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  • Dear Wife, You Are the Best Mom to Our Son With Autism
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    Dear Wife, You Are the Best Mom to Our Son With Autism

    Mark Arnold writes a letter to his wife reminding her that no matter what people say or how they make her feel, it is not her fault her child is autistic. Autism is as much a part of their son as the color of his hair.

  • Emilia Clarke Writes About Fearing Death After Having Two Brain Aneurysms
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    Emilia Clarke Writes About Fearing Death After Having Two Brain Aneurysms

    Emilia Clarke wrote an essay about having two brain aneurysms, and the fears that accompanied her life-threatening health crises.

  • 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms
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    'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms

    "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday. The British actress -- who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the blockbuster show about to enter its final season -- wrote that the first aneurysm rupture struck while she was at the gym in February 2011, just after filming the first season. Clarke was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage -- a form of stroke triggered by bleeding into areas that surround the brain, which kills about one third of the patients it strikes.

  • New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors
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    New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

    Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile. It's a problem that scientists have been working on for years: the idea being to harvest and cryopreserve immature testicular tissue before chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments, and then graft it back during adolescence so that it will produce fertile sperm at puberty. Three experiments conducted on monkeys since the 2000s have successfully demonstrated that sperm production, or spermatogenesis, was possible via such auto grafting.

  • How to Lose Weight Fast and Safely
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    How to Lose Weight Fast and Safely

    We've got good news for spicy-food lovers.

  • 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms
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    'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-fatal brain aneurysms

    Los Angeles (AFP) - "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke suffered two nearly fatal brain aneurysms in the early years of filming the hit series, she said in an essay published Thursday. The British actress -- who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the blockbuster show about to enter its final season -- wrote that the first aneurysm rupture struck while she was at the gym in February 2011, just after filming the first season. Clarke was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage -- a form of stroke triggered by bleeding into areas that surround the brain, which kills about one third of the patients it strikes.

  • It's Officially Spring - Before You Go For a Run Outside, Take These Allergists' Advice
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    It's Officially Spring - Before You Go For a Run Outside, Take These Allergists' Advice

    If you live in a part of the country that experiences heavy snow and frigid Winter temperatures, you've probably been counting down the days until Spring would arrive in all its flowery glory. But the second you step outside for a run, you're met with another reality.

  • Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Experiencing 2 Brain Aneurysms in Her Twenties
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    Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Experiencing 2 Brain Aneurysms in Her Twenties

    Life on the set of Game of Thrones wasn't always easy for Emilia Clarke. In a recent essay for The New Yorker, the actress opened up about her experience treating two life-threatening brain aneurysms during her first few years on the HBO show.

  • Our Son’s Premature Birth Tested Our Marriage. Here’s How We Saved It
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    Our Son’s Premature Birth Tested Our Marriage. Here’s How We Saved It

    We were stressed, scared, overwhelmed, and very, very sleep deprived. And we didn't have sex for nearly a year.

  • Parents, Showing Up to Every Performance Means the World to Your Kids
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    Parents, Showing Up to Every Performance Means the World to Your Kids

    I was never the kid who loved getting up on stage. Sure, I played pretend and had fun talking to myself.

  • Alabama teacher's request for sick day donations — to spend time with daughter who has cancer — goes viral
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    Alabama teacher's request for sick day donations — to spend time with daughter who has cancer — goes viral

    “Kinsley is the biggest daddy’s girl and needs him to be here as often as he can, so she would be so thankful for any donated days so she can spend time with her Daddy," the post reads.

  • Dear Well People: Here Are 6 Things I'm Sick of Hearing
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    Dear Well People: Here Are 6 Things I'm Sick of Hearing

    A woman with nephrotic syndrome shares what she wishes people would stop saying to her.

  • Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Her Brain Aneurysms & Near-Death Surgery
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    Emilia Clarke Opens Up About Her Brain Aneurysms & Near-Death Surgery

    "In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug. I asked the medical staff to let me die."

  • Kidnapped German journalist who gave birth in Syria speaks for first time
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    Kidnapped German journalist who gave birth in Syria speaks for first time

    A German documentary maker who was kidnapped in Syria when she was seven months pregnant and gave birth to a son while being held hostage has spoken out about her ordeal for the first time. “I was fully aware that if it came to it they would cut my head off in front of a camera,” Janina Findeisen told Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. In her first interview since she was freed, Ms Findeisen told how she had travelled to Syria without a mobile phone or tracker in October 2015 in order to interview a former school friend who had joined the jihadist Al-Nusra Front, an affiliate of Al-Qaeda. “I felt under pressure because of the pregnancy. I wanted to tell this story while I could still work and didn’t have to wait until after the birth,” she said. “I didn’t realise I was making the biggest mistake of my life.” Ms Findeisen had a guarantee of safe conduct from her former school friend, whom she identifies only as Laura in the interview to protect her identity. “There is either Islamist propaganda or the terror stereotypes in the media. I thought I could tell their story differently,” she said. FAQ | al-Nusra Front The German was able to cross safely into northern Syria and spent eight days with Laura. But when she tried to leave she was ambushed by gunmen. Ms Findeisen does not believe her friend was involved in the plot to kidnap her. “I think she was betrayed too,” she said. Her captors told her the kidnapping was not political and all they were after was money. “The first night I told the wife of one of the kidnappers that I was pregnant, I was crying, and she promised me the men would not do me any harm,” she said. “There were a few uncomfortable situations, but comparatively speaking I was fine. All the same, it was clear these are not nice, humane types.” When her baby was due she faked the pain of contractions in the hope she would be taken to hospital. But instead her kidnappers brought a gynaecologist to her. She later learned the woman doctor’s husband had been abducted and held hostage to force her to come. After she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, the kidnappers gave her chocolate and nappies, and a cuddly polar bear toy she believes came from an aid delivery. Ms Findeisen was released and handed over to German government officials in 2016 together with her son. At the time there were rumours of a €5m ransom, but she says German officials told her no money was paid for her release. She says she was freed after an Islamic sharia court ruled that her abduction had violated the safe conduct she had been given by her former school friend’s group. She says she will not return to Syria, and will leave other war zones to colleagues who “can cover them better”.