Melinda Gates Wants More Girls and Women in STEM. Here ’s How She’s Working Toward That.
For proof of just how dedicated Melinda Gates is to creating opportunities for future generations, look no further than her mission to help girls and women get into STEM careers. With her position as the co-founder Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a passionate philanthropist, Gates highlighted the importance of investing in organizations who “empower young girls and women.” One such organization is Girls Garage, a non-profit that seeks to encourage more young women to enter STEM careers. Girls Garage, which works with youth from the ages 9-17, says that their mission is for students involved in their aft...
Source: TIME: Science - May 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachel E. Greenspan Tags: Uncategorized 2019 TIME 100 onetime time100-influencers2 Source Type: news

Polish sextuplets surprise parents and doctors expecting five
Poland's first sextuplets on record, two boys and four girls, were born in the southern city of Krakow on Monday to the surprise of parents and doctors who had expected five babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ohio girl, 7, left hallucinating with seizures and memory loss after a mosquito bite  
Lauren Zehner spent six days in hospital and was left unable to recognize her own parents for a short time. She couldn't even see the bite, but doctors determined a mosquito was to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby girl's cancerous tumour engulfs her mouth
Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin, nine months, is due to travel from her home in the state constituency of Ayer Molek, in south-western Malacca State, Malaysia, to London for treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Join Guttmacher at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference
The Guttmacher Institute is proud to participate in theWomen Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 3-6. Women Deliver brings together world leaders, advocates, policymakers, researchers and media for the largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New Report: Mali Offers a Model Approach to Fistula Care in West Africa
May 20, 2019A new report byIntraHealth International describes the systems, practices, and partnerships that have led to Mali ’s remarkable success in addressing obstetric fistula among women and girls, even in the hardest-to-reach parts of the country.10 Years of Obstetric Fistula Care in Mali: A Case Study of Multisectoral, Holistic Treatment for Women and Girls comes on the heels of the Malian government ’sannouncement in March of major reforms in the country ’s health sector. By 2022, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta said, health services will be free for all pregnant women and children under 5, ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Mali Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Obstetric Fistula Community Engagement Human Resources Management Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy International Day to End Fistula Gender Eq Source Type: news

Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder
“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, and this, and this…,” writes Dyane Harwood. In her new book, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, Harwood offers an unfiltered, unedited and heart-wrenching journey through postpartum bipolar disorder and reminds us all that, even in the seemingly worst circumstances, hope can remain. Harwood’s story begins in the delivery...
Source: Psych Central - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Medications Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Postpartum Depression Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Stress Suicide Treatment Women's I Source Type: news

5 ways female genital mutilation undermines the health of women and girls
UNITED NATIONS, New York –“I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of girls and women aged 15-49 in Djibouti – have undergonefemale genital mutilation (FGM).  “I’ve even seen women bleeding to death,” she continued. “And that’s why I’m scared of getting married and having children.”  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: grojec Source Type: news

Suicide Rates Sharply Increase Among Young Girls, Study Finds
According to results of a new study, while suicide rates have increased among all youth, there has been a steep increase in young girls. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Focus on traumatized boys critical to gender equality, research shows
Boys in poor urban areas around the world are suffering even more than girls from violence, abuse and neglect, groundbreaking international research published Monday suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: As 379,000 Benefits From Family Planning Contraceptive Services in 2018
[Concord] Marie Stopes Sierra Leone has announced partnership with QCell mobile company to be able to provide more information, education and services on sexual reproductive health to Sierra Leoneans, especially women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Reproductive Rights in SA, Kenya Mirror Alabama Abortion Vote
[Daily Maverick] It's no coincidence that Alabama, the US state that has just voted to ban abortion almost totally, has a statue to the man labelled 'the father of gynaecology' and who learnt his trade experimenting on female slaves. This was one of the lessons learnt by a group of South African girls, who found out on road trips in the US and Kenya that reproductive rights are under attack in both countries, write India Baird and Kelly Petersen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Tears of Joy at Kijabe Hospital Aa Girl Finishes Cancer Treatment
[Nairobi News] It was tears of joy and high-fives at Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday as a young girl excitedly marked the end of her cancer treatment by ringing a bell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Overweight adolescents are as likely to develop heart disorders as obese adolescents
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers arrived at this conclusion after conducting cardiovascular fitness tests with boys and girls aged 10-17. The results were published in Cardiology in the Young. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We Are Middlesbrough: Sheesiders are 'the ultimate girl group'
Two friends set up a "girl group" to save other women from "toxic friendships" and loneliness in Middlesbrough. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?
So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they’re pregnant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Law and Legislation Women and Girls Tests (Medical) Birth Control and Family Planning Source Type: news

Every baby in the UK could get the chickenpox vaccine
Londoner Sarah Westcott, 44, right, had her youngest son Gabriel, now three, immunised after her 14-year-old daughter Bridy, left, suffered badly with chickenpox as a young girl. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 Weeks Pregnant?
So-called ‘ heartbeat ’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most women actually learn that they ’ re pregnant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Law and Legislation Women and Girls Tests (Medical) Birth Control and Family Planning Source Type: news

Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners
A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Athletics and Sports Running Women and Girls Family Leaves Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care Marathon Running Source Type: news

Penetrating paediatric neck trauma - Abdelmasih M, Kayssi A, Roche-Nagle G.
Penetrating injuries to the internal carotid artery are infrequent but potentially devastating and can be a significant challenge to the operating surgeon. In this article, we present a case of an 11-year-old girl who suffered a serious vascular injury whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Predictive links between genetic vulnerability to depression and trajectories of warmth and conflict in the mother-adolescent and father-adolescent relationships - Brouillard C, Brendgen M, Vitaro F, Dionne G, Boivin M.
The present study used a genetically informed design of twins raised in the same family (375 monozygotic and 290 dizygotic twins; 50.2% girls) to examine the association between adolescents' genetic risk for depressive symptoms and the course of the parent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child
The parents of a young girl with epilepsy have to travel from the UK to the Netherlands for medical cannabis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds
Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sasha Ingber Source Type: news

Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Girls' Deaths Highest
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Highest Amid Girls
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

' Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls'Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls
Suicide rates among young girls have tripled over a 15-year period, results of a new study from the CDC show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

MHAW: Orange blossom and green fields
Nada was fond of orange blossom, and green fields. She dreamed about learning the piano, she loved the way the music notes could speak to a person’s soul. She believed in another version of reality, a reality far away from the reality she had to suddenly face. Nada is 25 years old, a mother of two girls, and a Syrian refugee. She comes from a village called Ghouta. As she described, Ghouta is “a village that you recall even if you are far away… recall the smell of the earth and the beauty of its blue sky.” In 2014, she had to move to Damascus because her green land had transformed into mil...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 
Suicides are increasing among American youth and teens across the board - but rates are climbing at twice the rate among young girls as they are among boys, new research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14
Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Gap Between Male and Female Youth Suicide Rates is Narrowing in the U.S.
For decades, U.S. boys have died by suicide far more frequently than girls, even though girls attempt suicide and report contemplating it more often. In the suicide prevention world, the phenomenon is known as the gender paradox. The paradox still persists today—but new data published in JAMA Network Open suggest the gap between male and female youth suicide deaths is narrowing. “What we’re seeing is alarming,” says study co-author Donna Ruch, a researcher with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio. “On top of the fact that females are thinking about suicide mo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Suicide rates are on the rise among American children, but the increase is greatest among girls, a new study finds. " Overall, we found a disproportionate increase in female youth suicide rates compared to males, resulting in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Tears of Joy at Kijabe Hospital as Girl Finishes Cancer Treatment
[Nairobi News] It was tears of joy and high-fives at Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday as a young girl excitedly marked the end of her cancer treatment by ringing a bell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Girl, 5, suffers from rare disease triggered by the sun that could leave her covered in rashes
Kaia Ettingoff, five, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed in January 2018 with juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disorder that leaves her with rashes and muscle inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

you asked: Of Age and Pleasure
What can be done to help a woman who is having less-satisfying sexual experiences as she ages? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER Tags: Sex Estrogen Women and Girls Dating and Relationships Source Type: news

EngineerGirl Announces 2019 Writing Contest Winners
The National Academy of Engineering today announced the winners of its 2019 EngineerGirl writing competition. This year's contest celebrates engineering design and problem solving, asking students in grades three to 12 to write a creative story in which women and girls save the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find.  (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Is Having a Moment on TV
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is having an unexpected moment—at least on television. The medical disorder, which manifests when a person “acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick,” according to the Cleveland Clinic, has appeared in a number of shows and movies in recent years. It has anchored the twists of HBO’s thriller series Sharp Objects and Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film Phantom Thread. European shows, including The Bridge and the BBC Three’s Clique, have also included Munchausen in their plots. The rise in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

How To Help A Kid Survive Early Puberty
Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.(Image credit: Paige Vickers for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juli Fraga Source Type: news

Girl, 11, rushed to hospital with a pencil hanging out of her neck
The youngster, who has not been named, was bluelighted to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with the pencil still lodged in the left side of her neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 12, has a football-sized tumour covering her neck that has been growing for almost a decade
Surbhi Ben, from India, has baffled medics who have struggled to treat her. Her parents first noticed small lumps when she was three years old, and it is believed she may have a rare disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In her words: Women, Alcohol and Perceived ‘ Sexual Availability ’
A new study finds that women who drink alcohol in social settings are seen as more “ sexually available ” and “ less human. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Women and Girls Alcoholic Beverages Colleges and Universities Worcester Polytechnic Institute Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why Politics Should Be Kept Out of Miscarriages
The possible problems of a new Georgia law, including causing further pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Miscarriages Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Georgia Women and Girls Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Shocking image shows 11-year-old girl's skin left red raw after a snakebite
The unidentified girl, from a rural part of Zambia, was originally nipped on the arm and went to local healers for 'traditional' remedies. However, they failed to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls Enter the Boys ’ World of Flipping
Teen girls are claiming their place inside an emerging online community of extreme athletes who flip, freerun and defy expectations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUDI KETTELER Tags: Athletics and Sports Women and Girls Gymnastics, Trampoline Parkour (Sport) Trampolines Gender Social Media Youth Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Girl, 14, can't stomach solid food because of conditions which put crippling pressure on her organs
Grace Jackson-Matthew, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, has four serious conditions which have left her in so much pain she can no longer go to school and uses crutches to help her walk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In China, women work to raise the status of girls
LILING, China –Not long ago, Wen Xiujuan was swept up in a romance. Against the wishes of her parents, she moved to the small village of Liling, 300 km from her hometown, to marry a young man named Yang Liu.They lived happily with Mr. Liu ’s parents, who hoped the couple would have a son. But when Ms. Wen had a baby girl, her parents-in-law were delighted. Her mother-in-law, Yan Xiurong, took loving care of the child. Then, after a few years, Ms. Wen had a second daughter. That ’s when things changed. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Helping little hearts grow big: Kara and Greg Olsen ’s legacy of love
Kara and Greg Olsen have a vision. They see a group of 100 boys and girls of all backgrounds – playing together, learning together, reading and talking to each other. They see healthy, active and engaged kids who are living their best lives. And in that crowd, indistinguishable from any of the others, is the one child with a che st full of scars. The one child, out of 100 born, who was born with a congenital heart disease. They see that child not just surviving, but excelling, due to the partnership… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: A Little-Known Skin Disease That Can Disrupt People ’ s Sex Lives
Patients deal with pain and itching and often encounter medical ignorance and mistreatment until affected tissues become irreparably scarred. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Skin Lichens Women and Girls Tissue (Human) Itching Vagina Sex Menopause Source Type: news