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Sexual Abuse Payout Re-opens Old Wounds

...ts, but said it was "not a cure-all." She said a survivor in the Orange County settlement called recently to... who treats survivors of priest sex abuse and is a survivor herself, said the settlement in her city may have some lessons for Los Angeles victims. "People sh...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

... with a little time," he said. In any case, this survivor bares no grudge towards his attacker, who ironically blew off both his own hands in a suicide attempt at the time of his arrest and later took his life while in prison in 2000. "Of course I forgive him. Otherwise I would be filled with hate and ven...

Angelina Jolie to Help Fran Drescher's Battle Against Cancer

...r that she died from and I'm a gynaecologic cancer survivor and our organisation is dedicated to ensure that all women's cancers get diagnosed in stage one, when they're most curable because early detection equals survival,' she said. Drescher revealed that the 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' actress, will underg...

Advanced Breast Cancer: Study Reveals White and Black Women Have Different Survival Rates

... compared to 17 months for black women, a one-year survivor difference of 8.8 percent. "We do not suspect that these statistics are due to the biology of the disease because we would not expect the biology to change over time. It's more likely due to socio-economic factors," says Giordano, the study's senio...

Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors at Risk for Secondary Cancer

...cially in view of the long life expectancy of this survivor population." But little is known about the incidence of secondary tumors or cancer after 15 to 20 years in children and adolescents who were treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nobuko Hijiya, M.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Me...

Study Examines Negative Reactions to Sexual Assault Victims

...ons to sexual assault victims: ? Questioning the survivor about her behavior prior to or during the assault.... should be avoided. ? Attempting to distract the survivor (e.g., telling her to get over it or get on with her life). ? Treating the victim differently or a...

Bhopal Gas Victims Demand Treatment of Children With Birth Defects

...er, persons who are too sick to earn a livelihood, survivor families living below the poverty line and those above 60 years with no family to depend on. The campaign was launched Tuesday to push for the resolution of their long-pending demands, including healthcare, economic rehabilitation and social suppor...

Survivors of Childhood Cancers at Higher Risk for Secondary Cancer

...son-years of follow-up. "As the childhood cancer survivor population ages and expands in number, clinicians and researchers must carefully identify patients who are at risk for secondary morbidities, particularly for secondary cancers," the authors write. "Diagnosis of a sarcoma can sometimes be elusive bec...

Spirited, Smiling Young Warriors Take on Cancer

...oonam Bagai, president of the society and a cancer survivor herself, said: "We are a family support group which gives financial and emotional support to the child suffering from cancer and his family. "We also support the child in pursuing his education. Most of the families that come to us are from the eco...

Cancer Hope Network, ASTRO Partner to Raise Awareness of Cancer Survivorship

...eading productive lives. Patients are matched with survivor volunteers based on cancer type, treatment, side effects, stage, age, and gender. By giving recently diagnosed patients the gift of Hope, CHN’s survivors help them successfully cope with their cancer and its treatment. Source-Newswse SRM...

Cancer Survivor Runs Half-marathon

Two-time cancer survivor Findlay Young's endeavour to run 24-half marathons in 24 consecutive days will not only raise funds for cancer research but it will also give// publicity to his employer. Young ran the 18th of his 24, 21-kilometre long runs here Monday and took ano...

Cancer Survivor to Run Half-marathon

Cancer survivor Findlay Young will run a half-marathon here Monday in his bid to complete 24 such runs in as many days in 13 countries to raise 100,000 pounds for cancer// research. "The 'Great World Run' is my greatest challenge," Young said. The London-based Y...

More People Seeking Treatment for Mental Illness in Strife-torn Kashmir

...tal, Srinagar, told IANS here: "Women, the largest survivor group in Jammu and Kashmir, have shown immense resilience. But continuing violence is taking a toll on them. "Women who are biologically predisposed to depression and anxiety are now displaying schizophrenic tendencies," added Hussain, who attended...

Is AIDS A Manageable Disease?

...oing treatment suffers. John Sauriol a long-term survivor said that most of them are working to keep themselves fit and healthy. The side effects are so debilitating that patients who undergo treatment do not have the same quality of life as that of their peers. Though the number of patients infected with A...

New Music Project Promotes Quality-of-Life After Cancer

... cure," says SFL founder Matthew Zachary-a 10-year survivor of pediatric brain cancer. "There are consequences for 'surviving' cancer long after the doctor says, 'You're cured. Go home.'. Survivorship is an art on both sides of the coin. Advocating this message through the metaphor of music is what SFL and th...

Sexually Abused Males Found Struggling In heir relations with Healthcare Providers

...unicates an understanding of their experience--one survivor referred to this as 'male centric communication'," Lasiuk said. "The onus is on health professionals to increase their knowledge about the health effects of childhood sexual abuse and to create safe health care environments. To do otherwise breache...

Cancer Survivor Gives Birth To Baby Girl

...t the way my husband does,” added Beverley, cancer survivor and Fertile Hope financial assistance recipient. Prior to attempting pregnancy, Lindsay and Jordan worked closely with her oncology team to ensure her health and to determine an optimal time to start a family. Although they did not use the eggs she...

After Cancer Treatment Worry Continues – Researchers Find

...ecurrence. With the passage of time, the cancer survivor thinks about second cancers from radiation or chem...ut a recurrence, with male colorectal and prostate survivor having the greatest concerns. · Depending on the type of cancer, between 34-41% worry that curren...

Student Bitten By Bat And Diagnosed With Rabies In Critical Condition

...e girl became the world’s first known unvaccinated survivor of this 100% fatal disease. Till date, it has not been possible for physicians or scientists to understand how the girl had survived. If by some process, scientists are able to reverse this fatal disease, perhaps there is a higher possibility of it...

9/11 Escapees Have Worsening Respiratory And Psychological Problems

...n New York City's history," said Daniel Slippen, a survivor of the attacks and a member of the registry's community advisory board. "It is critical to know whether these physical and mental effects will continue, diminish or grow worse over time." Follow-up surveys are to be conducted later this month. Offici...

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