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AIDS No Longer a Death Sentence for South Africa's Children

...lained the tribulations of living with his elderly grandmother who took him and his siblings in after his mother died. "For me it's very hard to get them ready for school every day and help them with their homework...(they) always ask questions I don't know how to answer and it's very hard for me. I am being a m...

Annual Cancer Run Draws Huge Response in US

...nd Grandma Terry. Grandma Terry Amble said her own grandmother died from breast cancer and her mother from lymphatic cancer, or Hodgkin's disease. Lynn Hagerman, executive director of the Komen foundation's Puget Sound affiliate, said Saturday's run is expected to raise about $1.8 million. She said race-day ex...

Man Keeps Wife and Sons in Maggot-infested House

...heir room and the doors to the home. The boys' own grandmother says they are hard to understand unless they are cursing. Dove, 45, plied his wife, Tamara, with prescription painkillers, cocaine and crack, and forbade her to go outside, police said. Thompson said he did not expect the 37-year-old mother would b...

Making Change: The Cost of Being Transgender

... died a few years ago, Britney went to live with a grandmother in Baltimore who later kicked her out. Now unemployed and living at Sylvia's Place, she tried working at McDonald's and "even [has] the scars to prove it." "I worked at McDonald's, but it was horrible," she said. "They made me dress as a boy. Whe...

Actress Sally Field Vows to Fight Against Osteoporosis

...ugh osteoporosis, including her grandmother. 'My grandmother Joy was in great pain the last years of her life, in her 90s, because of a broken back' Field said. 'She broke her back by sitting down on a bench.' Field didnt know of her grandmothers osteoporosis and bone breaks until Fields mother shared the stor...

Grossly Overweight Boy Likely to Be Sent into Care

...bicycles due to his weight. Connor’s mother and grandmother are expected to attend a child protection meeting to decide the course of action and whether it would be beneficial to take the boy into care. This would mean that Connor may find a place in the child protection register, or in the need register. ...

Tobacco Companies Obstructed Science

... me into thinking tobacco is bad, whereas I have a grandmother who lived to be 82 and she smokes, and I've smoked for years and I'm still healthy."' In an age when nearly everyone knows that smoking causes cancer, it might not seem important to study the ways the tobacco companies sowed doubt. But Big Tobacco'...

Spirited, Smiling Young Warriors Take on Cancer

... depressed. I thought I would die. "But when my grandmother brought me to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), we came across the Cankids group. They not only assisted my family in financing my treatment but also helped me go back to my studies," she smiles. Today Jyoti is completely cured and i...

Smoking Out Rats from Fields to Mizoram’s Dining Table

...t soon evolved into regular food," said the Aizawl grandmother who, like many Mizos, is very fond of rat meat. It's a matter of pride when she persuades her grandchildren to serve it up for her guests. But the Mizo government is getting worried. With rodents appearing in paddy fields across the state, effort...

Environmental Toxin Causes Heritable Adult-Onset Diseases

...,” said Skinner. “A human analogy would be if your grandmother was exposed to an environmental toxicant during mid-gestation, you may develop a disease state even though you never had direct exposure, and you may pass it on to your great-grandchildren.” The study shows the potential impact of so-called epigene...

A sty in Actress Konkona Sharma Disrupts the Shooting of Bi- Lingual movie 'Sunglass'

...s of marriage to Konkona." Talking about Raima's grandmother - the legendary and reclusive Suchitra Sen - who has been shortlisted for the Dada Saheb Phalke award, Ritu thinks that awards stopped mattering to her long ago. "Once she retired from cinema she was completely out of it. It doesn't matter to her w...

Pakistani Child is India's Youngest Liver Transplant Recipient

... Karachi about it," Hussain told IANS. The boy's grandmother Nasreen Fatimma, who works at a bank, had donated 25 percent of her liver for the transplant. She said she had not faced any problems in India. "Since both our countries share a common civilisation and there is a lot of semblance in food, way of life...

Woman Elects For Mastectomy: Prolonged Wait For Genetic Results

...mb". Her mother died of breast cancer in 2002. Her grandmother also died from the same disease while two of her aunts have also been diagnosed and have been treated. Some women felt forced to remove their breasts prior to getting the results of tests because they were extremely worried and could not wait lo...

Kerala Govt To Adopt Orphaned Kids Of HIV Infected Parents

... local government school, got worsened after their grandmother Janaki, who had been looking after them since the demise of their parents in 2002, died of old age last month. The twins had since been staying in their house near here, constructed at the initiative of Grama Panchayat Committee at a cost of Rs 9.50...

Ker Govt To Adopt Orphaned Kids Of HIV Infected Parents

... local government school, got worsened after their grandmother Janaki, who had been looking after them since the demise of their parents in 2002, died of old age last month. The twins had since been staying in their house near here, constructed at the initiative of Grama Panchayat Committee at a cost of Rs 9.50...

Excessive Text Messaging Causes Repetitive Strain Injury In A Eight Year Old Girl

When her grandmother gave Isabelle Taylor, of St Annes, Lancs, a mobile phone two years ago she did not think that her grand child would end up constantly // sending text messages to her friends and relatives, and developing a condition known as ‘repetitive strain injur...

‘Gourmand World Cookbook Award' won by British India

...ch of what she has learnt about Indian food to her grandmother when she was growing up in her native Assam. 'The kitchen was always very much my grandmother's domain,' recalls Mridula, 'even though we had helpers, she loved to do all the cooking.' Rather than sticking with purely traditional themes, Mridula,...

Generous Mom Gets Her Due

...of the Year. She is the mother of six children and grandmother to eight. She is a philanthropist working for the welfare// of many who are in need. She donated her kidney to one of her sons. This was in lieu of the Mother's Day celebration held on Sunday at the Sydney's Luna Park. She has devoted 15 years ...

A mother at 63: oldest in UK!

...lt for a child to have a mother who is as old as a grandmother would be. It is just that consumer society that wants absolutely everything, and never stops to think that a child is not a product. She is being selfish and sometimes greater love is saying no,” said. Josephine Quintavalle. She is from Comment on Re...

Grandma Recovers Eyesight Miraculously

Joyce Urch, a 74-year-old grandmother has recovered her eyesight after suffering a massive heart attack. She had been blind for the past 25 years, and appears to have miraculously regained her sight after a heart operation.// She said: 'When I first came round I just opened my eyes an...

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