Activists slam Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund, demand aid – Spectrum News

​BUFFALO, N.Y. — ​As the people behind the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund prepare to meet with the public Thursday, community activists are asking to speed up the process for getting money to those affected by the mass shooting.

Organizers gathered with survivors of the May 14 attack outside City Honors High School to demand the Survivors Fund remove the application process and other obstacles for people impacted by the racially-motivated shooting.

They say that in the two …….


Ride for Burn Camp in Kansasville helps youth burn survivors – FOX 6 Milwaukee

KANSASVILLE, Wis. – Dozens of motorcyclists came together Saturday, July 23 for the fourth annual Ride for Burn Camp.

When Caileigh Tatalovich was 6 years old, she accidentally burned herself with a candle.

“Once my sleeve caught the flame I obviously didn’t know what to do,” she said. “They transferred me to Children’s and I stayed there for like a month or two.”

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While she could go home, …….


How raccoons became the ultimate urban survivors – National Geographic

In the early 1900s, American scientists in the burgeoning field of animal psychology had a grand plan: Bring raccoons, a plentiful North American mammal known for its cleverness, into the lab for experiments on animal intelligence.

They quickly gave up when the dexterous animals with primate-like paws kept breaking out of their cages. The scientists essentially said, “We’re throwing up our hands and going back to rats and pigeons,” chuckles Sarah Benson-Amram, a behavioral ecologi…….


No statute of limitations on sexual assault in Idaho aids survivors –

Twenty years could go by with no answers, but when that answer does come, a survivor is still able to get the justice they deserve.

A major barrier to bring justice to rape survivors can be the time restrictions in place for when they are allowed to file charges. But Idaho is not a state that requires such statutes of limitations, meaning there is no deadline to initiate legal proceedings if someone is sexually assaulted.

Idaho is among 15 other st…….


Cancer Survivors: Move More, Sit Less for a Longer Life, Study Says – WebMD

March 24, 2022 — Cancer survivors who spend more than 8 hours of the day sitting are 5 times more likely to die over the ensuing years than their peers who spend less time sitting. Being physically active, on the other hand, lowers the risk of early death, new research shows.

What’s “alarming” is that so many cancer survivors have a sedentary lifestyle, Chao Cao and Lin Yang, PhD, with Alberta Health Services in Calgary, Canada, who worked on the study, tell WebMD.

The Amer…….


Robotised insects may search collapsed buildings for survivors – The Economist

WHY GO TO all the trouble of designing and building a drone if nature has already done most of the job for you? That is the attitude taken by the small but determined band of researchers who are trying to robotise insects. Some are working on turning flying critters like beetles into such cyborgs—perhaps for use in military reconnaissance or espionage. Others prefer to concentrate on the creepy-crawly side of entomology, by taking electronic control of cockroaches…….


What cancer survivors can teach cancer researchers –

Cancer survivors have been increasingly advocating for research into the long-term effects of their treatments. Some researchers working on cancer survivorship issues engage survivors productively with their teams, but many do not, negatively impacting innovation in this field. Cancer survivors must be included in every stage of this research process.

I am a postdoctoral research scientist, and long-term survivor of childhood leukaemia, and in many ways, my life is an experiment. Owing …….


Survivors visit closed King Soopers store to remember, honor victims – KUSA

10 people were shot and killed on March 22, 2021 at the Table Mesa King Soopers. One year later, survivors returned to reflect on the past year and remember victims.

BOULDER, Colo. — The Table Mesa King Soopers was closed on Tuesday, one year after a gunman took the lives of 10 people there. 

There was no memorial set up outside of the store, but many people stopped by to pay tribute to the victims, including survi…….


“It’s always in my mind”: For World War II survivors, war in Ukraine stirs painful childhood memories – CBS News

CBS News reporter Michael Roppolo explores the effects of armed conflicts on children in a personal essay after interviewing his grandparents about their childhoods during WWII.

U.N. human rights officials say dozens of children have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the war. Over one million more have fled as part of the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, according to UNICEF. 

“The number of children on the move is staggering, an indicat…….