Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls
(Reuters Health) - - Girls who are exposed before birth to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products may hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren't exposed to these chemicals in the womb, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The first decade of web-based sports injury surveillance: descriptive epidemiology of injuries in US high school girls' volleyball (2005-2006 through 2013-2014) and National Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball (2004-2005 through 2013-2014) - Kerr ZY, Gregory AJ, Wosmek J, Pierpoint LA, Currie DW, Knowles SB, Wasserman EB, Dompier TP, Comstock RD, Marshall SW.
CONTEXT:  : The advent of Web-based sports injury surveillance via programs such as the High School Reporting Information Online system and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Program has aided in the acquisition of girls' and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Things are not always what they seem: two cases of child maltreatment presenting with common pediatric chief complaints - Vukovic AA, Poole MD, Hoehn EF, Caldwell AK, Schondelmeyer AC.
We describe 2 cases of child maltreatment who presented as common pediatric conditions: preseptal cellulitis and gastroenteritis. The first case is an 8-year-old girl who presented with progressive right eye pain, swelling, and discharge. She was initially... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Placenta, an Afterthought No Longer
An ephemeral organ, long dismissed merely as afterbirth, increasingly is viewed as critical to understanding the health and course of pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: APOORVA MANDAVILLI Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Genetics and Heredity Preeclampsia Premature Babies National Institutes of Health Source Type: news

Family threaten to kill daughter for having a baby
'Naveed' is a Pakistani Muslim girl living in the UK. She told the BBC about her experience of abuse. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High childhood BMI linked to obesity at age 24 in women
(Penn State) Girls who gain weight more rapidly between the ages of 5 and 15 are more likely to be obese at age 24, according to researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Why We Teenage Girls Are Key to South Africa's Fight to End HIV
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: To End HIV, Let's Invest in Young Women and Girls
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Institutional Framework for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Crises
Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM). Published: 12/2018. Building on an understanding of challenges, as well as documented lessons learned and emerging good practices, this framework was developed to ensure that the safety, dignity, and well-being of all crisis-affected persons, especially women and girls, and their equitable access to services are prioritized, integrated, and coordinated across all International Organization for Migration crisis operations. The approach to supporting survivors strives to leave no one behind, and ensure that all survivors have access to the care and services they need. ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use
Depression severity predicts increased likelihood of alcohol use; link for reverse pathway inconsistent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

gender letter: South Korean Women Smash Makeup, and Patriarchy
The movement is called “ Escape the Corset. ” Plus: Jameela Jamil ’ s social media campaign against those weight loss teas and remembering Harvey Milk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Women and Girls Beauty (Concept) Cosmetics and Toiletries Plastic Surgery Celebrities #MeToo Movement Instagram Inc Milk, Harvey South Korea United States Jamil, Jameela Source Type: news

Girl, 4, saves mum with 999 ambulance call
Kaitlyn Wright showed "wisdom beyond her years" talking to the call handler when her mum fell ill. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Children and HIV/Aids - 'We Need to Talk About Men's Power Over Girls'
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -360,000 adolescents are projected to die of AIDS-related diseases between 2018 and 2030. This means 76 adolescent deaths every day -- without additional investment in HIV prevention, testing and treatment programmes, UNICEF has said in a new report titled Children, HIV and AIDS: The World in 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- For adolescent girls, depression, but not anxiety, predicts future alcohol use, according to a study published online Nov. 25 in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Jessica L. Schleider, Ph.D., from the Stony... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teen left in tears as her classmates reveal she's cancer-free
A girl recently received a big surprise from her peers as they revealed the overwhelming news that she had beat cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

‘They Will Be Studied for the Rest of Their Lives.’ How China’s Gene-Edited Twins Could Be Forever Changed By Controversial CRISPR Work
For now, they’re known as Lulu and Nana, pseudonyms that are meant to give them some amount of anonymity amid the international uproar over their birth. As the first babies born after their genomes were edited (while they were embryos, by the genetics tool CRISPR) the twin girls, born in Shenzhen, China are the subject of scientific and public scrutiny that will only escalate as they get older. He Jiankui, a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology, stunned the world when he claimed, both in a video posted by his lab and in an interview with a journalist, that he used CRISPR to disable a gene in...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized crispr Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

China Halts Work By Researchers Creating Gene-Edited Babies
HONG KONG — China’s government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it’s still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping told state broadcaster CCTV that his ministry is strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin girls born earlier this month. Xu called the team’s actions illegal and unacceptable and said an investigation had been ordere...
Source: TIME: Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized China Genetics onetime Source Type: news

Opinion: Don't Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped for the Third Year in a Row. Drugs and Suicide Are Partly to Blame
U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third consecutive year, as deaths by suicide and drug overdose continue to claim more American lives. The average American could expect to live to 78.6 years old in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). That decline may be modest, but it marks the third year in a row that life expectancy at birth has fallen — a noteworthy phenomenon, since the previous multiyear drop recorded by the NCHS was in the early 1960s. The modern trend seems to be pr...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

China orders an inquiry into the 'world's first gene-edited babies'
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as 'crazy' and unethical a geneticist's claim that he altered the genes of twin girls born this month to create the first gene-edited babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientist in China defends human embryo gene editing
He Jiankui uses Hong Kong summit to reply to critics of his Crispr-Cas9 trials altering baby DNA for HIV resistanceThe Chinese scientist whoclaims to have altered the DNA of twin girls before birth– without going through the usual scientific channels – said he was proud of his work, and claimed another woman enrolled in his trial was pregnant with a similarly modified baby.The scientist, He Jiankui, spoke to hundreds of colleagues and journalists on Wednesday at the International Human Genome Editing Summit at the University of Hong Kong.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Sataline in Hong Kong and Ian Sample Tags: Gene editing Medical research Ethics China Aids and HIV IVF Cloning Science Biology Academic experts Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

How We Can End The Exploitation Of Women By Terrorist Groups
Our inaction on sexual violence and human trafficking carried out by terrorists is contributing to far too many young and vulnerable girls losing their childhood. It has to end. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nikita Malik, Contributor Source Type: news

Chinese Researcher Claiming Controversial Gene-Edited Babies Reports Second Pregnancy May Be Underway
(HONG KONG) — A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the possible pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an international conference in Hong Kong. He claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month to try to make them resistant to infection with the AIDS virus. Mainstream scientists have condemned the experiment, and universities and government groups are investigating. The second potential preg...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized crispr onetime Source Type: news

Incredible footage shows teenage girl SINGING through brain surgery to preserve her musical talent
Kira Laconetti, of Washington, became tone deaf due to musicogenic epilepsy. Surgeons performed an 'awake craniotomy' in order to identify and preserve the musical area of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Proud' Chinese Geneticist Says Another Baby-Gene Editing Volunteer Is Pregnant
He Jiankui is now facing ethical questions over his alteration of the embryonic genes of twin girls born earlier this month to help protect them from HIV. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Facing Backlash, Chinese Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies
He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong.(Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Facing Backlash, Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies
He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong.(Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Kenya: Narok Girls in for Pregnancy, FGM Tests When Schools Reopen
[Nation] Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya has announced plans to subject girls to pregnancy tests before they return to school next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia KanemBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 28 2018 (IPS)Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region. Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region’s push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful we have been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, underpinned by rights and choices for all as enshrined in the landmark Programme of Action stemming from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia Kanem 2 Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Girl, 16, who was born without arms qualifies as an army cadet
Donavia Walker, 16, from Winterhaven, Florida, was born with no arms due to a rare condition. Despite her disability, she has worked her way up to squad commander on the JRTOC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three more University of Maryland students sickened with adenovirus
Another three University of Maryland students have fallen ill with adenovirus. Now, a total of eight people there have been sickened, including one immunocompromised girl who died last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene-edited babies: no one has the moral warrant to go it alone | Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky
A scientist claims to have created genetically modified humans. This should be of grave concernThe fierce global controversy over whether to alter the genes of future children and generations just got fiercer. On the eve of a high-profilescientific meeting in Hong Kong on human gene editing, the Chinese researcher and biotech entrepreneur He Jiankui announced he hadalready created genetically modified humans, twin girls born a few weeks ago.The reckless actions of one scientist cannot and should not pre-empt the global public conversation over whether to proceed with reproductive germline editing, as the procedure is known...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky Tags: Gene editing Genetics Science Ethics Medical research Biology World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Gene-editing experts condemn scientist's designer babies 'stunt'
A Chinese scientist's claim that he edited DNA in embryos that developed into twin baby girls has set off a scientific and ethics firestorm that has drawn in a developer of the gene-editing technology and a genetics watchdog who has long warned of science creating "designer babies." Both Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and Marcy Darnovsky, executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, condemned the work of He Jiankui, whose lab at Southern University of Science… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Nigeria: Concerns As Malnutrition Takes Toll On Abuja Communities
[Leadership] One could barely hear the cry of Aisha Alhassan, a seven month old girl who is suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), and the reason is not far-fetched, Aisha's mother died of severe bleeding a day after she was born, and as such, she never had the taste of breast milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Do maternal knowledge and paternal knowledge of children's whereabouts buffer differently against alcohol use? A longitudinal study among Finnish boys and girls - Lindfors P, Minkkinen J, Katainen A, Rimpel ä A.
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that parental knowledge of the child's activities and whereabouts prevents adolescents' alcohol use. However, evidence on whether the positive effects of maternal and paternal knowledge are distinctive for boys' and g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Of course it's not ethical': shock at gene-edited baby claims
Chinese geneticist He Jiankui ’s claim to have altered embryos prompts outcry from scientistsScientists have expressed anger and doubt over a Chinese geneticist ’s claim to haveedited the genes of twin girls before birth, as government agencies ordered investigations into the experiment.A global outcry started after the genetic scientist He Jiankui claimed in avideo posted on YouTube on Monday that he had used the gene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 to modify a particular gene in two embryos before they were placed in their mother ’s womb.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Sataline in Hong Kong Tags: Gene editing Genetics China Science Science policy Hong Kong Biology World news Asia Pacific Medical research Ethics Source Type: news

Prevalence of Eating Disorders 1.4 Percent in Preteens
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- The prevalence of eating disorders among 9- to 10-year-olds in the United States is 1.4 percent, with no difference in prevalence between boys and girls, according to a research letter published online Nov. 26 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China orders an inquiry into the 'world's first gene-edited babies'
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as 'crazy' and unethical a geneticist's claim that he altered the genes of twin girls born this month to create the first gene-edited babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 100 scientists in China say baby gene editing is 'crazy'
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as "crazy" and unethical altering human genes after a geneticist claimed he had changed the genes of twin girls to create the first gene-edited babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In open letter, scientists in China say baby gene editing 'crazy'
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as "crazy" and unethical a geneticist's claim that he altered the genes of twin girls born this month to create the first gene-edited babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two new nursing faculty members ’ work inspired by their heritage
This study was published in the journal Nursing Research.“Young adults who use hookah see it as a social activity,” Rezk-Hanna said. “Those who engage in it don’t consider themselves to be ‘smokers’ and perceive hookah as a healthier alternative to cigarettes.”Rezk-Hanna cautions that despite hookah smoke ’s fruity, benign smell, hookah contains nicotine, one of the most addictive substances known, in addition to many toxins released from the burning charcoal used to heat the flavored tobacco. While cigarette smokers take about five to seven minutes to smoke a cigarette,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

China orders inquiry into 'world's first gene-edited babies'
As experts cast doubt on supposed breakthrough, China ’s National Health Commission orders an ‘immediate investigation’Beijing has ordered an investigation into claims by a Chinese scientist to have created theworld ’s first genetically edited babies, a move that would be a ground-breaking medical first but which has generated a barrage of criticism.A video posted on YouTube by university professor He Jiankui said the twin girls, born a few weeks ago, had had their DNA altered to prevent them from contracting HIV, prompting a heated debate among the scientific community.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff and agencies Tags: China Science Health Asia Pacific World news Society Genetics Source Type: news

Genetically edited babies – scientific advancement or playing God?
A researcher in China claims he has genetically edited the DNA of twin girls. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chinese Scientist Says He's Created First Genetically Modified Babies
He Jiankui says he undertook the experiment in order to protect the twin baby girls from HIV. The claim is being met with international skepticism and condemnation. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Eating Disorder Rates Similar in Young Girls and Boys
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest sex differences may not emerge until adolescence (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Chinese University ‘Shocked’ By Researcher’s Report of First CRISPR Gene-Edited Human Babies
It’s not the usual way that reputable scientists announce their breakthroughs to the world, but on Monday, Jiankui He released a video proclaiming that he had produced the world’s first human babies whose genomes were edited using the powerful technique called CRISPR. He had also previously spoken with the Associated Press about his study, which he says resulted in twin girls born with the first genomes edited by man. The report was met with instant concern and skepticism by the scientific community. He’s experiment altered the genomes of embryos produced through IVF; their genetic changes will therefore ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized crispr Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Chinese University ‘Shocked’ By Researcher’s Report of First CRISPR Gene-Edited Human Babies
It’s not the usual way that reputable scientists announce their breakthroughs to the world, but on Monday, Jiankui He released a video proclaiming that he had produced the world’s first human babies whose genomes were edited using the powerful technique called CRISPR. He had also previously spoken with the Associated Press about his study, which he says resulted in twin girls born with the first genomes edited by man. The report was met with instant concern and skepticism by the scientific community. He’s experiment altered the genomes of embryos produced through IVF; their genetic changes will therefore ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized crispr Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

A North Carolina couple was pulled over for speeding. Minutes later, the officer helped deliver their baby by the highway
When Sgt. Brian Maynard pulled over Laura and Jimmy Baker, he was preparing to deliver a ticket. Instead, the state trooper summoned an EMS team, which delivered the couple's baby girl on the side of North Carolina's US-64 highway. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news