Oregon court orders girl, 13, to undergo cancer surgery after taking away custody from her mother
The Clackamas County Circuit Court ordered that plans move forward for Kylee Dixon, 13, of Wilsonville, Oregon to undergo 'life-saving' surgery to treat her rare liver cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patterns of help-seeking behavior among victims of teen dating violence and abuse: variations among boys and girls - Lachman P, Zweig J, Dank M, Yahner J.
BACKGROUND: Despite the extensive research on rates of teen dating violence and abuse and its' consequences, less is known about help-seeking behaviors among victims. The goals of this study were to document patterns of help-seeking behaviors among teen vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Indian girl, 14, has a huge HAIRBALL weighing 3lbs removed from her stomach
Pooja, whose surname is unknown, had 'Rapunzel syndrome' - where hairs that have been eaten become tangled in the stomach. She saw medics at a clinic in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh - a state in India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions
Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-income women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Planned Parenthood Federation of America Abortion States (US) United States Politics and Government Birth Control and Family Planning Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Health and Human Services Department American Medical Assn McG Source Type: news

New Study Raises Questions About How Fluoride Affects Children ’ s Development
(CNN) — Water fluoridation has been hailed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top great public health achievements of the 20th century, but a new study raises questions about its role as a potential neurotoxin in utero. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, found that increased levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with declines in IQ in children. Previous research has made similar findings, but this is the first such study to evaluate the effect of fluoride on populations receiving what the US Public Health Service considers optimal leve...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Fluoride Source Type: news

Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire
Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Aaron E. Carroll Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Alcoholic Beverages Babies and Infants Women and Girls Child Abuse and Neglect Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and early pubertal timing among girls: a meta-analysis - Zhang L, Zhang D, Sun Y.
The association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and pubertal timing has been a topic of enduring controversy. A systematic search of PubMed and Web of Science databases was undertaken to quantify the magnitude of total and specific forms of AC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding female adolescent 'runaways' and the implications of their decisions in Tigray, northern Ethiopia - Lurgain JG, Eyber C.
This study aimed to understand the main factors influencing the decision of adolescent girls to run away from home in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, and to explore the social and cultural construction of female adolescent runaways in this region. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study Offers New Insights On How Social Media Affects Girls' Mental Health
There ’s little doubt that social media is not great for mental health. A new study offers a different explanation as to why the connection may exist. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Indian teen's stomach ache turns to be her own malformed twin, case report reveals
A 17-year-old Girl in India had a mass growing on her abdomen for five years. A BMJ case report reveals she's the first woman known to carry a 'teratoma' or malformed twin to her near-adult age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy Keto diet loved by celebrities 'relieves migraines in just a month'
Scientists from the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation in Milan tested the diet on migraine sufferers. It is loved by Hollywood's resident 'health guru' Gwyneth Paltrow and Bond girl Halle Berry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social media can harm when use displaces sleep or exercise or involves bullying, finds study - Mahase E.
The frequency of social media use is unlikely to cause direct harm to young girls, but if use of it displaces sleep and exercise or involves cyberbullying then it can have a negative effect, a study concludes. Researchers from Imperial College London... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

World Humanitarian Day 2019
For World Humanitarian Day, this year we celebrate the work of female humanitarians across the globe, amid the risks which they may face in serving others. From the clinic in east London to the governorate of Sana’a in Yemen, every day women humanitarians are changing the world. They want to share their stories with you:       “It has become very clear to me that, if I want to see things changed, I should be in the arena. So, here I am, choosing courage over comfort every single day.” Meaza Semaw, Medical Coordinator, Ethiopia.               “...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Milton Keynes Hospital Becomes First NHS Trust to Digitally Share Information to Protect Women from FGM
Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) has become the first NHS Trust to introduce an information sharing tool which aims to protect women at risk of suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). The Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing (FGM-IS) solution is a tool which allows relevant, authorised healthcare professionals and administrative staff in the region to view information about girls with a family history of FGM, providing an opportunity to safeguard at-risk patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Lavender oil found in soaps, shampoo, and laundry detergent 'causes young boys and girls to develop
Scientists studied children in Miami who had breast growth before the age of eight. They had been exposed to lavender products for at least a few months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confused About Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine, and When? The CDC Has New Recommendations
For its first few years on the market, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was approved only for young girls. Over time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has broadened its approval to include boys, as well as adults up to age 45—allowing more people to get the cancer-preventing vaccine, but also breeding confusion about who should get vaccinated and when. On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations, based on guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, that should clear up some of that confusion. The CDC reaffirmed that its prior...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Why Parents Are Turning to a Controversial Treatment for Food Allergies
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Landhuis / Undark Tags: Uncategorized allergies health onetime syndication Source Type: news

"When you're in a relationship, you say no, but your partner insists": sexual dating violence and ambiguity among girls and young women - Fernet M, H ébert M, Brodeur G, Théorêt V.
Sexual dating violence (DV) is highly prevalent and associated with deleterious outcomes. Unfortunately, this form of violence remains poorly understood. Furthermore, the measures used to assess sexual DV may not account for the various manifestations of s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Baby girl who was taken off life support four months ago is about to celebrate first birthday
Phoenix Da'Vine, from Temple Hills, Maryland, was born with a double outlet right ventricle in August 2018. She went into cardiac arrest in March 2019 and was put on life support. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls
Among girls, the more often they used social media, the more psychological distress they suffered, the findings suggested. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Identify 3 Factors Associated With Social Media Effect On Girls
BOSTON (CBS) – Many parents worry that social media could have a detrimental effect on their teen’s well-being, but a new study in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health helps identify which kids are most at risk. Researchers in England interviewed more than 12,000 teens between the ages of 13 and 16 and found that girls who use social media multiple times a day were more likely than boys to report psychological distress like decreased happiness and increased anxiety. But they found that three factors seemed to account for most of that distress in girls: cyberbullying, poor sleep and inadequate physical activ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Social Media Source Type: news

Here ’ s How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls
WEDNESDAY, Aug 14, 2019 -- Bingeing on social media isn't good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young girls in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls
Title: Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm GirlsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

A third of girls who check social media just THREE times a day have mental health issues
British researchers tracked social media use and mental health in 13 to 16 year olds, finding that the more teenage girls used social sites, the lower the rates of life satisfaction and happiness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 18, battling brain damage after crashing into a cliff during pre-prom abseiling 
Incredibly, Avery Tanner, of Utah, was caught by a friend after slamming her head into a cliff and falling 25 feet on April 20, the day of her prom. But severe damage was already done. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Media Hurts Girls More Than Boys
The public and experts alike have blamed social media for a long list of mental health issues, including rising rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior among America’s youth. But research on the subject is conflicting. One study published this spring, for example, found that social media use likely doesn’t have a terribly large impact on teenagers’ life satisfaction, despite all those expert warnings. A new study published in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health suggests the issue is even more nuanced. Social media is associated with mental health issues, the research says—but only un...
Source: TIME: Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Sperm separation method may allow gender selection in IVF
Technique is based on differences in movement of sperm with X chromosome and Y chromosomeA new sperm separation technique may one day allow prospective parents undergoing IVF to choose whether they have a boy or a girl before fertilisation takes place, researchers say.Scientists in Japan have reported a new method which allows them to separate mouse sperm carrying an X chromosome from those carrying a Y chromosome, meaning that sperm can be selected based on whether they will result in female (XX) or male (XY) offspring when used to fertilise an egg.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Reproduction IVF Fertility problems Science Japan World news Health Society Research Higher education Source Type: news

Sperm separation method may allow sex selection in IVF
Technique is based on differences in movement of sperm with X chromosome and Y chromosomeA new sperm separation technique may one day allow prospective parents undergoing IVF to choose whether they have a boy or a girl before fertilisation takes place, researchers say.Scientists in Japan have reported a new method which allows them to separate mouse sperm carrying an X chromosome from those carrying a Y chromosome, meaning that sperm can be selected based on whether they will result in female (XX) or male (XY) offspring when used to fertilise an egg.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Reproduction IVF Fertility problems Science Japan World news Health Society Research Higher education Source Type: news

Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Improve Dental Health of Babies
High doses of vitamin D during pregnancy improved tooth enamel in offspring. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Vitamins Teeth and Dentistry Vitamin D Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Source Type: news

Anxiety sensitivity and children's risk for both internalizing problems and peer victimization experiences - Hernandez Rodriguez J, Gregus SJ, Craig JT, Pastrana FA, Cavell TA.
In this study, we examined the degree to which children's level of anxiety sensitivity (AS) was a precursor to both internalizing problems and peer victimization experiences. Participants were 581 fourth-grade children (M age  = 9.31; 51.8% girls; 42.3%... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Legislation against girl circumcision: a cultural psychological understanding of prohibition - Graamans EP, Smet E, Have S.
In Kenya, the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act1 Kenya Law Reports: Act No. 32 of 2011.[[ Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act, 2011. Nairobi: National Council for Law Reporting; 2012. Retrieved from http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effects of conflict and displacement on violence against adolescent girls in South Sudan: the case of adolescent girls in the Protection of Civilian sites in Juba - Murphy M, Bingenheimer JB, Ovince J, Ellsberg M, Contreras-Urbina M.
There is a paucity of data on violence against women and girls (VAWG) during times of conflict in general and even less information specifically on violence against adolescent girls. Based on secondary analysis of a larger study on VAWG in South Sudan, thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

There Could Be a Chlamydia Vaccine In the Coming Years, A Promising New Study Suggests
The first-ever human trial of a genital-chlamydia vaccine suggests that it is safe and effective, according to a new study published in the Lancet. U.S. sexually transmitted illness diagnoses have reached new highs for the past four years in a row, and chlamydia is responsible for the bulk of those infections: 1.7 million cases were diagnosed in 2017 alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, compared to about 550,000 cases of gonorrhea, 40,000 cases of HIV and 30,000 cases of syphilis. Globally, the problem is even more widespread: about 127 million cases were diagnosed in 2016, according to ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Research Source Type: news

Girl, 9, who wasn't expected to reach 1st birthday is defying odds despite terminal brain condition
Brooke Miller, nine, of Queen Creek, Arizona, was diagnosed with Aicardi syndrome, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy at five weeks old. Now, she is defying the odds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Red Meat Tied to Increased Breast Cancer Risk
White meat like chicken was tied to a reduced risk of breast cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Meat Breast Cancer Diet and Nutrition Women and Girls Source Type: news

Five Children Dead in Pennsylvania Daycare Fire
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An early morning fire in Pennsylvania at a residential building housing a day care center killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said. The victims ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Santone said. The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership lists a day care at the fire address. Valerie Lockett-Slupski, standing across the street from the fire-damaged house, said she was the grandmother of four of the children, and that they w...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News AP News Tag Source Type: news

In Senegal, the Health and Education Sectors Are Teaming Up for Teens
By Amadou Khoury K ébé, Adolescent and youth services technical advisor, IntraHealth International in Senegal Outside Dabo middle school in Kolda, southern Senegal. Photo by Cl ément Tardif for IntraHealth International.August 09, 2019At the Dabo middle school in Senegal’s southern region of Kolda, more students—especially girls—are becoming more comfortable sharing their worries with school staff.“For example, a ninth-grader, a 15-year-old girl, was going to be married off during Easter holidays,” says Samba Baldé, the mediator focal point for the school. He wa...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Child Health Community Engagement Advocacy Youth Social Service Workers Source Type: news

One in EIGHT teen girls in the US are pressured into having their boyfriend's children
Scientists from Michigan State University interviewed 550 sexually-active girls aged 14 to 19. As well as 'reproductive coercion', 17 per cent of the teens reported physical or sexual abuse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl's balloon-like head growth is 'blocking her vision'
MK Cruz, from Manila in the Philippines, cannot see properly because of a condition which her parents believe is a growth of fluid inside her brain. They are trying to raise money to pay for surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen girl seeks answers to what is causing her mysterious skin condition
Kayla Davidson posted a video to TikTok in which red and white spots cover both of her arms and her chest. She says the spots first appeared three months ago and hurt to touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stopping the Anxiety of HPV
A woman asks about finding emotional support after a diagnosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen Gunter Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Women and Girls Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

The Nairobi Summit – Towards a Watershed Moment
By Dr. Ida Odinga, EGHNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 2019 (IPS) In 2019 a female scientist created an algorithm that gave the world the first ever images of a black hole. Working with a team of astronomers, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, a young woman led the development of a computer program that in her own words enabled them to “achieve something once thought impossible.” Photo: Heshimi KenyaDuring this same year, over 200 million women in developing countries will not have access to effective methods of contraception to delay or avoid pregnancy. Approximately 830 women a day will die during pregnancy or c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Ida Odinga Tags: Africa Civil Society Conferences Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Mother reveals her baby girl was left unable to eat or drink 'after catching herpes from a kiss'
Katie Taylor, from Sunderland, revealed her daughter developed cold sores around her mouth and she feared the then 10-month-old would develop a serious and deadly infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic Violence and the Role of Education
Credit: Donald Trump/TwitterBy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 8 2019 (IPS) Trying to teach and inspire youngsters is a daunting task. Many teachers tend to suffer from a harrowing, bad conscience, obliged as they are to follow routines, rules, and regulations set down by their employers while knowing that these are difficult to apply and provide with desired results. Worst is a nagging feeling of inability to reach out to the students. Most teachers want their pupils to be good learners, critically thinking individuals who feel gratified and keen to change things for the better. Occasionally, I return to my original pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Georgia baby girl, one, may have contracted flesh-eating infection from dirty hurricane floodwaters
Carlye Cheeks, from Albany, Georgia, was diagnosed with necrotifxing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria that destroys tissue under the skin in October 2018 after Hurricane Michael hit (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom, man face murder charge after girl, 13, left in hot car
Authorities say the mother of a 13-year-old girl and a man living with her are charged with murder after intentionally leaving the child inside a hot car for five hours (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mother whose son drowned hears his heart in inside the chest of the little girl who received it
Brooke Eaton's son two-year-old son Cazmirr 'Cash' Landers, of Pekin, Illinois, died in a drowning accident in September 2018. His heart helped save the life of then-five month old Lola Bond. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 17, left paralyzed in crash when her skull detached from her spine defies odds to walk again 
Lacy Johnson, 17, from Houston, Texas, was left paralyzed on her left side after her best friend's mother crashed the car she was driving when she suffered a seizure in June 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested in Human Patients, and the Results Could Revolutionize Health Care
It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a tool called CRISPR, making it possible to think about snipping out disease-causing mutations and actually cure, once and for all, genetic diseases ranging from sickle cell anemia to certain types of cancer and even blindness. Doctors are plunging ahead in search of ways to use the relatively new technology to start treating patients. In China last November, scientist Jiankui He stunned—and dismayed—the genetic community when he announced he had already used CRISPR, which many believe sti...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized crispr Genetics Source Type: news