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    FOUR-year-old Daisy Briggs strolls on her first major modelling shoot — proving doctors wrong after they said she may never be able to walk. Little Daisy has not let spina bifida, hydrocephalus, hip dysplasia and club foot stop her achieving great things. 5Daisy Briggs, 4, strolls on her first major modelling shoot — proving doctors wrong after they said she may never be able to walkCredit: Splash News 5Daisy has spina bifida, hydrocephalus, hip dysplasia and club foot She managed to rack up walking 25  metres a day during lockdown last year, raising £25,000 for the NHS. Her hard work was recognised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who gave her a Points of Light award. And she has now been picked to model River Island’s kidswear range, and will appear on the store’s website and social media. It is her first big job, having been signed by Zebedee Management when...
    John David Washington says he threw up after eating 7 bowls of mac and cheese for a scene in Malcolm and Marie 4 Moves to Make This Year if You Want to Retire Early A tennis player told by doctors to give up her dream of going pro because of a rare disability just qualified for her first Grand Slam © Getty/Julian Finney Francesca Jones. Getty/Julian Finney Britain's Francesca Jones qualified for her first ever Grand Slam tournament on Wednesday with a commanding victory over Lu Jia-Jing in the final round of Australian Open qualifying. "I'm just super happy to qualify and really looking forward to getting out to Oz," she said. "I'm sure it's going to be an amazing experience." Due to a rare genetic condition, called ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia syndrome, Jones, 20, was born with only three fingers and a thumb on each hand, four toes on her...
    A WOMAN has revealed how a doctor told her to "eat yogurt" after mistaking her womb cancer for gluten intolerance - leaving her childless. Dafina Malovska, then 34, saw her GP four times in four months when she became incredibly bloated in 2014 - but it was dismissed as dietary issues. 2Dafina Malovska, then 34, had her womb cancer dismissed as gluten intolerance and was told to eat yogurt by doctorsCredit: Dafina Malovska By the time doctors found the tumour, she needed a hysterectomy to save her life. Dafina, now 40, of Carshalton, Surrey, is campaigning for annual female health check-ups, so others do not have to suffer the same ordeal. The trainee life coach told the Mirror: “My devastating experience with a late womb cancer diagnosis made me realise healthcare in this country is severely failing women.” When Dafina first complained of bloating to her GP, she was...
    A young woman from New Hampshire says she battled years of terrible periods and excruciating pain during sex, which doctors dismissed as a 'natural part of womanhood.'  Emma Maxwell, 21, said her problems started when she was 13, and she sought out multiple doctors for help — but even when she suggested that she might be suffering from endometriosis, her doctor brushed her off, insisting she 'let the doctors do their job.' Finally, Emma found a doctor who confirmed she has endometriosis, and she is now spreading awareness so other women suffering know they aren't alone. Emma Maxwell, 21, started suffering painful periods at age 13 with pain in the back, pelvis, rectum, and vagina, as well as heavy bleeding, bloating, and fatigue When she was 15, a doctor told her it was 'just part of being a girl' and put her on over 10 different birth control pills...
    IT'S been just over a year since BellE Barbu, 26, from Utah, found out she was taken from Romania as a baby and sold to an American family. She is on a mission to share her heartbreaking story and raise awareness on trafficking with the help of the charity Operation Underground Railroad. 4Belle Barbu, 26, from Utah, found out she was taken from Romania as a babyCredit: Operation Underground Railroad “Walking into the hotel courtyard in Rome, 5,000 miles from home in the US, I was terrified. What if it was all a mistake? Then, there they were – my real family, who I was snatched from at birth.  Growing up in America, I didn’t look anything like my blonde parents. But when I was eight and they explained they’d adopted me as a toddler, it was a huge shock. They said my surname had been Barbu, and that...
    WEST Wing's Richard Schiff revealed that doctors told him he "might not be here next week" during his "terrible" battle with Covid-19. The actor had been in the hospital for more than two weeks after his scary diagnosis. 7Richard Schiff warned those at home to keep taking precautions against Covid-19Credit: MSNBC Richard, who is best known for playing Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, went on MSNBC to talk about his scary experience with the virus after picking it up while filming for The Good Doctor. The 65-year-old actor said from his home: "It's scarier than you've read, scarier than you've heard, there's something binary about this Covid-19 thing. "It wants to beat you and it gets into your system and it feels like whenever you think you can get a breathe in, that's where the cough is gonna go. "It wants to stop you...
    PFIZER’S Covid vaccine could get the green light from British regulators by the end of this week. A formal appraisal is about to start on the jab developed by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German firm BioNTech, and doctors have been told to be ready on December 1. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Pfizer's Covid vaccine could get approval in the UK before the USCredit: Reuters 5The NHS could start administering the jabs as early as December 1Credit: AFP Government sources told The Daily Telegraph that in a “best case scenario” a decision could be made in less than a week and the NHS could prepare to start giving out the jabs by December 1. That would mean the vaccine gets UK approval before the US. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration’s key meeting will not be held until December...
    A mother of twin boys claims doctors tried to 'scare her' into a termination after discovering that one of her sons would likely have Down syndrome during her pregnancy.  Lizeth Breaux, 37, from California, US, was 12 weeks pregnant with twins when doctors determined that one of them was probably going to be born with the genetic condition.  She claims that throughout her pregnancy doctors put pressure on her to terminate the baby with Down syndrome, assuring her that she would 'still end up with a baby' - and that she was constantly being made to feel her son would be 'broken'.  But defiant Lizeth gave birth to her boys, Andre and August, in January this year, and is relieved she did not succumb to the pressure.  Lizeth Breaux, 37, from California, US, pictured with her husband, claims doctors tried to 'scare her' into a termination after discovering that one...
    Dr. Medina Culver is proof that you’re never too sexy to save lives. But her detractors don’t always see it that way. When the now-successful family practice doctor was interviewed for a place at medical school at the start of her career, the interviewer bluntly asked her whether she had cheated on her Medical College Admission Test. “Usually we don’t see women with your hair color score this well,” he pronounced. The then-22-year-old blonde was shocked, but she held her head high and replied: “No, I didn’t cheat — I worked very hard to achieve that score.” Nine years on, successfully employed as the only female partner in a Las Vegas family health practice, the doctor is still being undermined because of her gorgeous looks and figure. “I’ve been told countless times that I am too pretty to work in the medical field,” Culver, 31, told The Post. “People...
    Dr. Medina Culver is proof that you’re never too sexy to save lives. But her detractors don’t always see it that way. When the now-successful family practice doctor was interviewed for a job at the start of her career, the interviewer bluntly asked her whether she had cheated on her Medical College Admission Test. “Usually we don’t see women with your hair color score this well,” he pronounced. The then 22-year-old blonde was shocked, but she held her head high and replied: “No, I didn’t cheat — I worked very hard to achieve that score.” Nine years on, successfully employed as the only female partner in a Las Vegas family health practice, the doctor is still being undermined because of her gorgeous looks and figure. “I’ve been told countless times that I am too pretty to work in the medical field,” Culver, 31, told The Post. “People say I should...
    The president's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner boasted to journalist and author Bob Woodward in an April interview that President Trump had taken the country "back from the doctors," amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to audio obtained by CBS News.  In an interview taped on April 18, as the virus was overwhelming New York City and spreading throughout the country, Kushner told Woodward there were three phases — the "panic phase," the "pain phase," and the "comeback phase." "The last thing was kind of doing the guidelines, which was interesting," Kushner told Woodward. "And that in my mind was almost like – you know, it was almost like Trump getting the country back from the doctors. Right? In the sense that what he now did was, you know, he's going to own the open-up." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "There were three phases," Kushner also said...
      White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDemocrats accuse Kushner of 'casual racism' over comments about Black Americans Scaramucci says Trump has united country: 'It just happens to be against him' Obama slams Kushner comments on Black Americans: 'What history books do they read?' MORE in April touted to journalist Bob Woodward that the country had progressed in its response to the coronavirus pandemic to the point where President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE was "back in charge" as opposed to doctors working in the administration. Kushner, who is also the president's son-in-law, told Woodward on April 18 that the country was moving into what he deemed the "comeback phase." The comments came one day after Trump tweeted out...
    A MUM was left speechless after doctors told her she was having twins in each of her two wombs. Ashley Calo beat odds of one in 50 million after having twins with one baby growing in each uterus. 7Ashley Calo was born with a rare disorder which means she has two uterusesCredit: Caters News Agency 7The 31-year-old gave birth to Parker and Zoey in April Credit: Caters News Agency Doctors told the 31-year-old from Connecticut, USA, that she would be having a boy and a girl - but that they would grow in separate uteruses. The mum-of-three was born with a rare disorder called uterus didelphys, which meant she was born with two wombs and two cervixes. The chance of a woman having twins, with one born in two different wombs, is 1 in 50 million. Little Zoey and Parker were born back in April and weighed 6lb 6oz. Ashley...
    White House staff on Sunday received an email from the White House Management Office reminding them to stay home and seek medical cared if they were experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, reports The New York Times. Additionally, staff “should not go to the White House Medical Unit clinic for any COVID-19 testing inquiries.” President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Trump, 74, who was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Friday, has taken two doses of a five-day course of the intravenous antiviral drug Remdesivir, as well as the steroid dexamethasone, which is used in severe cases. Doctors said the president had a high fever on Friday morning but had not run a fever since Friday. He left the hospital Sunday afternoon to make a surprise visit to supporters who have been gathered outside. Related Stories:...
    Jude Law in "Contagion." Warner Bros. While a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Jude Law looked back on starring in "Contagion." He said the biggest thing he remembers from making the movie were the on-set consultants saying a pandemic will happen one day. Law is also shocked by how many people watched the movie in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jude Law has an interesting perspective about the pandemic because he already lived through one: well, sort of. Law was one of the stars of Steven Soderbergh's 2011 movie "Contagion," which looks at a worldwide pandemic. On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, the star spoke about his thoughts on the movie's plot being so close to the actual events surrounding the coronavirus. "I found it a little odd that everyone went back to...
    Robin Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider, opened up about her late husband’s struggles with Lewy body dementia prior to his death in the documentary “Robin’s Wish,” which premiered on Tuesday on Netflix. Williams, she said, had an “invisible monster” chasing him for months before his death by suicide on Aug. 11, 2014. “Robin and I knew there was so much more going on. Robin was right when he said to me, ‘I just want to reboot my brain,’” Schneider said on the “Today” show on Tuesday. She continued: “In that moment I promised him that we would get to the bottom of this and I just didn’t know that would be after he passed. “I was called in to sit down to go over the coroner’s report. They sat me down and said he, essentially, Robin died of diffused Lewy body dementia,” Schneider claimed. “They started to talk about the...
    A mother-of-two has revealed she had to have her arm amputated after her rare cancer went misdiagnosed by doctors for seven months - but she insists that she is actually happier than ever without her limb. Barista Makayla Peterson, 23, from Post Falls, Idaho, first noticed a bump on her right forearm in early 2018. The bump looked as though it was gradually getting bigger so she went to the doctors to get it checked out. Over the course of seven months Makayla went to the doctors five times, but every time she was told that the bump was a benign tumor or a bruise. Brave: Mother-of-two Makayla Peterson, 23, had to have her arm amputated after being diagnosed with a rare cancer in late 2018 Fear: The barista, from Idaho, says she first raised concerns about a bump on her right forearm in late 2018, but...
    A 20-YEAR-OLD university student who claims she "knew" she had a brain tumour refused to back down - and proved doctors wrong. Lucy Younger, from Newquay, Cornwall, was diagnosed with a braintumour last month after she pressed for a diagnosis. 4Lucy says she knew she was suffering from a brain tumourCredit: Cornwall Live She has started a social media account to help other young people in asimilar predicament after feeling frustrated at her experience. She says her illness was dismissed by a number of doctors who thoughtshe was suffering from stress and anxiety after starting student lifein London. Lucy said: “It’s not really what you expect at 20 years old. “I only got diagnosed on July 14 this year but for a couple of yearsI’d been getting quite intense symptoms, but they were the sort ofsame symptoms as anxiety and depression. 4She says her symptoms were put down to her being anxious and depressedCredit:...
    EMMA Johns longed for nothing more than to be a mum. But her dreams were dashed when doctors discovered she had two wombs - and told her chances of falling pregnant "were halved". 11Emma Johns holding 'miracle baby' Olive who she thought she'd never have naturallyCredit: PA Real Life 11Emma holding baby Olive in hospital moments after she was born in November last yearCredit: PA Real Life Known as uterus didelphys, it's a rare congenital abnormality that happens when the womb fails to fuse properly as an embryo, forming two chambers. The condition can make getting pregnant naturally harder, but also increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth is high. With this in mind Emma, 27, and fiancé Marc Kirkby, 29, of Goole, East Yorkshire, began trying for a baby at the start of last year. Emma - who had dreams of becoming a mum before she turned 30...
    A WOMAN who can't have sex due to intense pain claims she was told by doctors that she should get pregnant to ease the agony of her crippling endometriosis. Jasmine O’Pray was left in shock after she claimed doctors suggested that the only cure for the condition - where the lining of the womb grows onto other organs, was to have a baby. 7Jasmine O'Pray has been struggling with endometriosis Credit: Mercury Press The single 28-year-old began experiencing extreme pelvic pain in 2018. Jasmine, who lives in Croydon, London said the constant pain impacts her life so heavily that she has had to give up her job as a hairdresser as her legs are too weak. She also experiences bloating and nausea on a regular basis and said there are often days that she can't move from her bed. Jasmine said: “I’ve been told to get pregnant on several occasions...
    A MUM has revealed how she gave birth to miracle twins, after being told she was infertile and then advised to have an abortion by doctors - who gave them a 10 per cent chance of survival. When Hayley Bevan, 32, discovered she was pregnant in 2017, her babies were diagnosed with Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, a rare condition where the twins share a placenta, resulting in one baby being starved of sufficient blood flow to the body.   8Hayley Bevan, 32, from Grimsby, was told she was infertile - but discovered she was pregnant at her HYSTERECTOMY appointmentCredit: HotSpot Media Doctors advised the mum-of-five, from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, to abort her babies.    But Hayley was determined to continue with her pregnancy and had healthy daughters Elsie and Ivy Bevan, now two. Speaking exclusively to Fabulous, Hayley, a full-time mum, says: “I thought I’d never get pregnant again after doctors told me I was infertile.   ...
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