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The Battle Cancer Programme Provides Free Fitness Support For Cancer Survivors

If you’ve undergone treatment for cancer, returning to life as usual is not always easy. The new Battle Cancer Programme offers much-needed support for cancer survivors by providing a free 12-week fitness programme that helps people rebuild their physical and mental strength after treatment. The programme has launched in seven locations – five in the […]

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Coronavirus: Survivors ‘at risk of PTSD’

People who were seriously ill in hospital with coronavirus need to be urgently screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, leading doctors say. The Covid Trauma Response Working Group, led by University College London and involving experts from across south east England, said those who had been in intensive care were most at risk. The experts said […]

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What It’s Like to Help Domestic Violence Survivors in a Pandemic

We’ve also been seeing an increase in first-time callers, not because they’re experiencing abuse for the first time, but because Illinois has streamlined some support efforts and has a statewide helpline. So if someone calls the statewide helpline but they live in our area, they can connect them to us. In some ways, the capacity […]

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9 Countries Seek To Ban LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ As Survivors Speak Out

LONDON, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From electric shocks to ‘praying away the gay,’ global momentum is growing to ban so-called “conversion therapy,” with bills drawn up in nine countries, a rights group said on Wednesday. The United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Germany are among countries seeking to outlaw the treatment, based on […]

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Welsh NHS help for sepsis survivors ‘non-existent’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Support from the Welsh NHS after sepsis was like being on a rollercoaster “blindfolded”, a Tory politician who survived the illness has said. AM Angela Burns and the charity UK Sepsis Trust said help for survivors was non-existent. They want patients to be given more information when they […]

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Cancer survivors ‘have higher heart risk’

More than one in 10 cancer patients die from heart and blood vessel problems, rather than their initial illness, a study says. The European Heart Journal looked at three million US patients, with 28 different cancers, over 40 years. The researchers say the increase in the numbers surviving cancer means more attention should be focused […]

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Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a serious mental illness, Birmingham University research suggests. But they are also twice as likely to have had some form of mental illness already, the study in the British Journal of Psychiatry found. Experts said opportunities were being missed to detect abuse and […]

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3 Suicides Expose A Broken Support System For Mass Shooting Survivors

Four months after 14 of her classmates and three school employees were shot to death, Kyra Parrow walked across a stage and was handed a diploma. What she was not given, she says, was a road map to navigate her lingering trauma. Right after graduation, Parrow, who was a high school senior at the time […]

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Cancer Survivors: Managing Your Emotions After Cancer Treatment

When you began your cancer treatment, you couldn't wait for the day you'd finish. But now that you've completed your treatment, you aren't sure if you're ready for life after treatment as a cancer survivor. With your treatment completed, you'll likely see your cancer care team less often. Though you, your friends and your family […]

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The Hearing That Forced The World To Listen To Larry Nassar’s Survivors

This article is the first in a seven-part series, “One Year Later: Larry Nassar And The Women Who Made Us Listen,” that commemorates the seven days women stood in an East Lansing, Michigan, courtroom last year and read powerful impact statements to former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State trainer Larry Nassar. One year ago, almost […]

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Cancer Survivors: Reconnecting With Loved Ones After Treatment

Your friends and family love you and are worried about you—but they sometimes have strange ways of showing it. Some people withdraw and avoid talking to you. Others smother you and treat you like a child. Many cancer survivors find that one barrier to a smooth transition out of cancer treatment is the reaction they […]

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This Tattoo Artist Provides Breast Cancer Survivors With Incredibly Realistic Nipples

Piret Aava is in the business of beautiful brows. She calls herself the Eyebrow Doctor and regularly gives her more than 42,000 Instagram followers a look at how microblading, a semi-permanent tattoo technique to shape and fill in a person’s brows, can dramatically change facial appearance. She says clients include the likes of Serena Williams, […]

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Kavanaugh Controversy Rekindles Pain For Sexual Assault Survivors

For nearly nine hours, Danielle Doby sat on her parents’ couch and watched with the rest of the country as Christine Blasey Ford recounted the night she said she was assaulted, and as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defended his name. Doby, a 33-year-old from Dallas, chose to watch Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing from her […]

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For These Florence Survivors, The Threat Of Drug Relapse Was Scarier Than Any Floodwaters

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. ― Randolph Alcorn was almost in tears. The 30-year-old had come from Louisiana for a contract job fixing power lines damaged by Hurricane Florence. After 16-hour days in the elements, he said he’d been soaking wet, from rain or sweat or both, from the day he arrived in North Carolina. But what really […]

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Sex After Sexual Assault: Survivors Share Their Stories

When she was 16, Lindsay Marie Gibson was raped. After her assault, life continued, as it does. Years later, in college, she met the man who would become her husband. She fell in love. They got married. Life was good. Yet her assault from years before still wreaked havoc, here and there. If Lindsay, now […]