In her words: The Long Fight for Pay Equality in Sports
The U.S. women ’ s soccer team has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit. The players are the latest athletes to demand equal treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Discrimination Women and Girls Soccer Tennis Basketball United States Men's National Soccer Team United States Soccer Federation United States Women's National Soccer Team Women's National Basketball Assn Source Type: news

Leaders call for securing sexual and reproductive health and rights in Kenya ’s largest slum
Nairobi, KENYA –“When sleeping women awake, mountains move,” said Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA’s Executive Director, quoting a Kenyan proverb at an event in the sprawling Kibera informal settlement.The event, held on International Women ’s Day, was a celebration of women leaders and innovators. It was also an opportunity to call on national and international authorities to uphold the rights of girls and women, and to highlight the need for their increased representation in leadership and governance. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Parenting and prenatal risk as moderators of genetic influences on conduct problems during middle childhood - Marceau K, Rolan E, Leve LD, Ganiban JM, Reiss D, Shaw DS, Natsuaki MN, Egger HL, Neiderhiser JM.
This study examines interactions of heritable influences, prenatal substance use, and postnatal parental warmth and hostility on the development of conduct problems in middle childhood for boys and girls. Participants are 561 linked families, collected in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pubertal timing and substance use in adolescence: an investigation of two cognitive moderators - Stumper A, Olino TM, Abramson LY, Alloy LB.
Off-time pubertal development is a predictor of substance use among adolescents. Early-maturing girls and early- and late-maturing boys appear to be at greater risk for substance use, although findings are more consistent for girls. Although cognitive fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self-reported peaceful conflict resolution behaviour in Iranian and Finnish adolescents - Jaghoory H, Bjorkqvist K, Osterman K.
The study investigated self-reported conflict behavior in 1,244 Iranian adolescents (649 boys, 595 girls; M age = 12.7 years, SD = 2.1 years) and in 620 Finnish adolescents (324 boys and 296 girls; M age = 12,7 years, SD = 2.0). The adolescents filled in a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The first decade of web-based sports injury surveillance: descriptive epidemiology of injuries in US high school girls' lacrosse (2008-2009 through 2013-2014) and National Collegiate Athletic Association women's lacrosse (2004-2005 through 2013-2014) - Pierpoint LA, Caswell SV, Walker N, Lincoln AE, Currie DW, Knowles SB, Wasserman EB, Dompier TP, Comstock RD, Marshall SW, Kerr ZY.
CONTEXT: The advent of Web-based sports injury surveillance via programs such as the High School Reporting Information Online (HS RIO) system and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Program (NCAA-ISP) has aided the acquisition ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Doctors pray for sick as blackout batters Venezuelan hospitals
Maria Rodriguez's daughter has spent a month in Caracas's J.M. de los Rios children's hospital with hydrocephalus, a buildup of spinal fluid in the brain, but staff there have faced an uphill battle treating the girl because of a nationwide power outage. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UNH researchers identify role gender-biased protein may play in autism
(University of New Hampshire) Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are one step closer to helping answer the question of why autism is four times more common in boys than in girls after identifying and characterizing the connection of certain proteins in the brain to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trilobites: Congratulations, It ’ s Twins. The Doctor Is Perplexed.
It seems like it should not be possible, but a recent case showed that sometimes a boy and a girl are born as semi-identical twins. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Twins Genetics and Heredity Sperm Eggs Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Pregnancy and Childbirth Reproduction (Biological) New England Journal of Medicine your-feed-science Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day at the Women and Children’s Clinic – the focus on a fairer world
Claire, Women’s and Children’s Health Lead The first organized Women’s Day was held in 1909 in the United States. In 1914, we saw the first march in support of women’s right to vote in London. In the following years, many other countries started to celebrate women’s contributions to society. In 1975 the United Nations started to celebrate International Women’s Day, proclaiming March 8th the day for Women’s Rights and World Peace. Over time, International Women’s Day has shifted its focus, drawing attention to the hardships women endure in different places around the world, to...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

White Lesions on the Hands and Lower Extremities White Lesions on the Hands and Lower Extremities
This case challenge reviews the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic, white skin lesions in a young girl.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Sanu
My name is Sanu Nani Magar and I am 48. I come from Ward Number 4 in Dhadingbesi Municipality, Nepal. I didn’t choose to come here and sort the waste, but life was tough and I needed to find work and to earn money. My husband and I had several children to take care of and we were struggling to feed and dress them. After looking for work in several places, we ended up here. We earn just enough to survive. Our children are grown now, and we all live in the same house. I’ve had 6 children and 5 of them survived; 4 girls and one boy. A friend was working on this site sorting the waste. That’s how we found wor...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Break the Menstrual Taboo
In India, less than 10 percent of women and girls have access to sanitary products. Many are forced to seek alternatives, from old rags to newspapers. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 8 2019 (IPS)It is time to rise up and fight a long neglected taboo: menstruation.Marking International Women’s Day, United Nations human rights experts called on the international community to break taboos around menstruation, noting its impacts on women and girls’ human rights.“Persistent harmful socio-cultural norms, stigma, misconceptions and taboos around menstruation, continue to lead t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Internationa Source Type: news

in her words: This Is What a Feminist Country Looks Like
Sweden has prioritized gender and women ’ s issues for years. Even its foreign policy is feminist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Women and Girls Women's Rights Politics and Government Labor and Jobs Parenting Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships Abortion Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Wallstrom, Margot E Sweden Source Type: news

International Women's Day: Breaking India's menstruation taboos
Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Way2Go! Social marketing for girls' active transportation to school - Sauvage-Mar C, Naylor PJ, Wharf Higgins J, VonBuchholz H.
Active transportation to school (ATS) is a recognized way to increase physical activity (PA). However, girls and young women do not regularly use ATS despite the many documented physical, mental, and community health benefits. Social Marketing (SM) may pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Women ’s empowerment ‘essential to global progress’ says Guterres, marking International Day
Women ’s empowerment and gender equality are “essential to global progress”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed in his message for International Women's Day which this year puts “innovation by women and girls, for women and girls”, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

You asked: What Is Considered ‘ Early ’ for Menopause?
A woman ’ s period can stop for a variety of reasons. Here is how you know it ’ s menopause. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER Tags: Menopause Ovaries Estrogen Women and Girls Source Type: news

For Women and Children in Rural Tajikistan, Health Volunteers Are a Crucial Link to Care
By Khosiyatkhon Komilova, Communications specialistMarch 07, 2019They're retirees, health workers, mothers-in-law, and more —and they're perfectly positioned to find the families most in need.Momakhol Bobokalonova ’s father forbade her to study past the seventh grade.“Tajik mentality does not encourage girls to study,” she says. “But activism and communication skills have always been in me. When I was asked to become a volunteer with the Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity, I was already 60 years old—no one could stop me.”Momakhol is one of about 2,000 volunt...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Feed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Community Engagement International Women ' s Day Gender Equality Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ignorance or Ill-Motives On Pregnant School Girls in Tanzania?
[Daily News] YET again, media outlets from the West have continued with the mudslinging campaign against the government of Tanzania through publication of articles full of blatant lies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Washington girl, 5, cured of cancer after her dentist found her tumor during a routine cleaning
Hunter Jones, five, from Everett, Washington, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in nerve tissue. After 18 months of treatment, she was declared cancer-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fit and active kids stay in school: Attendance is higher among teens who get fitter each year
A new report from the Miami-Dade County Dept of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces says girls from high-poverty areas who improve fitness also improved attendance by 11 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mauritius: Government Is Committed TO Ensuring Social and Emotional Well-Being of Students
[Government of Mauritius] Government's commitment towards ensuring social and emotional well-being of the student community was highlighted today by the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. He was addressing Head boys and Head girls of colleges from different zones at the Polytechnics Mauritius in Montagne Blanche. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Resear (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Delaware psychiatrist convicted of child sex loses license
A Delaware psychiatrist convicted of sexually abusing two girls and accused of carelessly prescribing drugs has lost his medical license (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Phys Ed: How Breast Size Affects How Women Exercise
As women ’ s breast sizes grew, their participation in physical activity declined, particularly if that exercise was vigorous. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Breasts Women and Girls Lingerie and Underwear Obesity Source Type: news

in her words: Let ’ s Stop Ignoring the Truths of Puberty. We ’ re Making It Even More Awkward.
Sex education in U.S. schools is lacking, but new efforts to broaden its scope are bubbling up. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Sex Education Abstinence (Sexual) Women and Girls Education (K-12) Pornography Stark, Mabel (1888-1968) Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

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