PrEP use high but wanes after three months among young African women
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In a study of open-label Truvada as daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among young African women and adolescent girls, 95% initiated PrEP, and most used PrEP for the first three months. However, PrEP use fell in this critical population during a year of follow-up clinic visits, although HIV incidence at 12 months was low. The preliminary results suggest that tailored strategies may be needed to engage young African women in consistent PrEP use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bronx girl, 7, who lost an arm to flesh-eating bacteria after swimming in hotel pool is on the mend
Amillian 'Mimi' Villa, seven, from The Bronx, New York, was diagnosed with an infection of group A Streptococcus, the leading cause of necrotizing fasciitis in November 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discrimination Is Hard to Prove, Even Harder to Fix
Even when older plaintiffs win their suits, correcting institutional biases can take years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Discrimination Women and Girls Age, Chronological Suits and Litigation (Civil) Colleges and Universities Workplace Hazards and Violations Elderly Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Labor and Jobs Disabilities Decisions and Verd Source Type: news

Ghana: MOE Urged to Consider Free Sanitary Pads for School Girls
[Ghanaian Times] Nangodi -Activists and teachers in the Upper East Region have called on the Ministry of Education to consider in its budget, the provision of free sanitary pads for schoolgirls from very poor homes who could not afford to purchase the commodity during their menstrual periods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual Exploitation of Minors is a Crime Against Humanity
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 22 2019 (IPS) If they pay for it, men tend to believe they have the right to do anything to a woman’s body. You pay for your own entertainment without a thought about who you are paying and what cause you are supporting. Money is used as an excuse for and a means to oil a machinery that generates lots of profit while keeping pimps and other perpetrators out of the reach of the law. Jeffrey Epstein is a generous benefactor of world-renowned scientists and has intimate ties with powerful men like Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, as well as star lawyers like Alan Derschowitz. This mult...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Primary school children 'should learn about FGM'
Experts fear that for some vulnerable girls, secondary school lessons on the issue will be too late. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GnRH Agonist Improves Hyperandrogenism GnRH Agonist Improves Hyperandrogenism
Find out how GnRH agonist treatment helped resolve hyperandrogenism in a young girl with type A insulin resistance.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

"Closer to the unfair reality": magnitude and spatial analysis of femicides in Ecuador - San Sebastian M, Vives-Cases C, Goicolea I.
During the last 5 years, Ecuador has published a series of progressive laws aiming to protect girls and women against any type of violence. While these efforts are of extreme importance, concerns were raised by national nongovernmental organizations that t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

‘We Need That Boot Print.’ Inside the Fight to Save the Moon’s Historic Sites Before it’s Too Late
Half a century after humankind first walked on the moon, our sole natural satellite is becoming a much busier place. NASA wants to make a return trip, as do private American space companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX. China has a rover exploring the far side of the moon, while countries from Israel to Russia are planning lunar missions of their own. All that traffic has some experts worried about what might happen to the moon’s most historic sites. In part because the moon has no weather to speak of, artifacts left there tend to be well-preserved. If you visited the moon today, you could find everything from the t...
Source: TIME: Science - July 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Currie Engel Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 onetime Space Source Type: news

Uterine Fibroids and Heavy Periods
A reader asks about the cause of uterine fibroids and their consequences. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen Gunter Tags: Fibroids Estrogen Blacks Women and Girls Menstruation Tumors Source Type: news

Angola: Struggle Will Continue Until All Women and Girls Have Choices and Control Over Their Futures
[UNFPA] Luanda, Angola -Despite remarkable gains in ensuring rights and choices in Angola, there is still a long way to go, said UNFPA Representative in Angola, Florbela Fernandes. The struggle will continue until women and girls everywhere are healthy, able to exercise choices and have control over their futures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

At Least 33 Dead, 36 Injured in Attack on Japanese Anime Studio
TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked anime fans across Japan and beyond. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up the stairs toward the roof in a desperate — and futile — attempt to escape. Others emerged bleeding, blackened and barefoot. The suspect was injured and taken to a hospital. Police identified him only a 41-year-old man who was not a company employee. They gave no immediate ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Alzheimer's gene may impact cognitive health before adulthood
(University of California - Riverside) In the journal Neurobiology of Aging, UC Riverside psychology Chandra Reynolds asserts that those carrying the APOE4 gene score lower on IQ tests during childhood and adolescence. And the effect was stronger in girls than in boys. APOE4 carriers are up to three times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease, which occurs in people 65 and older. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rescuers Save 11 in India Building Collapse
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rescuers found 14 bodies and pulled out 11 survivors as they began winding down operations at the site of a dilapidated building that collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai, an official said Wednesday. Photos: Mumbai Building Collapse Bijendra Dahiya, a National Disaster Response Force official, said workers were still looking for two to three people feared trapped in the rubble. Dozens of rescuers worked overnight at the site where the four-story building collapsed on Tuesday, fire official Ashok Talpade said. The survivors included a child who was treated at a hospital and allowed to ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News AP News Tag Source Type: news

Girl, 10, passed out after having her hair curled triggered a seizure
Alicia Renee Phillips, 32, of Clinton, Tennessee, was helping her sister Gracie Brown, 10, get ready for Sunday school on the morning of July 7. She soon started gagging and collapsed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah Girl Dies After Being Accidentally Stuck by Golf Ball
OREM, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police say the ball struck the girl in the back of the head on Monday morning, while the father and daughter were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. The ball collided with the base of her neck. Lt. Trent Colledge with the Orem Police Department says she was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition. She died from her injuries later that evening. Colledge said police are investigating but are not planning to pursue charges because it appears to have been a tragic acciden...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Utah Girl Dies After Being Accidentally Stuck by Golf Ball
OREM, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police say the ball struck the girl in the back of the head on Monday morning, while the father and daughter were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. The ball collided with the base of her neck. Lt. Trent Colledge with the Orem Police Department says she was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition. She died from her injuries later that evening. Colledge said police are investigating but are not planning to pursue charges because it appears to have been a tragic acciden...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Utah Girl Dies After Being Accidentally Struck by Golf Ball
OREM, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police say the ball struck the girl in the back of the head on Monday morning, while the father and daughter were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. The ball collided with the base of her neck. Lt. Trent Colledge with the Orem Police Department says she was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition. She died from her injuries later that evening. Colledge said police are investigating but are not planning to pursue charges because it appears to have been a tragic acciden...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Utah Girl Dies After Being Accidentally Struck by Golf Ball
OREM, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Utah girl has died after her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball. Police say the ball struck the girl in the back of the head on Monday morning, while the father and daughter were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem. The ball collided with the base of her neck. Lt. Trent Colledge with the Orem Police Department says she was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition. She died from her injuries later that evening. Colledge said police are investigating but are not planning to pursue charges because it appears to have been a tragic acciden...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 17, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

More U.S. Teenagers Are Trying to Lose Weight Than in Years Past. That May Be Reason for Concern
Recent years have ushered in a wellness movement that emphasizes body positivity and holistic health over thinness and crash diets. But new federal data suggest that messaging hasn’t fully changed behavior yet. In fact, the report shows that more American teenagers are trying to lose weight than in years past. From 2013 to 2016, almost 38% of American adolescents ages 16 to 19 said they had tried to lose weight during the past year, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. That’s up from about a quarter of adolescents who...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

Self-injuring young girls overestimate negative feedback in social media simulation
(Link ö ping University) Adolescent girls who self-injure feel that they receive more negative feedback than they actually receive, and are more sensitive to 'thumbs down' responses, compared to other adolescent girls. These are the findings presented by Irene Perini, researcher at Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN) at Link ö ping University, in a recently published article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Webinar - Let ’ s Play Ball: How Sex and Gender Effects Influence Sports Involvement, Hippocampal Volume, and Depressive Symptoms in Children
Dr. Deanna Barch will describe how sports involvement interacted with sex to predict depressive symptoms, and also how sports involvement was positively correlated with hippocampal volume in both boys and girls. Moreover, these relationships held even when correcting for family income, maternal education, race, ethnicity, age, and total brain volume. Dr. Barch ’ s findings will help illuminate a potential neural mechanism for the impact of exercise on the developing brain and the differential effects in girls versus boys. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say
The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Menstruation Women and Girls Vagina Cervix Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) Reproduction (Biological) Infections your-feed-science Yale University Great Britain Source Type: news

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief
Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a milestone in r eproductive health and rights.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neck Mass in a Young Girl
The patient is 5-years-old without significant medical history. What is the differential diagnosis for a neck mass? What is your diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Minnesota girl, 1, thriving after surgery in the WOMB to remove a spinal tumor
Alexa Mendoza, one, from Bloomington, Minnesota, was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of her spine when her mother was 19 weeks pregnant. Doctors were able to remove it in-utero. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: 11,000 Girls Got Pregnant in Central Region in 2018
[Ghanaian Times] Krodua -More than 11,000 girls got pregnant in the Central Region last year, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison has stated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 16, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head
Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'There's a girl in here': How NASA women made their mark on the space program
As the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing approaches, the women who helped America's early space efforts reflect on their often unheralded roles — and the indignities they endured. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Molly Hennessy-Fiske Source Type: news

Conjoined Twin Girls Successfully Separated After 50 Hours of Operations
Surgeons announced on Monday that they have separated conjoined twin sisters after multiple surgeries that took more than 50 hours to complete. Two-year-old Safa and Marwa Ullah underwent three surgeries carried out between October 2018 and February this year at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, according to the Guardian. The sisters, who hail from Charsadda in Pakistan, were born with their skulls and blood vessels joined together. “We are extremely excited about the future,” Zainab Bibi, the girl’s mother, said according to the Guardian. Their father died of a heart attack before they were born. ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime overnight Source Type: news

Should men up to age 25 get the HPV jab? 
From September, vaccination against the human papilloma virus (HPV) is to be extended to boys in Year 8, aged 12-13, (it has been part of the vaccination programme for girls since 2008). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of parent-child relationships on child marriage of girls in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam: evidence from a prospective cohort - Bhan N, Gautsch L, McDougal L, Lapsansky C, Obregon R, Raj A.
This study assesses the effects of the parent-child relationship in early adolescence (aged 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Antibiotics Drug Resistance (Microbial) Infections Research Women and Girls Urinary Tract E Coli (Bacteria) your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Celebrating the World Cup as a Triumph for Women ’s Sports
Watching the soccer championship was the first time I ’ve felt women were being recognized as the incredible athletes that they can be. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jen A. Miller Tags: Women and Girls ' s World Cup (Soccer) Discrimination Olympic Games (2020) Running Exercise Source Type: news

West Africa: SWEDD: Round Table for resource mobilization to increase public and private investment for the empowerment of women and girls for equitable economic growth
[UNFPA in WCA] Niamey, July 12, 2019 - --The financial resource mobilization round table of the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel (SWEDD) project, under the theme, "Investing in Women's Empowerment and Human Capital as a Development Strategy for Growth," was held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Niamey, Niger. Organized on the sidelines of the African Union Summit by the Ministry of Population of Niger, in collaboration with the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Many Teen Girls Pressured by Partners to Get Pregnant Many Teen Girls Pressured by Partners to Get Pregnant
Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don't want a baby, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Femicides in the city of Campinas, S ão Paulo, Brazil - Caicedo-Roa M, Cordeiro RC, Martins ACA, Faria PH.
Femicide is the intentional killing of a woman or girl on account of her gender. The term allows differentiating crimes of gender violence from murders of women in other circumstances. The aim of this study is to characterize femicides, sometimes called fe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Two Dead, Two Hurt in California Freeway Bridge Jump
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were killed and two critically injured when they jumped off a 75-foot freeway bridge after a crash in California. The California Highway Patrol says a car spun out and crashed into a bridge guardrail on State Route 56 in Carmel Valley at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The CHP says six people left the stalled car, possibly out of fear that oncoming cars might hit it. Sgt. Brent Lowry says four of the six ran across the road and jumped what they may have thought was a wall. It was the side of the bridge. An 18-year-old man and a younger male teen were killed. Two girls, ages 14 an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Two Dead, Two Hurt in California Freeway Bridge Jump
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were killed and two critically injured when they jumped off a 75-foot freeway bridge after a crash in California. The California Highway Patrol says a car spun out and crashed into a bridge guardrail on State Route 56 in Carmel Valley at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The CHP says six people left the stalled car, possibly out of fear that oncoming cars might hit it. Sgt. Brent Lowry says four of the six ran across the road and jumped what they may have thought was a wall. It was the side of the bridge. An 18-year-old man and a younger male teen were killed. Two girls, ages 14 an...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

22 States Considered Eliminating the ‘Tampon Tax’ This Year. Here’s What Happened.
Menstrual products are subject to sales taxes in 35 states, and lawmakers ’ efforts to exempt them have floundered. Now supporters of ‘menstrual equity’ are considering legal action. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Zraick Tags: State Legislatures Menstruation Taxation Sales and Excise Taxes Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions Women and Girls Discrimination feminism Suits and Litigation (Civil) ' s Rights Source Type: news

Many teen girls pressured by partners to get pregnant
(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don't want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Texas girl, 11, who beat a rare bone marrow disorder is now battling cancer
Hallie Barnard, 11, from Denton, Texas, was born with a bone marrow disorder and received a transplant in November 2018. Just four months later she was diagnosed with bone cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little girl treated with brain electrodes
A young girl has undergone surgery to have electrodes implanted deep into her brain. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-year-old girl becomes the youngest patient EVER to receive deep brain stimulation therapy
Viktoria Kaftanikaite, from Glasgow, had deep brain stimulation (DBS) in London to relieve the symptoms of a movement disorder called dystonia which caused her limbs to twitch uncontrollably. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 11, has a mysterious condition that caused her head to bend to a 90° angle
Afsheen Kumbar, 11, of Mithi in Sindh, Pakistan, is thought to suffer from a muscular disorder that has caused her to develop a severely-twisted neck, known medically as torticollis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Contraceptive Shortage Hits the Country
[Monitor] Kampala -Women and adolescent girls risk getting unwanted pregnancies as the country grapples with scarcity of contraceptives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cincinnati researchers say early puberty in girls may be 'big bang theory' for migraine
(University of Cincinnati) Adolescent girls who reach puberty at an earlier age may also have a greater chance of developing migraine headaches, according to new research from investigators at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Between 16 and 18% of preadolescents have ideas of suicide
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) Thinking of taking one's own life (ideation), planning it, threatening to do it or even attempting to do it is regarded as suicidal behaviour. Committing suicide has occurred to 16-18% of the preadolescent boys and girls who took part in a study carried out by the research group Nutrition and Mental Health (Nutrisam) of the URV, who aimed to assess the frequency with which this occurred and the main causes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scottish girl is world's youngest deep brain stimulation patient
Two-year-old has had brain surgery to treat spasms, raising hopes for other childrenA two year-old girl from Glasgow has become the youngest person in the world to undergo brain surgery that doctors say could help limit severe disability among children afflicted by uncontrollable body movements.Viktoria Kaftanikaite was just 32 months old when she had deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat a condition called dystonia, which caused her arms and legs to flail about and her mouth to twitch constantly while she was awake.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Neuroscience Health UK news Glasgow Scotland NHS Children Society Source Type: news

First U.S. Baby Delivered Via Transplanted Womb
The healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section in June. This is only the second time such a delivery has happened worldwide, the first having occurred in Brazil in December. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news