Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Suicide Attempts Among Persons Aged 12-25 Years Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, January 2019-May 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department (ED) visits for suspected suicide attempts increased among adolescents aged 12-17 years, especially girls. During February-March 2021, suspected suicide attempt ED visits were 51% higher among girls aged 12-17 years than during 2019; among boys aged 12-17 years, suspected suicide attempt ED visits increased 4%. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 17, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Adolescent Health Coronavirus [CoV] Data & Statistics Diseases Conditions Emergency Department Use Emergency Department Visits MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Suicide COVID-19 Source Type: news

As Teen Suicide Attempts Soar, Experts Urge More Than Screening As Teen Suicide Attempts Soar, Experts Urge More Than Screening
Delegates call on the AMA to partner with state and federal entities to build a comprehensive approach and provide access to care for children in crisis. Suicide attempts among young girls are up 51%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Switching the Levers of Change - Restoring the Decisions of Women and Girls Over Their Bodies and Future
[UNFPA] BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Lisa* was orphaned as a child and raised by her sister and brother-in-law. Growing up in Bukavu, a small town in South Kivu, the threat of violence, conflict and widespread sexual violence was never far away. "The safest place for me was home," she told UNFPA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Central Sahel: Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education
Yasmine SherifBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jun 16 2021 (IPS) The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world’s poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa’s Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other climate change-induced disasters are triggering conflicts, displacement, and pushing girls and boys into the shadows. As world leaders come together to celebrate Africa Climate Week, in the lead up to this year’s climate talks in the UK, they must look at education – especially education for girls – as a co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

ED Visits for Youth Suicide Attempts Began Increasing in May 2020
Suspected suicide attempt ED visits were 50.6 percent higher among girls aged 12 to 17 years for Feb. 21 to March 20, 2021, versus 2019 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Family History Doubles Asthma Risk for Preschoolers
Rates for boys decline with age but stay steady among girls; rates higher among Black versus non - Hispanic White children during preschool years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

4 dead, 4 wounded in mass shooting on Chicago's Southside
A 2-year-old girl who was taken from the scene after the incident appears unhurt, police said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child learners of parents in employment sojourn: their lived experiences in separation - Jaure R, Makura AH.
This study explored the lived experiences of adolescent learners of work sojourn parents. We interviewed six left-behind Zimbabwean learners (three boys and three girls; age range = 15 to 18 years) about their lived experiences with parental absence due to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is the COVID-19 pandemic a risk factor for suicide attempts in adolescent girls? - Gracia R, Pamias M, Mortier P, Alonso J, Perez V, Palao D.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic might increase suicide behaviors. However, results are still limited and inconclusive, especially in adolescents. METHODS: To provide a preliminary evidence of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicide attemp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NHS England sends letter to women and girls taking sodium valproate
NHS England has sent a letter to women and girls aged 12-55 years of age who are currently prescribed sodium valproate. Itcontains important reminders of safety considerations, including around contra (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A Man Shot To Death In South Carolina Was Awaiting Trial For A Boat Crash That Killed A Teenage Girl
Police in South Carolina on Monday said they know "everyone has questions and rumors are abundant." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl Scouts Have Millions Of Unsold Cookies
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LET's CONNECT: community mentorship program for adolescents with peer social problems: a randomized intervention trial - King CA, Gipson PY, Arango A, Lernihan D, Clark M, Ewell Foster C, Caldwell C, Ghaziuddin N, Stone D.
This study examined the effectiveness of LET's CONNECT (LC), a community mentorship program based on the positive youth development model. Participants were 218 youth (66.5% girls), ages 12 to 15, who reported peer victimization, bullying perpetration, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psycho-pathological profile of the author of sexual assaults on prepubescent girls in Conakry - Diallo AM, Conde N, Konate G, Keita MM, Yabouaffo Koffi AFD, Camara AK, Leno EK, Camara AB, Bah H.
The objective of this work was to study the forensic and psyc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

For Women in Their 40s, High Blood Pressure May Carry Special Risks
Women, but not men, with even mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s were at increased risk for later heart disease and early death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Women and Girls Blood Pressure Heart Hypertension Cholesterol Men and Boys Smoking and Tobacco Diabetes Source Type: news

WET conference stresses the importance of health and safety
Health and safety “might not grab the headlines … but that work is vital”. Opening the weekend’s virtual conference for UNISON’s water, environment and transport service group (WET), Ruth Davies (pictured above), the chair of the service group executive, paid tribute to the members who have helped keep the country going in the pandemic. The virus has had a “devastating impact”, she noted. It has been like “nothing we’ve experienced before, and safety has had to be paramount”. But Ms Davies said that it was a “demonstration of the strength of our union and o...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 Special WET Conference Source Type: news

Kristen Welker, John Hughes welcome baby girl with surrogate
The couple announced on TODAY in April that they were expanding their family through surrogacy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartwarming moment one-year-old girl walks on her new prosthetic limb the first time
Parents Charlotte and James Dodding, both 27, from Blackpool, made the difficult decision to have Willow's foot amputated after she was diagnosed with fibular hemimelia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[India] Child-protection officials say distress calls from minor girls seeking rescue from forced marriages have doubled
Child-protection officials say distress calls from minor girls seeking rescue from forced marriages have doubled (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milton Keynes girl, 6, cheered by classmates on first 100m walk
Bea's mum calls it a "massive achievement," after two heart operations due to a rare disorder. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Rise in Suicide Attempts by U.S. Teen Girls During Pandemic
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls
New data suggest more severe pandemic distress among adolescent girls, reinforcing the need for increased attention and prevention for this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

‘I Want to Uplift My Community.’ Sad Girls Club Founder Elyse Fox on Destigmatizing Mental Health Care for Women of Color
Elyse Fox is on a mission. The founder of Sad Girls Club, a non-profit organization working to support and destigmatize mental health care for women of color, Fox is working to combat the mental health crisis plaguing Black Americans—one Instagram post at a time. With an artfully curated aesthetic and over 250,000 followers, Sad Girls Club has quickly become a popular resource for those seeking to engage with wellness content on Instagram. “I just wanted to create a space where we can see each other, hear each other, and provide resources that are accessible,” Fox told TIME as part of a TIME100 Talks vide...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenna Caldwell Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Mental Health Source Type: news

Big Rise in Suicide Attempts by U.S. Teen Girls During Pandemic
FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 -- The suicide attempt rate has leapt by as much as half among teenage girls during the coronavirus pandemic, a new government study shows. Emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts among girls between the ages of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ER visits for suicide attempts among US teen girls increased 51% this year compared to 2019
Teen girls largely drove the increase in the average number of ER visits for suicide attempts with a 26.2% rise in summer 2020 and 50.6% spike in winter 2021, a new CDC report finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesotho: Optimized Treatment for Children in Lesotho
[E.G. Pediatric Aids Foundation] Optimized Arv Saves the Life of a 2-Year Old Girl (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HPV vaccine has a significant impact even if all girls and boys are not vaccinated
(Tampere University) Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines applied in national vaccination programs protect against most cancers associated with oncogenic, high-risk (hr) HPV types. Two recent studies demonstrate the impact of gender-neutral HPV vaccination in the overall protection against hrHPV infections already with low vaccination coverage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Menstrual Cups in Museums? It ’s Time.
Objects designed for birth, fertility and parenthood have long been neglected by institutions. A new book and exhibition series aims to change that. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melena Ryzik Tags: Art Museums Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Breastfeeding Menstruation Design Mutter Museum Source Type: news

19 Tweets About The "Gossip Girl" Reboot That Are Almost As Iconic As "Super Rich Kids" By Frank Ocean
"Too many white lies and white lines..." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: First Lady Clar Weah Launches Menstrual Personal Hygiene Initiative to Support Adolescent Girls Combat Stigma, Negative Vices
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- First lady Clar Duncan Weah was on Wednesday joined by her husband, President George Weah and top government officials to launch her 'She's You Personal Hygiene Initiative' in support of women and adolescent girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Investing in Lives & Livelihoods of India ’s Women Crucial to Nation’s Full Recovery
Participants in UN Women India’s Second Chance Educational and Vocational Learning Programme. Credit: UN WomenBy Susan FergusonNEW DELHI, India, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) Thousands of Indians have been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Not only those suffering from the disease, but also those who care for them. Just as with the first wave and as with countless disasters before them, women have taken on the heavy burden of caring for the sick and finding ways to meet their family’s basic needs. The combination of illness, unpaid care, economic slowdown, lack of access to financing for female entrepreneurs, and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Susan Ferguson Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

The Official Trailer For The "Gossip Girl" Reboot Is Here And I'm So Excited
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[VIDEO] 'Gossip Girl' Reboot Trailer
Gossip Girl has found itself a new Jenny Humphrey type in the first trailer for HBO Max’s upcoming reboot of the iconic teen soap, which... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nations Pledge to Tackle Inequalities as part of New Targets to end HIV/AIDS by 2030
UN officials say they are worried that the achievements in the HIV/AIDS response are uneven and the most vulnerable are at highest risk. They say the new targets are urgently needed. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2021 (IPS) World leaders, those on the frontlines of the AIDS response, civil society, academics and youth have agreed that there is no way to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 without tackling persistent inequalities among marginalised groups. The leaders on Tuesday adopted a new set of targets to end the epidemic. Called the Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026, it builds ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Population TerraViva United Nations HIV Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Source Type: news

Kenya: Bomet School's Teaching Model Embraces Needs of Locals
[Nation] Saseta Girls High School in Bomet County has embraced a teaching and training model that reaches out beyond its classrooms and perimeter wall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dating violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment victimization among girls on an Indian reservation: an examination of rates and risk and protective factors - Edwards KM, Siller L, Leader Charge D, Bordeaux S, Leader Charge L.
We documented the scope and correlates of past 6-month victimization among middle and high school girls on an Indian Reservation. Participants were 102 Native American girls in Grades 6-12. Rates of all forms of past 6-month victimization were higher for h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dialogic feminist gathering and the prevention of gender violence in girls with intellectual disabilities - de Mello RR, Soler-Gallart M, Braga FM, Natividad-Sancho L.
Adolescent gender-based violence prevention and sexuality education is a topic of current concern given the increasing numbers of violence directed at girls. International organizations indicate that one in three girls aged 15 to 19 have experienced gender... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Do You Know If You Have ADHD as a Girl?
Title: How Do You Know If You Have ADHD as a Girl?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 6/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 9, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Helping women and girls claim their bodily autonomy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Lisa* was orphaned as a child and raised by her sister and brother-in-law. Growing up in Bukavu, a small town in South Kivu, the threats of violence conflict and widespread sexual violence were never far away. “The safest place for me was home,” she explained to UNFPA. But that changed when she reached adolescence. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Girl's Tragedy Has Parents Calling for Changes to Car Design
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 -- Jay-Fay Fraser was in the back seat of her father's sedan, heading home from feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving 2016, when another car rear-ended them on the highway. The driver's seat collapsed backward from the sudden... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Meghan and Harry ’s New Daughter Needs to Know About Being a Second-Born
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the new daughter of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, was born on Friday, June 4, weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs., 11 oz and, according to a statement issued by the parents, “both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.” So all good for the second child of two people who are arguably the most glamorous couple in the world, right? Well, maybe not. There’s that whole second child thing to deal with, and whether you’re glam or not, royal or not, rich or poor, boy or girl, globally famous or entirely anonymous, that ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Meghan and Harry ’s New Daughter Needs to Know About Being a Second-Born
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the new daughter of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, was born on Friday, June 4, weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs., 11 oz and, according to a statement issued by the parents, “both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.” So all good for the second child of two people who are arguably the most glamorous couple in the world, right? Well, maybe not. There’s that whole second child thing to deal with, and whether you’re glam or not, royal or not, rich or poor, boy or girl, globally famous or entirely anonymous, that ...
Source: TIME: Science - June 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Child marriage among Somali refugees in Ethiopia: a cross sectional survey of adolescent girls and adult women - Elnakib S, Hunersen K, Metzler J, Bekele H, Robinson WC.
This study sought to quantify child marriage among Somali adolescent girls residing in Kobe refu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences between adolescents with autism in emergency psychiatry - So P, Wierdsma AI, van Boeijen C, Vermeiren RR, Mulder NC.
Among adolescents seen for psychiatric emergency consultation, the percentage of adolescents with autism is increasing over the years. This applies even more to girls than to boys. We collected data of 1378 adolescents aged 12-18  years who were seen for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Home and neighborhood physical activity location availability among African American adolescent girls living in low-income, urban communities: associations with objectively measured physical activity - Pulling Kuhn A, Cockerham A, O'Reilly N, Bustad J, Miranda V, Loboda TV, Black MM, Hager ER.
Based on the ecological model of active living, the neighborhood environment may relate to individual physical activity (PA) behaviors. The purposes of this study were to (1) generate a replicable neighborhood-level physical activity location availability ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Kenya: Medical Student Putting a Smile On Maasai Girls' Faces
[Nation] Growing up in rural Maasailand, a young Leshan Kereto saw his female colleagues drop out of school as a result of teenage pregnancies and early marriages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Why We Need More Women in Power
This study by the Council on Foreign Relations states that “holding political office is just the first step to wielding political power, in many countries, institutional structures and political systems still limit women’s ability to influence policy. Being the first woman elected to a leadership position often means navigating previously male-dominated structures, which can translate into political caution rather than policy change. Regardless of outcome, as the number of women leaders increases, more women will likely be inspired to become politically engaged.” Looking into women’s participation ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Africa Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics Women's Health Source Type: news

Prince Harry and Meghan welcome baby girl
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meghan and Harry name baby girl after Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: 18-Year Old Girl 'Determined' to Tackle HIV-Related Stigma
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- It was at the age of ten (10) years when Salma Aboubakar learned of her HIV status, even as most of her life she had been sickly, frequenting health-care facilities for help. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news