Tag Archives: family

Beto: Closing of abortion, family planning clinics a ‘life-and-death matter’

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said Sunday that the closing of roughly 25% of the state’s family planning clinics, which often offer abortions, is a “life-and-death matter” because of how it has put pregnant women at risk if they cannot receive adequate care. “In my home state of Texas, we saw more than a quarter… Read More »

‘I will never give up’ – Woman (35) developed this remarkable way to communicate with her family after she lost her sight and hearing

Positive outlook: Petra Madill with her friend and carer Allison Farrington. Photo: Colin O’Riordan Positive outlook: Petra Madill with her friend and carer Allison Farrington. Photo: Colin O’Riordan ‘I will never give up’ – Woman (35) developed this remarkable way to communicate with her family after she lost her sight and hearing Independent.ie A woman… Read More »

Gestational Diabetes in the Mother Increases Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Risks for the Whole Family

Kaberi Dasgupta, McGill University You probably know someone with diabetes, as it is an increasingly common disease. In 2017, more than 425 million adults were living with diabetes, and more than 1,106,500 children were living with Type 1 diabetes, globally. There are three common types of diabetes. In Type 1, the body’s immune system attacks… Read More »

Why John Singleton’s Family Encourages Black Men to Check Their Blood Pressure

On April 29, John Singleton died after being taken off life support following a massive stroke. Now, the family of the 51-year-old Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter reveals that Singleton grappled with high blood pressure and is advising Black men to get their blood pressure checked, reports NBC News. “Like many African Americans, Singleton quietly struggled… Read More »