Tag Archives: diseases

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn On Her Son’s Sickle Cell Disease

“The unconditional love for your child is truly amazing … I’ll always put Riley before anything else because I’m a mother first. But Riley has Sickle Cell disease, and the hardest thing is not knowing if he’s just miserable or in pain and having a crisis. All I want to do is take the pain away … I feel helpless as a mother. I’m lending my support to a Sickle Cell charity in the near future, to help raise money and awareness about this disease.”

– Jourdan Dunn opens up in the “Exhibitionist Issue” of i-D magazine about her son’s Sickle cell disease, a hereditary disease in which the body forms sickle or crescent shape red blood cells. Unlike normal blood cells, Sickle cells are rigid and sticky, and can become stuck in blood vessels of the limbs and organs, causing pain, serious infections and organ damage. [Essence.com] Keep reading »

Getting A Disease Has Never Been Cuter

Getting a disease or sickness has never been something that anyone looked forward to, but now you just might. These giant plush microbes are stuffed animals of diseases like syphilis, herpes, anthrax, and mad cow, which are only some of the many different stuffed diseases that are available. Giving someone herpes or the kissing disease doesn’t have to be such a bad thing now, after all it’s cute, fuzzy and comfortable to sleep with. These stuffed toys come in all different cells, diseases, and viruses, and while they make a great gag gift for a friend, they can even be a great get-well gift too. Now when you tell your friend “I’m sorry you have the flu,” you can give them the stuffed animal that goes along with it too. Happy sneezes! [ThinkGeek] Keep reading »

The Top 10 Most Talked-About Diseases Of The Decade

The ’00s have been full of disease scares. Take the official disease of 2009, swine flu, which in addition to infecting the Backstreet Boys and Rupert Grint, led to canceled proms and Heidi and Spencer’s honeymoon being ruined. But seriously, there’s nothing funny about the almost 12,000 deaths from swine flu this year. Or about diseases in general—there is nothing worse than when your body betrays you. Some diseases are obviously more serious than others; here are the ones that had a major impact on the decade. Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular