1,000-Pound Woman Trying To Get Help For Weight Problem


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Fox News Mon, Oct 24 7:49 AM PDT

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/a57e5ec1-8da6-34d1-b2b2-ae47bc9817e8/1%2C000-pound-woman-trying-to.html

A 36-year-old woman in northern Egypt hasn’t left her home in 25 years due to her size— she weighs 1,102 pounds. Iman Ahmad Abdulati is now hoping to get help, Central European News (CEN) reported. Iman’s sister, Chaymaa’ Ahmad Abdulati, went public with the problem after her family visited local hospitals in search of help but didn’t find a solution. Chaymaa’ and the girls’ mother spend most of their time caring for Iman, including feeding and cleaning her and helping her go to the toilet, as she can no longer walk. Iman weighed 11 pounds at birth and struggled with her weight throughout her childhood. Then, when she was 11, she suffered what her family believes was a stroke and became bedridden. …

Iman never went to school because of her weight problem.

According to CEN, medics believe her condition is caused by a fluid retention problem, meaning her body is retaining large amounts of extra water.

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This Girl Was Bullied For Her Skin Color. Now She’s A Badass Model.


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This Girl Was Bullied For Her Skin Color. Now She’s A Badass Model.

“I’ve had to learn to love myself more every day.”

10/25/2016 03:40 pm ET | Updated 15 minutes ago

Bullies, be gone.

Khoudia Diop is a 19-year-old from Senegal who has faced bullying throughout her life simply because of the color of her skin.

“I was picked on by other kids, when I was a bit younger because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she told The Huffington Post. “But this is something that is actually quite normal in Senegal. It’s not a nice feeling and I’ve had to learn to love myself more every day and tune out the negativity, which helps a lot!”

(A 2015 survey revealed between 52 and 67 percent of Senegalese women use skin lightening products, Quartz previously reported.)

Diop’s story of overcoming bullying and rising to success touched thousands. She’s now aspiring to be a model and is also working with The Colored Girl, Inc., a group that promotes self-love and celebrates women of all backgrounds.

She’s also amassed an Instagram fanbase of over 200,000 and shares words of wisdom and empowerment with her followers.

“We have lots of new offers and amazing projects in the works and I’m excited for the future!” she told HuffPost. “I’m currently also enrolled in school, full time. So I’m pursuing my degree and am going to continue modeling as well.”

This summer, she made a stunning appearance in The Colored Girl’s The Colored Girl: Rebirth campaign.

 

Diop turns the other way from those who try to tear her down and hurt her with cruel words.

“I’ve learned to ignore the negative people and just be a living example of confidence and self-love. I let my life, and success, speak for itself,” she said.

Man Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria from Ocean: What Is Vibrio Vulnificus?


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Rachael Rettner Senior Writer,LiveScience.com 23 hours ago

A man in Maryland died just days after he developed a rare infection from a type of flesh-eating bacteria that live in ocean water.

The man, Michael Funk, 67, had a cut on his leg that came into contact with the salty water in a bay near his home in Ocean City, according to Nature World News. The cut allowed a type of bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus to enter his bloodstream. Soon, Funk began to experience intense pain in his leg and was taken to the hospital, where doctors removed infected skin, and later, amputated his leg. But within four days, the fast-moving infection had taken his life.

Vibrio vulnificus is found in warm coastal waters, and is present at higher levels between May and October, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

People can become infected with the bacteria in two ways: By consuming contaminated seafood, or by having an open wound that comes into direct contact with seawater that contains the bacteria. [10 Bizarre Diseases You Can Get Outdoors]

Those who eat seafood contaminated with V. vulnificus, including raw or undercooked shellfish, can experience diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting and fever, the CDC said.

But if people have a wound that is exposed to the bacteria, as in Funk’s case, the bacteria can infect the skin and cause skin breakdown and ulcers. These infections can progress to affect the whole body, and lead to life-threatening symptoms, including dangerously low blood pressure or septic shock, the CDC said.

Once a bloodstream infection occurs, the prognosis is grim: About 50 percent of V. vulnificusbloodstream infections are fatal, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Still, serious illness from the bacteria is rare: the CDC estimates that among the 80,000 people in the U.S. who become sick with Vibrio bacteria per year, about 100 die from the infection.

People are more likely to develop an infection if they have a weakened immune system, particularly from chronic liver disease, the CDC said.

To prevent infection with V. vulnificus, the CDC recommends that people with open wounds avoid contact with salt or brackish water, or cover their wound with a waterproof bandage. To avoid a foodborne illness from the bacteria, the CDC recommends that people do not eat raw or undercooked shellfish.

Original article on Live Science.

China: Cliff-top village builds steel ladder for children to go to school


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China: Cliff-top village builds steel ladder for children to go to school