Tag: Women’s Health

Curing Cancer: Understanding Chemotherapy

by Paromita Pain -USA- Susan Mai did not want to die. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer and her doctor prescribed a course of chemotherapy, she knew it was the most that could be done. The very words “cancer”

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No Lump Still Cancer: Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer

by Paromita Pain -USA- Birthdays mark milestones. For Terry Arnold, one birthday changed the course of her life. “I had just turned 49 when one morning I woke up with one breast significantly swollen,” she says. “Soon I went from

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No Ordinary Fatigue: Battling Sjögren’s

by Paromita Pain -USA- “We cried the first time I told my family I had Sjögren’s syndrome,” says Susan Ross. “Dealing with the pain and fatigue seemed so overwhelming at times, but I was glad to finally know what it

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Taking the First Step: Educating Karachi’s Street Children

by Zubeida Mustafa -Pakistan- The story of Parveen Lateef and her home school was first published on October 22, 2010. This version includes an update on Lateef and her students. It is as relevant today as it was when it

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Systematic Abuses of Women and Children in Zimbabwe’s Women’s Prison Stirs Up a Hornet’s Nest

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In 2003, gender activists from the Zimbabwe Women Writers group published a book entitled A Tragedy of Lives: Women in Prison in Zimbabwe. It revealed shocking human rights abuses in the country’s prison system.

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