Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds
Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sasha Ingber Source Type: news

Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Girls' Deaths Highest
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Highest Amid Girls
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

' Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls'Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls
Suicide rates among young girls have tripled over a 15-year period, results of a new study from the CDC show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

MHAW: Orange blossom and green fields
Nada was fond of orange blossom, and green fields. She dreamed about learning the piano, she loved the way the music notes could speak to a person’s soul. She believed in another version of reality, a reality far away from the reality she had to suddenly face. Nada is 25 years old, a mother of two girls, and a Syrian refugee. She comes from a village called Ghouta. As she described, Ghouta is “a village that you recall even if you are far away… recall the smell of the earth and the beauty of its blue sky.” In 2014, she had to move to Damascus because her green land had transformed into mil...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 
Suicides are increasing among American youth and teens across the board - but rates are climbing at twice the rate among young girls as they are among boys, new research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14
Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Gap Between Male and Female Youth Suicide Rates is Narrowing in the U.S.
For decades, U.S. boys have died by suicide far more frequently than girls, even though girls attempt suicide and report contemplating it more often. In the suicide prevention world, the phenomenon is known as the gender paradox. The paradox still persists today—but new data published in JAMA Network Open suggest the gap between male and female youth suicide deaths is narrowing. “What we’re seeing is alarming,” says study co-author Donna Ruch, a researcher with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio. “On top of the fact that females are thinking about suicide mo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Suicide rates are on the rise among American children, but the increase is greatest among girls, a new study finds. " Overall, we found a disproportionate increase in female youth suicide rates compared to males, resulting in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Tears of Joy at Kijabe Hospital as Girl Finishes Cancer Treatment
[Nairobi News] It was tears of joy and high-fives at Kijabe Hospital on Wednesday as a young girl excitedly marked the end of her cancer treatment by ringing a bell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Girl, 5, suffers from rare disease triggered by the sun that could leave her covered in rashes
Kaia Ettingoff, five, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed in January 2018 with juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disorder that leaves her with rashes and muscle inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

you asked: Of Age and Pleasure
What can be done to help a woman who is having less-satisfying sexual experiences as she ages? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER Tags: Sex Estrogen Women and Girls Dating and Relationships Source Type: news

EngineerGirl Announces 2019 Writing Contest Winners
The National Academy of Engineering today announced the winners of its 2019 EngineerGirl writing competition. This year's contest celebrates engineering design and problem solving, asking students in grades three to 12 to write a creative story in which women and girls save the day with their wits, skill, and whatever resources they can find.  (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Is Having a Moment on TV
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is having an unexpected moment—at least on television. The medical disorder, which manifests when a person “acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick,” according to the Cleveland Clinic, has appeared in a number of shows and movies in recent years. It has anchored the twists of HBO’s thriller series Sharp Objects and Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film Phantom Thread. European shows, including The Bridge and the BBC Three’s Clique, have also included Munchausen in their plots. The rise in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

How To Help A Kid Survive Early Puberty
Around 15% of girls begin menstruation by age 7. The challenges of puberty can rock anybody, but being the first of your friends to go through it can be especially stressful. Good parenting helps.(Image credit: Paige Vickers for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juli Fraga Source Type: news

Girl, 11, rushed to hospital with a pencil hanging out of her neck
The youngster, who has not been named, was bluelighted to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with the pencil still lodged in the left side of her neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 12, has a football-sized tumour covering her neck that has been growing for almost a decade
Surbhi Ben, from India, has baffled medics who have struggled to treat her. Her parents first noticed small lumps when she was three years old, and it is believed she may have a rare disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In her words: Women, Alcohol and Perceived ‘ Sexual Availability ’
A new study finds that women who drink alcohol in social settings are seen as more “ sexually available ” and “ less human. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Women and Girls Alcoholic Beverages Colleges and Universities Worcester Polytechnic Institute Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Why Politics Should Be Kept Out of Miscarriages
The possible problems of a new Georgia law, including causing further pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Miscarriages Abortion Pregnancy and Childbirth Georgia Women and Girls Law and Legislation Source Type: news

Shocking image shows 11-year-old girl's skin left red raw after a snakebite
The unidentified girl, from a rural part of Zambia, was originally nipped on the arm and went to local healers for 'traditional' remedies. However, they failed to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls Enter the Boys ’ World of Flipping
Teen girls are claiming their place inside an emerging online community of extreme athletes who flip, freerun and defy expectations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUDI KETTELER Tags: Athletics and Sports Women and Girls Gymnastics, Trampoline Parkour (Sport) Trampolines Gender Social Media Youth Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Girl, 14, can't stomach solid food because of conditions which put crippling pressure on her organs
Grace Jackson-Matthew, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, has four serious conditions which have left her in so much pain she can no longer go to school and uses crutches to help her walk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In China, women work to raise the status of girls
LILING, China –Not long ago, Wen Xiujuan was swept up in a romance. Against the wishes of her parents, she moved to the small village of Liling, 300 km from her hometown, to marry a young man named Yang Liu.They lived happily with Mr. Liu ’s parents, who hoped the couple would have a son. But when Ms. Wen had a baby girl, her parents-in-law were delighted. Her mother-in-law, Yan Xiurong, took loving care of the child. Then, after a few years, Ms. Wen had a second daughter. That ’s when things changed. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Helping little hearts grow big: Kara and Greg Olsen ’s legacy of love
Kara and Greg Olsen have a vision. They see a group of 100 boys and girls of all backgrounds – playing together, learning together, reading and talking to each other. They see healthy, active and engaged kids who are living their best lives. And in that crowd, indistinguishable from any of the others, is the one child with a che st full of scars. The one child, out of 100 born, who was born with a congenital heart disease. They see that child not just surviving, but excelling, due to the partnership… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: A Little-Known Skin Disease That Can Disrupt People ’ s Sex Lives
Patients deal with pain and itching and often encounter medical ignorance and mistreatment until affected tissues become irreparably scarred. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Skin Lichens Women and Girls Tissue (Human) Itching Vagina Sex Menopause Source Type: news

Suicide Attempts by Self - Poisoning Have Increased in Teens
Increase from 2011 to 2018 among children aged 10 to 18 years mainly driven by girls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

In her words: The Race to Limit Abortion Access
Four states have passed “ heartbeat bills, ” and Alabama is close to banning most abortions completely, a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Abortion Law and Legislation States (US) Politics and Government Birth Control and Family Planning Pregnancy and Childbirth Constitution (US) Women and Girls Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Alabama Georgia Mississippi Kentucky Source Type: news

The Race to Limit Abortion Access
Four states have passed “heartbeat bills,” and Alabama is close to banning most abortions completely, a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Maya Salam Tags: Abortion Law and Legislation States (US) Politics and Government Birth Control and Family Planning Pregnancy and Childbirth Constitution (US) Women and Girls Roe v Wade (Supreme Court Decision) Alabama Georgia Mississippi Kentucky Source Type: news

Awareness on girl child abuse among mothers of a selected community - Thapa T, Pun KM, Raut KB, Silwal K, Chaudhary RK.
INTRODUCTION: Girl Child Abuse is physically, emotionally, sexually abusing and neglecting the girl child by depriving her of universally accepted child rights. We aim to determine the awareness on girl child abuse among mothers so that necessary awareness... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

You asked: How to Stop a Hot Flash
Effective treatments are available to stop the discomfort of menopause symptoms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN GUNTER Tags: Menopause Estrogen Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Women and Girls Gabapentin (Drug) Source Type: news

Cold war politics hampered life-saving phage therapy research | Letters
Western scientists ignored the progress being made in the Soviet east, arguesDavid HankePhage therapy (Girl is first patient saved by GM virus treatment, 9 May) has a long history, predating antibiotics, but has been largely confined to the (former) USSR since the 30s. As early as 1896, British bacteriologist Ernest Hankin discovered filterable antibacterial activity killing cholera in Ganges water and suggested the agent was responsible for limiting cholera epidemics; F élix d’Herelle realised in 1916 that the activity was a bacteria-killing virus. However, two commissioned reviews from the US contradicted d&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Medical research Science Health Source Type: news

Virus cocktail saves the life of dying girl amid hopes of breakthrough in fight against superbugs 
Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway, of Faversham, Kent, received a double lung transplant aged 17 to treat cystic fibrosis. But afterwards a drug-resistant superbug took hold of the teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reciprocity in undesirable parent-child behavior? Verbal aggression, corporal punishment, and girls' oppositional defiant symptoms - Derella OJ, Burke JD, Stepp SD, Hipwell AE.
Parental verbal aggression and corporal punishment are associated with children's conduct problems and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). The strength of bidirectional relationships among specific disruptive behaviors has been inconsistent across gender,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impact of adolescent sexual harassment experiences in predicting sexual risk-taking in young women - Norcott C, Keenan K, Wroblewski K, Hipwell A, Stepp S.
We examined the prospective associations between sexual harassment during adolesce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Car Hits 13 Children, Kills Two, in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A car slammed into a group of 16 mostly kindergarten children who were strolling on a sidewalk in the lakeside city of Otsu in western Japan, leaving two dead, police said Wednesday. The accident occurred in the morning after the compact car bumped into another passenger car at an intersection and veered off to the sidewalk, Shiga prefectural police said. The children aged 2 to 3 were escorted by three teachers. A girl and a boy, both 2 years old, were pronounced dead after they were rushed to a hospital, police said. It was not clear whether they were among the four children police earlier said were lef...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

AHA News: Stroke Almost Took Gospel Star's Life -- Then Taught Her About Living
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Singing in church as a young girl in New Jersey, Stefanie Minatee had a feeling that she was destined to do great things. And, indeed, her faith lifted her. She went on to earn a Ph.D. and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Four Children Among the Dead in Harlem Fire
NEW YORK (AP) — Six people, including four children, were killed Wednesday when an overnight fire ravaged an apartment in a city-owned Harlem building, fire and police officials said. Firefighters, who were called at around 1:40 a.m., moved aggressively into the flames and thick smoke and found a man and a woman, as well as two girls and two boys ages 3 to 11, in bedrooms of the fifth-floor apartment, according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. The victims, all believed to be family members, were pronounced dead by emergency medical technicians. Photos: Harlem Fatal Fire Box 1605       Tel...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 8, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Phage therapy treats patient with drug-resistant bacterial infection
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Scientists have used an experimental therapy that relies on bacteria-infecting viruses collected, in part, through HHMI's SEA-PHAGES program to fight a Mycobacterium infection in a 15-year-old girl. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy
African-American, Native American and Alaska Native women are about three times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy, compared to white women in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: your-feed-science Discrimination Pregnancy and Childbirth Blacks Women and Girls Race and Ethnicity Deaths (Fatalities) Parenting Native Americans Heart Maternal Mortality Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Democratic Party Source Type: news

Teen girls more vulnerable to bullying than boys
(Rutgers University) Girls are more often bullied than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to research led by a Rutgers University-Camden nursing scholar. 'Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and suicide attempts,' says Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden. 'We wanted to look at this link between bullying victimization, depressive symptoms, and suicidality by gender.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against ACL Tears
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use is associated with reduced odds of experiencing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, especially for girls aged 15 to 19 years, according to a study recently published online in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'All the bullying kids are in the happy world and the bullied kids are in a sad world'
Bullies cut off some of a girl's hair at recess. Hit a girl with a stick on her private parts and cut her. Pushed kids. Called them "ugly." Criticized their black skin. These are just some of the complaints surfacing at a northeast Calgary school already dealing with a bullying crisis following the suicide of one of its young students. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Polyphonies of depression: the relationship between voices-of-the-self in young professional women aka 'top girls' - Chowdhury N, Gibson K, Wetherell M.
While the analysis of depression narratives has become increasingly common practice within critical mental health research, this work rarely investigates how these accounts intersect with particular social identities. The recent emergence of the 'top girl'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Nurse ’ s London Marathon Record Is Rejected Because She Didn ’ t Wear a Dress
Wearing her scrubs, Jessica Anderson crossed the finish line in 3 hours 8 minutes 22 seconds. Guinness World Records said it didn ’ t qualify as a nurse ’ s uniform. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ILIANA MAGRA Tags: London Marathon Guinness World Records (Book) Nursing and Nurses Anderson, Jessica Great Britain Marathon Running Records and Achievements Uniforms Women and Girls Discrimination Source Type: news

Baby born at 21 weeks is alive and well, but Democrats called her an "unviable tissue mass"
(Natural News) At the very same time that Leftist Democrats are foaming at the mouth with excitement over their newfound “freedom” to murder innocent human life even after birth, a couple from the United Kingdom is celebrating the recent birth of their extremely premature baby girl Isabella, who miraculously survived the birthing process and is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I am terrified my newborn girl will inherit my 22-year-long eating disorder
She will be with me at almost every moment, see everything I do, hear everything I say, and her little sponge-brain will absorb it all. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Willsky Source Type: news

Girl could be first to have "air pollution" listed as cause of death
"There is a real prospect that without unlawful levels of air pollution Ella would not have died," report says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is fair play in running more important than fairness to Caster Semenya as a human? | Gaby Hinsliff
All her life, the South African athlete has been portrayed as a freak. Her case is as much about ethics as about sport or scienceWhen she was a girl, growing up in rural South Africa,the runner Caster Semenya would sometimes face a humiliating ritual before a race. She grew accustomed, her coaches once said, to having to retreat to the bathroom with a member of a suspicious rival athletics team and physically show them that she was not a boy. From her childhood, people had gossiped about her body; by the time she had begun competing internationally she must have been used to the whispers, the open stares in changing rooms....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Hinsliff Tags: Caster Semenya Sport IAAF Sport politics Athletics Gender World news South Africa Olympic Games Ethics Science Source Type: news

in her words: How Larry Nassar ‘ Flourished Unafraid ’ for So Long
A new HBO documentary explores the rise and fall of the disgraced Olympic doctor and the institutions that gave him access to girls. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Athletics and Sports Women and Girls Child Pornography Sex Crimes Gymnastics Documentary Films and Programs USA Gymnastics Nassar, Lawrence G (1963- ) Denhollander, Rachael Biles, Simone Maroney, McKayla United States Source Type: news