Mountains of research has documented the health problems suffered by Holocaust survivors but a new study has found that, despite this, people who survived the Nazi death camps live longer than those who were spared the atrocities. Starvation, torture and the concentration camps’ dreadful living conditions left survivors suffering from a range of chronic illnesses […]
Health officials face the challenge not only of combating a deadly virus in what is effectively a war zone but also of pushing back against possible stigma and fears of the unknown. Ebola survivors in Congo must now deal with the emotional toll of returning to nervous communities where they could be shunned.
Juliet Rix August 8, 2018 Share this article Away from the marble majesty of the Taj Mahal is an Agra café that’s doing more for love than any temple can: Giving acid attack survivors a new lease of life. Juliet Rix pays a visit. Like every other tourist in Agra, I am here to see […]
Faye Jarvis recounts an affecting interview with a Catholic woman, now in her late 60s, who had become pregnant at 19. The stigma of having a baby out of wedlock — to use the language of the time — in Ireland on the cusp of the 1970s was so strong that her family dispatched her […]
‘It’s not a gun issue. It’s a heart issue’: Texas shooting survivors say they can’t be compared to the Parkland students
Getty Images/Scott Olson Survivors of the deadly massacre at Santa Fe High School in Texas last week are grappling with how to respond to the shooting in the shadow of a similar one in Parkland, Florida. Though many of the Parkland students have become outspoken gun-control advocates, Santa Fe students say they’re different. A new […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook encourages Duke graduates to be ‘fearless’ like the women of #MeToo and the Parkland shooting survivors (AAPL)
YouTube/Duke University Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement speech to new graduates of Duke University on Sunday. He says that despite major issues like inequality, climate change, and political division, technology has made this ‘the best time in history to be alive.’ Cook also encouraged Duke grads to be ‘fearless,’ like the women of […]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons today that an announcement is coming shortly on expanded compensation for thalidomide survivors.
A group of women are highlighting a connection between past sexual trauma and postpartum depression. They’ve created resources to support pregnant and new mothers who have experienced sexual assault or sexual violence.
New lower-leg amputation technique preserves tendons normally severed
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the latest in a line of public figures under attack from the media for criticizing the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. Thomas shared several posts on her Facebook page, including one that depicted a pile of shoes from Holocaust victims. The […]