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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend welcome fourth child via surrogate

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been congratulated around the world after announcing they have welcomed a fourth child via surrogate. The US model thanked her surrogate, Alexandra, for the “incredible gift” as she announced the news on social media, saying her heart was “officially full”. The couple’s baby boy is called Wren Alexander Stephens, […]

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BC ministry overrules parents, orders surgery for boy’s rare condition

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News LocalHealth Health Surgery went ahead over their objections because doctors had applied to the Ministry of Children and Family Development for an interim custody order Published May 13, 2023 • Last updated May 13, 2023 • 4 minute read Davis and Riina Lim with their three daughters. The couple

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‘Fat Talk’ author Virginia Sole-Smith explains how diet culture can hurt kids : Shots

By the time they entered kindergarten, most American children believed that being “thin” made them more valuable to society, writes journalist Virginia Sole-Smith. By middle school, Sole-Smith says, more than a quarter of kids in the US will have been put on a diet. Sole-Smith produces the newsletter and podcast Burnt Toastwhere she explores fatphobia,

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Detroit Grandmother Raising All 12 of Her Daughter’s Children After She Dies Giving Birth

Patricia Pouncey is looking for answers after her daughter, Nikita Washington, died in December following complications of a C-section FOX 2 Detroit/YouTube A grandmother in Detroit, Mich., wants answers after her 35-year-old daughter died during childbirth, leaving her to raise all 12 of her children. “I just have a lot of questions right now,” Patricia

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Senior suffering with COVID-19 ‘too healthy’ for Paxlovid

The criteria for obtaining the antiviral in BC are more restrictive than in other jurisdictions Sarah Moser finds it infuriating that three weeks after her 75-year-old father tested positive for COVID-19, she continues to suffer because she was denied an antiviral drug that could have eased her symptoms. Paxlovid is intended for adults with mild

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‘Dire situation’ as rural Alberta hospital sees staff shortages, ER closures

Dozens of Alberta Health Services sites are facing service disruptions. Many rural Albertans are calling it alarming and are demanding help. Oyen, a town of about 1,000 people located 300 kilometers east of Calgary, has no acute care beds in hospitals and limited emergency department services. “It’s pretty dire,” Conny Hertz told Global News. She’s

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