Missouri may lose its last abortion clinic this week. That's dark news for us all | Jill Filipovic
Anti-abortion activists know that you don ’t need to outlaw abortion outright if you can make getting a safe, legal one nearly impossibleBy the end of the week,women in Missouri may live in a state without a single abortion clinic. While restrictive laws in states like Alabama have made headlines, Missouri shows the other side of the anti-abortion strategy: steadily shave away at abortion rights. You don ’t need to outlaw the procedure outright if you can make getting a safe, legal one nearly impossible.The reason there ’s only one remaining clinic in Missouri in the first place is because the state has t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jill Filipovic Tags: Abortion Reproduction Reproductive rights Missouri Roe v Wade Health Science Source Type: news

Russian doctors remove giant clump of hair weighing 1lb 2oz from stomach of a 16-year-old girl
Doctors in the city of Tomsk shared an image of the hair ball after it was removed. The unnamed girl has been chewing her hair for a decade, according to reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide uptick occurred among teens and tweens following '13 Reasons Why,' study says
Netflix released "13 Reasons Why," a series about the suicide of a 17-year-old girl, on the final day of March 2017. Immediately, the profitable streaming service received criticism from suicide prevention organizations for not portraying suicide in a responsible way. New research suggests that, as feared, the series caused a "suicide contagion" effect among young people. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Attack on Schoolgirls Startles Japan
TOKYO (AP) — In a country considered to be among the safest in the world, this week's deadly knife attack near Tokyo on a group of mostly schoolgirls has startled Japanese parents and officials. Authorities say a knife-brandishing man slashed the schoolgirls and their parents as they walked to or waited at a bus stop in Kawasaki on Tuesday. An 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man were killed before the attacker fatally slashed himself in the neck. At least 17 people, mostly children at the Caritas elementary school, were injured. Photos: Fatal Japan Knife Attack A father of a student at the Catholic school said Wed...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Govt Improving Children's Health, but Pregnant Girls Still Banned From School - NGO
[RFI] Sierra Leone has made strides in improving child welfare over the past 20 years, showing the greatest improvement worldwide, says the NGO Save the Children. While child mortality among under-fives in the West African country has nearly been halved, it still affects one in 10 children, according to the group's latest global report, "Changing Lives in Our Lifetime". (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Just over half of teen girls diagnosed with STIs in ERs fill prescriptions
Only 54.1 percent of young women who received a diagnosis for a sexually transmitted infection in the emergency department had prescriptions filled for antimicrobial therapy to treat the condition (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FP Relies on Faith to Help Her Keep Blazing New Trails
As a young girl living in inner-city Detroit, Ophelia Garmon-Brown, M.D., lacked the resources that many of her colleagues had as children. What Garmon-Brown had, however, was an abundance of faith that continues, even today, to guide her work. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A girl with autism had a sensory overload in a shoe store. This teenager went 'above and beyond' to help her
Right there, on the floor of the shoe store, the teenage clerk sat down and just talked to the girl with autism. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Doses of B Vitamins Tied to Hip Fractures in Women
The more of either B6 or B12 supplement consumed, the higher the risk for fracture in postmenopausal women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Vitamins Bone Fractures Women and Girls Source Type: news

Africa: Menstrual Hygiene Day - It's Time for Action
[Swenga] Today May 28, is world Menstrual Hygiene Day, it is dedicated to raising awareness and combating taboos associated with menstrual hygiene with the goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their full potential. Half of the world's population by virtue of being female will at some point in their reproductive life have periods. It's a natural and normal occurrence; the average woman menstruates for 3,000 days during her life time. That said, menstruation is still considered a taboo subject for millions of (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Department of Women On Menstrual Hygiene Day
[Govt of SA] 28 May every year is dedicated to Menstrual Hygiene Day. A day that aims to bring together government, non-governmental organisations, individuals, the private sector, civil society as well as the media to promote good menstrual health and hygiene management, and break stigmas that exist around women and young girls experiencing their menstrual cycle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teen shop worker goes ‘above and beyond’ for autistic girl
A proud father share's his son's "celebration alert" from work for his patience with an autistic girl. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Period Poverty - How Menstruation Makes Nigerian Girls Miss School
[Premium Times] Health experts and advocates have named "period poverty" as the main reason that young girls routinely stay away from school, especially in developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men.
Trials of vaccines and treatments have not included enough female participants. Now that scientists are exploring possible cures, the need to enroll women is greater than ever. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Women and Girls Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Clinical Trials Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) American Foundation for AIDS Research Immune System Estrogen your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Girl, 15, delighted because NHS made a life-changing drug available
Abbie Bolt, 15, from Minster in Kent, suffers from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and has to be hooked up to a machine throughout the night to help her breathe. Pictured with mother Mel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Plan International Targets Gender Equality
[Reporter] Plan International Ethiopia is set to collaborate with Girls Get Equal (GGE), the world's biggest global campaign,demanding power, freedom and representation for young girls and women. The new campaign is to complement an international effort of Plan International, calling for gender equality and the feminist agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Altered brain activity in antisocial teenagers
(University of Zurich) Teenage girls with problematic social behavior display reduced brain activity and weaker connectivity between the brain regions implicated in emotion regulation. The findings of an international study carried out by researchers from the University of Zurich and others now offer a neurobiological explanation for the difficulties some girls have in controlling their emotions, and provide indications for possible therapy approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family interactions of students in bullying situations - Oliveira WA, Silva JL, Santos MA, Hayashida M, Caravita SCS, Silva MAI.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the quality of the family interactions of adolescents and the involvement in situations of school bullying. Methods A population-based cross-sectional study involving 2,354 students (girls = 50.7%, mean age M = 14.5 years, SD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mel B health - signs and symptoms of The Spice Girls star’s ‘very very scary’ condition
MEL B will appear on ITV ’s Pier Morgan’s Life Stories tonight, to talk about her rise to fame with The Spice Girls, as well as her recent divorce. Mel B recently revealed that she had an “awful experience” and went blind in her right eye. These are the signs and symptoms of her condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At 10, I wrote a suicide note. Today, I have an urgent message for that troubled little girl — and others like her.
Trust me, one day you will have a much happier life — no matter how dismal things look now. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robin Raven Source Type: news

Menstruation is not a girls' or women ’s issue – it’s a human rights issue
JUBA/COX ’S BAZAR/UNITED NATIONS –“My periods are a nightmare,” Nyanjuma Galoth, 20, told UNFPA at a civilian protection camp in South Sudan. “They are very painful, and I can’t get any sanitary products.”It is a major source of stress, she said. “The days that I am lucky, I get a few sanitary pads from my friends, while other days, I end up using rags to absorb the blood flow.” It is like “a terrible sickness,” she said.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking conference
One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference” on Friday, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Media Advisory: IntraHealth, Nursing Now, and Johnson & Johnson to Launch Nursing and Leadership Report at Women Deliver
May 24, 2019On June 6, IntraHealth International, Nursing Now, and Johnson& Johnson will launch a new report —Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: What Will it Take?—at a side event duringWomen Deliver 2019 in Vancouver.  OVERVIEW: The nursing workforce has massive potential to drive health and economic gains, especially for women and girls. Investing in that potential is a must to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on health, gender equality, decent work, and poverty alleviation. Yet persistent gender-related barriers in women ’s leadership jeopardize full returns on those inv...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Nursing & Midwifery Source Type: news

The World Made Promises to Women and Girls, We Must Fulfil Them
A mother and her infant in Kenya. Credit: @UNFPAKenyaBy Monica JumaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 2019 (IPS) In 1994 the International Conference and Population and Development (ICPD) was hosted in Cairo by the Government of Egypt. Twenty-five years later, Kenya is ready to convene the ICPD “Nairobi Summit” in November 2019. The Programme of Action endorsed and adopted at the historic Conference in Cairo has had a tremendous effect in transforming the lives of women and girls in developing countries. A quarter century later, the international community will again converge, this time in Nairobi, to renew, revitalize th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Monica Juma Tags: Africa Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?
Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck and Maddie McGarvey Tags: your-feed-photojournalism Female Genital Mutilation Surgery and Surgeons Foldes, Pierre Percec, Ivona Bowers, Marci L Source Type: news

End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges UN reproductive health chief
Although obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, more than two million women and girls still live with the painful and disfiguring condition, according to UN data. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girl born with 14 fingers undergoes life-changing surgery to correct the defect
The unidentified three-year-old, from China, was treated at the Central Hospital of Shenyang Medical College, in the north-eastern province of Liaoning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May Hurt Women’s Productivity
In a new study, women scored better on tests they took in warmer rooms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Veronique Greenwood Tags: Temperature Air Conditioning Women and Girls Tests and Examinations Mathematics Gender Research PLoS One (Journal) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Amelia Millie Lucas with terminal brain cancer will undergo open brain surgery by Dr Charlie Teo
Australian girl Amelia 'Millie' Lucas, 12, with terminal cancer who was given just 12 weeks to live will undergo open brain surgery after kind strangers raised more than $120,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstetric Fistula and Mental Health: From Tanzania to Mali
By Melissa Watt, Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health, Duke UniversityMay 22, 2019Data from a pilot study in Mali are helping the country provide more holistic fistula care to women and girls.Like most global health researchers, I want my work to have the broadest possible reach and greatest possible impact. That ’s why, when I had the serendipitous opportunity to partner withIntraHealth International to share the lessons I ’d learned through my obstetric fistula research in Tanzania, I jumped on it.Obstetric fistula results from prolonged obstructed labor or a perforation made during a caesar...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Obstetric Fistula Mental Health International Day to End Fistula Source Type: news

Training new midwives in storm-hit Mozambique
BEIRA, Mozambique– When Sabine Nana was a little girl, she spent much of her time waiting for her mother to come home from the local health facility.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

How Local Fistula Training Helped Prevent an Ebola Outbreak in Mali
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalMay 23, 2019Investing in local expertise has far-reaching impacts on health. Here ’s a powerful example.When a little girl showed up at the hospital in Kayes, Mali, in 2014 with what seemed to be symptoms of Ebola, no one wanted to touch her. Everyone was scared of becoming infected.But a pharmacist named Jonas Kamat é knew he could help.Kamat é had gone through an infection-prevention training that was part ofIntraHealth International ’s comprehensive fistula care program for the local health team in Kayes. OurFistula Mali team had trained health ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Capacity Building for Fistula Treatment and Prevention in Mali (Fistula Mali) Ebola Obstetric Fistula Community Engagement Education & Performance International Day to End Fistula Global Health Security Workplace Safety Pharmacists S Source Type: news

Trilobites: ‘ Battle of the Thermostat ’ : Cold Rooms May Hurt Women ’ s Productivity
In a new study, women scored better on tests they took in warmer rooms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: VERONIQUE GREENWOOD Tags: Temperature Air Conditioning Women and Girls Tests and Examinations Mathematics Gender Research your-feed-science Language and Languages PLoS One (Journal) Source Type: news

'Sesame Street' Welcomes a Foster Child Character
There’s a new Muppet in town on Sesame Street. Her name is Karli, and she’s a little girl who lives with a foster family. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IntraHealth ’s Jeanne Tessougué of Mali Honored as Heroine of Health during World Health Assembly
May 22, 2019Women in Global Health honored IntraHealth International ’sJeanne Tessougu é as a Heroine of Health Sunday during the 72nd annual World Health Assembly in Geneva. Tessougu é was one of seven women honored for their leadership in improving health care and advancing gender equality. The annual Heroines of Health awardshighlight women ’s major contributions to the global health care industry. Women currently hold 70% of jobs in the industry and contribute nearly $3 trillion to the health and social sectors,according to Women in Global Health, yet comprise a small percentage of global...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Mali Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity World Health Assembly Health Workforce & Systems Source Type: news

Heartbreaking moment brain dead baby girl is taken on her final journey to donate her organs
Coralynn Sobolik, of Iowa, who was 22 months old, was taken into surgery on April 22. Staff lined the hospital singing Amazing Grace in the viral Facebook video. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, nine, with severe eczema saves her skin with chemotherapy drug
Honor Stanmore was kept awake all night 'scratching until she bled' due to the chronic skin condition. But her skin has cleared up after taking part in a NHS research trial at Oxford's Churchill Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension found in children exposed to flower pesticides
This study involved boys and girls living near flower crops in Ecuador. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story
Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In her words: Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention
A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Dating and Relationships Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Jealousy and Envy Women and Girls JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) United States Source Type: news

Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention
A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Salam Tags: Dating and Relationships Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Jealousy and Envy Women and Girls JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) United States Source Type: news

Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls
(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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