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The ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’ still plagues America

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When the late Gwen Ifill used the phrase “Missing White Woman Syndrome” at a 2004 journalism conference, she was responding to news anchor Suzanne Malveaux’s concern that US media outlets had failed to cover internati...

Britain’s Covid-era university students may suffer ‘impostor syndrome’

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New students are more likely to suffer “impostor syndrome” because they have won their place at university on the back of teacher-assessed A-level grades and not exams, a new study has warned. Undergraduates arriving ...

Woman with Down’s syndrome loses UK abortion law case

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A woman with Down’s syndrome who took Sajid Javid to court over the UK’s abortion law has lost her case in the high court. Heidi Crowter, who brought the case alongside Máire Lea-Wilson, whose son Aidan has Down’s syn...

‘I’m loving life,’ says first CBeebies presenter with Down’s syndrome

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At 7.23am on Monday, George Webster made TV history when he bounced into the CBeebies house. Most young viewers would have been unaware they were witnessing a landmark TV moment: to them, Webster was just another smil...

CIA officer suffers ‘Havana Syndrome’ symptoms in India

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A US intelligence officer suffered symptoms linked to a series of suspected directed-energy attacks known as “Havana syndrome” while traveling with the CIA director, William Burns, in India this month. Experts are in ...

‘A brilliant role model’: CBeebies hires first presenter with Down’s Syndrome

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The BBC’s preschool TV channel CBeebies has appointed George Webster as its first presenter with Down’s Syndrome. The 20-year-old will join the channel as a guest presenter from the CBeebies House, hosting segments an...

Cuban scientists say ‘Havana Syndrome’ theories ‘violate laws of physics’

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Cuba has issued its most detailed report to date from prominent local scientists criticizing allegations that US and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island and developed healt...

Kamala Harris Vietnam trip delayed after two US officials report Havana syndrome

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US vice-president Kamala Harris’ trip from Singapore to Vietnam was delayed by several hours on Tuesday by an investigation into two possible cases of the so-called Havana syndrome in Hanoi, administration officials s...

Handsome review – meandering Down’s syndrome road trip

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On the rare occasions the cinema has engaged with Down’s syndrome – 1996’s The Eighth Day and 2019’s The Peanut Butter Falcon are the main ones to spring to mind – it’s been in the form of sweetly sentimental road tri...

‘People have outdated views about disabled performers’: Line of Duty’s Tommy Jessop on acting with Down’s syndrome

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Tommy Jessop was 22 when he first saw a character with Down’s syndrome on screen. “It was … me!” he says with a grin, sitting in his family’s living room. In the BBC TV drama Coming Down the Mountain in 2007, Jessop p...

About 100 CIA officers and family have been sickened by Havana syndrome

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About 100 CIA officers and family members are among about 200 US officials and kin sickened by “Havana syndrome”, the CIA director William Burns said on Thursday, referring to the mysterious set of ailments that inclu...

About 100 CIA officers and family among those with Havana syndrome, CIA says

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About 100 CIA officers and family members are among about 200 US officials and kin sickened by “Havana syndrome”, the CIA director William Burns said on Thursday, referring to the mysterious set of ailments that inclu...

Walmart told to pay woman with Down’s syndrome $125m for unfair dismissal

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A jury in federal court in Wisconsin ordered Walmart to pay $125m in punitive damages to a former employee with Down’s syndrome in a disability discrimination lawsuit, US employment officials announced. Marlo Spaeth,...

Woman with Down’s syndrome takes Sajid Javid to court over abortion law

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Allowing pregnancy terminations up to birth if the foetus has Down’s syndrome is discriminatory and stigmatises disabled people, the high court has heard. Heidi Crowter, a 26-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome from C...

‘I felt betrayed’: how Covid research could help patients living with chronic fatigue syndrome

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In the fall of 2016, Ashanti Daniel, a nurse in Beverly Hills, California, went to an infectious disease physician looking for answers about a weird illness she couldn’t shake. After falling sick with a virus four mo...

Microwave weapons that could cause Havana Syndrome exist, experts say

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Portable microwave weapons capable of causing the mysterious spate of “Havana Syndrome” brain injuries in US diplomats and spies have been developed by several countries in recent years, according to leading American ...

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