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2009-07-28 08:23:42

Divorce and widowhood are bad for your health, even after you remarry.

2008-08-06 21:00:21

Please consider an interview with director/writer Dilip Mehta and producer Noemi Weis. These courageous filmmakers made "The Forgotten Woman," a quietly powerful documentary that looks at the destitution and marginalization of 20 million widows in India.

2006-04-28 01:24:33

By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Six years ago, when Indian-born director Deepa Mehta set out to make a film about the conflict between conscience and faith, little did she expect the project to end up testing her own beliefs.

2006-03-14 16:25:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sad image of a grieving widow may not be entirely accurate, according to a study published on Tuesday showing that six months after the death of their partner, nearly half of older people had few symptoms of grief.

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2006-03-08 10:20:00

Research has long shown that older adults face a higher risk of death soon after losing a spouse. But a new study suggests that while the phenomenon affects white spouses, the same is not true of black spouses.

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2006-01-11 08:10:00

Three sewing machines in a dingy apartment were all Munna Abdul Adeem Ahmed could scrape together when she set up a tailoring co-op for poor widows. She soon realized it was not enough.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.