March 18, 2012 |
Like many peasants from the outskirts of Yanan, China, Ren Shouhua was born in a cave and lived there until he got a job in the city and moved into a concrete-block house. His progression made sense as he strove to improve his life. But there's a twist: The 46-year-old Ren plans to move back to a cave when he retires. "It's cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It's quiet and safe," said Ren, a ruddy-faced man with salt-and-pepper hair who moved to the Shaanxi provincial capital, Xian, in his 20s. "When I get old, I'd like to go back to my roots.
April 7, 2013 |
When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan's colleagues. She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn't feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague's response? "This isn't just about you. " "It's not?" Susan wondered. "My breast cancer is not about me? It's about you?" The same theme came up again when our friend Katie had a brain aneurysm. She was in intensive care for a long time and finally got out and into a step-down unit.
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June 3, 2002 |
She arrived by public bus, not by limousine. Still, her return to Paramount Studios could not have been more glorious to June Fairchild. "I'm in heaven," the 1970s starlet said after she stepped from the No. 10 bus and walked onto the Melrose Avenue movie lot. Fairchild was at the studio to sign a merchandising contract that will allow the manufacture of movie souvenirs tied to her role in the 1978 Cheech and Chong cult favorite "Up in Smoke."
April 18, 2014 |
Victims of bullies suffer the psychological consequences all the way until middle age, with higher levels of depression, anxiety and suicide, new research shows. The immediate ill effects of bullying have been well documented, with experts increasingly seeing it as a form of child abuse . Influential studies from Finland have made the case that people who were bullied as kids continued to suffer as young adults - girls who were bullied grew up to attempt and commit suicide more frequently by the age of 25, for instance, and boys were more likely to develop anxiety disorders.
February 19, 2014 |
Shayne Lamas and husband Nik Richie have named the son the reality star miscarried earlier this month. "The Bachelor" alum, 28, who was rushed to the hospital Feb. 9 after collapsing in her Orange County home, suffered a pregnancy complication that resulted in the miscarriage of the couple's 20-week old son. Lamas underwent an emergency hysterectomy -- the complete removal of the uterus -- in order to stop internal bleeding, TMZ ...
October 9, 2013 |
Having a stroke, or even a transient ischemic attack (a TIA, often called a "mini-stroke") can be a costly watershed in a person's life. Statistically, it deducts years from patients' lives. But it claims another toll too: in quality of life after the stroke has happened. New research tallies the combined cost of those two very different measures, and suggests that current treatments for stroke aren't doing nearly enough to minimize strokes' true cost. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, is an exercise in health economics that seeks to generate a fuller picture of a disease's cost.