Tag Archives: Woman

You Need Vitamin D to Live. How Could This Woman Survive With None in Her Blood?

In 1992, a 33-year-old Lebanese woman had just immigrated to Canada and went to see a doctor. She was hunched over, and had limited mobility in her lower back, neck, shoulders and hips. Her doctor, Raymond Lewkonia at the University of Calgary, diagnosed her with ankylosing spondylitis, a medical condition that causes vertebrae in her… Read More »

In world first, HIV-positive woman donates kidney to HIV-positive recipient

Nina Martinez, a 36-year-old public health consultant, acquired HIV as a 6-week-old in 1983, when she received a blood transfusion in the years before blood banks began routine testing for the virus. HIV damages the immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. Despite her illness, Martinez’s enduring… Read More »

The Woman Who Prince Philip Hit in His Car Accident Says She Feels “Ignored” and “Rejected” by the Royals

Prince Philip was involved in a scary car accident in Sandringham on Thursday, when he lost control of his Land Rover and hit another car that was also carrying a passenger and a baby. Thankfully, Prince Philip is fine and has even been seen driving a replacement Land Rover. However, one of the women who… Read More »