Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Fever and a Stiff Neck
A 4-year-old girl is seen in the ED for low-grade fevers x2 weeks, headaches, neck stiffness. Lumbar puncture is recommended. Do you agree? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Source Type: news

Girl surprised by Drake in hospital talks about her heart transplant
The 11-year-old got Drake's attention by doing the "Kiki challenge" while she waited for a heart transplant – now she's sharing an update on her condition (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Americans Are Dying From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Killing So Many Young Americans That the Country ’s Average Lifespan Is Falling
Young Americans are dying in rising numbers because of drugs, alcohol and suicide, according to new federal data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) issued its annual comprehensive health and mortality report, which analyzes trends in death rates by cause and demographic. Drugs, alcohol and suicide, the report says, have contributed to the first drops in U.S. life expectancy since 1993. While U.S. life expectancy rose from 77.8 to 78.6 years between 2006 and 2016, the trend reversed during the end of the decade, leading to a 0.3-year decline between 2014 and ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Periods 'keeping girls out of school'
Some 350,000 girls say they have missed school at some point because of being on their period, research from YouGov suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading by 4th Grade
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals. Australian researchers found this gender achievement gap appears in standardized tests and worsens over time. " The common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading by 4th Grade
Title: Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading by 4th GradeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

American girls read and write better than boys
(American Psychological Association) As early as the fourth grade, girls perform better than boys on standardized tests in reading and writing, and as they get older that achievement gap widens even more, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girl who met Drake speaks out after heart transplant: 'I felt more alive'
Sofia Sanchez was visited in the hospital by Drake after her "Kiki Challenge" video went viral. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Four little girls who beat cancer pose for touching photo
If it didn't say 'SURVIVOR' on their t-shirts, you would be hard-pushed to guess that McKinley, Chloe, Ava and Lauren, of Florida, all endured and defeated something few of their peers have faced: cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trauma and perceived social rejection among Yazidi women and girls who survived enslavement and genocide - Ibrahim H, Ertl V, Catani C, Ismail AA, Neuner F.
BACKGROUND: In August 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist organization, attacked the Yazidi's ancestral homeland in northwestern Iraq. Among other atrocities, they abducted thousands of women and girls and traded many of them into... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Premature brains develop differently in boys and girls
(Springer) Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. This is according to a study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. Lead authors Amanda Benavides and Peg Nopoulos of the University of Iowa in the US used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as part of an ongoing study on premature babies to examine how the brains of baby boys and girls changed and developed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Explained: The rare genetic disorder that gives this little girl big beautiful eyes
Mehlani Martinez, nearly two, has Axenfeld-Gieger syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes under-developed irises. Her eyes are almost entirely pupil, so she looks like a Disney princess. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions
on girls as young as 10 months old (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Parents-to-be should be BANNED from finding out their baby's gender in tests after just 9 weeks
British politicians say parents should not be told the sex of their baby in the early stages of pregnancy because some cultures, particularly from Asia, prefer having boys so may terminate baby girls. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Never Did Hard Drugs
“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” – Kurt Cobain I grew up in a close-knit, fairly religious family where children were seen and not heard, where mealtime meant everyone sat down together and exchanged pleasantries while enjoying the prepared-at-home repasts, complete with dessert. There was no distraction, either from television or radio, and the telephone ringing was a rare occurrence, quickly dispatched once the caller learned we were eating. In fact, nothing was so urgent back then. It was, indeed, a peacefu...
Source: Psych Central - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Alcoholism Drug Abuse Opioid Addiction Source Type: news

Parents-to-be should be BANNED from finding out their baby's gender in tests after just 9 weeks
British politicians say parents should not be told the sex of their baby in the early stages of pregnancy because some cultures, particularly from Asia, prefer having boys so may terminate baby girls. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huge rise in girls changing sex
A DRAMATIC rise has been seen in the number of girls asking for a sex change to become boys. Requests for female to male gender reassignment have increased by 4,000 per cent in the pa (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Call to ban early baby gender tests
The party fears the eight-week blood test, available privately, may lead to selective abortions of girls. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call to ban early baby sex tests
The party fears the eight-week blood test, available privately, may lead to selective abortions of girls. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High rates of sexual violence by both intimate and non-intimate partners experienced by adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and Zambia: findings around violence and other negative health outcomes - Mathur S, Okal J, Musheke M, Pilgrim N, Kishor Patel S, Bhattacharya R, Jani N, Matheka J, Banda L, Mulenga D, Pulerwitz J.
BACKGROUND: While links between intimate-partner violence (IPV) and HIV risk have been established, less is known about violence perpetrated by people other than intimate partners. In addition, much of the research on IPV has been conducted with adults, wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Thousands of autistic girls and women 'going undiagnosed' due to gender bias
Number of girls and women with the condition in UK may be vastly underestimated, leading neuroscientist saysHundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed as a “male condition”, according to one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists.Prof Francesca Happ é, director of the Social, Genetic& Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King ’s College London, warned that the failure to recognise autism in girls and women was taking a stark toll on their mental health.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Autism Society Psychiatry Gender Science UK news Source Type: news

Gender Letter: Serena ’ s Not Alone. Women Are Penalized for Anger at Work, Especially Black Women.
The debacle at the U.S. Open was a microcosm, in so many ways, of what women face at work daily. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Williams, Serena Ramos, Carlos (Umpire) United States Open (Tennis) #MeToo Movement Women and Girls GenderAds Anger (Emotion) Blacks Discrimination Race and Ethnicity Source Type: news

'My girl's meningitis was diagnosed as ear infection'
A charity warns the NHS must be more vigilant over deadly meningitis and sepsis cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser Treatment Improves Burn Scars of & quot;Napalm Girl & quot; Laser Treatment Improves Burn Scars of & quot;Napalm Girl & quot;
More than four decades after sustaining extensive napalm burns, the Vietnamese woman who became known as"Napalm Girl" experienced significant improvement in her pain and burn scars with laser treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Africa:Countries Urged to Toughen Laws On Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Millions of girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because their governments are failing to enforce laws banning the internationally condemned practice, campaigners said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gender Letter: Serena ’ s Not Alone. Women Are Punished for Anger at Work, Especially Black Women.
The debacle at the U.S. Open was a microcosm, in so many ways, of what women face at work daily. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Williams, Serena Ramos, Carlos (Umpire) United States Open (Tennis) #MeToo Movement Women and Girls GenderAds Anger (Emotion) Blacks Discrimination Race and Ethnicity Source Type: news

Rites of Passage: The Abortion I Almost Forgot
When I found out I was pregnant at age 24, there was no decision to make. But even if it felt inconsequential at the time, I don ’ t take for granted that I had a choice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARISA MELTZER Tags: Planned Parenthood Federation of America Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Women and Girls Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Health medicine Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:MP Dismisses Paedophile and HIV Rumours
[The Herald] Norton Member of Parliament Temba Mliswa has dismissed social media stories projecting him as a paedophile who targets underage girls saying the claims have no basis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Laser treatment performed more than 4 decades after napalm burns: healing the scars of the "napalm girl" - Waibel JS, Phuc Phan Thi K, Hoenig LJ.
On June 8, 1972, a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl, then named Kim Phuc, now a coauthor of this article (K.P.P.T.), was severely burned during a napalm attack carried out by South Vietnamese airplanes during the Vietnam War. A dramatic photograph of this inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Parents warned as teenage girls use paracetamol, booze and prescription pills to poison themselves
Researchers at the University of Nottingham studied patient records from between 1998 and 2014 and found a fivefold increase in opioid poisonings in teenagers and young adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?
In south west coastal Satkhira, Bangladesh as salinity has spread to freshwater sources, a private water seller fills his 20-litre cans with public water supply to sell in islands where poor families spend 300 Bangladesh Taka every month to buy drinking and cooking water alone. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPSBy Manipadma JenaSTOCKHOLM, Sep 11 2018 (IPS)Growing economies are thirsty economies. And water scarcity has become “the new normal” in many parts of the world, according to Torgyn Holmgren, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).As climate change converges with rapid economic a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manipadma Jena Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Europe Featured Gender Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Stockholm International Water Instit Source Type: news

Vietnamese girl started sweating blood while studying for exams
The girl, from Vietnam, started to show symptoms of hematidrosis while preparing for her exams a few months ago. She was first diagnosed with a skin infection and given a course of drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brits unhealthy habits mean baby girls are ranked 18 out of 28 for life expectancy among EU nations
Unhealthy  lifestyles mean British women now have some of the lowest life expectancies in Europe, a report found. League tables show British women have an average life expectancy of 83 (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I battled for Britain, now please help me save my little girl's life
Anupreet ‘Anu’ Amole, from West London, needs to raise more than £100,000 for a vital operation which could save his daughter, Daya, from cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ebola outbreak hits women and girls hardest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
MANGINA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – On 1 August, just one week after the World Health Organization declared an end to the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the tenth struck.  “We had two sick people in the centre – a man and a youth – who died of unknown causes,” recalled Sister Yvette Kanyere, manager of the Mangina Reference Health Centre. “They were bleeding everywhere and we did not know what had happened [to them].” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Non-fatal intoxication with a high dose of citalopram in a suicidal 14-year-old girl - Weigl J, Vloet T, Egberts K, Briegel W, Kratz J, Romanos M, Gerlach M.
The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like citalopram in the clinical treatment of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents has become increasingly common, although application is mostly off-label. The increasing number of presc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Indianapolis Firefighters Help Woman Give Birth While Fighting Fire Next Door
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana firefighters and medics dealt with the usual duties on an early weekend morning by battling a house fire and delivering several residents to the hospital. Then came something more unexpected: the delivery of a neighboring baby. Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Rita Reith says firefighters brought the two-story house fire under control early Saturday and medics took four people to the hospital, including a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl. All are in good condition. As they fought the fire, they heard yelling next door: It was the mother of a 21-year-old woman, saying her daughter...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Indianapolis Firefighters Help Woman Give Birth While Fighting Fire Next Door
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana firefighters and medics dealt with the usual duties on an early weekend morning by battling a house fire and delivering several residents to the hospital. Then came something more unexpected: the delivery of a neighboring baby. Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Rita Reith says firefighters brought the two-story house fire under control early Saturday and medics took four people to the hospital, including a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl. All are in good condition. As they fought the fire, they heard yelling next door: It was the mother of a 21-year-old woman, saying her daughter...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Living with mutilation: a qualitative study on the consequences of female genital mutilation in women's health and the healthcare system in Spain - Pastor-Bravo MDM, Almansa-Mart ínez P, Jiménez-Ruiz I.
INTRODUCTION: Female genital mutilation is a health and human rights issue which extends to western countries. It is estimated that there are some seventeen thousand women and girls living in Spain who have either been mutilated or are at risk of being so.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

'Jane the Virgin' star wants to talk about your period
One in five American girls miss school each month due to the lack of access of period products during their menstruation. Gina Rodriguez wants to change that. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

AHA:'Gronk Girl' Tackles Her Second Heart Transplant in 5 Years
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Now that she's on her third heart, Lauren Meizo knows a good deal about how to live for months in a hospital room, about how her internal organs work together, about how to be patient and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Senegal ’s New Roadmap for a Gender Transformative Human Resource Management Policy
September 07, 2018The country is taking steps to change the working lives of health workers —particularly women. Female health workers in Senegal not only juggle full-time jobs during the day and work a “second shift” when the get home at night, but they are often deployed to health posts far from home. This can exacerbate interpersonal and family conflict, including with their spouses. It can also create delays and bottlenecks in the services they provide to their clients.The Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (MSAS) recognized the need to be more responsive to these and other issues of g...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez wants to talk about your period
One in five American girls miss school each month due to the lack of access of period products during their menstruation. Gina Rodriguez wants to change that. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Gina Rodriguez wants to talk about your period
1 in 5 American girls miss school each month due to lack of period protection and Gina Rodriguez is out to change that. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news