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One woman's search for answers: from Port Macquarie to Sri Lanka

Samara Johnston was just two when Peter and Lindy Johnston adopted her from an orphanage in Sri Lanka. The Port Macquarie couple was unable to have children  but decided to  pursue overseas adoption after falling in love with Sri Lanka. Ms Johnston’s parents were told Samara’s biological parents had been killed in the civil war and she had lived in… Read More »

One woman's knee replacement surgery highlights its risks and limitations

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely by the pressure of unwanted weight. Lake managed to lose 200 pounds through dieting and exercise, but the pain in her knees… Read More »

Woman's ovarian cyst 'weight of seven newborn babies'

A woman lost a third of her bodyweight after surgery to remove a 26kg ovarian cyst – the weight of seven newborn babies. Despite multiple negative pregnancy tests, doctors insisted Keely Favell must be pregnant as her stomach grew in size. When asked questions about baby due dates, she spared people’s embarrassment by playing along.… Read More »