‘Our girl got arthritis when she was 5’

Arthritis ‘makes me hurt all the time’ Can I avoid, or treat, arthritis? Top 5 diet tips to help ease arthritis Image caption About 30-50% of children will take the disease into adulthood Wales is the only country in the UK without a full-time paediatric rheumatology service. The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society said getting a diagnosis could be difficult because symptoms were sometimes put down to growing pains and arthritis was “often the last thing” parents would consider. It was the last thing Lowri Wynn Morgan thought could explain the pains and stiffness in her hands while in her mid 20s. But her arthritis and medication almost proved to be fatal. Dr Ceril Rhys-Dillon, a rheumatology consultant at Royal Glamorgan …

Flu cases still high as first human universal vaccine trial begins

(CNN)Most states are seeing an unusually high number of flu patients as the season comes to a close. Meanwhile, the very first human experiments with a new universal flu shot have begun at the National Institutes of Health. Although flu has not taken as many lives this year as last, when more than 80,000 people died, the number of deaths is still considerable. Five children died of flu-associated causes during the week ended March 30, bringing total number of childhood deaths for the season to 82; overall, as many as 50,900 total deaths due to flu have occurred this season, according to the CDC. Not all flu-related deaths are detected or reported, so the actual number may be higher. The …

FDA proposes changes to mammography standards for first time in more than 20 years

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration announced proposed changes to mammography standards Wednesday. “The FDA is proposing specific language that would explain how breast density can influence the accuracy of mammography and would recommend patients with dense breasts talk to their health care provider about high breast density and how it relates to breast cancer risk and their individual situation.” This is one way the proposed changes try to improve communication for patients. Furthering this and to improve communication with providers, the agency has also proposed expanding the categories used to classify mammography findings, currently labeled as “negative,” “benign,” “probably benign,” “suspicious,” “highly suggestive of malignancy” or “incomplete: need additional imaging evaluation.” The agency would like to add two categories: …

New Study Suggests Cats Are Even More Narcissistic Than Previously Thought

No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they’ve provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words that we people say. Atsuko Saito of Sophia University in Tokyo says there’s no evidence cats actually attach meaning to our words, not even their own names. Instead, they’ve learned that when they hear their names they often get rewards like food or play, or something bad like a trip to the vet. And they hear their names a lot. So the sound of it becomes special, even if they don’t really understand it refers to their identity. Many cats initially reacted — such as by moving their heads, ears or tails — …

Psychiatrists to quiz kids on social media

It is planning to publish a report later this year about its stance on technology use and children’s mental health, which will include recommendations for parents, children and doctors. When assessing children, psychiatrists are being advised to think about: harmful content, especially material which could impact on an existing mental illness, such as self-harm photos or images which promote eating disorders how problematic technology use could be related to problems with sleep, poor academic performance, low mood and behavioural or eating difficulties how conditions such as depression or eating disorders may make children more likely to spend too long online or use technology in a way that is harmful The Royal College of Psychiatrists recommends that children stop using technology …

Playboy model, 25, arrested in death of California psychiatrist, 71, found in trunk of car

Kelsey Turner, 25, was arrested in California for the murder of Thomas Burchard, a 71-year-old psychiatrist, whose body was found bludgeoned to death earlier this month in the trunk of a car in Nevada, authorities said Thursday. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) Social media profiles for a Kelsey Turner identify her as a model living in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. But property records obtained by the paper indicate Turner also had addresses in Arizona and California, including Salinas, about 130 miles from Stockton. Burchard’s body was discovered March 7 in a desert area near the entrance to the Lake Mead National Recreational Area. His body was found after a passerby noticed a rock had been thrown through …

Help requests for alcoholic parents rise

Image copyright FAMILY HANDOUT Image caption Joe and Amelia now Joe developed an issue with alcohol as an adult but he gave up completely when he became a father and is now teetotal. However, his ability to quit led to a new, very painful thought. “I can’t help but think if I could do that for my children why couldn’t he?” he says. Joe remembers the happy times before his father’s issues with alcohol started. But Amelia, eight years his junior, only remembers her father drinking. When he died she says in some ways she felt relieved. “Everyone around me was grieving for the man he was,” she says, “but I just couldn’t do that – I felt so guilty …

New Book Reveals Stunning Misconduct And Dysfunction At ABCs ‘The View’

For years, the public has known that the ABC television program “The View” is a show (and a workplace) filled with drama and chaos. But a new book alleges a breathtaking level of workplace misconduct, unethical behavior and dysfunction behind the scenes of the top-rated television talk show. The book, ,” written by Ramin Setoodeh, the New York bureau chief of Variety, is packed with details about the show, which premiered almost 22 years ago. Setoodeh conducted 150 interviews for the book and sat down with all 11 of the show’s major co-hosts except for Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg. The reporting also includes 2014 and 2016 interviews with legendary newswoman Barbara Walters, who created “The View” and held 50 …

Watch The 2020 Presidential Candidates Pitch Their Vision For Rural America

Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016. The divide between these communities and urban areas continues to grow, with rural America becoming Democrats know they have work to do to win over some of these voters, and they’re starting out in Iowa. Even though the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus is still about a year away, the Democratic presidential candidates have already made dozens of trips to the state.  Heartland Forum, a discussion with 2020 candidates on rural issues. Art Cullen of the Storm Lake Times will be the moderator, along with HuffPost reporter Zach Carter and me. We’ll also be taking questions from members of the Storm Lake community.  Julián Castro, former Rep. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Sen. Tim Ryan (Ohio), …

Woman staged fall to claim payment

The judge suspended her 21-month jail term for two years. Latest news and updates from Yorkshire Ashraf, of Staincliffe Crescent, was seen tripping over orange juice cartons at the Al-Halal premises on Woodhead Road and waited for eight or nine months before submitting an injury claim for about £3,000, the court heard. Nicholas Lumley QC, prosecuting, said she had hoped the CCTV would have been erased by then, but a suspicious member of staff had kept hold of the footage. One of the two accomplices, who have never been identified, was seen taking a photograph of the crate on the floor shortly before Ashraf fell. ‘No questions’ Ashraf claimed to have suffered injuries to her shoulder, shin, calf and hip, …

GOP Congressman Heats Up Health Care Debate By Telling Democrat To Shut Up Now

The spat unfolded during a Wednesday hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, according to Affordable Care Act. Mullin then called out Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), another member of the subcommittee. He asked, “What have you proposed that’s actual serious about a bipartisan approach?” But Mullin refused. Luján again pushed for some speaking time, noting that he had been singled out, and got a sharp reply. The Tulsa World reported. incident posted online by Politico’s Dan Diamond shows that Mullin stood defiantly by his comments, refusing to apologize “because [Luján] was trying to talk over me.”

Two female elephants died of herpesvirus days apart at the Indianapolis Zoo

(CNN)Two young female African elephants have died a week apart at the Indianapolis Zoo after testing positive for herpesvirus. The deadly viral infection is commonly found in Asian elephants, and affects the mammoth animals in the wild as well as in sanctuaries and zoos. There is no vaccine for the virus, and it does not affect humans and other animal species, according to the zoo. The elephants were two of several at the zoo, and were among the youngest. Nyah — the smallest in the herd — was born on June 28, 2012, while Kalina was born on July 20, 2011. While it’s unclear how many African elephants are left in zoos and sanctuaries, the populations in the wild have …

Heres What Americans Want To Ask 2020 Presidential Candidates

The Democratic field for the President Donald Trump in the general election, the presidential hopefuls are trying to stand out on the issues. HuffPost asked readers to share what they would ask a presidential candidate, given the chance. In dozens of replies, readers touched on a variety of issues — from health care to LGBTQ rights to gun control to cannabis to student loan debt and more. We’ve compiled some representative responses from the most prevalent issues below. Tune in to our Julián Castro, former Rep. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Sen. mbell via Getty Images What do you tell people who say they won’t vote in the general election or will vote for a minority party …

Getting rid of Obamacare would be a headache for Trump

(CNN)This country is stuck with Obamacare. Republicans can’t find the votes to repeal or replace it. Democrats can’t agree on how to make it better. President Donald Trump just wants to move on from it. But it’s so ingrained at this point that if the courts suddenly end it, it could completely disrupt the US health insurance system — and not just for people who buy insurance on the exchanges created by the law. Invalidating the entire law could strip coverage from tens of millions of Americans and strip protections for coverage enjoyed by hundreds of millions more. CNN’s Tami Luhby has documented exactly how the law touches every American — not just the more than 20 million who have …

Four stabbed in ‘random’ knife attacks

The second man, aged in his 40s, was arrested later on Sunday at a residential address in Edmonton. Both men remain in police custody. The Metropolitan Police said the motive “appears to be solely to inflict harm” as none of the victims was robbed and had not engaged in conversation before being attacked. A spokesman said the knifeman had acted alone and “mental health issues may be a factor”. He added: “We are doing everything we can to apprehend the suspect behind these cowardly and senseless attacks.” The first attack was on a 45-year-old woman who was hurt in Aberdeen Road at 19:02 GMT on Saturday. She remains in a critical condition in an east London hospital. Four hours later, …

After Mueller, Pelosi stares down her next big fight

(CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — battle tested from showdowns with President Donald Trump and intra-party squabbles within her own caucus — is about to take on what could be her toughest test yet. It’s not a task that Pelosi’s colleagues worry she won’t be able to handle. After all, Pelosi has already been tested in navigating intra-party battles this year, from division over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s polarizing comments about Israel to disagreements over how to handle the government shutdown. While Democrats are relishing their new majority, it also comes with more exposure to internal strife. “She’s literally running circles around Donald Trump, and she’s doing it in heels and with style and with grace and with a lot of different …