Tag Archives: lives

Flu continues to claim lives in aged-care

Health authorities are pleading with people who have the flu to stay away from aged-care facilities as the virus claimed the lives of another 11 people aged over 60. NSW Health data released on Friday reveals there were 24 confirmed influenza outbreaks in aged-care facilities in the most recent reporting week, bringing the total number… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them?

­PHILADELPHIA — She called it her “deepest, darkest secret,” one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, her clitoris was cut off in a ritual circumcision. She was left with scar tissue that caused pain during sex and agony during… Read More »

Montreal doctors’ ‘Hail Mary’ treatment could save babies’ lives from most common of all rare diseases

MONTREAL — Lyana Deslauriers was born with eyes a magnetic, ethereal blue, low-set ears and a heart two sizes too large. That thick, dense heart would keep growing and threaten to kill the Joliette, Que., toddler before her Montreal doctors tried something never before attempted — a “Hail Mary” that could turn the world’s most… Read More »