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Savannah, GA —
When Patricia Williams lost her husband Willie in 2006, she took to her sewing machine.
“After he passed away and I retired I needed something to do.”
So, she started making quilts to pass the time. the first was a gift to her grand daughter.
“I sat up with a pair of scissors and a tape measure and pencil and marked and cut each piece for this one.”
Her ”busy work” soon became a blessing to others. A year later, she took a class to improve her skills and decided to donate what she made to children with sickle cell anemia- a genetic blood disorder that predominately affects people of color.
It’s a cause that’s close to her heart. the disease took her husband’s life.
“He needed cover,” Williams recalls. “I realized that because of his sickness, he would be chilly.”
Every day mrs. Williams measures, cuts, pins, and pieces together squares in his memory- hoping to provide comfort to children.
“The kids, I just thought that they need something when they’re going through their crisis that they can hold on to.”
It takes mrs. Williams about three to four weeks to complete a quilt. each one, different in its own way. right now, she’s working on a new set that she’ll present to the children in April.
Their identities are anonymous. She keeps a card with only the first name and age of each recipient in a personal scrapbook.
As for mrs. Williams. She doesn’t look for recognition or expect anything in return. A simple passage stitched in every quilt explains her purpose.
“It is a scripture based project. It’s based on 1 Corinthians 13:13. And now abideth faith, hope, love. but the greatest of these is love.”
To date, mrs. Williams has crafted 25 gifts of love. Given freely to each new owner. She says she’ll keep on sewing and sharing a tiny piece of herself and her husband in every quilt that she makes.
“It’s something from my heart more than anything else… and I hope that they receive it in this manner.”
All of mrs. Williams quilts are donated to Memorial’s Backus Children’s Hospital.
For more information on Sickle Cell Anemia or to learn more about the Sickle Cell Association of Savannah, visit: sicklecellinfo.net/info_links/sc_centers.htm
THE country’s drugs watchdog has advised parents not to give over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to younger children — because they don’t work.
There was no strong evidence that the medicines worked on children under the age of six, the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) said yesterday.
And there have been some reports of side-effects — such as allergic reactions and drowsiness — linked to their use in younger children.
Dr Joan Gilvarry, director of human medicines at the IMB, said coughs and colds in young children tended to clear up in a few days.
“Using simple measures such as plenty of fluids and rest to ease the symptoms are likely to be effective, but paracetamol and ibuprofen can be used to assist in reducing the temperature if needed,” Dr Gilvarry said.
She also said honey and lemon could assist and soothe the symptoms. However, she did not recommend homeopathic medicines as there were none currently licensed here for cold and cough treatment.
“If your child is not getting better you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist.”
She said that in the case of children over six, cough and cold medicines had been proved to be effective.
“Children over six are bigger, have a different metabolism, the risk of side effects is reduced and the data available indicates that cough and cold medicines can be effective in this age group,” she said.
The IMB said that people who had given these products to children under six in the past should not be concerned.
Dr Gilvarry said parents should avoid giving products to younger children which contain antihistamines, antitussives, expectorants and decongestants.
Products affected include, amongst others, Benylin’s products for coughs and colds, Lemsip cough and decongestant products, Robitussin plus and cough solutions, Actifed Syrup and Sudafed Nasal spray.
Calpol and Nurofen for Children are pain relief medicines and not cough or cold medicines.
- Eilish O’Regan and Fiona Ellis
‘Tuko’ wards-off dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes in PHL; Senate Trade and Commerce Committee files action
By George M. de La Cruz, PNS and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Manhunt operations on those involved in the massive trading of geckos, locally known as ‘tuko’, has been a positive move, or else dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes may multiply which poses a threat on the population of this type of reptile that feeds on insects such as mosquitoes.
Recent reports stating the rise in hunting and selling of these reptiles because of their high cost in the international wildlife market coincide with the rise in the number of dengue patients now being monitored by the Department of Health.
Senator Manny Villar has filed Senate Resolution no. 538 urging the Trade and Commerce committee to conduct an inquiry on the reported massive trading of geckos for the purpose of crafting measures that will protect the specie from threats, ensure their survival and maintain the unique balance of the ecosystem.
As chairman, Villar expressed apprehension over the hunting of geckos, which he said will allow dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes to multiply, hurting the government campaign to control the fatal disease.
To date, dengue cases from the period January to June 2011nationwide is 27,000, a Disease Surveillance Report of the DOH-National Epidemiology Center (NEC) showed.
Reports have it that much of the interest in geckos was generated by a claim that it can cure cancer, asthma, tuberculosis, impotence and even Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). but in its statement, DOH said the use of geckos as cure for AIDS or asthma was unproven and had no scientific basis.
According to reports, 500 grams of geckos, which is commonly found in households and their surrounding areas, sell from P50,000 to P500,000. Trading of geckos is primarily done online through networking sites and other internet-based marketing networks where a sale is made to the highest bidder.
Villar noted that although geckos are not classified as either critically endangered or vulnerable, but it is now under threat from over collection which can ultimately lead to vulnerability or extinction.
The government must act in order to save the specie from threats because existing wildlife plays a role in the balance of nature, he added.
Local environmental analysts theorized that due to a high poverty crisis in the country, people in the business abroad would take advantage of any forms of trade such in the case of geckos, many Filipinos have been paid already in the massive collection of the geckos.
Gone are the days when people just have to content themselves with one type of latex rubber condoms. Thanks to a huge part to the ever advancing technology that people now enjoy a wide range of condoms they can use for a more pleasurable sexual experience while at the same time protecting themselves against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
Various companies manufacture quality condoms and one of them is the Church & Dwight Company, makers of the popular Trojan brand. Backed by 90 years of experience, Trojan condoms such as the Ultra Ribbed, ENZ, Magnum XL and Warm Sensations account for a big share or more than 70 percent of condom sales in the entire United States of America. this huge market share is primarily attributed to the brand’s longevity having been introduced in the market way back in 1920.
The Trojan brand carries different types of condoms including the Magnum and Ultra Thin. The Magnum type is similar to Trojan’s basic condom called ENZ which has a reservoir tip and water-based lubricant. The only difference is the size because Magnum is larger. While the regular condom measures 7 ¼ inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide, Magnum is 8 inches in length and 1 ½ inches in width.
These large Magnum condoms are especially meant for the gifted males. in fact, there is a much larger version known as Magnum XL that is 30 percent bigger than the regular condom. it is considered the widest condom available in the market today edging out its closest competitor, the Durex XXL.
Meanwhile, people who desire a more natural skin feeling have reasons to be happy as Trojan has made available its ultra thin condom. The Trojan Ultra Thin is the thinnest latex condom designed to give users and their partner maximum sensation during sexual intercourse. with this very thin condom, users are guaranteed to feel very comfortable as if they’re using second skin.
Despite its thinness, though, this type of condom is strong and reliable just like the regular Trojan condom. it is made from premium quality latex material with a special reservoir end and smooth silicone-based lubricant for added comfort and sensitivity. all Trojan condoms are made in the U.S. and are triple tested to ensure their high quality. they are available in packs of 12 and 36 with or without spermicide.
The Trojan brand has come a long way indeed. The company behind this popular condom brand has revolutionized the condom from being just a protection against infectious diseases and pregnancy to being a tool aimed at enhancing sexual intercourse. as a part of the Church & Dwight conglomerate, Trojan condoms are really fortunate that they remain to be very competitive in the market until today amidst the presence of various brands. And let’s not forget the brains behind the Trojan condoms, Merle Leland Youngs, a Presbyterian from new York, who in the early days of this brand took pains in introducing and promoting the use of condoms among adults in the U.S. as an effective way to avert the spread of diseases.
Article Source: EzineArticles.com/?expert=Kent_Henniger
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