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What chance does a young girl have?

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When a young girl starts out in life, where will her journey take her? The BBC's 100 Women season takes a look at the challenges facing half the world.
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Pulses: Innovations from the field to the cooking pot | Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Pulses: Innovations from the field to the cooking pot | Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
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Inclusão de vacina do rotavírus no Programa Nacional e extensão da HPV a rapazes

Inclusão de vacina do rotavírus no Programa Nacional e extensão da HPV a rapazes | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
O projeto de resolução apresentado pelo Bloco de Esquerda pretende que seja alargada “a indivíduos do sexo masculino a administração da vacina contra o vírus do papiloma humano (HPV), lembrando que pode provocar nos homens cancro do ânus, do pénis, da cabeça e do pescoço. A vacina contra o HPV foi introduzida no Programa Nacional de Vacinação em 2008, sendo portanto gratuita, e atualmente é administrada em duas doses a todas as raparigas entre os 10 e os 13 anos. O HPV pode provocar cancro do colo do útero.
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Teens' sex talks with parents tied to less risky behavior | Fox News

Teens' sex talks with parents tied to less risky behavior | Fox News | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Talking about sex with parents, especially moms, can influence teen behavior including condom use, according to a new review.

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The rise of diesel in Europe: the impact on health and pollution | Environment | The Guardian

The rise of diesel in Europe: the impact on health and pollution | Environment | The Guardian | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
In a bid to reduce CO2 emissions in the 90s, Europe backed a major switch from petrol to diesel cars but the result was a rise in deadly air pollution

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Peter Phillips's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:56 AM

In the light of news that some car manufacturers have been cheating during emissions testing, this article highlights the effect a political preference for diesel over petrol for the last ten years, e.g. higher levels of smog producing NO2 and twenty two times more particulates.

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New York City School Gets First Free Tampon Dispenser

New York City School Gets First Free Tampon Dispenser | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Teens at the High School for Arts and Business in Corona, Queens, won’t ever have to worry if they forget to bring a tampon. New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland unveiled the first dispenser offering free feminine hygiene products at the school on Tuesday. The machine will be stocked with free maxi pads and tampons courtesy of Maxithins and Tampax, respectively, for the whole school year.

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Lady Gaga releases harrowing music video about campus sexual assault

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"Til It Happens To You" is the theme song from recent documentary "The Hunting Ground" VIDEO

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Poor Diet Among Leading Causes for Early Death

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Poor Diet Among Leading Causes for Early Death

A diet low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber but high in red meat, salt, and processed sugar is now a key contributor to early death worldwide, according to a study published in The Lancet. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) examined life expectancy for 79 different risk factors in 188 countries from 1990 to 2013. Dietary risk factors, including low intakes of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, had the most impact on early death.

Forouzanfar MH, Alexander L, Anderson HR, et al. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. Published online September 10, 2015.


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Put that razor down: why body hair is healthy

Put that razor down: why body hair is healthy | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Having a lot of body hair – from your chest and armpits, to ... other areas – is considered off-putting in some cultures, although some women or men find it attractive. But are there actually any health benefits to resembling half a Wookiee? Here are a few reasons why body hair is actually pretty healthy!
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A horrifying reminder of what life without vaccines was really like

A horrifying reminder of what life without vaccines was really like | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
The next time someone questions vaccines, show them these photos
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Your adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood | Neuroscientist News

Your adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood | Neuroscientist News | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, provides new insights at the cellular level for how alcohol exposure during adolescence, before the brain is fully developed, can result in cellular and synaptic abnormalities that have enduring, detrimental effects on behavior.
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Há uma nova doença sexualmente transmissível

Há uma nova doença sexualmente transmissível | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Já ouviu falar de Mycoplasma Genitalium? A bactéria já era conhecida desde os anos 1980, pela sigla MG, mas recentemente tem sido referida como "uma nova doença sexualmente transmissível", graças a uma investigação da University College London que mostrou fortes provas de que a infeção bacteriológica se espalhe através do contacto sexual.
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Procriação Medicamente Assistida ajuda a nascer mais de 2.000 crianças

Procriação Medicamente Assistida ajuda a nascer mais de 2.000 crianças | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
De acordo com o último relatório da atividade em Procriação Medicamente Assistida (PMA), o maior número de crianças nascidas através destas técnicas resultaram da aplicação da Fertilização In Vitro (FIV) e Microinjeção Intracitoplasmática (ICSI) intraconjugal: 1.322. Na nota introdutória do documento, o Conselho Nacional de Procriação Medicamente Assistida (CNPMA) sublinha que, “comparando com 2012, o número de ciclos das principais técnicas de PMA efetuado (excluindo inseminação intrauterina) foi 3% menor, mas as taxas de gravidez e parto aumentaram ligeiramente”.
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Language Could Diagnose Parkinson's, ALS and Schizophrenia before Lab Tests

Language Could Diagnose Parkinson's, ALS and Schizophrenia before Lab Tests | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Several recent studies reveal what you say—and how you say it—provide clues about disease
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Debunking myths about your period - Sex, Etc.

Debunking myths about your period - Sex, Etc. | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Your period is totally natural, but you wouldn't know that from the feminine hygiene products advertised on TV. Read on to get the facts on your period.

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Finally, Finally, Finally Your Kid's Dolls Can Get Their Periods 

Lammily dolls, otherwise known as “Normal Barbies,” have been on the market since November 2014, offering a less anatomically freakish alternative to Mattel’s perky double-D model. And now, thanks to a new “Period Party” expansion pack, she’ll even teach your child about menstruation!

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Abortion Was the Right Decision, Say Most Women In a Prospective Study

In a prospective study conducted in the United States, the overwhelming majority of women who terminated pregnancies in 2008–2010 felt that having an abortion had been the right decision for them, and this feeling was sustained over three years.[1] At each follow-up interview, about 95% of women reported that abortion had been the right decision. However, the higher the women's pregnancy planning score and the more difficulty they had had in deciding to terminate the pregnancy, the lower their odds of reporting that abortion had been the right decision (odds ratios, 0.7 and 0.5, respectively). Negative emotions related to the abortion were positively associated with perceived level of abortion stigma and negatively associated with level of social support (coefficients, 0.5 and −0.6, respectively). In addition, the study showed that emotions related to the abortion, both negative and positive, decreased over time.

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People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
It's menstrual hygiene. The topic makes many folks uncomfortable. Yet in the developing world, it's a problem that keeps girls from going to school and playing sports. Now things are changing.

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DDT may quadruple breast cancer risk

DDT may quadruple breast cancer risk | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
9300-woman study strengthens link between pesticide and cancer
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Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms Indefinitely

Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms Indefinitely | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned the public that the Ebola virus may survive in semen long after it is undetectable in other bodily fluids. Consequently, they have recommended that men who survive Ebola use condoms after recovery until more is known about transmission through this mechanism.
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Frontiers | Fate Mapping of Dendritic Cells | Antigen Presenting Cell Biology

Dendritic cells (DCs) are a heterogeneous group of mononuclear phagocytes with versatile roles in immunity. They are classified predominantly based on phenotypic and functional properties, namely t...
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How to Read a Growth Chart: Percentiles Explained

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Pediatricians use standardized growth charts to determine whether children fall within the normal range, and they track each child’s growth rate over time.
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Study of 95,000 children finds no link between MMR vaccines and autism

Study of 95,000 children finds no link between MMR vaccines and autism | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
A study of more than 95,000 children in the US has supported what almost two decades of scientific research has already been telling us - the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) is safe and effective and is in no way associated with a heightened...
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Sugary drinks linked to earlier onset of menstrual periods

Sugary drinks linked to earlier onset of menstrual periods | HealthEducation - Health Promoting schools | Scoop.it
Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research. The findings are important not only because of the growing problem of childhood obesity in a number of developed countries, but also because starting periods earlier is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer later in life.

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