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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime Listen·

Gandelina Damião, 78, lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. She says she wishes methadone clinics and other government-sponsored drug treatment had been available to her children before they died. Lauren Frayer for NPR Gandelina Damião, 78, is permanently hunched, carrying her sorrow. She lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. A quarter …

Drug war sends OFW rushing home for son who ‘couldn’t run’

ANGUISHED HOMECOMING Arriving from Kuwait, Luzviminda Siapo breaks down in her brother’s arms at the airport (below), and from there she goes straight to the barangay hall to confront village officials (below), before finally seeing her son Raymart in a coffin at their Navotas City home.—PHOTOS BY RAFFY LERMA Luzviminda Siapo dreamt of giving her …

Trouble concentrating, sleep issues: Could your child’s thyroid be the problem?

2 Reactions Trouble concentrating. Sleep problems. Big appetite. On their own, none of these issues might seem unusual for a child. They could simply be tired of sitting in a classroom, lobbying for a later bedtime or going through a growth spurt. But, for some children, those symptoms could signal a bigger problem with their …