Lavender oil linked to early breast growth in girls
Lavender oil and tea tree oil contain compounds that mimic or oppose the actions of sex hormones and may be considered endocrine disruptors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS launches “A Girl’s First Period” study
The largest, most comprehensive study to date of this phase of puberty in girls will help researchers find signs of regular and irregular cycles. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Czech Doctors Deliver Baby Girl 117 Days After Mother's Brain-Death Czech Doctors Deliver Baby Girl 117 Days After Mother's Brain-Death
When a helicopter rushed an unconscious Czech woman who had suffered a severe stroke to hospital in April, her chances of survival were slim - and those of the fetus she had carried in her womb for 15 weeks little better.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Girl, five, died of sepsis hours after A&E medics blamed her rash on 'virus'
Ava Macfarlane was taken to an Accident and Emergency department by her worried parents after she was left 'gasping for breath' but was discharged by doctors with ibuprofen for a 'virus'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now the baby butchers are attacking parental rights
(Natural News) In order to boost abortion sales and separate more potential mothers from their unborn children, Planned Parenthood along with a coalition of 74 other pro-abortion groups are lobbying to eliminate parental rights when it comes to underage girls and “youth assigned females” deciding to get abortions. The 116-page document, which is also endorsed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 5, died after sepsis guidelines ignored
Ava Macfarlane was showing "red flags" which were missed by hospital doctors, an inquest hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czech doctors deliver baby girl 117 days after mother's brain-death
When a helicopter rushed an unconscious Czech woman who had suffered a severe stroke to hospital in April, her chances of survival were slim - and those of the fetus she had carried in her womb for 15 weeks little better. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Baby girl born with football-sized cyst on her face in Chicago
Parents Tibatha Pilarski, 24, and partner Daniel, 40, feared the worst when little Bella-Rose Burress was born with the football-sized cyst in Chicago, Illinois, last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: 9-year-old girl from Congo dies of Ebola
Officials say a 9-year-old Congolese child who tested positive for Ebola in neighboring Uganda has died. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nine-year-old girl tests positive for Ebola in Uganda
A 9-year-old Congolese girl tested positive for Ebola in Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a press statement from the Ugandan Ministry of Health Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda Confirms Another Ebola Case Uganda Confirms Another Ebola Case
Uganda reported another case of Ebola on Thursday, a nine-year-old girl who had crossed the border from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, where the haemorrhagic disease has killed at least 1,800 in a year-long outbreak.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ebola kills girl in Uganda as outbreak death toll nears 3,000
Death of Congolese girl flagged as likely Ebola case at border checkpoint highlights risk of outbreak's spread as deaths near 3,000 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda: hospital official
A 9-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease after crossing the border from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda- hospital official
A nine-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease after crossing the border from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: No, Adolescents Don't Account for Half of New HIV Infections in Kenya
[Africa Check] Nearly half of new HIV infections in Kenya are among adolescents, a major drugmaker claimed during an international conference focused on the wellbeing of girls and young women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: One Ebola Case Confirmed in Kasese District
[Monitor] An Ebola case of a 9-year-old girl of Congolese origin has been confirmed in Kasese District. According to Ministry of Health, the Ebola patient travelled to Uganda with her mother on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Distraught father tells all about how a public school brainwashed his autistic daughter into becoming "transgender"
(Natural News) The father of an autistic young woman is sounding the alarm about how his daughter was manipulated and brainwashed by the LGBTQ-infested public school system to believe that she is actually a boy trapped inside a girl’s body. Taking advantage of the fact that she has special needs, school officials targeted the young... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda says a traveling Congolese girl has Ebola
Ugandan health authorities say a 9-year-old Congolese girl has tested positive for Ebola within Uganda after traveling from Congo (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda confirms another Ebola case
Uganda reported another case of Ebola on Thursday, a nine-year-old girl who had crossed the border from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where the haemorrhagic disease has killed at least 1,800 in a year-long outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Michigan girl, 14, is on life support with suspected case of the mosquito-borne disease
Savannah DeHart, 14, from South Portage, Michigan, is believed to have contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis and is currently on life support at Bronson Children's Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Insights on Religion and Contraception for Couples in Burkina Faso
By Anna Williams, 2019 UNC-IntraHealth Summer FellowAugust 29, 2019As a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo during 2013–2015, I worked with community partners to host a gender equality training for middle school students.At the beginning of the session, before we officially started, Paul, a community leader, picked up a broom and started to sweep the floor. Gasps erupted as young students watched a respected community member and man do a chore usually left to women and girls. Not only did girls rush forward to take the broom from him and finish the job, but the boys did as well.Had I, a female teacher at the school, star...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Community Engagement Gender Equality Source Type: news

Sidelined by cancer, then measles outbreak, N.B. girl back on the ice amid vaccination debate
Two years after a brain cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy left her with a compromised immune system, student and hockey player Marissa Gootjes hopes New Brunswick will make measles vaccinations mandatory for everyone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

A meta-analysis of program characteristics for youth with disruptive behavior problems: the moderating role of program format and youth gender - Granski M, Javdani S, Anderson VR, Caires R.
There is high variability in efficacy for interventions for youth with disruptive behavior problems (DBP). Despite evidence of the unique correlates and critical consequences of girls' DBP, there is a dearth of research examining treatment efficacy for gir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Girl is the 'only person in the world' to suffer from a disorder that has left her unable to eat
Nyara Bone, of Ayr, Scotland, has a set of DNA deletions and duplications on her thirteenth chromosome. The disorder has left the three-year-old with 24 health complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prospective prediction of first-onset of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescent girls - Gromatsky MA, He S, Perlman G, Klein DN, Kotov R, Waszczuk MA.
OBJECTIVE: Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a significant risk factor for suicidal behavior and an important clinical marker of psychopathology. NSSI is especially common in adolescent girls. A number of psychosocial correlates of adolescent N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mobile health teams bring life-saving care to fragile communities in Afghanistan
NANGARHAR, Afghanistan  –Raihana Bibi is a 30-year-old mother of four children – one boy and three girls. Their family returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan and settled in Nangarhar Province about two years ago. They were among the more than600,000 returnees to make the journey from Pakistan and Iran back to their homeland that year. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Social Media Use Linked'Indirectly' to Mental Health Harms Social Media Use Linked'Indirectly' to Mental Health Harms
As kids are spending more time using social media, new research suggests an adverse impact on mental health, especially in girls, mediated by poorer sleep, less exercise, and cyberbullying.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Czech hospital says baby girl born to brain-dead mother
A Czech clinic says a baby girl has been born to a brain-dead woman kept on life support for nearly three months to allow her pregnancy to go ahead (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stephanie Peeni baby daughter Manaia left fighting for her life after catching measles
Australian mother Stephanie Peeni has spoken of the traumatic moment her unvaccinated seven-month old baby girl was left fighting for her life after catching measles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Together, We Can Increase the Number of Women in STEM: Here is a Tool to Help Companies Get Started
- On Women's Equality Day, Abbott is publishing a blueprint for creating a high school STEM internship aimed at exposing young people, particularly girls, to STEM early and empowering other companies to download and use it (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - August 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood Visitors Reportedly Exposed to Measles
(SANTA ANA, Calif.) — A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than just her luggage. She brought measles. Public health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties issued a warning Friday that people may have been exposed to the disease if they were at Disneyland or the Disney California Adventure Park on Aug. 12. Disneyland and adjacent Disney California Adventure Park are major tourist destinations, drawing tens of thousands of visitors a day. The girl had measles when she arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Aug. 11 and went...
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Measles-stricken New Zealand girl visited Disneyland, other California destinations
A teenage girl from New Zealand sick with measles visited Disneyland and other popular tourist stops across Southern California earlier this month, possibly infecting others, local government health officials warned. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Head impact biomechanics differ between girls and boys youth ice hockey players - Mihalik JP, Wasserman EB, Teel EF, Marshall SW.
The influence of sex on head impact biomechanics is unknown for youth ice hockey. We sought to determine sex differences in head impact severity and frequency in youth ice hockey players. Male (n  = 110) and female (n = 25) players (13-16 years old)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion'
Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into pregnancy. From a male partner threatening to leave if his female partner refuses to have his baby, to poking holes in condoms before sex, the coercion can take shape in a variety of ways. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen Girls May Face 'Reproductive Coercion'
Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into pregnancy. From a male partner threatening to leave if his female partner refuses to have his baby, to poking holes in condoms before sex, the coercion can take shape in a variety of ways. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced'Reproductive Coercion '
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- A staggering number of teen girls are experiencing an insidious form of relationship abuse: reproductive coercion. Researchers report that it affects 1 in 8 adolescent girls who are sexually active. Reproductive coercion... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

28 stone woman makes £10,00 a year by filming herself eating on camera 
Office administrator 'Hazel', 29, from Nashville, was once bullied for being 'the fattest girl in school', but now she makes $12,000 (£10,000)-a-year - by filming herself gorging on calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has Stalled
Title: HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has StalledCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 23, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion'
Title: 1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion'Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 23, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

'Feel what I feel': making da(r)ta with teen girls for creative activisms on how sexual violence matters - Renold E.
Inspired by feminist new materialist and posthuman activist philosophy, this paper speculates on what happens when data entangles with arts-based methodologies in a school-based participatory activist project with six teen girls (age 15) on gender-based an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'If a girl's photo gets sent around, that's a way bigger deal than if a guy's photo gets sent around': gender, sexting, and the teenage years - Ricciardelli RR, Adorjan M.
Youth, particularly female teens, are encouraged to self-monitor and be responsible for their actions online in order to avoid harm from cyberbullying, 'sexting,' and other forms of cyber-risk. Highlighting findings from 35 focus groups with Canadian teens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Speaking 'unspeakable things': documenting digital feminist responses to rape culture - Keller J, Mendes K, Ringrose J.
This paper examines the ways in which girls and women are using digital media platforms to challenge the rape culture they experience in their everyday lives; including street harassment, sexual assault, and the policing of the body and clothing in school ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rate in U.S. Girls Has Stalled
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 -- While there's been a slight uptick in the number of American boys who get the HPV vaccine to help prevent certain cancers, a new study finds there's been almost no increase for girls. And overall, too few kids are getting the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own.
Scores of children born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacqueline Mroz Tags: Infertility Artificial Insemination Sperm Ethics and Official Misconduct Doctors Women and Girls Sex Crimes Pregnancy and Childbirth Frauds and Swindling Suits and Litigation (Civil) American Society for Reproductive Medicine Cline, Source Type: news

Two Years On: Rohingya Deserve Justice, A Place at the Table
61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar; call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns 21 August 2019 Two years after mass atrocities in Myanmar forced more than 740,000 people to flee for their lives, the Government and the people of Bangladesh continue to generously host nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. While UN agencies and over 130 local, national, and international NGOs have supported the Government of Bangladesh to provide life-sustaining assistance, refugees require much more than basic support for survival; they need their rights, security and dignity. Many long to return but fear further vi...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Exercise May Boost Mood for Women With Depression. Having a Coach May Help.
How the “runner’s high” might be used as a tool to treat depression. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Women and Girls Marijuana Source Type: news

How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession
Female doctors are more likely than other professionals to have children and keep working. The reasons offer lessons for other jobs. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Claire Cain Miller Tags: Work-Life Balance Doctors Women and Girls Working Hours Part-Time Employment Parenting Source Type: news

Kenya: State to Roll Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination
[Nation] The government is set to roll out mass vaccination of girls against cervical cancer in two weeks, even as doctors affiliated to the Catholic Church have contested the move citing a myriad of health complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Foster family fights for pay to raise child who needs 24/7 care
Saskatchewan foster parents Erin and Trevor McLellan care for a six-year-old girl who has had thousands of epileptic seizures. The McLellans decided to go public after a dispute with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Social Services over how much they are compensated. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe? A New Study Reignites a Long-Standing Debate
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics has given new life to a long-running debate: whether adding fluoride to drinking water is a prudent way to prevent tooth decay, or a potentially toxic mistake. The research, which focused on mother-child pairs from six Canadian cities, found that high fluoride exposure during pregnancy was correlated with lower IQ scores among young children, especially boys. “Based on the current evidence, it is a reasonable recommendation to tell women to reduce their fluoride intake during pregnancy,” says study co-author Christine Till, an associate professor of psychology at York Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news