For half a century, a drug called metformin has been making life better for people suffering from Type II diabetes. Now, Canadian researchers are finding that it could also offer remarkable benefits for something completely different. There is evidence that metformin can help an injured brain repair itself.
Cindy Ali, 45, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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"This should not have happened… ever! To him or any other student.”
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No matter how successful we are in life, when you take away all the awards, recognition, money, or even fame, what makes us equals is that first five seconds you get when shaking someone's hand. So, the next time you go to extend your hand to someone else's, make it count.
"This is the time when those devices that were fiction are now becoming real."
A child with cerebral palsy, for examples, needs hundreds of pieces of equipment not covered by health care programs.
The sweet friendship between two seven-year-old boys in British Columbia — and one's simple wish for the other — has led to an outpouring of donations from strangers around the world. Quinn Callander...
As far as best friends go, you couldn't ask for a better buddy than 7-year-old Quinn Callander. Quinn has been trying to raise $20,000 so his pal, Brayden Grozdanich, can get special surgery. Grozdani...
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There are simply not enough hours in the day for parents of children with developmental challenges to manage the complicated care needs of their sons and daughters. There are a number of ways in which "the system" can work well to support better outcomes for families dealing with developmental challenges.
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I've shared that my three-year old daughter, Syona, has cerebral palsy. Though many people would assume the added stress that comes from having a child with a neurological condition has a negative impact on our family relationships, we've found the opposite to be true. Here's how.
Penny Kitchen sits in her motorized wheelchair in the middle of the living room with her small dog, Peppy, curled up on her lap. One of her support workers, Emily Churchill, runs through the alphabet...
In order to embrace the ways in which others are different we have to realize the ways in which we are also the same. When it comes to teaching our children about kids with disabilities, the notions of "connectedness" and "sameness" are essential and something we must foster as a society.
In late November TELUS asked their Facebook friends a simple question; if you could give anything to anyone, what would you give? To give is one thing, but to involve the average person and allow them to be part of the sharing is a beautiful thing.
Get ready for some holiday monkey business — because you will be seriously jingle-bell-rocking along to the adorable "Christmas Gibbons." We're not sure if it's the sweet animation or the story behin...
When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.