A Mysterious Company Claims to Sell Sneeze-Filled Tissues for $80. Is It Real?
The package appeared one day, unbidden, on the desk of a TIME writer. Inside was a slick white box that housed a petri dish sealed with gold tape. In the dish was a crumpled tissue—and inside the tissue were, allegedly, the germs of a sick person who had sneezed into it. Vaev Tissue, the only product of a new startup based in Los Angeles, costs $79.99, according to the company’s website. Its sole purpose is to give the user a cold virus. “We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” read the note that came with the product, written by the founder of the comp...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

What ’ s So ‘ Indecent ’ About Female Pleasure?
A consumer technology innovation award was revoked from a company that makes a hands-free sex toy. The reason, some believe, is that the product is made for women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: VALERIYA SAFRONOVA Tags: Women and Girls International Consumer Electronics Show Sex Robots and Robotics Source Type: news

Trends in Receipt of Contraceptive Services: Young Women in the U.S., 2002 –2015
Conclusions Private providers now provide the bulk of contraceptive services to adolescent girls and young women, with reduced reliance on publicly funded clinics. Supporting private practices in providing confidential and comprehensive family planning services must be a priority. Publicly funded clinics remain an important safety-net provider of contraceptive care for adolescent girls and young women. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents
Odds of being undiagnosed higher for girls, Asian - Americans versus white non - Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Call for more research on role of midwives in humanitarian crises
More must be done to enable midwives to deliver  sexual and reproductive healthcare “to their full potential” to vulnerable women and girls caught up in humanitarian disasters, according to new research. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives
By Ruchika Tulshyan, Contributor, The OptimistJanuary 17, 2019Fatimata Sy  talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.When it launched in 2011, theOuagadougou Partnership set an audacious goal for 2020: Increase the number of women using modern contraceptives by at least 2.2 million in nine francophone West African countries.Historically, not many women in the region used contraceptives because of socio-cultural factors and infrastructure challenges. But members of the Partnership were determined to prove that with the right approach, family pla...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S.-Based Liberian Surgeon Arrives to Help 'Underprivileged' Girls
[Observer] Dr. Grace Dinkins, a Liberian surgeon is in the country to contribute her quota. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Contextualizing pubertal development: the combination of sexual partners' age and girls' pubertal development confers risk for externalizing but not internalizing symptoms among girls in therapeutic day schools - Javdani S, Sadeh N, White HI, Emerson E, Houck C, Brown LK, Donenberg GR.
OBJECTIVE: Early pubertal development is associated with negative health and mental health outcomes. Research on the influence of puberty on mental health underscores a need to examine the interplay between puberty and exposure to environmental risk. This ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby hears sister's voice for first time and can't stop laughing
Adorable baby girl can't hide her happiness at hearing her sister's voice clearly for the first time after getting fitted with hearing aids. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Doctors say girl, four, with rare form of albinism will eventually need life-saving lung transplant
Zerina Nelson, four, of Mesa, Arizona, was diagnosed with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by albinism and vision considered legally blind (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of psychological distress among 13-14  year old adolescent girls in North Karnataka, South India: a cross-sectional study - Beattie TS, Prakash R, Mazzuca A, Kelly L, Javalkar P, Raghavendra T, Ramanaik S, Collumbien M, Moses S, Heise L, Isac S, Watts C.
BACKGROUND: Mental health disorders among adolescents have emerged as a major public health issue in many low and middle-income countries, including India. There is a paucity of research on the determinants of psychological distress, particularly among the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Variables associated with the practice of bullying in a national sample of students - Oliveira WA, Silva JL, Braga IF, Mello FCM, Prado RR, Silva MAI, Malta DC.
OBJECTIVE: Analyze comparatively data on the practice of school bullying among boys and girls, considering associations between sociodemographic variables, family context, health and risk behaviors. METHODS: A total of 102... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trilobites: In an Ancient Nun ’ s Teeth, Blue Paint — and Clues to Medieval Life
A rare blue pigment, discovered in the fossilized plaque of a German nun, hints at a broader role for women in the production of religious texts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Women and Girls Middle Ages (Historical Period) Archaeology and Anthropology Books and Literature Nuns Ohio State University Science Advances (Journal) Germany Source Type: news

Concerns over UK young adults ’ readiness for first sex
Study reveals huge gaps in consent, autonomy, contraceptive use, and readiness Related items fromOnMedica Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men Push for opportunistic screening for STIs Social media could help to cut STIs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gas Explosion Kills One Person in Russian Apartment
MOSCOW (AP) — A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. The blast on the top floor ripped through the nine-story building in the city of Shakhty, not far from the Ukrainian border, before dawn. One woman was killed and two people have been hospitalized, Rostov region governor Vasily Golubev said on state-owned Russian television. He said four people who are believed to live in the building are unaccounted-for, though it is unclear whether they were there at the time of the blast. Footage from the site showed ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

Take a Number: You ’ re Not Getting Much Taller, America. But You Are Getting Bigger.
New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weight Height (Stature) Blacks Women and Girls Hispanic-Americans Mexican-Americans National Center for Health Statistics Ogden, Cynthia L Source Type: news

NHS hospital launches the UK's first ovary-freezing fertility service
The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London, will now offer women and girls with cancer the chance to freeze an ovary to avoid being left unable to have children after chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents charged after 3-year-old girl with 17-pound tumor dies
The parents of an Oklahoma girl, 3, who died from cancer with a 17-pound tumor are accused of failing to provide medical care (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some help, more needed for Florida girl with rare blood type
A New York woman with a rare blood type is donating two units to help a save 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Devon girl's nightly stomach aches turn out to be rare cancer
Cayla Jones, from Cullompton in Devon, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last summer and has needed intensive chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy to try and tackle it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four-year-old girl's nightly stomach aches turn out to be rare cancer
Cayla Jones, from Cullompton in Devon, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last summer and has needed intensive chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy to try and tackle it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altered social trajectories and risks of violence among young Syrian women seeking refuge in Turkey: a qualitative study - Wringe A, Yankah E, Parks T, Mohamed O, Saleh M, Speed O, H émono R, Relyea B, Ibrahim M, Sandhu JS, Scott J.
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence regarding the ways in which displacement disrupts social norms, expectations and trajectories for adolescent girls and young women and the resulting impacts on their risks of violence. This knowledge gap is especially ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

In her words: R. Kelly: Why So Many Ignored the Warning Signs
The R&B star has enjoyed fame despite decades of claims that he ’ s abused teenage girls. Why? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Kelly, R Aaliyah Surviving R Kelly (TV Program) Blacks Women and Girls #MeToo Movement Sex Crimes Child Pornography Lifetime Television Source Type: news

In her words: R. Kelly: Why So Many Overlooked the Warning Signs
The R&B star has enjoyed fame despite decades of claims that he ’ s abused teenage girls. Why? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Kelly, R Aaliyah Surviving R Kelly (TV Program) Blacks Women and Girls #MeToo Movement Sex Crimes Child Pornography Lifetime Television Source Type: news

Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest
Attorney general backs new look at whether air pollution was to blame for nine-year-old girl's death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Health Ministry Rescues Girls From Cervical Cancer
[Malawi News Agency] Ministry of Health and Population through Balaka District Hospital has rolled out a cervical cancer vaccine campaign with an aim of protecting girls from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Nutritional Needs for Your Your Teen
-- Teens typically have a significant increase in appetite around the age of 10 in girls and 12 in boys, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. During adolescence, boys require an average of 2,800 calories per day and girls an average of 2,200... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood body composition may help determine future lung health
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Boys and girls with more muscle mass in childhood and adolescence have higher lung function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trilobites: In an Ancient Nun ’ s Teeth, Blue Paint — and Clues to Medieval Publishing
A rare blue pigment, discovered in the fossilized plaque of a German nun, hints at a broader role for women in the production of religious texts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Women and Girls Middle Ages (Historical Period) Archaeology and Anthropology Books and Literature Nuns Ohio State University Science Advances (Journal) Germany Source Type: news

Same media that went ballistic over migrant child dying at the border says NOTHING about American children killed by vaccines
(Natural News) The mainstream media has been having a heyday trying to paint President Donald Trump as a ruthless tyrant over the tragic death of a seven-year-old migrant girl who reportedly died of dehydration and shock while in Border Patrol custody. But where has this same mainstream media been in bringing to light the untold... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl is born with a tiny 'bruise' on her forehead that turned into a pomegranate-sized BIRTHMARK
Chloe Lambert, now nine, underwent a trial treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London as a baby. This required she take a blood-pressure drug that cut off her birthmark's blood supply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banished from home for menstrual cycle, mother and two children die in Nepali hut
A Nepali mother and her two children were found dead Wednesday morning, after being exiled from their family home as part of a criminalized practice where women and girls are made to sleep alone during their menstrual cycle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Communist Chinese government may EXECUTE genetic engineering scientist who created GMO human babies
(Natural News) A Chinese biophysics researcher who gene-edited babies is under armed guard and is now facing the death penalty, according to reports. In November, Dr. Jiankui He announced that he had used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique to alter embryonic genes in twin girls to protect them from being infected by HIV, a virus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Culture's Impact On Menstrual Health
[Daily News] Despite grappling with poverty that reduces their access to quality education, girls from Geita District in Tanzania are disheartened by social taboos that haunt their educational development and expose them to menstrual health problems. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

You Asked: When to Start With a Gynecologist?
Cervical cancer screening starts at age 21. But there are reasons to start seeing a gynecologist earlier. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER Tags: Menstruation Tests (Medical) Preventive Medicine Women and Girls Cervical Cancer Source Type: news

Fawning Over'Fiji Water Girl' Ignores The Evils Of Bottled Water
We laughed at the memes, but we missed an opportunity to talk about something more important. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Skin Patches Don ’ t Raise Risk for Blood Clots
Oral H.R.T. increases the risk for blood clots, but transdermal hormone replacement doesn ’ t, a large analysis found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Estrogen Hormones Blood Clots Skin Women and Girls Source Type: news

Trilobites: A Woman ’ s Work Was Sometimes Blue
A rare blue pigment, discovered on the teeth of a Medieval nun, suggests that women of that time were more involved than thought in producing religious texts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEPH YIN Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Women and Girls Middle Ages (Historical Period) Archaeology and Anthropology Books and Literature Nuns Ohio State University Science Advances (Journal) Germany Source Type: news

Namibia: Juvenile Papilloma Virus Confines Brave Girl to Wheelchair
[New Era] Walvis Bay -Eight-year-old Natrovinha Davids from Kuisebmond in Walvis Bay is a bright, optimistic young girl who dreams of becoming a successful medical doctor one day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Epileptic girl's father pays £1,000 for a month's supply of medical cannabis amid NHS delay
Jorja Emerson, from Dundonald in County Down, Northern Ireland, was first prescribed medical cannabis in November but NHS delays have driven her father to buy it privately. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal stress leads to overweight in children
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) As part of the LiNA mother-child study coordinated by the UFZ, researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. According to the study recently published in the BMC Public Health specialist magazine, researchers from the UFZ, the University of Bristol and the Berlin Institute of Health found this to have long-lasting effects on girls' weight development in particular. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anorexic girl 'would rather die than eat', inquest hears
Anorexic teenager Ellie Long took her own life after being "failed by everyone", an inquest hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Her words: 5 Reproductive Health Issues We Should Be Talking About
We asked readers which health topics they felt needed to be discussed openly, and got answers from an obstetrician-gynecologist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Women and Girls Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Menopause Incontinence Menstruation Vagina Uterus Pregnancy and Childbirth Gunter, Jennifer (1966- ) Source Type: news

Skeletons Mature Earlier Now, Affecting Orthopedic Treatments
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Scientists say children's skeletons are maturing sooner than they did early in the 20th century, and this could affect the timing of certain orthopedic treatments. Girls are reaching full skeletal maturity nearly 10 months... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In VR boys learn best when the teacher is a drone -- girls lean better from virtual Marie
(University of Copenhagen) The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching when they are taught by a young, female researcher-type named Marie. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family of Five Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said. The southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family's sport utility vehicle at 2:30 a.m. in Lexington. The SUV caught fire and all five occupants of that vehicle died, along with the pickup's driver, Lexington police said in a statement. The family from Northville, Michigan, was returning from a vacation in Florida, the Fayette County coroner's office said. Witness Kenneth D...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Family of Five Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said. The southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family's sport utility vehicle at 2:30 a.m. in Lexington. The SUV caught fire and all five occupants of that vehicle died, along with the pickup's driver, Lexington police said in a statement. The family from Northville, Michigan, was returning from a vacation in Florida, the Fayette County coroner's office said. Witness Kenneth D...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Family of a cancer-stricken girl have sparked up a friendship with the 'angel' who saved her life
Skylah Ballentine-Brain, now eight, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at less than one-year-old, while her family were living in Cape Town. She was forced to endure chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Nods to Alternative FGM, Saves 3,000 Girls From the Cut
[Daily News] MINISTRY of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has welcomed alternative rite of passage that has saved nearly 3,000 girls from undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Mara Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news