Alexis Sherman

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Why Nobody Ever Really Loses Their Battle With Cancer

As I was scrolling through Facebook today, I noticed a headline from one of my favorite media personalities, Rob Cesternino. The former Survivor castaway runs a website and podcast that recap reality television, and this particular headline previewed a recap of MTV's popular competition show <i>The</i> …

Cancer

How to Use the Empathic Process

The empathic process is a noteworthy style of communication. I developed the empathic process as a viable way for two people in a relationship to build a new pattern of dialogue that is healthy and successful for both.<p><b>How it works</b><p>Find a neutral location, preferably the kitchen, which is the heart …

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Highlights The Importance Of Vaccines

Viruses flourish in high-density areas and vacation spots where large numbers of visitors coming together, bringing their unique colonies of pathogens. So it shouldn't be particularly surprising that an outbreak of measles has been tracked back to December visits to Disneyland in Orange County, …

Public Health

Back In D.C. From The Ebola Hot Zone, I Broke Out In A Fever

Today is my 22nd day back from Liberia, which, as any reporter or health worker who has been in this Ebola hot zone will tell you, is a good day. Yesterday was the last day that I had to report my temperature to the CDC. I've passed the 21-day incubation period for the virus. My temperature is 98.6 …

Ebola charity: 'We are confident about safety measures'

Save The Children says it is confident about the safety procedures at its Ebola treatment centre at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone.<p>A review continues into how British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who worked there, caught the disease.<p>She remains in a critical condition in a London hospital.<p>Tulip Mazumdar …

Disease

Cambodia finds 212 with HIV where unlicensed medic operated

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian health authorities have found 212 villagers infected with HIV in a district where an unlicensed medic has been charged with murder on suspicion of spreading the virus with contaminated equipment.<p>Prosecutors charged the medic with murder last month after the spread …

UK nurse's colleague on dangers of working with Ebola

Dr Umar Ahmad is a 29-year-old NHS medic who worked at a hospital in east London before deciding to come to Freetown to help in the Ebola outbreak.<p>He worked with nurse Pauline Cafferky treating patients with Ebola for a couple of weeks - when she first arrived in Sierra Leone at the end of November.<p>…

Disease

In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care

Oregon began covering the cost of reassignment surgery for transgender people on Medicaid in January. It also covers things like hormone therapy and puberty suppression.<p>By doing so, Oregon joins a handful of other states that have recently taken steps to help people with gender dysphoria, or the …

Chemotherapy on your doorstep

Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer, and it can be an ordeal.<p>Patients make regular, sometimes weekly trips to hospital - at best it's an inconvenience, at worst it can make treatment unbearable.<p>But what if you didn't have to travel? Dr Ayan Panja reports on the chemotherapy …

Cancer

New cancer task force hopes to increase early diagnosis

An independent cancer task force is being set up in England, to try to diagnose the disease earlier.<p>Currently, around 25% of cancer diagnoses are made too late.<p>Prime Minister David Cameron hopes it will see the brightest and best experts working on what more can be done to give everyone the best …

Labour Party

The Silent and Growing Health Danger That All Women Need to Know About

Doctors write billions of prescriptions each year, many in the name of quelling pain and anxiety. But these same legal drugs are causing accidental overdoses to skyrocket.<p>Before she made the mistake, before spasms rocked her body, before doctors raced to save her life, Rachel was cleaning out her …

Paris terror arsenal: Kalashnikovs, rocket launcher, grenade

LONDON (AP) — Kalashnikov assault rifles. Plenty of ammunition. Molotov cocktails, a grenade, a death-dealing Skorpion machine pistol and a few …

Terrorism

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tells Of 2010 Pakistan Death Threat

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that he received a death threat from a Pakistani extremist in 2010.<p>Reacting to the tragedies in Paris …

Netanyahu steps up appeal to French Jews after attacks

Not for the first time, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used an attack by Islamic extremists in France to urge the country's Jews to relocate.<p>"To all the Jews of France, all the Jews of Europe, I would like to say that Israel is not just the place in whose direction you pray, the state …

Israel

Paris terror attacks: Muslim worker at Jewish store hid customers in cold store

Photo of Lassana Bathily goes viral on Twitter as he is praised for saving lives with his quick thinking at Kosher supermarket<p>A Muslim shop assistant has been hailed a hero after saving at least six people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer at the Jewish grocery store where an Islamist gunmen made …

Video shows Paris gunman pledging allegiance to Islamic State

A video emerged Sunday showing the gunman who killed five people in two attacks in Paris and is now linked to a third shooting pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.<p>Amedy Coulibaly, 32, shot a policewoman on Thursday, before attacking a kosher supermarket in the city Friday, where he opened …

France

'We Are Still Here': Crowds and World Leaders March in Paris

World<p>PARIS — More than a million people, including world leaders, marched in the streets of Paris to express their support for victims of last week's attacks and signal their disgust for the perpetrators — and a total of 3.7 million took part in rallies throughout France, officials said.<p>Crowds …

Arson attack on German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Night time attack on German paper that dared to reprint cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed from Charlie Hebdo<p>An improvised fire bomb was thrown at the offices of a German newspaper which reprinted cartoons of the prophet Mohammed from the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>No one was injured in the fire …

Millions attend unity rallies in France

An estimated 3.7 million people joined by dozens of world leaders have marched across France in honour of the 17 people killed in attacks in Paris, according to the country's interior ministry.<p>In Paris, up to 1.6 million took part in Sunday's rally, among them family members of the 12 people killed …

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

Global outrage at Saudi Arabia as jailed blogger receives public flogging

Saudi Arabia,Middle East and North Africa,Freedom of speech,Amnesty International,Islamic State (Isis),Syria,Iraq,Bashar al-Assad,World news<p>Kingdom stays silent as protesters contrast its opposition to Paris attacks on free speech with its own attacks on free speech<p>Saudi Arabia is remaining silent …

Middle East

EU response to free speech killings? More internet censorship

In the wake of this week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which began with the killing of 12 people at the offices of satirical publication Charlie …

In Video, Coulibaly Says He Coordinated With Hebdo Shooters

It’s the first hard evidence of a link between rivals ISIS and al Qaeda in the Paris rampage, and a fugitive woman could have more …

Search for woman linked to Paris hostage-taker goes global

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hayat Boumeddiene seemed kind and polite, always wearing a veil and often motoring around on a scooter with her romantic partner, Amedy Coulibaly, a neighbor in a southern Paris suburb recalls.<p>Now the 26-year-old Boumeddiene is the subject of an international dragnet after Coulibaly -- said …

Terrorism

Mentor of Charlie Hebdo gunmen has been UK-based

Djamel Beghal, who has emerged as a mentor to two of the gunmen involved in last week’s attacks in Paris, has been on the radar of western intelligence agencies for more than 15 years.<p>The French-Algerian moved from France to Britain in 1997, and became a regular worshipper at London’s Finsbury Park …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Austria Detains Teenage Girls Who Wanted to Marry ISIS Fighters

World<p>VIENNA — Austria has detained two teenage girls after they tried to travel to Syria to marry fighters of the jihadist group ISIS, a spokesman for the prosecution said Sunday. The girls, ages 16 and 17, were sent back to Austria from Romania, where they had been picked up by authorities on a …

Massive March for Victims in Paris

France