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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Third Child Dies From Flu-Related Illness In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) — There has been a third flu-related death in Massachusetts. The Department of Public Health said the death of a young girl in Middlesex County was reported Tuesday. A 12-year-old boy from Milford died from a flu-related illness at the end of January, and a girl in Middlesex County died less than a week later. “Reports of both influenza-like illness and flu-related hospitalizations have both leveled off in the last few weeks. However, peak flu activity usually lasts through March,” said the DPH. The vaccine is still available and the DPH said it appears to be effective. An estimated 250 to 1,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Flu Flu Deaths Local TV Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute
Andrew Fuligni is a professor of psychiatry and psychology at UCLA. Thisarticle appeared in The Conversation.No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance into the broader society. But, as schooling increasingly extends the adolescent period and teenagers get dismissed as supposedly selfish and irresponsible, has society forgotten an important developmental need of our youth?As a developmental scientist who focuses on adolescence, I reviewed dozens of studies and found that this age group has a fundamental need to contribute to others – to provide suppor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Girl, six, has rare liver disease that causes her skin to be itchy all the time
Clara Peterson, six, from Green Acres, Washington, was diagnosed when she was an infant with a disease that causes bile salts to build up in liver cells instead of being excreted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis scandal: UK waits for wonder drug to save children's lives
THE parents of a little girl with cystic fibrosis have revealed their daily battle to keep her healthy as they wait for life-saving drug Orkambi (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines -- And Our Kids Are Paying The Price
The HPV vaccine saves lives. Vaccinate your teenage daughter against HPV, and you will increase the chance she will live to old age. Simple as that. Yet currently, the majority of American teenagers, boys and girls, are reaching adulthood without the full protection of the vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

X-ray reveals a perfect heart shape in a girl's chest after she swallowed a necklace
The unidentified youngster, from San Diego, California, was presented to her local emergency department after she accidentally ingested the metal pendant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How language hides violence against girls - Hodson DN, Bewley S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Royal colleges back calls for online duty of care
Nurses, psychiatrists and paediatricians say social media companies must do more to protect children Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks NHS investment in child health will reap rewards Child mental health service unfit and in crisis Alarming rise in numbers of teenage girls who self-harm (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Feminicides of girl children in the family context: an international human rights law approach - Chapdelaine-Feliciati C.
This monograph examines the issue of feminicide, more specifically female infanticide, in the family context, and the extent to which it is addressed under international law. For this purpose, it explores the phenomenon of feminicide, the origins of son pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

118-truck convoy delivers urgent aid to stranded residents in Rukban, Syria
RUKBAN, Syria –As part of thelargest-ever humanitarian convoy by the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, UNFPA has delivered critical reproductive health supplies, hygiene and dignity kits to women and girls in the remote Rukban area of South-east Syria.  Some 118 trucks brought life-saving assistance to the makeshift settlement, where more than 40,000 people are stranded in the desert. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

in her words: Could the U.S. Get Paid Family Leave? It ’ s Looking Better Than Ever
The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn ’ t guarantee its citizens paid family leave. A proposed bill could change that. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: United States Politics and Government Family Leaves Women and Girls Law and Legislation Pregnancy and Childbirth Paid Time Off Gillibrand, Kirsten E Trump, Ivanka DeLauro, Rosa L Source Type: news

‘Keep going and never accept any limitations’
Politicians can often seem very distant from the reality of ordinary people’s lives. But when Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan UNISON spoke to women’s conference in Bournemouth this afternoon, she asked to be allowed to tell them her own story. “I am a proud frontline NHS worker,” she said: “A mum of two tearaway little girls … I want  them to have the very best chance at life.” Born to a Pakistani father and a Polish mother – that got “a lot of stares at school” – when her mother was left to bring up Ms Allin-Khan and her sister on her own, she had to wor...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality Rosena Allin-Khan MP women members Source Type: news

Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It ’ s Not Always a Yes-or-No Answer
New data on women ’ s uncertainty over motherhood may reshape how doctors and policymakers think about family planning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Babies and Infants Parenting Source Type: news

South Sudan: $18.3 Million Needed for Health, Protection of Women Affected By Crisis in South Sudan
[UNFPA] South Sudan -UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has launched its global Humanitarian Action Overview 2019 to appeal for $536 million to reach 35 million women, girls and young people in 64 countries, including South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teen sickened after schoolmate gives her marijuana edible
A 13-year-old girl has been accused of giving edible marijuana gummy bears to some classmates at her school, causing another girl to be hospitalized (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It ’ s Not Always a Yes or No Answer
New data on women ’ s uncertainty over motherhood may reshape how doctors and policymakers think about family planning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Babies and Infants Parenting Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Girl Working On Device That Can Detect Diseases Including Malaria
[The Point] A Gambian civil engineering student in Canada is working on a 3-D printed device that can transform a smartphone into a microscope for disease detection, What's On Gambia reported on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teen who inspired many by walking while on life support has died
Zei Uwadia, a teenage girl who defied expectations by walking while on life support, has died, according to a Facebook post by her mother. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ups and Downs of Coping With an Empty Nest
“Mommy, mommy, mommy!” ... My head whipped around, and I spotted a cute little girl with a kiss-me cherub face, about 3 or 4 years old, clinging to her mother’s leg as she begged to visit the child... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lisa Damour on girls under pressure, why not all anxiety is bad
Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour addresses the rise of anxiety among girls in her new book, "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls." Damour joins Norah O'Donnell in the Toyota Green Room to discuss the unique pressures girls face today. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare reaction to a drug for her 'mood swings' left 14-year-old girl with a near-fatal rash
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Ashley SIlverman, 14, from Los Angeles, California, was prescribed Lamictal in November by a psychiatrist to treat her 'abnormal mood swings'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety in girls: Lisa Damour on the unique pressures girls face
A 2017 study in BMC Psychiatry found 31 percent of girls and young women have symptoms of anxiety compared to 13 percent of boys and young men. Psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour addresses the growing issue in her new book, "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls." Damour joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why girls face unique pressures even today. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression
A government panel ’ s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can use the information. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Depression (Mental) Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls United States Preventive Services Task Force Source Type: news