‘I was denied screening because of my disability’

When Kerry Thompson, 40, from Milton Keynes, who has muscular dystrophy, was told she could no longer have cancer screening at home when she moved house. This was despite the test showing up abnormalities that needed regular appointments. Gay women ‘at risk of cervical cancer too’ What happens during a smear test ‘This is for anyone with a vagina’ ‘Nothing they could do’ “I had a new GP and I explained the situation – that the rooms were too small for my wheelchair to fit in and there was no hoist or wide bed for me to use,” she said. “I also would need two nurses to help hold my legs, which can flop over. “I can’t be the only …

Mass shootings test Mitch McConnell’s iron grip

(CNN)President Donald Trump didn’t cite new gun legislation in his public remarks Monday, following the pair of deadly mass shootings over the weekend, and he won’t have to worry about any such bills so long as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the proud obstructionist of Capitol Hill, keeps them off the Senate floor. “That’s why I call myself the Grim Reaper,” he said of Democrats during an appearance at a Kentucky political event over the weekend. “I’m killing their socialist agenda.” His campaign tweeted a photo of homemade yard sign headstones, a questionable move coming hours after the shootings in Texas unfolded. The problem with McConnell’s boast of protecting the country from socialist takeover is that the bipartisan bills passed through …

‘I found out I was HIV-positive at 12 years old’

Image copyright Family picture Image caption Aloma’s family emigrated to Australia where her mother Molly died of Aids Breastfeeding is a really bonding thing – it’s a choice every mother has to make for themselves and I respect my mum’s choice. She had been advised by doctors not to breastfeed at all and had been told that I should take medication, but both of my parents decided it would be really bad for me to start taking the [antiretroviral] drugs as an infant. They decided it was better that I build up my natural immunity and… kids were having bad side effects. Friends of mine who were given [the drugs] all have messed up systems and different allergies or medical …

Men Who Send Unsolicited Dick Pics Are Usually Narcissistic and Sexist, Study Confirms

New research reveals that there are only two types of men who send unsolicited pictures of their genitalia to women: those that are narcissistic and sexist, and those that literally have a dick for a face. Of the 1,087 men who took part in the study, none fell into the latter category, yet 48 percent admitted to having previously sent unrequested dick pics to women. Publishing their findings in The Journal of Sex Research, the study authors used a series of questionnaires to evaluate participants’ personality traits, and found that “men who sent dick pics reported higher levels of narcissism as well as ambivalent and hostile sexism.” Narcissists tend to have an excessive admiration for themselves, often believing they are better …

Owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins faces outrage and calls for boycott over Trump fundraiser

(CNN)The billionaire owner of Equinox is planning a high-dollar Hamptons fundraiser for President Donald Trump, leading to calls for a boycott of the luxury gym and its associated businesses SoulCycle and Blink Fitness. “Sorry @soulcycle … you can’t peddle ‘inspiration’ in your classes and have an owner funding hate and racism in the back room,” actor Conrad Ricamora wrote. “Byyyeeeeeeeeeee.” Ross responded in a statement to CNN, saying that “I have always been an active participant in the democratic process. … I have known Donald Trump for 40 years, and while we agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions. … I have been, and will continue to …

Are Your Fries Under Threat From An Incoming Seagull? Stare It Down, Say Scientists

When you’re tucking into a tasty piece of battered fish and admiring a peaceful ocean view the threat of being mugged constantly surrounds you. Winged thieves could descend from the skies at any moment, tearing your delicious meal from your lap. But now, thankfully, we have a scientifically proven way of tackling the problem head-on: stare the gulls down. Concerned by the impact these feathered crooks are having on innocent people’s day to day lives, researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK took it upon themselves to find a solution. Equipped with nothing more than a bag of fries, they headed to the Cornish seaside to conduct a scientific experiment. The team tried to include 74 participants, but …

Young offenders ‘set up to fail’ on their release

The report also found “inadequate” planning to protect others from the risk posed by those released. Many of the hundreds of children released each year from YOIs are categorised as having “profound” needs for support and follow-up care – but the report pointed to “systemic” weaknesses in meeting these needs. ‘Poor practice’ In one example highlighted in the report, Nawaz, a 16-year-old boy with a history of possessing offensive weapons and robbery, was released and allowed to go home to his parents with “no consideration” of the threat he might pose to his family. There were three young children in the house and within weeks of his return adult men “wearing balaclavas” arrived at the house and threatened the family. …

Guy Wants To Get A Purebred Pug, His Friend Tries To Prove Why Its Animal Cruelty With Skull Comparison

NoNienNietNon heard that their buddy was getting a purebred pug, they tried their best to convince them to look at other breeds, mainly because of all the health problems pugs are so prone to. One concerned person tried to convince their friend to not get a pug Image credits: told The Guardian. “Whenever we’ve got breeds that do have health problems increasing in popularity naturally we are really concerned about that.” Image credits: Image credits: e_haya Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Original Article : HERE ;

Girl Shares Therapists Advice To Draw On Her Body Instead Of Cutting

Unlike people who commit suicide, cutters aren’t trying to kill themselves. By contrast, they often self-harm to feel alive, rather than numb because the act releases endorphins. Self-harm is very dangerous and you can easily end up in the hospital, which is why someone took to the internet to share their coping strategy – art. Someone who used to self-harm took to the internet to share how she overcame the habit with art Someone else saw the post and added that the easy-to-draw pattern method of Zentangle could be particularly helpful Image credits: unknown flori.art Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: unknown Image credits: zentangle_tutorials jr.movements Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: flori.art Watch these videos to see Zentangle in action: People …

Euphoria review so explicit it makes Skins look positively Victorian

Zendaya is astonishing as the self-destructive Rue in a teen sexndrugs drama that hides hidden depths behind the Instagram angst Few new series have achieved such notoriety with quite the same speed as Sky Atlantic), the teen-populated Skins look positively Victorian. This pilot episode serves as both a taste and a warning: if you can accept that it depicts its world with the flippancy of an Instagram scroll, then its rewards are vast, particularly in terms of its emotional depth. But early on it brims with pills, drink, apps, erect penises, loving sex, cruel sex and nude pics, ever present and lurking, but horrifyingly casual, as if they are an inexorable part of these particular fictional, middle-class, suburban teenagers existences. …

Thirty dead in 13 hours: US reckons with back-to-back mass shootings

Twenty-one killed in El Paso, Texas, and nine killed in Dayton, Ohio, as US reels from brutal killings A shattering weekend in which two mass shootings left at least 30 people dead and injured dozens put Donald Trump at the center of a storm of outrage over racism and the failure on gun control in America. Even as the president said hate has no place in our country and blamed the shootings on mental illness, investigators in El Paso confirmed that a massacre at a Walmart superstore on Saturday that left at least 21 people dead in the Texas border city had been preceded by the suspected gunman publishing an anti-immigration screed via the darker recesses of the internet. And …

Council payout over bullied girl missing school

Her mother had to fund an alternative education placement, the report said. The council eventually provided alternative education in February 2019. By then the girl, who is now 11, had missed nine months of school terms, a period during which the report said she was “left to drift”. Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Fresh food traders brace for Brexit

‘We’re well prepared now’ Image caption Peter Marshall says the short shelf life of products like mushrooms is a problem Peter Marshall also sells fruit and vegetables, and imports 95% of the produce he sells – mainly from Holland and Spain. “We ordered it this morning at 8 o’clock. By 2 o’clock tomorrow morning it will be on our stand and by the evening it will be on somebody’s dinner plate,” he says. He is worried about the extra costs that he might have to pay to bring goods in quickly. “I dread to think,” he says. “We’re going to have to pass the cost on. Your profit margin is suddenly going. “I don’t think we can afford to come …

I’ve lived the difference between US and UK health care. Here’s what I learned

(CNN)Earlier this year, I shattered my elbow in a freak fall, requiring surgery, plates and screws. While I am a US citizen, several years ago I married an Englishman and became a UK resident, entitled to coverage on the British National Health Service. My NHS surgeon was able to schedule me in for the three-hour surgery less than two weeks after my fall, and my physical therapist saw me weekly after the bone was healed to work on my flexion and extension. Both surgery and rehab were free at the point of use, and the only paperwork I completed was my pre-operative release forms. With debate raging in the US among Democrats about whether to push for a government health …

Why are thirtysomethings lonely? Because society doesnt value friendship | Arwa Mahdawi

Social media has been made the scapegoat for millennials reporting loneliness, but the cultural primacy in adulthood of career and family has much to answer for, writes Arwa Mahdawi Millennials arent just the poorest generation; they are also the loneliest. According to data from YouGov, while digital habits undoubtedly affect mental health, research hasnt provided conclusive answers regarding the relationship between the two. When it comes to loneliness, I have a feeling that the culprit isnt so much technology as the fact that many millennials are in their 30s, which is a natural time for friendship dynamics to change: people start focusing on advancing their careers and building families rather than socialising with pals. It feels as if we are …

Apology to family of couple killed by patient

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharles Little said it was a “great pity” it had taken so long to achieve an apology The family of a couple killed by a man with severe mental health issues have received an apology from the top civil servant at the Department of Health. Michael and Marjorie Cawdery, both 83, died in a “frenzied” knife attack in Portadown, County Armagh in April 2017. They were stabbed to death by Thomas Scott McEntee, shortly after he walked out of a hospital emergency department. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly apologised for the health service’s “failings and handling” of his care. Trust ‘responsible’ in Cawdery killings Court told of ‘frenzied attack’ on couple Man admits …