Little girl, 8, can now speak after only being able to whisper due to rare tumors from HPV
Vivienne Weil, eight, of Rockville, Maryland, was diagnosed in 2013 with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, a rare disease caused by HPV in which tumors grow in the airways. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Childbirth Was Like for a Woman Who Has Never Felt Pain
Jo Cameron, 71, has a rare genetic mutation that keeps her from feeling pain or anxiety, according to a new scientific report. Researchers hope the finding can help develop more effective treatments for pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Genetics and Heredity Women and Girls British Broadcasting Corp Source Type: news

Why Don ’ t More American Men Get Vasectomies?
It ’ s vasectomy season in the United States. But American women get sterilized at higher rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Vasectomy Sterilization (Reproductive) Birth Control and Family Planning Sperm Women and Girls United States Men and Boys Health Insurance and Managed Care Pregnancy and Childbirth Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Sex Source Type: news

Maryland teens rated by male peers host event on toxic masculinity
A group of teen girls in Maryland is fighting back after their male classmates circulated a list, rating them by their appearance. The Washington Post first reported the list was sent around Bethesda Chevy Chase High School earlier this month. Michelle Miller shows how the girls took matters into their own hands. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

you asked: Do Periods Get Worse as You Age?
Periods can get heavier and more painful for some women after the age of 40. Sometimes it is a nuisance and sometimes it is a cause for concern. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER, M.D. Tags: Menstruation Women and Girls Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Time for Sex-Shy Kenyans to Talk About Age of Sexual Consent
[Nairobi News] Picture this: You are a girl in Form Two, hormones are surging through your veins, you have just outgrown you childhood stick - like figure and gotten those admirable feminine curves, your skin is flawless and the male species has just started noticing you. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Safe Menstrual Practices Important for Progress
In Bangladesh a large number of girls said they felt uncomfortable to go to school or travel during their period due to abdominal pain and the fear of leakage from rags. Credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2019 (IPS) As menstruation continues to be shamed in many communities, one organisation is rising up to the challenge to ensure “safe menstruation for all women of Bangladesh.” Half of the approximately four billion women around the world are of reproductive age. For these women and girls, menstruation is a natural monthly reality. However, a lack of awareness and acc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Bangladesh menstruation Source Type: news

Rwanda: Teen Pregnancies - Families Covering Up for Culprits - Officials
[New Times] Efforts to reduce early pregnancies among underage girls are being undermined by parents who opt for out of court settlement with offenders instead of seeking legal redress, officials have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Frequency and intensity of emotional expressiveness and preschool children's peer competence - Lindsey EW.
Children's emotional expressiveness with peers was examined as a predictor of social competence. Data were collected from 122 preschool children (57 boys, 65 girls; 86 European American, 9 African American, 17 Hispanic, and 10 other ethnicity) over a perio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Girl, 2, who has 100 seizures an HOUR has half of her brain removed
Khloe Guy, two, from Jackson, Mississippi, was diagnosed at three months old with Aicardi syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy in which tissue connecting the two halves of the brain is missing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is female psychopathy linked with child abuse? An empirical investigation using a person-centered approach - Boduszek D, Debowska A, Willmott D, Jones AD, DeLisi M, Kirkman G.
Childhood abuse is associated with increased psychopathic features among girls, but most prior research is based on data from correctional samples of female delinquents and less is known about how specific forms of childhood abuse affect specific features ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

My Life with Bipolar Affective Disorder
I made a film on the weekend. The idea had come to me as I was walking to work on Friday morning. The others wouldn’t be back until Monday, so it was something to do to pass the time. It was going to be a film about being alone in the empty house, and about myself, about them. It used to be like that every night — where I used to live — in a neighborhood so poor, in an apartment so small with a horrible smell that did not disappear, an apartment without hot water, or heating. There, in that life, there was nothing; there was me at the kitchen table staring blankly at the wall, there was silence, isolation...
Source: Psych Central - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeannie Tags: Bipolar Personal Stories Source Type: news

Malawi: Cyclone Idai Triggers Sexual Health Crisis
[CAJ News] Lilongwe -About 500 000 women and girls urgently require sexual and reproductive health services in the wake of destructive floods caused by Cyclone Idai in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Breast ironing awareness 'needed in school'
The practice involves ironing a girl's chest with hot objects to delay breasts from growing (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Parkland Suicides Highlight the Lasting Impact of Trauma. Here ’s How Parents and Teachers Can Help Teens Who Are Struggling
A pair of recent suicide deaths in Parkland, Fla., serve as a stark reminder of the lingering effects of trauma — and underscore the importance of providing long-term support to those who are living with its consequences. Just days after 19-year-old Sydney Aiello, who survived the mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, died by suicide, police confirmed that an unnamed current student at the high school had also died by “apparent suicide.” Police did not release details about the second Parkland student’s death or say whether they were enrolled at the school...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Florida Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctor Helps Soul of Dead Twin Girl Rest in Peace!
[SudaNow] Spells and the responsibility of evil spirits for many ailments is an old belief among humans, not in the Third World alone, but also in the developed Western nations. Some believe in reincarnation, a concept that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical form or body after the biological death of that being. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Social norms and beliefs about gender based violence scale: a measure for use with gender based violence prevention programs in low-resource and humanitarian settings - Perrin N, Marsh M, Clough A, Desgroppes A, Yope Phanuel C, Abdi A, Kaburu F, Heitmann S, Yamashina M, Ross B, Read-Hamilton S, Turner R, Heise L, Glass N.
BACKGROUND: Gender-based violence (GBV) primary prevention programs seek to facilitate change by addressing the underlying causes and drivers of violence against women and girls at a population level. Social norms are contextually and socially derived coll... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Peer relations linked to smoking behavior in vocational students
(Wiley) In a Nursing Open study, peer relations and self-rated health were associated with smoking behavior in both girls and boys studying in upper secondary vocational schools. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds
(The Endocrine Society) Girls are not the only ones who go through puberty early if they have obesity. Boys with obesity enter puberty at an earlier age than average, according to a study that will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EVE SIMMONS: Spare us from the smug mums like Kate who say breast is the ONLY way 
Since giving birth to her first child ten months ago, TV presenter Kate Quilton has become something of a poster-girl for breastfeeding, warning about the 'tricks' used by formula milk companies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are black women and girls associated with danger? Implicit racial bias at the intersection of target age and gender - Thiem KC, Neel R, Simpson AJ, Todd AR.
We investigated whether stereotypes linking Black men and Black boys with violence and criminality generalize to Black women and Black girls. In Experiments 1 and 2, non-Black participants completed sequential-priming tasks wherein they saw faces varying i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Widening cracks in patriarchy: mothers and daughters navigating gender norms in a Mumbai slum - Cislaghi B, Bankar S, Verma RK, Heise L, Collumbien M.
Inequitable gender norms can be harmful to girls' and boys' health and sexuality. Programmatic approaches that help renegotiate gendered power relationships are sorely needed. This qualitative study reveals how Parivartan, a sport-based intervention in a M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Irish girl, 14, who has been battling cancer for 12 years flies to the US for treatment
Robyn Smyth, 14, from Dublin, Ireland, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at age three. She's relapsed four times since and the family is now flying to Michigan for treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger Female Blood Donors Vulnerable to Iron Deficiency
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Blood donation is associated with iron deficiency among both adolescent girls and younger adult women in the United States, according to a study recently published in Transfusion. Eshan U. Patel, M.P.H., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Devastated family tell how girl, four, turned blue and suddenly died at home after 'catching a cold'
Chloe Hardy - who was seemingly fit and healthy - collapsed at her home in South Cave, Humberside, on Wednesday, March 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colombian baby girl born with her twin INSIDE her
The little girl called Itzamara, born on February 22 in Barranquilla, Colombia, is an incredibly rare example of 'fetus-in-fetu' births, first described in 1808 but rarely seen since. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowledge of female genital schistosomiasis lacking in Ghana, study finds
(PLOS) Urogenital schistosomiasis (US), a chronic parasitic disease, is endemic in Ghana and policymakers have undertaken efforts to control it, largely through mass drug administration of praziquantel given to school-aged children. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have found that awareness of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS), a specific gender manifestation of US, is lacking, which affects the ability to control this disease in girls and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

School safety and school connectedness as resilience factors for students facing terror - Yablon YB.
The aim of the study was to investigate the mediating effect of school safety and school connectedness on the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) among boys and girls facing terror. A cross-sectional research ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatrician Who Sexually Abused 31 Children Gets 79 Years Pediatrician Who Sexually Abused 31 Children Gets 79 Years
Johnnie Barto of Pennsylvania, now 71, was cleared in 2000 by the state medical board on charges he molested two girls after regulators found the charges were'incongruous'to his reputation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AHA News: Family Adopts Three Children With Three Different Heart Conditions
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- James and Tara Fussell were on a Caribbean cruise celebrating their 10th anniversary when they decided to give their son and two daughters another sibling. The girls were adopted from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Testosterone exposure affects fraternal twin girls in later life
According to research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, girls exposed to higher testosterone levelsin utero, from their twin brothers, are less likely to have a higher education and more likely to earn less in adulthood.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Girl, nine, survives her inoperable cancer doctors d
Caroline Brown, from Northumberland, had an earache, weight loss, and lack of energy over four months in 2017. Then seven, a stage-four tumour was eventually found close to her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Heart Disease Threatens Life of 13 Year Old
[Foroyaa] Hawa Sarjo, a 13 year old girl has been seriously affected by a heart disease for the past ten years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WVU researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide
(West Virginia University) A West Virginia University researcher has discovered the suicide rate of some Medicaid-insured youth -- including girls and young women -- is higher than those with private insurance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review
The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Implants Breasts Medical Devices Breast Cancer Women and Girls Plastic Surgery Autoimmune Diseases Allergan Inc Food and Drug Administration Mentor Worldwide LLC Sientra Inc. Source Type: news

Examining Africentric cultural values, ethnic identity, and substance use abstinence in low-income, early adolescent, African American girls - Sanchez D, Hamilton ER, Gilbert DJ, Vandewater EA.
This study examined... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School environment and gender-based violence: what type of mobilization for girls' education in sub-Saharan Africa? - Abath AA.
This article proposes a reflection on the fight against gender-based violence in schools. The results of many studies on gender-based violence at school reflect the high vulnerability of girls who are the primary victims of sexual assault, sexual and gende... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social networks influencing Black girls' interpretations of Chris Brown's violence against Rihanna - Stephens DP, Eaton AA.
This study identifies the social networks used by urban Black girls to interpret a highly publicized episode of dating violence and ensuing conflicts between hip-hop stars Chris Brown and Rihanna. Forty-three adolescent Black girls (age 11-17 years) were a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does Sharing the Womb with a Brother Affect Girls?
A study links having a male twin with women’s educational, financial, and childbearing decisions. Researchers suspect prenatal exposure to testosterone may play a role. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 19, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Professional Hair Removal Catches On With the Preteen Set
Dermatologists and salons that offer waxing and laser treatments report seeing an increasing number of girls as young as 8. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHIVANI VORA Tags: Hair Women and Girls Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) Teenagers and Adolescence Parenting Social Media Source Type: news

Health, rights situation critical among women and girls in conflict-scarred Dara ’a
DARA ’A, Syrian Arab Republic –With the crisis in Syria soon to enter its ninth year, the people of Dara ’a Governorate face especially harrowing conditions, with hostilities killing civilians asrecently as July.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Girls with a male twin are less likely to thrive due to testosterone exposure, report suggests
New research on Norwegian twins suggests that it's nature, not nurture, that causes girls with brothers to be less likely to thrive in adult life because testosterone changes their development. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joanne battles stage 4 kidney cancer
Four years ago, Joanne Romero, who lives in Texas, was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer when she was 26 weeks pregnant. Despite her challenges, Joanne remains positive and hopes her story serves as an inspiration to others.   My journey began on Feb. 16, 2015. I was currently 26 weeks pregnant. I was experiencing a cough that continued to get worse. That day, I was scheduled to have a lung procedure to see what was causing the cough. My high-risk OB ordered an ultrasound the night before. She wanted to make sure my baby was doing well enough for the procedure. During the ultrasound, the ultrasound tech a...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - March 18, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

It ’s Simple, but Requires Determination
Women are responsible for providing water for their families. Many spend hours travelling to the wells and back home every day, carrying heavy clay pots on their heads. Credit: Irfan Ahmed/IPSBy Monika Weber-FahrSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 18 2019 (IPS) I am drafting this on International Women’s Day – March 8 – with an eye towards World Water Day on March 22. On International Women’s Day we celebrate progress in gender equality. At the same time, we recognize how much remains to be done: how many women remain excluded from decision-making across many professions. Changing this is urgent. Water – c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Monika Weber-Fahr Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation W Source Type: news

Training, Mentorship, and Repurposed Equipment Expand Family Planning Use in Tanzania
March 18, 2019By repurposing unused surplus medical equipment, health facilities in Tanzania have addressed a crucial shortage of health workers who are certified to provide intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) to clients in 22 districts throughout the country.As part of theTanzania Family Planning Outreach program, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development,IntraHealth International trained 300 public-sector health workers to deliver long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in 165 health facilities in 22 districts during 2014 –2016. But during follow-up sessions of mentorship and su...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tanzania Tanzania Family Planning Outreach Education & Performance Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

Lesotho: Lesotho - Male Councillor Campaigns for Safe Abortion
[Gender Links] "Our girls' future, health and safe life is in our hands and knowledge is power," says Councilor Mohlomi Setlaba. He want councils to work together with traditional and community leaders for to campaign for safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

One teenager's tragic hidden secret
High school junior Alexandra Valoras, a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough; hiding her despair behind a sunny disposition to the outside world, she ended her life before her 18th birthday. Jim Axelrod talks with the young woman's parents, friends and teachers about the signs that were missed; the private journals in which the girl wrote down strikingly uncharacteristic words of pain; and how Alexandra's mom and dad are bringing a message of awareness to other students. [If you are in crisis: Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A lost girl's diary: The hidden anguish of Alexandra Valoras
The high school junior was a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, who nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough – signs she kept hidden until she ended her life (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask your mum questions and you may discover … yourself
When Elma van Vliet decided to start asking her mother about her life, the results were remarkableIt wasn ’t until Margreeth van Vliet-Smit was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in 2001 that Elma van Vliet realised how much she didn’t know about her own mother. She didn’t know what dreams and adventures Margreeth had had when she was a young woman. She didn’t know what her mother had done on Satu rday afternoons as a small girl. She didn’t even know how to make the chicken soup Margreeth had always made when her daughter was ill. “And she was the only person in the world who knew how to m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Family Books Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Culture Source Type: news