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How’d make up for that? Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, to stand trial for assaulting more than 60 young women and girls

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar to stand trial on assault chargesLarry Nassar, 54, former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was arrested in 2016 on child pornography chargesInvestigators recovered a trove of 37,000 child rape images and videos in a garbage can during fed raid of his home in Holt, MichiganNassar’s serial sexual predatory behavior and pedophilia  dates back decades, some victims were as young as 6 years

Charged last November with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person younger than 13, in Ingham County

Also charged, Wednesday with two counts of child pornography in federal court

Named in at least four lawsuits alleging he assaulted female student-athletes while they were undergoing treatments

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Heart Breaking Kunti Kumari, 25, has a congenital disease which has caused her bones to shrink and curve over the past 10 years

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Kunti Kumari, 25, has a congential disease which has caused her bones to shrink and curve over the past 10 years

The 25-year-old who’s the size of a toddler after shrinking from 4ft to 2ft
Kumari Kunti, 25, began suffering from a weak left leg at 9 years old
She has shrunk 2ft over the past decade and is completely unable to move
Lying in a cot, Kumari Kunti is little bigger than a toddler.
She spends her days in bed, unable to move and reliant on her mother for all her needs.
But while she leads the life of an infant, she in fact 25 years old.

 

 

Miss Kunti is suffering from a heartbreaking condition which has caused her bones to curve and shrink over the past decade.
Previously four feet, she has now shrunk to just two feet tall and is completely helpless.

A doctor who has examined her case believes she may have osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) – or brittle bone disease.
She is hoping to see doctors in bigger cities in India who could help treat her condition, allowing her to walk again
Miss Kunti, who lives in a rural village in Chatra, in India’s eastern state Jhakard, began having trouble with weak bones at age nine.

The disease progressed until eight years ago she lost all movement and is now bed bound.
Her mother Devi Tilakwa, 60, who lost her husband 12 years ago, cannot stop weeping over her daughter’s condition, which she says makes her look like a ‘corpse’.
Ms Tilakwa said: ‘She was a normal girl with healthy limbs but when she turned a teenager, her bones started weakening and she struggled to walk.

 

‘She would limp a little but gradually she lost all strength and started shrinking.
‘Within eight years of this mysterious disease, she completely lost strength and got bound to bed rest.’
OI is caused by a genetic mutation that affects how the body produces collagen – a main component of connective tissues found throughout the body.
The lack of collagen means sufferers have curved bones that fracture easily and muscle weakness – although the disease’s s

Miss Kunti whose older siblings – two brothers and one sister – are unaffected, first began showing symptoms in 2007.

Her left leg was terribly weak and she had an operation to strengthen it.

But after a month of relief, her condition started deteriorating and she lost strength in all her limbs.

Miss Kunti said: ‘I was always weak and could never run fast. I was a slow walker and as I grew up, I had to push my left leg.

‘This is when my mother took me to a doctor for treatment. The bone specialist operated on my left leg but after a month, I couldn’t move the leg.’

Miss Kunti has shrunk from 4ft to 2ft tall over the past decade. She been left bedbound and unable to move due to the condition, which one doctor believes is osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) – or brittle bone disease

Miss Kunti has shrunk from 4ft to 2ft tall over the past decade. She been left bed bound and unable to move due to the condition, which one doctor believes is osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) – or brittle bone disease

As the disease progressed, her legs began to shrink, curving up towards her body, and her arms also became S-shaped.

Eventually, she was unable to walk, and now spends her days lying in her cot with nothing to do but chat to her mother, who must care for her full-time.

Bot Miss Kunti and her mother are now in hope of a miracle that could cure the condition and allow her to walk again.

Members of her village have kindly come forward with money and have helped them fix appointments with doctors in big cities who may be able to help.

Ms Tilakwa said: ‘We do not have money to get advanced medical treatment. Whatever little I had, I gave it for her first surgery but now I have no money.

‘Even managing two meals a day is an uphill task for us.

‘But now with the help of some villagers we are hoping to go to the city and meet some doctors.

‘We are still short of money, so let us see what God has kept in store for us.’

Members of Miss Kunti’s rural village in Chatra, in India’s eastern state of Jhakard, have raised money to help her visit doctors in bigger cities who might be able to help. Pictured is a local doctor talking to her family

Members of Miss Kunti’s rural village in Chatra, in India’s eastern state of Jhakard, have raised money to help her visit doctors in bigger cities who might be able to help. Pictured is a local doctor talking to her family

Dr Satyendra Singh, a civil surgeon, Chatra, who was informed about the girl’s condition by villagers, believes Miss Kunti is suffering from a rare bone disease.

He said: ‘This looks like a severe case of osteogenesis imperfecta.

‘It is a rare congenital disease where the bones starts weakening and due to low density, they start shrinking.

‘It is not a completely curable disease but with medication, she can be given some relief.’

 

 

Your body on sugar: From weakening the immune system to triggering thrush, this terrifying tool reveals exactly how the white stuff harms our health

…take care of your body because there is no replacement
…you are what you eat.
Large amounts of sugar can reduce levels of ‘good’ cholesterol in the body while raising levels of harmful fats the blood. This can contribute to hardening of the arteries or thickening of the artery walls (atherosclerosis) – which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and heart disease. Pictured on the right is a healthy heart and left, one that has become damaged due to sugar

  Beneden, a healthcare insurance provider, has created an online tool showing how sugar affects the body
Shows a big dose of sugar affects a child’s immune system – making white blood 40% less effective for 5 hours 

In women, high blood sugar levels create the perfect breeding ground for yeast infections, causing recurring thrush
If men’s blood sugar levels rise too high it can cause erectile dysfunction as well as lethargy, affecting sex drive 

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Too many sweet treats lead to fat deposits being stored in the liver. In the worst case scenario, fat storage can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which stops the organ functioning. Pictured is a healthy liver (left) and one left diseased by overindulging (right)

Many men with diabetes are more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction, while overindulging in sugar causes lethargy, which can affect sex drive.  
In women, eating too many sweet treats causes blood sugar levels to soar, which creates the perfect conditions for yeast fungus to grow, causing repeated bouts of thrush.
And when it comes to children, a Columbia University study found those given around 100g of sugar  – the amount found in a liter bottle of fizzy drink – white blood cells – responsible for trapping and killing harmful pathogens in the body – were 40 per cent less effective.
This crippled the body’s defenses for up to five hours afterwards, researchers said.  

Ever wondered what’s happening to your body when you overindulge on biscuits or chocolate? Now you can find out here and here

 

Wonder Woman- Megan Torio left paralysed after being thrown from a truck by abusive boyfriend finds love and walks again -‘I feared I would never have sex again’:

…very inspiring and beautiful lady (5 sherkere for you)

 

Megan Torio, 28, broke her back and was left in a wheelchair after an abusive boyfriend through her from a moving truck. But she has defied doctors to walk again and has rebuilt her strength at the gym

 

Mrs Torio was told she would never walk again after an abusive boyfriend threw her from the vehicle travelling at 65mph. But she gradually rebuilt muscle in her legs and had metal rods removed from her back to do it
‘I was nervous about having sex again. I was done with men,’ she said.
‘I thought no man would be interested in me. But I now have my sex drive back. 
‘I will live in chronic pain and I miss running and dancing in high heels, but I’m very happy to be alive. I could have died that day.
‘I continue to get stronger and better every day.’
Following the accident in 2010, the determined 28-year-old, from Jacksonville, Florida, underwent months of painstaking physiotherapy and defied doctors to relearn how to walk. 
Speaking about the abuse, she said it left her both physically and mentally scarred for years to come. 
‘I was awake and remember the whole thing. I couldn’t breathe as my ribs were broken,’ she said.
‘I blacked out at the hospital due to the pain.
‘They took skin from my back to make me a new labia, and you would never know in a million years I’d had surgery there. I had 15 stitches put in and was swollen for a fortnight.
‘I was told I would never walk again. I was devastated. I’d been so independent so this was a big deal.
‘I’d lost the use of my bowels and bladder and was given a catheter. I felt hopeless.’
X-rays revealed she had also broken her spinal cord, shoulder, collar bone and six ribs.
Many of the injuries were sustained as she struck a road sign, which caught her between her legs.
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Her broken spine was among a raft of horrifying injuries including broken bones and a sliced labia, which left her unable to have sex for a year

 

Brave Mrs Torio defied medics and managed to walk again, including standing for wedding photos with husband Ron, 38, seen here
Mrs Torio remained in Halifax Hospital for a month before she was transferred to Brooke’s Rehabilitation Hospital – also in Florida – for extensive physiotherapy.
Although there was no guarantee she would ever walk again, she decided to buy a walker to help her rehabilitation.
She was determined to get back on her feet, especially as she’d previously worked so hard to reach her physical peak.
They took skin from my back to make me a new labia, and you would never know in a million years I’d had surgery there -Megan Torio, 28

 

Mrs Torio had turned to food after having a difficult childhood and reached 15 stone by the age of 19. 

Determined to change, she joined the gym and attended cardio, spin and weight classes twice a day.
In just a year, she slimmed to eight stone and even appeared on the cover of a fitness magazine.
She had planned to pursue a career as a fitness model – but her dream was crushed after the incident.
Despite the odds being stacked against her, she decided to return to the gym in her wheelchair to work on her mobility.
I wanted to work on my legs. They were my favorite part of my body – long and lean,’ she said.
‘I put myself on the weight press. I knew I wouldn’t be able push it but I wanted to pretend to. I wanted that ‘pushing’ feeling.’
But afterwards she was left in excruciating pain and felt as though electricity was running through her leg.

 

Despite being left paralyzed, Mrs Torio started going to the gym and rebuilding muscle in her legs. After suffering excruciating pain, she realized the sensation had returned and was determined to walk again

The pain was caused by nerves in her quad muscle growing back. Despite the agonising pain, she continued with her work-out regime
She was taken back to hospital, where doctors told her that her left quad muscle was twitching.
‘It was only moving about an inch, but it seemed like a miracle,’ she recalled.
‘My surgeon asked, ‘What did you do?’ After I told him about the gym, he said the twitch was all we needed to give us hope I’d have more mobility in my wheelchair. 
The pain was caused by nerves in her quad muscle growing back. Despite the agonising pain, she continued with her work-out regime.
Eventually, she was strong enough to ask her neurosurgeon to remove the rods in her back.
Following surgery, she attempted to stand for the first time. 
‘One day I picked up my walker I’d bought during physio and thought, ‘What the heck, what do I have to lose?” she said.
‘I put my body weight on my left side. I had sweat running down my forehead from the pain.
‘I stood up for a few seconds before sitting down. It felt weird and I was light-headed, but it was contagious. I wanted to do it again.’
She worked on standing every day and eventually got to the point where she could manage to stay on her feet for two minutes. Then, she pushed herself to start taking steps. 
In 2011 she bought a cane to help her get around and that March, she met her now-husband, Rod, through a friend.
She spent months having painful physiotherapy but astonished medics when she started to walk again
 She was so anxious about the date that she almost cancelled – but luckily, a friend persuaded her to go.
‘I thought no-one would be interested in me. I was paraplegic and didn’t feel like a woman,’ she said.
‘I was embarrassed about being in a wheelchair so I used my walker on our first date to walk from the car in to the restaurant.
‘On our second date, I was determined to use my cane. Though I was sweating and in a lot of pain, I wanted to show I was an independent woman and I didn’t need a man to look after me.
‘After that, Rod encouraged me to use my cane. He was so supportive.’

Miracles aren’t handed to you on a silver plate, you have to work for them

She went from strength to strength, eventually regaining use of her bladder and bowels. Just a year after being told she would never walk again- on her 25th birthday – she stopped using her cane. 
She even managed to stand for her wedding photos when she married Mr Torio in a ceremony in a local court house in March 2012.
Doctors have told her that she is able to have children – and her sex drive has returned.

 

She has shared her story to encourage others to battle through and show the unexpected is possible. 

‘Miracles aren’t handed to you on a silver plate, you have to work for them,’ she said.
‘I think I was in denial that I would never walk again and I think that’s what got me to where I am now.
‘After I was finally able to walk on my own, without a frame or cane, I went to see my surgeon and he was in tears.
‘I believe in mind over matter and getting what you want.’ 

 

Miracle breast cancer pill that costs just 14 cents a day brings hope to millions

Millions of women could have their chances of developing breast cancer slashed with a tablet used to treat diabetes that costs just 14 cents a day

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 Dense fears: Scan shows tissue in breasts

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The discovery of a link between cheap diabetes treatments and a dramatic reduction in the risk of breast cancer could bring hope to millions of potential victims.
And medical experts welcomed news that 14 cents-a-day pill metformin could slash the chances of getting the leading cause of the disease by 40%.
The tablet reduces a woman’s risk of having dense breasts – which contain less fatty tissue and more
non-fatty tissue such as milk-making and draining glands. It is a major factor behind tumour development.
But the study also found taking insulin appears to double the risk of having denser breasts.
Lead researcher Dr Zorana Jovanovic Andersen will today present the ­findings of a Danish study that found the link to the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam.

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The University of Southern Denmark scientist said: “We found women with diabetes, who take oral medication or control it by diet only, have lower breast density than women without diabetes. Both groups have about 40% lower odds of having dense breasts, than women without diabetes.”



This is the first time breast density risk coupled with diabetes treatments has been studied. The discovery may pave the way for drugs like metformin, used to control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, to be ­recommended for cancer ­prevention.

Chair of the Amsterdam conference Professor Fatima Cardoso said: “This study shows clearly that a link between diabetes treatment and breast density, an important risk factor for the disease, has been made.
“I hope this will lead to further research into the effect of cheap, easily available drugs such as metformin, not just on breast density, but on breast cancer risk overall.”
Women with dense breasts are up to six times more likely to develop a mammary tumour.
The research involved 5,644 women who attended mammographic screening between 1993 and 2001.

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It was also found 44 of them who controlled diabetes by diet alone were less likely to have dense breasts.


Breast Cancer Care chief executive Samia al Qadhi said: “These findings offer a fascinating insight into the impact different diabetes ­treatments may have on breast density. This could improve the way we screen women with dense breasts. The less dense, the easier it may be to detect cancer.
“But we must remember no one risk factor can be looked at in ­isolation. The biggest for breast cancer remain the same… being female, and getting older.”
Scientists say it is unclear why dense breasts increase the chances of developing cancer. More than 50,000 British women are diagnosed with the disease every year.

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Can A Shot of Beet Juice Improve Your Athletic Performance

BEETROOT juice every day could improve your athletic performance

…known to provide energy boost
…looks and taste good though mmmh
…volunteers can test this out and give us a feedback we will post results
Beetroot can also improve oxygenation to the brain and slow down the dementia process

more after the cut

Australian researchers discovered the nutrients can improve athleticism  
Beetroot juice was given to female and male kayakers and tested
The female team had an improvement time of 1.7 percent after ingesting
It can also help with blood pressure, dementia and diabetes
Lacking energy, beet juice is said to provide energy

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Beets are also an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium, and copper
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‘When we used a greater volume of beetroot juice 140ml (4.73oz) among our female participants during a field-based 500m kayaking time-trial, we found there was a meaningful performance improvement’

Other Benefits of Beet Root Juice
Heart health and blood pressure: beetroot juice has been found to significantly lower blood pressure because of the high nitrate levels.
Dementia: It can improve oxygenation to the brain and slow down the dementia process.
Diabetes: Alpha-lipoic acid, an antioxidant found inside of beet roots, can lower glucose levels and can increase insulin sensitivity.
Digestion: The high fiber content create a healthy digestive tract.
Inflammation: The nutrient Choline helps with sleep, muscle movement and memory. It also helps maintain the structure of membranes and nerve impulses.
Antioxidants: Beet roots are known to increase the number of white blood cells in the body, which help find and eliminate abnormal cells. 

 

Vitamin D deficiency is enough to instigate the spread of Breast Cancer

Lack of vitamin D causes greater expression of the gene ID1, experts say

…get some sun.  It is good for you. You’ll also get a great tan
That gene is linked to tumor growth and breast cancer metastasis
 Vitamin D deficiency is enough to instigate the spread of the disease and also significantly accelerate tumor progression,’ says expert
A lack of the sunshine vitamin causes breast cancer tumors to grow faster and spread, a new study today revealed. Vitamin D is mainly made from sunlight on our skin but can be found in a small number of foods such as oily fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel, eggs and fortified fat spreads and breakfast cereals.
The Stanford University School of Medicine study highlights a direct link between circulating vitamin D levels and the expression of a gene called ID1, known to be associated with tumor growth and breast cancer metastasis.

 

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