Outbreak in Memphis, TN caused 14,810 men to contract Necrotizing fasciitis which is due to a bad pH balance in women.
The CDC – NCHS – National Center for Health Statistics started receiving reports of fingers disolving after fingering girls. They say the outbreak started out of Memphis, TN with 14,000 reported cases. Doctors didnt know what was going on at first but men complained about their fingers itching after fingering.
Doctors say the pH levels in women that live in Memphis are very acidic from eatingflamin hot cheetos, smoking regular weed and drinking jungle juice all day. Doctors say the best way to protect your fingers is to wear rubbers on your fingers.
Any mother will tell you that motherhood isn’t for the faint of heart. If you needed more proof of that statement, then you need look no further than this tale of a 23-year-old mother based in Queensland in Australia.
Fiona Simpson was driving her baby daughter and her 78-year-old grandmother back home when a sudden hailstorm, known as a supercell storm, struck suddenly over Queensland.
Simpson hadn’t heard a single warning, so she and her family were caught in their car on the road as freezing rain pelted down.
To put this into perspective, this storm reached wind speeds of 62 miles per hour and resulted in the disconnection of power for over 10,000 people.
The storm was so bad that Simpson couldn’t see the road ahead of her, forcing her to drive very slowly.
She soon realized this was too dangerous, and they pulled over on the roadside to wait until it blew over.
But then, hail as large as tennis balls began to brutally attack the car, and the windows were quickly shattered through. The back window wound up entirely gone – and Simpson’s daughter was in the back seat.
There was no time to think. Everything happened too quickly.
Simpson immediately knew her daughter was in danger and leaped over the seats to get to her. She quickly covered her daughter’s body with her own, acting as a human shield.
What followed was more extremely loud, deafening crashes as ice continued to rain down, falling through the open windows.
It was terrifying, but Simpson knew she had no time to be frightened. When she glanced down, her little girl was crying and screaming, but the storm was so loud Simpson could only see, not hear.
She knew she had to stay put and protect her, or the baby could be hurt or even killed.
When the storm began to finally abate, Simpson was able to drive the badly damaged car to a safe location. She phoned an ambulance.
Her daughter suffered only a few bruises, but Simpson was severely injured.
In the ambulance, as they rode to the hospital, Simpson realized that her body ached all over and she could barely move.
Children and teens often stop at nothing to fit in with their peers. To them, it is almost as if it is a matter of life and death. And as the internet and social media becomes a more important part of young people’s lives, they start caring a lot about what people say about them online – and that includes being in with the cool crowd of people, and strangers, on the internet.
Every year, a new social media challenge seems to come about. These challenges force desperate people into dangerous situations so they can prove that they’re part of the cool crowd. It’s an unfortunate thing that children feel the need to push themselves and their bodies to painful lengths so they can get “likes” online or a pat on the back from someone who doesn’t really care about them.
That’s why this new schoolyard craze has parents horrified. Not only are young people engaging in it so they can fit in with their peers, but they’re also putting themselves in danger – all while causing severe bodily harm to their flesh and hands.
So what is the craze that has children going to the hospital and showing up to school with third-degree burns? It is a simple DIY craft with dangerous consequences. Children want to make home-made slime. Because children can find a bunch of recipes online with the simple search of “recipe for homemade slime,” they’re stumbling upon some directions that are very dangerous. Making slime has become so popular that some parents are even joining the trend and enabling the dangerous behavior by hosting “homemade slime” parties where children gather to make it themselves. But if it is done wrong or a dangerous recipe is chosen, children can burn themselves as they play.
Kathleen Quinn wants you to hear her story. She was making homemade slime at a sleepover when she suffered severe burns. She shared her story, and the news went viral.
Quinn is an eleven-year-old girl who lives in Rockland, Massachusetts. She used Elmer’s glue and Borax, which is often used to kill ants and other pests to make her slime. As she was rubbing the borax and glue over her skin, she started to feel a strange sensation. It was a tingling feeling all over her hands, and then it started to get very hot. But since the poison was glued onto her flesh, it was hard to get it off before it seared her skin with third-degree burns.
“She was crying in pain. ‘My hands hurt!’ And we looked at them, and they were covered in blisters.”
Quinn’s parents knew she was in danger. They rushed her to the emergency room where doctors quickly identified the cause. Quinn had suffered extended exposure of Borax to her skin because of the homemade slime.
James Dickerson, the chief scientific officer from Consumer Reports, told PEOPLE: “It’s (borax) a material that is known to be an irritant to the eyes and to the breathing passages and nasal cavities, respiratory tracts. And it can be an irritant to the skin.”
If your children want to make slime, make sure they use a safer recipe.
He had a fever, was experiencing abdominal pain, has lost his appetite and was having trouble sleeping due to night sweats.
He had also developed a painful and large aneurysm on one of the palms of his hands.
Doctors ran some tests on him and diagnosed him with endocarditis, which is a kind of infection that occurs in, on and around the valves inside the heart and the heart chamber lining.
This diagnosis came as a surprise even to the doctors, as the man was only 27 years old and relatively healthy.
They were baffled as to how he’d contracted this infection, but as they ran tests and asked him questions about the past few weeks, the truth began to unfold.
While the man had been at the dentist for some routine dental work, bacteria from his mouth had managed to get into his bloodstream, thus making its way around the body.
Blood culture tests returned positive results for the Streptococcus salivarius bacteria, which is a kind most often found in the mouth. The damage that it had done by traveling through his bloodstream to different parts of the body was shocking, but thankfully, treatable.
More tests showed that there was a mass on man’s aortic valve in his heart which was infected, and he also had dead tissue present on his left kidney and spleen.
The blood vessels in his hand had also been affected, which explains the aneurysm he had in that part of his body.
Imagine: just one trip to the dentist and one rush of bacteria into the bloodstream affected this man’s heart, kidneys, spleen, and blood vessels.
Their spread through all parts of his body had also caused a number of other minor complications.
Luckily, doctors were able to prescribe antibiotics to the man that would clear the infection from this bacteria away, all throughout his body, safely.
But these antibiotics could not repair the damage done to his heart’s valve, and being a valve that controls the blood flow into major arteries, it was vital to act fast.
He had to undergo a major surgical operation in order to fix this.
The man is fine and healthy now, thankfully, but it’s amazing and mildly terrifying to think of how interconnected all the parts of our body are and susceptible this makes us to all sorts of problems.
Take care of your body and treat it well, as you never know how it will be affected by the things you do!
When the colder temperatures set in, comfort food is key, but finding an easy recipe that’s delicious and satisfying can be a challenge. Soup is generally a go-to for the fall and winter months, especially if you’re in an area that suffers through a snowy season, and this recipe for a hearty option is both impressive and filling. It all starts with three pounds of onions.
It’s definitely a lot of onions, but this French Onion soup recipe puts your slow cooker to work, so those onions cook down over a very long period of time. The 16 hours of cooking time is definitely well worth it for the amazing results.
The crockpot recipe comes courtesy of Tip Hero, who lays out the simple ingredient list and process involved. You can let the first step cook away overnight and wake to the most delicious smell in your home, then move on to the next of instructions in the morning before you head out the door for work, adding the additional ingredients and setting it to cook on low all day.
3 pounds yellow onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 sprigs fresh thyme
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
8 cups (2 32-ounce cartons) beef broth
4 to 6 baguette slices, toasted (1 slice per bowl)
⅓ to 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese (⅓ cup per bowl)
Place the onion slices in a 5-quart crockpot, add the butter, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
Cook, covered, on low overnight or for 10-12 hours. At the end of the cooking time, the onions will be dark golden brown and soft.
Add the beef broth, balsamic vinegar, and fresh thyme.
Cover and continue cooking on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
At this point, you can add ⅓ cup brandy for a deeper flavor.
Next, you’ll need to assemble the soup in bowls and cook in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Ladle the soup into oven-safe bowls and top each with a baguette slice and shredded cheese, then place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cheese is melted. For a final finishing step that really gives the soup that look we all know and love, place it under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to get the cheese bubbling and browned.
Let cool slightly before diving in — you won’t be disappointed!
Many people weighed in with comments on social media about the soup, with some commenters believing that the whole process takes too long, however, others noted that it’s definitely a great recipe.
One person remarked: “I made it and had it yesterday was great, but after it sat in the fridge over night, wow it was better when the flavors marinated together.”
Another commenter noted that the timing works out perfectly, sharing: “I started it last night and it was finished by 3pm today! Soooo good!”
One person added an option for cutting your cooking time in half — just turn up the slow cooker to high!
Maybe you’ve gone to a palm reader, curious about what the lines on your hand depict about you and what the future holds, and had details of your personality from the lines of your hands, but have you ever measured your baby finger.
It might sound strange, but the length of your pinkie finger could indicate a lot about you, from your habits to the way you handle relationships, and the practice of using it to determine one’s personality.
Basically, there are three personality types that your little finger can indicate, all based on how long or short it is in relation to your ring finger’s top joint.
Like any personality test, this is more of a guideline but you may be surprised at its accuracy.
Are you type A, B, or C, read on to find out what it says about you!
If the top of your pinkie finger stops right at the beginning line of the top joint of your ring finger, you have an evenly placed pinkie and are type A.
Type A personalities are a bit reserved and tend to be closed off and introverted. You do not open up to other people easily, even with the people closest to you, and especially not to strangers. You appear stoic and independent from the outside.
Dishonesty angers you more than anything else and is constitutionally against your makeup. You are a genuine, forthright person who goes out of your way for your loved ones and expects them to do the same for you in return. After all, it’s only fair.
Despite going out of your way for friends and family, strangers can see you as cold. They may mistake your distance for arrogance or eccentricity, especially since you tend to have little patience for things that annoy you.
You are actually very warm once you open up to someone, and can be the life of the group if you’re with people you know well enough.
If your pinky extends past the top joint line of your ring finger, you have a long pinkie you are type B.
Type B’s are very loyal to their friends, and also highly sensitive people. When you have a new boyfriend or girlfriend, they become your whole world. They’re always in your thoughts, and you strive to connect with them on as deep a level as possible. Despite this devotion, you want to present the appearance of someone who can be happy all by themselves, without a significant other.
You hold off on giving too much of yourself to others right away, but harbor secret dreams of finding your true soul-mate. You may be likely to study psychology in school because it lets you figure out how people work. In life, you dedicate yourself completely to whatever you set your mind to: your job, your education, family or friends. Your single-minded focus lets you achieve anything you set your mind on.
Overall, you have a calm, non-confrontational nature, and keep your cool well under pressure.
If the tip-off your pinkie doesn’t reach the line of your top ring finger joint, you’ are type C.
Type C’s are optimistic, lively personalities that negativity cannot stick to. You tend to forgive and forget easily, sometimes to a fault, because of your inability to hold onto anger. Your excess energy may cause you to seem self-centered, and at times be demanding. You have a hard time ceding any kind of argument, especially when you’re convinced that you are in the right. At the same time, you will be the first one to say “sorry” if things go too far.
Despite presenting a bubbly exterior to the world, you keep your true emotions closely held. You are, however, very forthcoming with your opinions. People know your values without question. Familiarity is comforting to you, and gives you a sense of security, while you harbor a deep fear of the unknown. Stepping out of your comfort zone occasionally will help you grow and become a better version of yourself.
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Well over two dozen people lost their lives after they accidentally ingested pesticides that were put into a treat at the celebration that they were attending.
Police in Pakistan have confirmed that these pesticides were actually mixed in with a batch of sweets, and this occurrence led to the death of about 26 people as well as the hospitalization of a few others.
Police official Wasim Akba said, “Among the people who lost their lives in Fateh Poor, in the Layyah region of the province, were women and children”
According to a report by CNN, about 11 pounds of laddu (a treat of fried dough that seems to be very popular in the Southern art of Asia) were bought by Umer Hayat from Tariq Hotel & Sweet, which is located in the village of Karor Lal Esan. The treats were bought as part of the refreshments that were to help celebrate the birth of Hayat’s son, Abdullah, who was born back on the 19th of April.
Five people immediately lost their lives after they consumed the laddu on the 21st of April, according to the BBC. Also, as reported by Bella Naija, the death toll increased sporadically as there was a notable absence of the resources and health facilities that were required for the village to be able to pump the stomachs of the patients, according to Arshad Bhutta, a resident of the village.
Dr. Taha Salman, a visiting doctor in the village of Layyah, said that the victims needed to be quickly transferred to medical centers in either Karachi or Lahore. According to the doctor, only there will they be able to get the medical assistance that was required to save their lives.
An investigation was launched into how the pesticides got mixed in with the sweets, and the investigators said that one of the employees at the bakery has come forward to state that he added the pesticide into the mixture that was to be the laddu by mistake.
Wasim Akba, a police official, also said, “As of this moment, the results of the forensic tests of the deceased, as well as the pastries themselves, are still ending”
Akba also said that the pesticides, as opposed to flavoring, were added to the laddu mixture. The only words that were written on the label of the can were in English, and these words shared a similarity to the ingredients of the flavoring that the establishment makes use of while manufacturing the treat.
Three people have already been arrested in connection to the incident, and they were charged with a violation of laws on food control and poisonous substances.
“There was a pesticide shop close by, and this shop was being renovated. The owner of the shop had also left the pesticide at the bakery for safe keeping,” said Rameez Bukhari, a senior police official.
The pesticide that was ingested in the laddu is actually banned in the country, and no store in the country is allowed to offer it for sale. However, Muhammad Ali, a resident there, said that the substance is actually often used as a means of creating poison for crops.
Hayat remains in critical condition. A lot of his family members are already died, including two children, one sister and seven of his brothers. The newborn’s father is also critically ill.
Just because ticks are tiny doesn’t mean that they are harmless. We may not spot them easily out in the open but these tiny parasites can put your life in danger. Ticks are very small arachnids and they are usually 3 to 5 mm long. They are part of the order Parasitiformes along with mites and they constitute the subclass Acari.
Ticks are ectoparasites or external parasites. They are living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even humans.
When Stephanie woke up one day, she went to their toddler’s room and noticed that something’s not right. Her son, Collin, is a very energetic boy and he is always excited to start his day. By that time, he should already be jumping around in his room or playing outside in their yard. However, this day was different.
Collin was just lying in his bed, staring at her. She called her husband, Dillon right away.
Stephanie and Dillon learned that their son had become paralyzed, overnight. They were in shock after witnessing their son’s struggles to stand up and walk. The parents decided to bring him to the emergency room first rather than wild-guessing. They thought that his condition was caused by him accidentally hitting his head before his brother’s baseball game, thinking that he had a concussion.
However, Collin didn’t show any signs of a concussion. After that incident, he was still able to talk very well and he did not feel sick at all.
Several tests were made and Collin’s condition worsened. Dillon was heartbroken to see his son struggle. He said, “The only thing he could do is breathe. ” Collin cannot even move a muscle.
He was also struggling to eat and drink. The doctors did not stop running tests on him because they know that they are racing against the clock. His oxygen levels started to drop so his parents decided to transfer him to a bigger hospital.
Every second mattered, Stephanie and Dillon know that Collin needs the best doctors and the medical tools needed to determine what caused his condition. As soon as Collin was transferred, his parents were shocked when the doctors told them that if they had been half an hour late, Collin would have gone into cardiac arrest and his small body would not have been able to handle it.
After a short while, the doctors finally revealed what caused Collins paralysis; a tiny little tick behind Collin’s ear!
This tick has been slowly killing the poor boy. Everyone including his parents, missed it. The tick was removed immediately and it didn’t take long for him to be back to his old self again. According to the ER doctor, Dr.
Travis Stork, tick bites are very common but paralysis is a very rare condition caused by the tick’s saliva. The doctor explained that a neurotoxin hangs out in the tick’s salivary glands. This means that while the tick is feeding, that neurotoxin got into Collin’s blood and that led to an ascending paralysis, which initially started with his legs.
Collin’s condition should serve as a lesson for parents to be vigilant of their children’s conditions. Always make sure that they are safe from parasites like ticks before you let them out of your site. Ticks are tricky and they can get to you anytime.
When pain strikes, you’ll do almost anything to make it go away. And while pain medication can help, that solution only offers temporary relief. That’s not good enough if you’re dealing with chronic pain in your joints including your knees. Instead, you’ll find better and lasting relief when you start doing something that can target the pain at its source and deal with the tendons, muscles, and ligaments that all meet at your knee joint.
Knee pain is particularly challenging to deal with as part of your ordinary life. Because your knees are essential joints that help you get from point A to point B, you lose mobility if you become unable to use them due to pain.
Unfortunately, knee pain is one of those things that are pervasive across American society. And the Centers for Disease Control has the statistics to prove it. According to the CDC, about one in two Americans will have arthritis in their knees by the age of 85. That means that if you don’t have knee pain, you probably have someone in your family with it. Or maybe you know someone at work caring for their mother or father with severe knee pain.
This stretch is something that can help. And once you learn how it works, you should share this tip with anyone who needs relief in their knee joints.
The video, which is included at the bottom, shows you exactly how to do it. But just to make sure that you get all the details, we’re going to write them out clearly for you. That means you can just print this article and share it with friends and family as well.
First, grab a dish towel or a face towel.
Fold the towel in half width-wise. Then take a seat on a chair that offers you steady support. You’ll want a surface where you can rest your foot. You need to lift it up so you can access your knee joint with the towel.
Now stick the folded towel behind your knee. Push it up into the back of the joint as far as it will go. Make sure not to cause yourself any pain. There should be no pain during this stretch. But there will be a sensation.
With the towel in place behind your knee joint, bend your leg, so your foot is planted near you on the chair or couch.
Finally, wrap your hands around your shin near your knee. Then give your leg a gentle hug. Pull your knee toward your chest as much as possible and is comfortable. Feel the sensation and breathe. It is very important to breathe throughout the stretch. You can even imagine your breath going into your knee joint and filling it up.
The reason this stretch works is because it helps open the joint up. The space keeps the joint feeling fresh and relieves some pain. When you perform this stretch regularly, you can help have a healthy knee for the rest of your life.
You might have heard at some point in the past, the numerous benefits of taking ginger water. The right recipe can be very delicious, but it also does your body a lot of good as well. Which is why we have compiled a list of some of the top benefits of taking ginger water. Here are some of them:
Boost your immunity
From days of old, humans have used this spice’s antioxidants properties to maintain a healthy life and protect their body against flu and other types of diseases. Taking ginger regularly helps to make your immune system strong and ward off germs and bacteria of various types. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties which help when you have a cold even though it isn’t a direct cure for it.
Tame your tummy
We have all had that feeling after taking a little too much food that leaves your tummy bloated. A little ginger can help with your bloated tummy and calm your stomach down by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes.
Natural pain reliever
You don’t have to take in potentially dangerous pills whenever you feel pain in your muscles and joint anymore. Taking ginger on an empty stomach can help reduce joint and muscle pain by as much as 25%.
Period pain reducer
Many women are familiar with pain too especially at that particular period of the month. A recent study shows that ginger can be effective for reducing menstrual pain and cramps as well. So when next you are nearing that period of the month again, you should make yourself some ginger water rather than reaching for some ibuprofen pills. It will help decrease some of the painful symptoms.
People trying to burn some fat might find it particularly helpful to know that ginger is quite effective for burning fat when you consume it on a regular basis. It has been known to help people take off some inches from around the thighs, waist, and back with amazing effectiveness and targeting accuracy when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise of course.
How to make ginger effective?
According to a study by the Colombia University, people who take ginger with their breakfast burn forty-three calories per day more than those who don’t. this means that cumulatively you will burn as much as 300 additional calories saving you a whole day of extra workout. In essence, it was discovered that drinking ginger water in the morning is the most effective way of taking it.
Make ginger tea
One of the many ways you can add ginger to your morning meal is by making ginger tea. It is very easy and simple to prepare. Simply heat water just like you would when you want to make a cup of tea. But this time instead of adding a tea bag, you would add a small piece of fresh ginger and let it steep for about five minutes.
If you would like to add extra flavor to your tea you can add one lemon. It will also help to mask the ginger flavor especially if you are one of those who find it too strong.
You can also make ginger water and keep it in the refrigerator for later use. This way you always have a quick shot ready which you can take on an empty stomach before your morning meal or after dinner to aid digestion. Ginger water is also easy to prepare. You need to boil about a liter and half of water. Then you add your chopped ginger slices and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. You can then remove the saucepan from the heat and add in your lemon juice if you want. You ginger water is ready. Allow it cool down and you can keep refrigerated for later use.