Tag: children

Rare Inherited Skin Disease Afflicts Brazilian Village

Brazil Rare Disease Photo GalleryARARAS, Brazil (AP) — This is a village where the people melt away. Tucked into the sunbaked rolling hills of Brazil’s midwest, Araras is home to what is thought to be the largest single group of people suffering from a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or “XP.” Those with the disease are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet rays from sunlight and highly susceptible to skin cancers. It robs victims of the ability to repair the damage caused by the sun. That’s a particularly vexing burden in Araras, a tropical farming community where outdoor...

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San Benito Man Faces Sexual Assault Charges

A San Benito man is facing sexual assault of a child charges tonight. Twenty-year-old Francisco Mejia is behind bars facing criminal charges accused of sexually abusing two children. FOX 2 NEWS has learned that the children made an outcry in March. San Benito police obtained a warrant and arrested Mejia at his job on south Sam Houston Blvd. Mejia is facing two counts of unlawful restraint, aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child charges. We also learned that Mejia had access to the children through their family. Mejia remains in jail on a $50,000...

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Your Holiday Electrical Safety Guide

Provided by: networx.com Don’t let the lights burn too bright this year! The lights are ablaze this holiday season, but you definitely don’t want your house alight along with them, because that is a sure way to ruin the holidays. Instead, follow some basic safety tips from Networx and organizations like the Electrical Safety Foundation International to keep the season bright, cheerful, and safe for everyone, including kids, pets, and your drapes! Buy smart Purchase safety-rated electrical items, consider longer-lasting and cooler LEDs instead of incandescents, and don’t use items that aren’t designed as holiday lighting if they might pose a safety...

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Valley Children Suffering From Cancer Celebrate Second Chance At Life

Dozens of valley children got to take a break from some of life’s most challenging hardships and be just kids.The 4th annual “Celebration of Life Dinner” was held at the Palmer Pavilion in McAllen.  The kids you see are patients at Vannie E. Cook junior Children’s Center battling cancer. But tonight they stuffed their faces with good ol’ barbeque. “It’s just great to know that there are people out there who will do things like this for us,” explains Valeria Garza, cancer patient. Officials at Vannie Cook junior say it’s events like this that give thanks for the gift of...

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