Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams ‘proudly’ seeking mental health help

Jul 19, 2018 0

Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams says she has “sought help” for the good of her mental health. The 37-year-old has previously spoken about being depressed and “suicidal”. In an Instagram post, Michelle said that as mental health awareness advocate, she “listened to the same advice” she’s given to others. She’s had messages of support from artists including original Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson and Missy Elliott. “For years, I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time suffering with depression, Michelle Williams said in an interview on US TV in October 2017. “It got really, really bad, to the point of being suicidal.” She added: “I was at that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like ‘I’m the provider, I take care of people, I’m not supposed to be feeling this way – what do I do?’ “I wanted out.” Missy Elliott responded to the news on Twitter, saying: “I want to lift our sis up in prayer because there are so... ...

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Peru arrests 50 in Colombia border drugs bust

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Security forces in Peru have arrested more than 50 people in the isolated jungle region of Putumayo in the first week of a 60-day state of emergency. President Martin Vizcarra said on a visit to the region, on the border with Colombia and Ecuador, that four drug production facilities had been found. He said most of those detained were from Colombia.  Peru has said it fears that dissident Colombian Farc rebels are trying to establish a presence in the region. The operation followed a series of attacks by Farc rebels on security forces in neighbouring Ecuador. More than 350 members of the Peruvian police and armed forces used five helicopters, three planes and two boats in joint operations with their Colombian counterparts in the area, reports said. “We’re firm, we’re clear, we’re going to defend our sovereignty and our territory,” Mr Vizcarra said. The Colombian government agreed a peace deal with Farc rebels in 2016 after more than 50 years of conflict. However about 1,200 Farc fighters have refused to... ...

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Health Gains of Carrots

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Carrots are vegetables which vary in length from 2 inches to 3  feet and in diameter from half inch to 2 inches. The color of carrot is orange in most cases but could be white or purple. It has a crunchy texture with a slight sweet taste and a tinge of aromatic taste. Carrot contains water (88 percent),  carbohydrates (9.56 percent), Minerals (calcium, potassium, phosphorus and sodium) and vitamins (vitamin  A (16706 IU/100grams) and vitamin C (59 grams/100grams). Carrot has very minute protein, no cholesterol, no fats/oils. The health benefits of carrots are due to beta-carotene (vitamin A) and fibre 1. Protect Your Eyes, Helps in Night Vision Carrot contains beta-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the liver and also lots of  vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for proper development of the eyes, prevents dryness of the eyes and also ensures night vision, it prevents night blindness.  In fact low Vitamin A level in the body can destroy the eyes. Vitamin A is anti- macular degeneration and... ...

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Turkey ends state of emergency after two years The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, state media say. Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However the government has decided against extending it again after seven three-month renewals. The decision comes weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won re-election. During the campaign, opposition candidates said that the first thing they would do if they won would be to end the state of emergency. More than 107,000 people have been removed from public sector jobs by emergency decree since the state of emergency began and more than 50,000 people have been imprisoned pending trial, according to official statistics and NGOs. Many of those dismissed are alleged to be supporters of the exiled Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives in the United States and is a former ally of Mr Erdogan.  Turkey accuses Mr Gulen and his followers... ...

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Child rapist who ‘preyed upon’ vulnerable Kenyans jailed

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A man convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in Kenya has been jailed for 18 years and six months. Keith Morris, 72, from Hull, used his elevated status among villagers in Kilifi County to groom young girls by taking them on trips. He also bought them meals and let them stay in hotel rooms with him, Leeds Crown Court heard. Morris was given a sexual harm prevention order and banned from having any unsupervised contact with children. He was convicted of four counts of rape, four counts of assault by penetration, two charges of sexual assault and two counts of perverting the course of justice. During his trial, the court heard how Morris, a retired locksmith, repeatedly visited Kenya on holiday over a period of about 20 years, and was seen as a “patriarchal figure” in the village. One of his victims had recently lost her father and was described as the “weakest of the girls in the village” in court. The offences took place between January 2016 and... ...

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 Brain damage ‘more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline’

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Cardiac arrest patients who are treated with adrenaline are significantly more likely to have severe brain damage if they survive, a new study has found. Adrenaline is routinely used as a last resort when other treatments fail. A study of 8,000 patients found that while it slightly increased the chances of survival, patients who had adrenaline were much more likely to end up severely disabled. Policymakers said they would look at the study’s findings in detail. Each year about 30,000 people in the UK have a cardiac arrest – where the heart suddenly stops pumping blood around the body. It is more dangerous than a heart attack, with less than one in 10 cardiac arrest patients surviving. Treating the condition quickly with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation offers the best chances of survival. When these fail, current guidance recommends injections of adrenaline in order to try to restore a heartbeat – a practice that has been in place for nearly 60 years.  But increasingly there has been evidence to suggest... ...

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Kenya: Prison Beauty Queen Ruth Kamande Due for Murder Sentencing

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Justice Jessie Lesiit is set to sentence Ruth Kamande who crowned Miss Lang’ata Women Prison in 2016 was following a guilty verdict entered in May. Kamande who has been in custody since 2015 was found guilty of killing her 22-year-old boyfriend, Farid Mohammed. According to submissions made in court, Kamande stabbed Mohammed over twenty times following a domestic dispute sparked by a revelation that he had been taking HIV suppressing drugs without her knowledge. Kamande said Mohammed had threatened her when she confronted him. “It is clear from the prosecution evidence that the stabs were not done at ago. They were done in intervals,” Justice Lesiit ruled saying Kamande had premeditated the stabbing. ...

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Kenya: Kemsa Tells Counties to Pay Debts to Get Drugs in Hospitals

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Nairobi — Counties’ debt to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority now stands at about Sh2.3 billion for drugs and other medical supplies, in what is attributed to the biting shortage of the commodity in hospitals.  Statistics released on Wednesday show that Nairobi County has the highest debt at Sh235 million, followed by Narok with Sh104 million, a situation KEMSA says, has forced it to stop restocking drugs in the affected county hospitals. Kemsa Chief Executive Officer Jonah Mwangi says if counties do not pay the accrued debts, no drugs will be released, raising more concerns of the prolonged crisis. KEMSA has an agreement with Counties that requires the devolved governments to make payments within 45 days after delivery and normally suspend the accounts of those not in good books with the agency. ...

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Scientist debunks health hoaxes with viral parody video

Jul 18, 2018 0

A Canadian scientist’s Youtube video about an all natural cancer-curing moss is a social media hit.  But it comes with a twist: the health claims in the video are revealed as completely false.  Jonathan Jarry, its creator, is a science communicator whose career focuses on debunking misinformation like the claims found in his viral video.  The video on the value of scepticism has racked up over nine million views.  Mr Jarry, with McGill University’s Office for Science and Society (OSS) in Montreal, said he was inspired to make the video when a former co-worker sent him a Facebook post that claimed cancer could be cured by radio waves.  It was “rife with inaccuracies and omissions” and had been viewed online a whopping six million times, he said. Evidence-based efforts by OSS, a venture dedicated to promoting critical thinking and the presentation of scientific information to the public, to debunk claims like the radio waves cancer cure theory get barely a fraction of those numbers.  “My idea was let’s see if... ...

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Thai cave boys to return to ‘normal life’ after meeting media

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Twelve boys and their football coach who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand have left hospital in preparation for returning home. They had been in the Chiang Rai clinic since last week, when they were pulled from the Tham Luang cave complex in a three-day operation. The group will make their first public appearance at a news conference and answer questions about their ordeal. After that they will go back to their homes and families, officials say. “The reason to hold this evening press conference is so media can ask them questions and after that they can go back to live their normal lives without media bothering them,” Thailand’s chief government spokesman Sunsern Kaewkumnerd told news agency AFP.  Chiang Rai’s provincial governor Prachon Pratsukan added that it would be their “only official media interview”, saying that there would “be no more speaking with the press after this”. Questions submitted by journalists were vetted ahead of time, and have been screened by a child psychiatrist to ensure they... ...

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