A Man May Be Cleared of HIV for the Second Time in History. Here ’s What That Means
A man in London has become only the second person to achieve remission from HIV infection, researchers from the UK reported Tuesday. The therapy responsible has worked on only one other person who is considered to be “cured” of HIV: Timothy Ray Brown, who still does not show signs of the virus in his body after more than 10 years. Here’s what to know about the landmark case. How did it happen? In a letter published in the journal Nature, researchers led by Ravindra Gupta from the University of Cambridge London and Imperial College London and his colleagues say that they used a treatment similar to the one...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized HIV/AIDS Source Type: news

Break taboo around menstruation, act to end ‘disempowering’ discrimination, say UN experts
A group of seven United Nations rights experts issued a clarion call on Tuesday to break the taboo around menstrual health for women and girls that persists in many parts of the world and take concrete action to end “disempowering” discrimination. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parental rights being stamped out in Canada as LGBT mafia given free reign to seize, sterilize children under evil "trans" agenda
(Natural News) In a shocking affront to parental rights in Canada, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled that an underage, mentally-ill girl who decided that she wants to turn into a “boy” can legally receive testosterone injections as part of her “trans” conversion – even though her parents are vehemently opposed to this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Maternal Mortality
A new law to help states investigate deaths from childbirth complications is a start, but experts say what is really needed is reducing C-section rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY KUMLER KAPLAN Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Deaths (Fatalities) Caesarean Section Maternal Mortality Source Type: news

The girl who will never grow up because of rare genetic condition
Penny Stewart, from Blyth in Northumberland, was just two years old when she was robbed of her movement and speech. She was diagnosed with Rett syndrome after two years of tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Anny
My name is Anny Tenga Modi. I’m 37 and I have an 18-year old daughter. I became an orphan when I was 13. I run an organisation called AFIA MAMA. I’m a feminist activist campaigning for women and children’s rights, particularly regarding issues of leadership and participation. I’ve been living in Kinshasa for four years now. I came back to DRC from South Africa where I spent over 10 years as a refugee. I was my father’s princess. He was in politics. He died when I turned 13. It was one year before the genocide and two before the first so-called war of liberation. As an orphan, I was displa...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Namibia: USAID Provides N$240 Million for HIV Prevention
[Namibian] THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given N$240 million towards a programme that seeks to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why are BAME girls less likely to get the HPV jab?
The vaccine stops infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, which causes over 99% of cervical cancers (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV prevention trials set to expand
NHS England gives go-ahead for 11,000 more people for PrEP trials Related items fromOnMedica JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Offer all young gay men HPV jab, say experts Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

England to Offer Hospital Patients Free Sanitary Products
Women and girls will be offered free tampons and other sanitary products, officials said, calling the move “ a big step forward ” in the effort to end period poverty. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Menstruation Women and Girls Hospitals England National Health Service British Medical Assn Source Type: news

Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV): Jordan
Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Published: 3/2019. As a result of displacement, refugees experience a heightened risk of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), with women and girls disproportionately affected. Sexual harassment in public spaces is perceived by communities as being one of the major risks for refugee women and girls in Jordan. This two-page fact sheet provides information about how the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Jordan is working with its partners to mitigate risks of SGBV while providing timely assistance to survivors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens ’ Social Media Use Does Not Predict Later Depression
Rather, teen girls with more depression symptoms may use social media more (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Girls' sports being decimated by biological males claiming to be females... "transgenders" are CHEATERS
(Natural News) Far be it from us to tell anyone how to live but someone has to say it: There are only two genders in this world of ours, male and female, and it doesn’t matter how someone “identifies,” that biological fact is established and unalterable. Granted, modern medical technology may be able to ‘transform’... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad ’s girls-only classrooms
A teacher holds up a drawing of an adolescent girl who has just been caught unawares by her first menstruation cycle, while at school. She ’s addressing neat rows of young women sitting in class, in the town of Bol, in Chad. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two-year-old girl McKenna Shea Xydias diagnosed with ovarian cancer
McKenna 'Kenni' Shea Xydias, of Senoia, Georgia, was diagnosed with ovarian yolk sac tumor on February 15 after developing a 103F fever and a bloated belly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol or marijuana first? Correlates and associations with frequency of use at age 17 among black and white girls - Sartor CE, Hipwell AE, Chung T.
OBJECTIVE: Black youth are more likely than White youth to deviate from the typical sequence of initiating alcohol use before marijuana use. Although potentially informative for prevention efforts, sources of variation in the sequence of alcohol relative t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Rare new kind of twins: boy and girl are semi-identical
Doctors in Australia have identified twins apparently created from one egg and two sperm, a boy and a girl, the second time such twins have ever been reported. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Namibia: Strengthening Surveillance for Guinea Worm Disease in Northern Namibia
[WHO] A case of Guinea worm disease (GWD) was confirmed in Angola in June 2018. The case, an eight-year girl, hails from the Cunene Province in Angola, which borders Ohangwena and Omusati Regions in Namibia. In response, Angolan authorities, with WHO support, carried out further case searches in three southern provinces of the country, including Cunene. During the exercise, a suspected case was detected who, at the time of her illness, had travelled to Engela in Ohangwena Region for a wedding and was treated at (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Vaccinates Young Girls Against Cervical Cancer
[VOA] Malawi officials say the country has the world's highest rate of cervical cancer, but only two oncologists serving the nation of 17 million people. In an effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths, the government has rolled out a massive vaccine campaign against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time'
The boy and girl are identical on their mother's side but share only a proportion of their father's DNA. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors confirm new type of twin born from one egg and two sperm
(Reuters Health) - Doctors in Australia say they have identified a second case of twins apparently created from one egg and two sperm, a boy-girl combination in whom the mother's DNA is identical in both babies but the father's DNA varies in each twin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists stunned by discovery of 'semi-identical' twins
Boy and girl, now four, are only the second case of ‘sesquizygotic’ twins recordedA pair of twins have stunned researchers after it emerged that they are neither identical nor fraternal – but something in between.The team say the boy and girl, now four years old, are the second case of semi-identical twins ever recorded, and the first to be spotted while the mother was pregnant.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Reproduction Biology Health Science Children Source Type: news

China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
After the controversy of a Chinese scientist who was involved in editing the genomes of twin girls, the country puts forth tighter guidelines. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Study: Taking Prenatal Vitamins Early In Pregnancy Associated With Lower Autism Risk
(CNN) — Taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of developing autism in children who are at high risk for the disorder, according to a new study. Researchers followed 241 children whose older siblings had a diagnosis of autism and who therefore had an increased risk of being diagnosed with the disorder. The researchers evaluated the children’s development starting at 6 months through 3 years of age. At the same time, the moms were asked through phone interviews and mailed questionnaires about prenatal vitamin use. Approximately 1 in every 4 children enrolled ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Autism CNN Pregnancy Source Type: news

Girl, 6, beating the odds against incurable brain tumor a year after told she had 9 months to live 
Layla Evetts, six, of Burleson, Texas, was diagnosed with an inonperable brain tumor known as DIPG in February 2018. MRI scans shows it has shrunk by nearly half. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in eight US teenagers contemplates suicide, study finds
The one in five teenagers who are bullied are at over three times greater risk of considering suicide than others, and girls and LGBTQ students are the most at-risk, an Insurance Quotes study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics finds only 3% of girls got enough sleep and the proper amount of exercise, compared with 7% of boys. The researcher hopes it's a"wake-up call for parents."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

in her words: Taking Back ‘ Hysterical ’
Serena Williams ’ s new all-female Nike ad, “ Dream Crazier, ” hit on an issue almost as old as time: the “ hysterical ” woman. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Williams, Serena United States Women and Girls Women's Rights NIKE Inc Source Type: news

Joint INGOs Message – Yemen Pledging Conference, 26 February 2019
Since the escalation of conflict in Yemen almost four years ago, the humanitarian needs have increased drastically, with an estimated 24 million people or 80% of the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance in 2019. [1] This figure represents an increase of 2 million people or 10% in just12 months contributed to by an almost total collapse of Yemen’s economy, conflict across the country, violations of international law, as well as increased destruction of civilian infrastructure, notably schools and hospitals, and denial of access to basic services which in turns contribute to deaths by preventable ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Blood Donation by Teen Girls May Raise Anemia Risk
Title: Blood Donation by Teen Girls May Raise Anemia RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 26, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Binghamton University to establish Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls
(Binghamton University) A seven-figure gift from alumna and world-renowned psychologist Ellyn Uram Kaschak will help establish the Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood Donation by Teen Girls May Raise Anemia Risk
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Giving blood can be a way to help your community, but teenaged girls face special risks when donating, a new study shows. Specifically, they face a higher chance of developing iron deficiency and anemia, so they require... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Malawi: Over 230,000 Girls Get Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
[Malawi News Agency] Ministry of Health has said it has managed to vaccinate over 230,000 girls with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine since the campaign was rolled out in January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Multilevel control over sexuality of unmarried adolescent girls and related violence: a qualitative exploration in slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh - Naved RT, Khan NN.
High concerns about sexuality of unmarried adolescent girls (UAGs) in patriarchal societies and perceived links between sexuality and honor are likely to trigger controlling behavior and underlie a range of violence perpetrated against them. These concerns... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anal tear in a girl due to the penetration of a dog's penis. Unusual case report - Rodr íguez Almada H, García Maggi I, Rodríguez M, Stewart J.
We present the case of a six year and two months old girl who showed a large anal tear, attributed to the penetration of pet dog's penis. After several interviews with the child, as well as her parents, the paediatric psychiatrist assessed the account of e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Little girl, four, dies of flu leaving her family confused and heartbroken  
Four-year-old Puthiraskmey Sopheak and her family came to Boston from Cambodia just months ago. She fell suddenly ill and died of flu Saturday, a tragic start to her family's new life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Afghanistan, Women Step Up to Fill Need for Frontline Health Workers
By Mare Elston, Technical services manager, USAID Promote: Women in the Economy programFebruary 22, 2019Female clients often want care from female health workers, but they're in short supply.Communities across Afghanistan —especially the dispersed populations in rural areas—have long endured a lack of basic health services due to low numbers of trained health workers and chronic security issues. But this situation is improving.Today, a program to bolster women ’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s mainstream economy is also serving to fill high-priority needs in maternal and infant care, vaccination, skil...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement Human Resources Management Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Afghanistan Source Type: news

Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines
When it comes to the right amount of screen time, exercise, and sleep, research published this month in JAMA Pediatrics finds only 5% of teens are meeting guidelines, and girls are less likely to do so than boys. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brennan helps lead St. Elizabeth's cancer fight
Of all the patients Dr. Larry Brennan has cared for during 40 years of practicing medicine, the most memorable was a 17-year-old girl with leukemia. After saving her life, he was invited to her wedding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

WATCH: Watch the pure joy of a girl with cerebral palsy take some of her first steps
Birkley is walking like a champ! (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Girl, 10, dies in Ohio just one day after she was diagnosed with the flu and strep throat
Sable Paige Gibson, 10, from Mason, Ohio, was diagnosed with the flu and step throat on Tuesday. Later that day, she went into cardiac arrest. She was airlifted to a hospital but died on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese scientists who edited genes of twin girls altered their BRAINS too, experts say 
The controversial gene editing performed on a pair of twins in China when they were embryos may have unintentionally supercharged their brains, scientists suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says. This Could Be Why
Younger women are having more heart attacks, and accounted for nearly a third of all female heart attack patients in recent years, according to a recent study. The news compounds a string of recent findings that have pointed to poorer overall health for young American women. “Women now, compared to younger women generations before them, are less healthy,” says study co-author Melissa Caughey, a cardiovascular epidemiologist and instructor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. “It’s probably reflective of poorer health in general.” The study, which appeared in a sp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Dr. Tang discusses ADHD
Julian Tang, MDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health challenges in the United States. Approximately 8% of children between the ages of 6 to 17 yrs. old have been diagnosed with ADHD with boys being twice as likely as girls to have ADHD.Does my kid have ADHD?This is one of the most common questions we get from parents and caregivers and the answer is not that straightforward. Children already have a wide presentation of temperaments, levels of physical activity, and focus levels. The brain also continuously develops and matures over time which affects a child &rs...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What parents need to know about girls' stress and anxiety
As a mother of two young girls, one of the things I care about most is staying in tune with my daughters' day-to-day social interactions, worries and concerns. My daughters attend a school in New York City where social and emotional health is a top priority, and I've learned a lot about how feeling confident and secure on the inside is a prerequisite not only for happiness but for academic success. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: What to Do When a Doctor ’ s Visit Is the Cause of Pain?
Tips for dealing with pelvic pain during an OB-GYN exam. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER, M.D. Tags: Pelvis Women and Girls Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Anesthesia and Anesthetics Source Type: news

The clitoris is a gift, so why is there an ingrained fear of talking about it? | Lucy McCormick
If we want to make progress with FGM, we need to first tackle our outdated, misogynistic views on sexThefirst UK conviction for female genital mutilation (FGM) this month was a milestone in the fight for the basic human rights of women and girls. But one of the things that stands out from the news reports of that case is how oddly furtive they were about communicating the key facts – in particular their avoidance of the C-word: clitoris.In reporting such a prominent case, are readers unable to be shown the correct medical terminology? Why do the media carefully avoid mentioning what occurred, using highly generalised...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lucy McCormick Tags: Female genital mutilation (FGM) Society Politics Sex education Feminism Women Biology UK news Source Type: news

Kenya: Activist's Death in Botched Abortion Spotlights 'Killer' Backstreet Clinics
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The death of a Kenyan activist due a botched abortion spotlights how thousands of pregnant women and girls are being driven by social stigma and restrictive policies to lose their lives in backstreet clinics, human rights campaigners said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 – research
Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research.The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which protects against the virus that causes most cases, has dramatically reduced incidences of cervical cancer wherever uptake has been high. There are hopes that the jab given to young girls, together with occasional HPV screening, could end the scourge of a disease that kills more than 300,000 women globally every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer HPV vaccine Health Society Vaccines and immunisation Biology Science World news World Health Organization Australia news Europe Japan Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Girl whose brain tumor left her paralyzed and blind 'cured' after treatment with experimental drug 
Kaitlyn Dorman, 17, from Baltimore, Maryland, was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, a childhood brain tumor, when she was nine years old. An experimental drug has 'cured' her, doctors say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news