Oncology season is approaching again. Next month, I will arrive with sweaty palms and dry mouth at the hospital which summons supressed fear the moment the A-road heralds the big 'H' signpost.
Unlike hashtag campaigns that have come and gone before, #BringBackOurGirls has unified a global audience and, apart from a microscopic percentage of Boko Haram supporters, the whole world is behind the message, if not the means, of the campaign. Hashtag campaigns about everything from Orca captivity, to gay marriage, to Invisible Children; even the #YesAllWomen hashtag have all divided national and global opinions (rightly or wrongly) where #BringBackOurGirls has united the world's population in solidarity.
In aid of a very, very good cause, helping couples across the world with fertility issues, I'm posting this to help an infertility charity. Please do participate.
How naïve I had been, for even though I know little about the advertising world, it doesn't take a genius to work out - any mention of wheelchairs or disability related to a product, just isn't sexy!
I just heard she's died. I just lost an amazing friend. Maya Angelou was far larger than life: a vast life force. Tall, somewhere around six foot, with a voice that ranged from deep baritone to high contralto. She could recite, sing, dance, laugh, cry, speak, and above all write. She wrote her life from birth to near death. It was a life that etched the beginnings of an understanding of civil rights through to the great moment of the anointing of a black president in 2008.
Every day in Uganda gay people are subjected to all kinds of physical violence; burning and stoning are common acts of discrimination. They believe that homosexuality belongs in the same category as pedophilia, rape, murder and terrorism. In fact, Al-Qaeda is mentioned several times in the film.
Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, made a speech in support of foreign aid. He defended Government spending in this area and reaffirmed the ...
I don't know about you but I'd never heard of 'MSA', however a brief gander at Google soon displays the severity of this condition. "Multiple System Atrophy is a disorder that effects the degeneration of nerve cells in various areas of the brain."
A woman having an abortion is considered to be a cold and heartless whore unless she regrets and apologises for it. The truth is the majority of women don't regret it - I certainly don't. I knew straight away that I would have an abortion and I've never looked back with remorse. Sometimes you have to make the least-worst choice out of a bad bunch of options.
It's time to break the silence. Here in the UK, menstruation may be an annoyance. It may even be painful. But for many girls and women around the world, it carries much more serious consequences.
Africa and its healthcare needs are changing. As its economic landscape shifts, burgeoning wealth co-exists with extreme poverty. While infectious diseases like malaria and HIV still place huge pressure on Africa, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer and diabetes pose an increasing threat.
Although we support three incredible charities, we are not for charity, we are for change. I knew when I founded Cash & Rocket that I wanted to do things differently. We are a car tour, but we are not racing for speed we are racing to raise money.
Ethical considerations are the overwhelming reason for the respondents' decision - 75% of the initial non-supporters felt it was 'wrong to keep whales and dolphins in small tanks', whilst a further 19% said they 'don't support or attend any zoos'.
My biggest complaint about being disabled is not that people are hostile to me, but that they are too kind to me with patronising pity, and believe me people can be harmed by kindness as much as hostility.
We arrive to a rapturous welcome in the beautifully modern kitchen where lunch preparations are in full swing. As some steaks sizzle away enticingly, Irayne tells us that the first time they visited, the 18th century house was fairly rundown but "just needed a little bit of work doing to it".
Today, on Nigerian Children's Day, the girls will still be held in captivity - and their horror continues unabated. We still do not know whether they are being trafficked into slavery or have been abused as has happened to past hostages. And while the Nigerian government has sent more troops to Borno state to back up the 15,000 already on the search, and as satellite and aircraft surveillance has been stepped up, it will take a delicate operation to secure every child's safe homecoming. As we prepare to celebrate Children's Day in Nigeria, America and in many countries around the world, our thoughts are firmly focused on practical measures that can ensure the safe release of the girls and the end of the nightmare for their families.