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

HPV Vaccine Proving Very Successful
The prevalence of cancer-causing HPV strains has dropped markedly in women who have been vaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Cervical Cancer Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

HPV vaccine programme in schools 'could wipe out cervical cancer for good'
A study of screening programmes in 14 countries found levels of the two strands of HPV mainly responsible for the cancer fell 83% in girls aged 13-19 after five to eight years of vaccination. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rich nations could end cervical cancer within decades, say experts
Study shows HPV vaccine has greatly reduced infections among girls and young womenElimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of the HPV jab in protecting women.Human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted, can cause cervical cancer as well as anogenital warts. Data from high-income countries shows vaccination has led to an 83% reduction in HPV infections in 15- to 19-year-old girls over five to eight years. Among women aged 20 to 24, infections are down 66%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer Cancer research Vaccines and immunisation Medical research UK news Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

HPV vaccine 'offers chance' of wiping out cervical cancer in rich countries
Study shows vaccine has greatly reduced infections among girls and young womenElimination of cervical cancer in wealthy countries such as the UK may be possible within decades, say experts, following a major study showing the success of the HPV jab in protecting women.Human papilloma virus, which is sexually transmitted, can cause cervical cancer as well as anogenital warts. Data from high-income countries shows vaccination has led to an 83% reduction in HPV infections in 15- to 19-year-old girls over five to eight years. Among women aged 20 to 24, infections are down 66%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Cervical cancer Cancer research Vaccines and immunisation Medical research UK news Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about autism in girls
The symptoms of autism in girls are mostly the same as they are in boys, though autistic girls may exhibit certain behaviors less often than autistic boys. Because autism is more common among boys, doctors may be more likely to miss a diagnosis in girls. Learn more about symptoms and diagnosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

HPV vaccination has dramatically cut HPV infections and related diseases
Rates of HPV infections, precancerous cervical lesions and anogenital warts, meta-analysis finds Related items fromOnMedica Vaccinating girls against HPV benefits men One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination Parents unsure of HPV vaccine for daughters (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

See the incredible moment one-year-old deaf girl hears her mom say 'I love you' for the first time
A'Deja Rivers, 15 months, from Arcadia, Florida, was born deaf. She received cochlear implants at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and, on June 20, she heard voices for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 12, is lucky to be alive after contracting 'flesh-eating' bacteria
Kylei Brown, of Indiana, was on vacation in Florida with her family when she started to feel pain in her calf. In the ER, they were dealt the horrifying news that it was often fatal flesh-eating bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian girl who was born with no lips or chin flies to London for surgery to rebuild her face 
Darina Shpengler flew with her mother Elena, 47, from the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia to London in order to undergo life-changing surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The importance of social media content for teens' risks for self-harm - George M.
Rates of depression, self-harm, and suicide among adolescents in the United States have steadily increased over the last 10 or so years, particularly among adolescent girls [1, 2]. Smartphones and social media have been labeled by some as a “likely cu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Girl, 2, rings bell after beating ovarian cancer after doctors dismissed her bloated belly as 'gas'
McKenna 'Kenni' Xydias, two, from Senoia, Georgia, was diagnosed with a rare ovarian yolk sac tumor in February. After surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy, Kenni was declared cancer-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Partnering for Youth in Central Asia
Teenagers hanging out in Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan the lack of sexuality education has led to 91 percent of young people aged between 15 and 19 not having accurate and full knowledge on HIV and AIDS. Courtesy: Gulbakyt Dyussenova/ World Bank By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2019 (IPS) Young people around the world are facing increasingly insurmountable, persistent barriers as they try to achieve their full potential and secure a prosperous future. However, Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific have already begun working to ensure that no one is left behind. In collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Gender differences in suicidal ideation and health-risk behaviors among high school students in Beijing, China - Zhang YY, Lei YT, Song Y, Lu RR, Duan JL, Prochaska JJ.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is still the leading cause of death in the 15 to 34-year age group, especially for girls aging 15 to 19-year old. In China particularly, the suicide rate of female is 60% higher than male. The gender difference on suicidal ideation and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins Has a Plan to Help Eliminate “Manels”
If you want Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, to speak at your next event or conference, he has one important condition. Any panel in which he participates has to include a diverse range of speakers from different backgrounds and show a fair gender distribution. “If I don’t see that,” he says, “I will respectfully, or not so respectfully, decline. And not come.” Collins laid out his requirements in an announcement, published on June 12, titled “Time to End the Manel Tradition.” It was the latest effort to address a glaring inequity in the scientifi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized gender bias Science Source Type: news

U.K. Court Says Mentally Disabled Woman Must Have Abortion
A judge called her decision “heartbreaking,” but in the best interest of the woman, who is 22 weeks pregnant. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yonette Joseph Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Abortion Decisions and Verdicts Great Britain London (England) National Health Service Source Type: news

New Sex Drug for Women to Improve Low Libido Is Approved by the F.D.A.
The treatment involves an injectable pen and can cause nausea. Only one other ‘Viagra for women’ therapy is on the market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Food and Drug Administration AMAG Pharmaceuticals Women and Girls Gender Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sex Vyleesi Addyi (Drug) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Investing in the Power of Nurses
This report reflects the voices of nurses—it’s time for the rest of the world to listen. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - June 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Women Deliver Nurses Source Type: news