid reflux. Her pediatrician also ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kerri Theriault Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Endocrinology Dr. James Kasser Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Otolaryngology Department Source Type: news

Neighborhood crime undermines parenting: violence in the vicinity of households as a predictor of aggressive discipline - Cuartas J.
Child discipline is a central component of parent-child interactions. Evidence suggests corporal discipline impairs children's physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development and compromises their future chances, especially since it is more frequently ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Altmetric announces the top 100 list for 2017
This study revealed a Dinosaur species had teeth that it lost as it aged. Testing of an Ebola vaccine during the West African outbreak found that it was completely effective – offering hope should the virus return. The development of an artificial womb for lambs has opened new possibilities for their application amongst humans. Topical issues Some key themes stood out. Scientific research, technology, humanity and environmental science continue to intersect and capture the public’s attention. The most widely discussed research topics in 2017 were: Medical Science (53) Biological Science (17) Earth and Environ...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

2018 Library of the Future
Does your library have exciting, innovative ways to train your patrons about information technology? The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.  All types of libraries are welcome to apply! The 2017 award winner was the Muncie Public Library for their innovative “Digital Climbers&rdq...
Source: MCR News - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

International and African regional instruments to protect rights of child victims of transnational trafficking - Warria A.
This article reviewed international ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Debate on Glyphosate Use Comes to a Head in Argentina
Academics discuss the impacts on health and the environment of the use of glyphosate in Argentine agriculture, during a Dec. 6 conference at the University of Buenos Aires. Concern about this topic is now on the country’s public agenda. Credit: Daniel Gutman / IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)In and around the city of Rosario, where most of Argentina’s soybean processing plants are concentrated, a local law banned the use of glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in Argentina. But two weeks later, producers managed to exert enough pressure to obtain a promise that the ban would be overturned...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Gutman Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women (Part Two)
A Rohingya woman and her child at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Kamrul Hasan/IPSBy Sohara Mehroze ShachiCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)Under pouring rain, hundreds of young and expectant mothers stand in line. With her bare feet and the bottom of her dress covered in mud, Rashida is one of them, clutching her emaciated infant. She lost her husband on the treacherous trek from Myanmar to Bangladesh, and with nowhere to go and her resources exhausted, rain-drenched and standing in this long, muddy line for food and medicine for her child is her only hope.Rohingya women line up for aid. Credit: Sohara Mehroz...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sohara Mehroze Shachi Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Humanitarian Aid International Organization for M Source Type: news

Supporting Children in the Aftermath of Disasters
Child Care Aware of America. 11/28/2017 This one-hour, 14-minute webinar, part of the Child Care Disaster Response and Recovery Webinar Series, shares practical suggestions on how to identify common adjustment difficulties in children in the aftermath of a disaster, and to promote effective coping strategies to mitigate the impact of the disaster, as well as any associated bereavement and secondary stressors. It discusses how disasters have the potential to cause short- and long-term effects on the psychological functioning, emotional adjustment, health, and developmental trajectory of children. (Video or Multimedia) (Sour...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Development of a finite-element eye model to investigate retinal hemorrhages in shaken baby syndrome - Nadarasa J, Deck C, Meyer F, Bourdet N, Raul JS, Willinger R.
Retinal hemorrhages (RH) are among injuries sustained by a large number of shaken baby syndrome victims, but also by a small proportion of road accident victims. In order to have a better understanding of the underlying of RH mechanisms, we aimed to develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Heterogeneity in the development of proactive and reactive aggression in childhood: common and specific genetic - environmental factors - Paquin S, Lacourse E, Brendgen M, Vitaro F, Dionne G, Tremblay RE, Boivin M.
BACKGROUND: Few studies are grounded in a developmental framework to study proactive and reactive aggression. Furthermore, although distinctive correlates, predictors and outcomes have been highlighted, proactive and reactive aggression are substantially c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage: Robust Policy and Systems Research (Still) Needed
December 07, 2017We must  learn from what has worked—and more importantly, what hasn’t. Following the  Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin and looking forward to the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 in Tokyo in December, it seems clearer than ever that achieving the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) will require ongoing and targeted health policy and systems research.As many countries seek to apply the latest evidence to strengthen their health systems, it needs to be coupled with research into new policies as they are implemented.Only this in...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

17 million babies worldwide breathing toxic air, UN warns
Toxic air pollution can have devastating health effects for young children, including putting their brain development at risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns
Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Parents' reports of children's autism symptoms differ by race
(Georgia State University) Racial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors develop new way to use MRI to predict pregnancy complications
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have developed anew way to use magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, to scan the placenta. The noninvasive approach offers valuable insights into how the mother ’s blood enters the placenta and sustains the fetus with oxygen and nutrients during early pregnancy. The technique breaks new ground because most previous studies on this subject occurred in the laboratory after childbirth.BACKGROUNDThe placenta is a temporary organ that joins a pregnant woman to her baby through the umbilical cord. Few methods exist for safely and accurately studying the placenta in early pregnancy. Ultrasound indirect...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Daughter ’s neurosurgery inspires mom to give back
Danielle Parkman isn’t a doctor or nurse. In fact, she’s not a clinician of any kind. And yet every day she makes the lives of patients in the Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases a little bit easier. As the Senior Administrative Associate for Pharmaceutical Benefits and Prior Authorization Specialist, Danielle is responsible for getting approvals for pharmacy benefits and prior authorizations for all pulmonology patients. It’s a daunting task, but she doesn’t take no for an answer. “I love my job, and I love fighting for my patients,” says Dani...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Department of Neurology Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus Program Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Face Fresh Ordeal in Crowded Camps
A group of Rohingya children emerge from a nearby religious school in Kutupalong camp. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Naimul HaqCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 5 2017 (IPS)Mariam Akhtar, 23, is desperately searching for her young daughter two weeks after arriving from Myanmar in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern coastal district in Bangladesh.Already traumatized by the extreme violence she and her family suffered in Buthidaung district in Myanmar, Mariam now faces fresh agony."There are agents looking for opportunities around the clock to lure and smuggle out the children." --Sarwar Chowdhury, Ukhia upazila chairman&ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Naimul Haq Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects Women's Health Bangladesh Human Trafficking International Organization for Migration Source Type: news

Help to stop the government using aid to subsidise education profits
Public money is being used to subsidise private education companies – and UNISON members can do help to do something about it. The money comes from the UK government’s international development funds, which are increasingly being used to support so-called low-fee pivate schools and other models of private education. These are pushed as an alternative to free, quality public education. UNISON is urging members to write to their MP and international development secretary Penny Mordaunt to highlight the issue and ask them to end the government’s support and funding for these schools. The union is working wit...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News international Source Type: news

Developmental trajectories and longitudinal mediation effects of self-esteem, peer attachment, child maltreatment and depression on early adolescents - Ju S, Lee Y.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to identify the developmental trajectories of peer attachment, self-esteem, depression, and child maltreatment, and to understand the longitudinal mediation effects that peer attachment and self-esteem have on the i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

To Build a Stronger Global Health Workforce, We Must Be Good Stewards
December 05, 2017To all frontline health workers without a voice:  We are listening.It may seem that we are losing ground. From celebrity tax havens to Black Friday bargain brawls, it may seem that the great divide between the 2% and the 98% has swallowed our moral compass. That we have lost our direction, and our human north is pointing toward despair.But many of us are still working to build a healthier, safer world. And we can ’t do it without health workers, particularly those working on the front lines of care in areas around the world most in need.For those frontline health workers without a voice, and for...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

When Medicines Don ’t Work Anymore
Credit: BigstockBy Martin KhorPENANG, Malaysia, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policy makers, but not at a rate enough to tackle it.More diseases are affected by resistance, meaning the bacteria cannot be killed even if different drugs are used on some patients, who then succumb.We are staring at a future in which antibiotics don’t work, and many of us or our children will not be saved from TB, cholera, deadly forms of dysentery, and germs contracted during surgery.Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, base...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations
Credit: IFADBy Becky HeeleyROME, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Becky Heeley Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

Children's Mercy seeks approval for 9-story Hospital Hill research tower
The Kansas City Plan Commission on Tuesday is scheduled to consider a development plan that would allow Children's Mercy to add a nine-story research tower to its Hospital Hill campus. Designed by BSA LifeStructures, which is based in Indianapolis but has an Overland Park office, the building will be constructed above an existing eight-level parking garage with four above-grade floors. It will adjoin an existing research tower to the south. Kansas City-based McCownGordon Constr uction is the general… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rob Roberts Source Type: news

Don’t take ibuprofen during pregnancy, especially if you’re having a boy: Research shows it suppresses testosterone and disrupts male development
(Natural News) Pregnant women are responsible for their child’s health from day one of conception until adulthood. Pregnancy may have some painful side effects such as back aches and migraine, but it should not be a reason to self-medicate with painkillers. Researchers from the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (Irset, in its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Developmental trajectories of child sexual behaviors on the path of sexual behavioral problems: evidence from a prospective longitudinal study - Lussier P, McCuish E, Mathesius J, Corrado R, Nadeau D.
There is little information about the onset and the developmental course of child sexual behavior problems (SBPs), including sexually intrusive behaviors (SIBs). Using data from the Vancouver Longitudinal Study on the Psychosocial Development of Children, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stress exposure and psychopathology alter methylation of the serotonin receptor 2A (HTR2A) gene in preschoolers - Parade SH, Novick AM, Parent J, Seifer R, Klaver SJ, Marsit CJ, Gobin AP, Yang BZ, Tyrka AR.
Serotonin signaling pathways play a key role in brain development, stress reactivity, and mental health. Epigenetic alterations in the serotonin system may underlie the effect of early life stress on psychopathology. The current study examined methylation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Primary care interventions for early childhood development: a systematic review - Peacock-Chambers E, Ivy K, Bair-Merritt M.
CONTEXT: The pediatric primary care setting offers a platform to promote positive parenting behaviors and the optimal development of young children. Many new interventions have been developed and tested in this setting over the past 2 decades. OBJE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Socioeconomic disadvantage, fetal environment and child development: linked Scottish administrative records based study - Playford CJ, Dibben C, Williamson L.
This study examined whether differences in fetal environment might mediate the association between family socioeconomic position and child development. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Maternal impulse control disability and developmental disorder traits are risk factors for child maltreatment - Tachibana Y, Takehara K, Kakee N, Mikami M, Inoue E, Mori R, Ota E, Koizumi T, Okuyama M, Kubo T.
Previous work has suggested that maternal developmental disorder traits related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly associated with child maltreatment. However, there may be other importan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Shaping long-term primate development: telomere length trajectory as an indicator of early maternal maltreatment and predictor of future physiologic regulation - Drury SS, Howell BR, Jones C, Esteves K, Morin E, Schlesinger R, Meyer JS, Baker K, Sanchez MM.
The molecular, neurobiological, and physical health impacts of child maltreatment are well established, yet mechanistic pathways remain inadequately defined. Telomere length (TL) decline is an emerging molecular indicator of stress exposure with definitive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exposure to chemicals and other toxins found to be the cause of an increase in childhood neurological conditions
(Natural News) A study has proven that the primary causes of pervasive developmental disorders are past toxic exposures. Exposure to toxic metals, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and organochlorine or organophosphate pesticides/solvents are very common, which may cause hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. Majority of infants are exposed to mercury thimerosal preservative in vaccines at levels beyond government... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Why Head and Face Pain Causes More Suffering​  Duke University • November 13, 2017​​​ Pitt Study Provides Clues to Body's Defense Against Common Oral Ailment University of Pittsburgh • November 3, 2017​ Risk for Developing HPV-Related Throat Cancer Low​ Johns Hopkins University • October 20, 2017​ Mechanisms of Age-Related Bone Loss​University of Alabama at Birmingham...
Source: NIDCR Science News - November 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nurses Are Boosting Tanzania ’s HIV Prevention Efforts in the Lake Zone Regions
November 30, 2017" At last, the nation recognizes nurses can do more than nursing care. ”Today about 1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV, or 4.7% of adults. The country has been struggling with both a high HIV prevalence rate and a shortage of the health workers they need to tackle this challenge.IntraHealth International has been scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services to help prevent HIV for the past six years in Tanzania, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; the National AIDS Control Program; and the President ’s Office ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Six ‘Signature Solutions’ – New Development Plan for a New Era
The UN flag. Credit: Sriyantha Walpola/IPSBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 30 2017 (IPS)While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same – to leave no one behind – the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them. This appears to be the key rationale behind the new 21 century development plan, which identifies six “signature solutions” against which the UN development agency will align its resources and expertise to make a real impact on poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.“Thi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tanzania:Standard Treatment Guide for Release Next Month
[Daily News] HEALTH, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Ministry will next month release the Standard Treatment Guidelines and National Essential Drug List for Tanzania (NEDLIT), to provide all medics with a set of treatment guiding principle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria Now Becomes More Worrisome
[Daily News] HEALTH experts are stressing for new tools and strategies to address residual malaria in low to high transmission areas. This was said yesterday by Dr Neema Rusibamayila from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, in a speech read on her behalf by Mr Frank Chaky from the same ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia:South African University Honours Health Minister
[allAfrica] Cape Town -A South African university has lauded an Ethiopian health minister, Dr Amir Hagos, for the country's "amazing progress in a number of sectors, particularly in the area of maternal and child health, and human resource development". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Length of stay in neonatal ICU can affect behavior of premature babies
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research by Brazilian scientists shows that emotional development of children born preterm should be evaluated as much as physical growth and motor skills. In article published at Early Human Development, authors emphasizes the need to constant developing neonatal ICU installations and equipments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean and Faculty on Domestic Violence
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

We Need to Ramp Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services to Reach an AIDS-Free Generation
November 29, 2017We should prioritize the scale-up of VMMC interventions. It's cost-effective and saves lives.In its first year, IntraHealth International ’sToharaPlus project circumcised enough men in Tanzania to fill the Johannesburg soccer stadium (the largest in Africa) 2.5 times. That ’s225,093 clients, to be exact.Why is this important?Because HIV is the single largest cause of death among men of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa. Scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (or VMMC) to reach 90% coverage among men ages 10-29 —in addition to the HIV reductions can achieve by reaching the 90-...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Tohara < em > Plus < /em > Scales Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services, Reaches 225,093 Men in First Year
Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth InternationalNovember 29, 2017In Tanzania, 225,093 men and boys have lowered their risk of contracting HIV after seeking out voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services, provided by IntraHealth International ’s ToharaPlus project in its first year.About1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV today. And officials estimate that each year, 55,000 more become infected and 33,000 die of AIDS-related causes. TheHIV prevalence among 15-49 year olds is 4.7%, and even higher among pregnant women (5.6%) and key populations (25-36%). Urban (7.2%) and rural (4.3%) prevalence rates also ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fake Medicines in Poor Nations May Cause Tens of Thousands of Child Deaths a Year: WHO About 11 percent of medicines in poor nations are fake... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Developmental disability rates continue to climb, CDC says
Developmental disabilities continue to become increasingly common in American children, according to the latest figures from the CDC. The numbers add to an ongoing 15-year trend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovations in Childhood Obesity
The Innovations in Childhood Obesity initiative fosters collaboration between Medicaid and public health organizations in five states - Arizona, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas - with efforts focused on the development, testing, and dissemination of innovative approaches to reducing obesity prevalence among low-income children. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promoting father involvement in early home visiting services for vulnerable families: findings from a pilot study of "Dads Matter" - Guterman NB, Bellamy JL, Banman A.
Despite mounting evidence on the importance of fathers in children's development, evidence-based perinatal home visitation programs have largely overlooked fathers in the design and delivery of services. This paper describes the design, development, and pi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

“Ambition & Action ” Needed to End Open Defecation
Women village councilors in Penakota, a village in southeast India, go out into a field to relieve themselves, as there are no toilets in their workplace. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2017 (IPS)What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. Without access to a toilet many are forced to defecate in the open, significantly increasing the changes of spreading diseases.The sixth Sustainable Development Goal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Global Health Is a Cause We Can All Get Behind
November 27, 2017None of us can afford to ignore the plights of other countries.“What is IntraHealth anyway?”A woman asked this as she approached our booth at aState Employees Combined Campaign event this year, where people who want to donate to good causes can connect to the organizations behind them. At first, I was glad she asked.“IntraHealth International is a nonprofit based in Chapel Hill and our focus is on health workers,” I said. “We believe—”“Health workers in America?”“No,” I said, “our work is primarily international. We currently work in 3...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news