Niger Faces Five Key Family Planning Challenges
By Molly Rosett, Program Officer, IntraHealth International President Mahamadou Issoufou shakes hands with Mariama Abdou Gado, president of the Niger youth ambassador network. Photo by EtriLabs.July 10, 2019TheOuagadougou Partnership is nearing the end of its 2015-2020 acceleration phase. This alliance of nine West African countries set an ambitious goal to reach 2.2 million new women and girls with modern contraceptives during those five years. So far, they’ve reached over 1.8 million.Their success now hinges on maintaining themomentum they’ve built in the region, and in bolstering those countries whe...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twin sisters, 18, defy doctors who 'said they would die by the age of 10'
Neev and Nelly Kolestein, from the Netherlands, have been unable to be separated despite their parents' wishes. But the girls admit they don't want to be and say are thriving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Venezuela's Healthcare Collapses, Pregnant Women, Girls Bear Brunt of Crisis As Venezuela's Healthcare Collapses, Pregnant Women, Girls Bear Brunt of Crisis
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Flais joins the PHA legacy of medical missions
Line forming for clinic at 8 amIn the midst of a bustling remote mobile medical clinic on the western edge of Panama, Sam, our Floating Doctors clinic manager, approached me with his characteristic wide smile and easy manner. “We have a big family for you to see, with lots of kids!” he informed me in his soothing Kenyan accent. A queue of patients lined up outside well before our 8 am start time, and the clinic was now buzzing with midday activity in the warm, tropical air. The sounds of Spanish and a variety of Engl ish accents peppered the room. Outside the clinic, an open field served as home to a near-conti...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - July 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

In a U.S. First, Baby Is Delivered From Womb Transplanted From Deceased Donor
TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic announced that they've achieved a first in North America: delivering a baby from a uterus that had been transplanted from a deceased donor. The healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Four-Year Old Struck by Lifeguard Truck on California Beach
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a lifeguard truck has run over a 4-year-old girl on a San Diego-area beach. It happened at about 6:15 p.m. Monday in Coronado. There's no immediate word on the girl's condition. City Fire Chief Jim Lydon tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that lifeguards were patrolling in a pickup truck that maneuvered around a berm near Dog Beach. Lydon says the truck came around the back of the berm and hit a girl crouched in the sand that the lifeguards hadn't seen. Lydon says the truck went over the top of the girl with both tires on the driver's side. Lifeguards and then paramedics provide...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Four-Year Old Struck by Lifeguard Truck on California Beach
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a lifeguard truck has run over a 4-year-old girl on a San Diego-area beach. It happened at about 6:15 p.m. Monday in Coronado. There's no immediate word on the girl's condition. City Fire Chief Jim Lydon tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that lifeguards were patrolling in a pickup truck that maneuvered around a berm near Dog Beach. Lydon says the truck came around the back of the berm and hit a girl crouched in the sand that the lifeguards hadn't seen. Lydon says the truck went over the top of the girl with both tires on the driver's side. Lifeguards and then paramedics provide...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Four-Year Old Struck by Lifeguard Truck on California Beach
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a lifeguard truck has run over a 4-year-old girl on a San Diego-area beach. It happened at about 6:15 p.m. Monday in Coronado. There's no immediate word on the girl's condition. City Fire Chief Jim Lydon tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that lifeguards were patrolling in a pickup truck that maneuvered around a berm near Dog Beach. Lydon says the truck came around the back of the berm and hit a girl crouched in the sand that the lifeguards hadn't seen. Lydon says the truck went over the top of the girl with both tires on the driver's side. Lifeguards and then paramedics provide...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Girl born with no IRISES in her eyes, has to wear sunglasses to protect her from blinding sunlight
Rhiannon Kay, from Norfolk, doesn't have the coloured part of the eye, which is what helps the pupil control the amount of light entering the eye. It's caused by a rare genetic condition called aniridia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, three, has her skull REBUILT in a nine-hour operation
Ava Carlin, three, of Stockton-on-Tees, underwent surgery to rebuild her skull from the bottom of her forehead to the back of her head after she was born with a rare condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine will be given to boys in a bid to wipe out genital cancers
THE HPV vaccine will now be given to boys as well as girls from September, after the success of the vaccine in lowering the rates of human papillomavirus in females. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet Poppy Northcutt, the Woman Who Helped Bring the Apollo 11 Astronauts Home Safely
The boundary broken by the Apollo 11 astronauts, when they became the first humans to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969, is one of the most famous in history. But the Apollo program also saw other kinds of boundaries broken back on Earth. For example, Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first woman to work in an operational support role in the Mission Control Center in Houston during the Apollo program. There were a lot of women in computer programming roles at the time — as the 2016 movie Hidden Figures made clear — and Northcutt started out in one of those roles at NASA straight out of college in 19...
Source: TIME: Science - July 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 feminism space Source Type: news

Lifesaving HPV vaccine will be rolled out to BOYS for the first time from September
Public Health England has today confirmed boys aged 12 to 13, in school Year 8, across the UK will be offered the cancer-preventing immunisation as routine, as girls have been since 2008. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decision to give boys HPV jab will save thousands of lives
GPs say it ’s vital that as many eligible boys and girls as possible take up HPV vaccine as programme expands from September Related items fromOnMedica HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first
The PBS Kids animated show "Molly of Denali" is the nation's first-ever children's series featuring indigenous leads (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 3.9 Million Girls, Women Need Reproductive Health Services in North-East - UNFPA
[Vanguard] UN Population Fund (UNFPA) says more than 2.3 million girls and 1.6 million women need reproductive health services in the North East. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sugar daddies and blessers: a contextual study of transactional sexual interactions among young girls and older men - Hoss J, Blokland LME.
This mixed method study aimed to gather a contextual understanding of the perspectives of young girls in South Africa with regard to transactional sexual interactions between older men and young girls. Two major narratives of the "sugar daddy" phenomenon h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sex differences in externalizing and internalizing symptoms of children with ASD - Nasca BC, Lopata C, Donnelly JP, Rodgers JD, Thomeer ML.
This study examined sex differences in externalizing and internalizing symptoms of children with ASD without intellectual disability (ID). The sample (n  = 80) included 40 girls and 40 boys, ages 6-12 years, with ASD (without ID) matched on age and IQ.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Moms Crisis - Outrage Over Rise in Shameful Trend
[Nation] More than 11,000 girls in primary and secondary schools got pregnant last year, latest statistics from the Ministry of Education show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Girl, 12, is walking again after 'flesh-eating' bacteria
Kylei Brown, of Indiana, stunned doctors by walking, with a crutch, this week after surgeons tirelessly worked to cut the fast-moving bacteria out of her tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utility of crime surveys for Sustainable Development Goals monitoring and violence prevention using a public health approach - Matzopoulos R, Abrahams N, Bowman B, Shai N, Prinsloo M, Salau S, Bradshaw D, Gray G.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have highlighted interpersonal violence and violence against women and girls as impediments to development globally. South Africa is adversely affected by violence and injury. The annual Victims of Crime Survey (VoC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wymondham girl, 10, making full recovery from stroke
Holly Browning lost feeling in her arm and couldn't speak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluations of prevention programs for sexual, dating, and intimate partner violence for boys and men: a systematic review - Graham LM, Embry V, Young BR, Macy RJ, Moracco KE, Reyes HLM, Martin SL.
Among violence prevention educators and researchers, there is growing interest in sexual, dating, and intimate partner violence (SV/DV/IPV) prevention programs for males because of evidence showing that boys and men are more likely than girls and women to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Girl, 17, Seeks N2.5 Million to Correct Lower Limb Deformities
[This Day] 17 years old Blessing Maria Ijachi is calling on kind hearted Nigerians to support her treatment of severe genu valrum with N2.5 million so she can walk again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lack of accessible toilets keeps disabled B.C. girl stuck inside
Amy Diaz loves swimming as much as any 10-year-old but she doesn’t go to pools very often. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Zambia: Where Teens Can't Talk About Sex or Contraception, Even With Their Friends
[The Conversation Africa] Becoming pregnant constitutes a threat to young girls' health. That's because they have a higher risk of maternal complications than adult women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Girl, seven, is diagnosed with a brain tumour after a trip to Specsavers
Roxanne Knight, of Rotherham, started suffering from headaches in December, which left her feeling like she had been 'punched in the head'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twenty-five years ago, leaders promised to advance women ’s health and rights. Have they delivered?
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, 179 governments adopted a visionary Programme of Action that aimed to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls and to promote their empowerment.  Although important gains have been made, many of the goals laid out in that document have not been met.Below is a status report on five ways the Programme of Action set out to change the world for women and girls. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

After days on the run, pregnant Syrian woman finds safe haven and safe delivery
AL HOL CAMP, Syria –“I never expected that I would be in this situation and suffer so much,” 18-year-old Khadeeja told a UNFPA health worker in the Al-Hol Camp in northeastern Syria, where some 75,000 people have sought refuge from the mounting tensions in their hometowns. More than 90 per cent of the camp’s resi dents are women and girls.The conflict is intensifying in Khadeeja ’s town of Hajin. She and her husband, Mahmoud, fled earlier this month, walking for days and nights with little food or water. Khadeeja in the final stages of pregnancy at the time.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Assessment of commercially sexually exploited girls upon entry to treatment: confirmed vs. At risk victims - Kenny MC, Helpingstine C, Long H, Harrington MC.
This study aims to provide an understanding of risk factors a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Woman's death sheds light on flesh-eating bacteria
A Florida woman died after being infected by a rare flesh-eating bacteria at a beach. Her death comes after a 12-year-old girl contracted a similar bacteria while on vacation. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis Shows Importance of HPV Vaccines
Significant reductions in several strains of HPV and HPV-associated diseases have occurred in the up to 8 years of follow-up since implementation of the girls-only HPV vaccination. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

More HPV vaccinations could prevent cancer in 1,300 Californians
FINDINGSBased on a 2017 rate of vaccination against HPV among a group of California 20-year-olds, researchers estimate that this group is at risk for an excess of 1,352 cases of cancer that could be prevented with a 99.5% vaccination rate. Treatment for these preventable cancers would cost the health care system $52.2 million. The size of the group was 296,525 people, the approximate number of 20-year-olds in California in 2017.BACKGROUNDHuman papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and is linked to seven types of cancer: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, rectal, anal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NAE Receives $2 Million to Expand EngineerGirl
The National Academy of Engineering announced that it will be receiving a $2 million investment from the A. James& Alice B. Clark Foundation to support and expand EngineerGirl, NAE’s premier program to promote the exciting opportunities that engineering presents for girls and women. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wyoming girl, 10, has leg amputated after contracting a rare flesh-eating bacteria from a tractor
Abbie Metge, 10, from Afton, Wyoming, had her right leg caught in a tractor, and the gash soon became infected with necrotizing fasciitis, which destroys tissue under the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little girl with 'bubble boy disease' meets the bone marrow donor who saved her
Alle Jillg, one, was born with SCID, the rare 'bubble boy' disease that leaves children wit little to no immune system. In May, Alle met Jacob Oswald, the father of two whose bone marrow saved her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Pear-Shaped’ May Be Healthier Than ‘Apple-Shaped’
Older women with more fat around the middle had a higher risk for heart disease compared to those with fat around the thighs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Women and Girls Heart Weight Source Type: news

Neuroscience Explains Why Instagram Is So Bad For Teen Girls
Thanks to ongoing brain development and sensitivity to dopamine (neurotransmitter associated with pleasure), teens are more likely to crave reward-based experiences. In the age of smartphones, followers and likes, reward-seeking behaviors is increasingly associated with social media approval. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Breast milk donations kept my tiny daughters alive
A drop of breast milk – enough to feed a kitten – fed one mother’s twins, but formal support for donations is under-fundedI wanted to donate breast milk even before I had my now four-month-old daughter, Gallia, whose birth has made it possible. It is she, I suppose, who is performing the act of generosity, sharing her dinner with those not born so lucky. Gallia has recently acquired what I believe to be her fourth chin, and so she is in a position to be charitable. If that sounds smug, it isn ’t. I am grateful beyond measure that I have been able to feed her. It wasn’t always thus.Gallia &rsqu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Francesca Segal Tags: Life and style Breastfeeding Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Parents and parenting Family Source Type: news

Documenting the impact of conflict on women living in internally displaced persons camps in Sri Lanka: some ethical considerations - Swiss S, Jennings PJ, Weerarathne KGK, Heise L.
Women's Rights International works with rural women and girls who are living in countries at war or with ongoing political violence. In 2005, The Asia Foundation invited Women's Rights International to Sri Lanka to evaluate the feasibility of a random-samp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria during vacation in Florida
Kylei Brown now faces surgeries, treatments and weeks of physical therapy so she can walk again (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twin girl with suffocating tumor in the womb is SAVED by 'half delivery'
The odds were against Jenessa and Genesis when, on their 13-week scan, Chicago doctors spotted a teratoma, a benign but fast-growing tumor, on Jenessa's neck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatric health care in the #MeToo era: advocating for survivors of sexual violence - Azzopardi C, Smith TD.
We are witnessing a momentous cultural shift in how we understand, respond to, and resist sexual violence. Rise of the #MeToo movement has ignited a viral wave of consciousness raising, dialogue, and advocacy on an international scale. Women and girls have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Too much too soon? Borderline personality disorder symptoms and romantic relationships in adolescent girls - Lazarus SA, Choukas-Bradley S, Beeney JE, Byrd AL, Vine V, Stepp SD.
Despite the centrality of adult romantic relationships to the conceptualization of borderline personality disorder (BPD), little is known about the earlier development of this interdependency during adolescence. Thus, we examined the co-development of roma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Review: HPV Vaccination Program Has Considerable Impact
Prevalence of HPV 16 and 18 decreased; anogenital wart diagnoses down in girls, women, boys, men (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Sets New Standards for the Management of Acute Malnutrition
[WHO] Addis Ababa, 25 June 2019 | Every month over 25,000 children with severe acute malnutrition are admitted to hospitals across Ethiopia. If not identified early and treated properly, these children could die. Survivors are more likely to perform poorly in school and, once grown up, girls are more likely to suffer from complications during childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccines Are Reducing Infections, Warts — and Probably Cancer
An analysis covering 66 million young people has found plummeting rates of precancerous lesions and genital warts after vaccination against the human papillomavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Cervical Cancer Sexually Transmitted Diseases Warts Gardasil (Vaccine) Third World and Developing Countries Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lancet, The (J Source Type: news

Girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria during vacation in Florida
Kylei Brown now faces surgeries, treatments and weeks of physical therapy so she can walk again (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PrEP and Health Worker Training Are Protecting More Namibian Girls from HIV
June 27, 2019In the Oshikoto region of Namibia, the number of adolescent girls and young women taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) increased by over 100% in just three months—an uptick from 82 to 172. That means over twice as many at-risk girls and women are now lowering their risk of infection by using this daily medication.This is one of the early, promising results ofIntraHealth International and IntraHealth Namibia’s work on the USAID-funded Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored,& Safe (DREAMS) project, which is led by Project HOPE in Namibia.DREAMS is helping Namibia prevent new H...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Namibia Namibia DREAMS HIV & AIDS Gender Equality Youth Health Workers Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Ages For Males Should Be Extended, According To CDC Panel
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, known as ACIP, voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend HPV vaccines for both boys and girls and men and women through age 26. Previously the CDC recommended that teen girls and young women who had not been adequately vaccinated receive the human papillomavirus vaccine through age 26, but the recommendation for teen boys and young men only went through age 21. The CDC’s recommendation that children start receiving two doses of the HPV vaccine around 11 or 12...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN HPV vaccine Source Type: news