A BRAVE teen whose face is almost entirely covered with a massive tumour says she refuses to let it stop her doing the things she loves. 14-year-old Esmee was born with a fairly common strawberry birthmark on her face. Doctors soon discovered, however, that the mark was a symptom of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) - an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. The pressure on some of her veins has caused them to swell into varicose veins. That's happened in Esmee's face, and as she's grown older, a benign tumour has grown over her chin, mouth and nose. Despite her condition, Esmee enjoys doing the kinds of things other teenage girls love. She's a keen horse rider and she loves socialising with her mates. Esmee said: “I want people to know about it. I'm just a normal 14-year-old girl who does things like anyone else.” At school, the main difference is that Esmee gets to leave class five minutes early to avoid anyone bumping into her. Due to her tumour’s soft … [Read more...] about Girl’s ‘birthmark’ grows into giant tumour engulfing her chin, mouth and nose
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In its memorandum, which was sent to the state institutions in mid-August, ENSAS drew attention to the fact that people in Estonia are increasingly interested in non-evidence based treatment methods and are using products that are potentially hazardous to one's health and for commercial reasons are promoted among health products on websites citing the recommendations of made-up doctors and unverified information."Misleading information is being provided in online marketing regarding products that are not registered in Estonia and are being advertised using fictitious specialists," wrote ENSAS President Terje Kukk in the appeal, which was sent on behalf of the association board. "For example, the product Psorilin is being advertised as a treatment of psoriasis in the article 'Psoriasis: How to free yourself from this deadly autoimmune disorder? Interview with Estonia's top dermatologist!' with a Dr. Andre Metsa, who is not registered with Estonia's registry of healthcare professionals, … [Read more...] about Doctors: Why won’t state intervene over misleading medical information?
A NEWLYWED revealed how she had to learn to read and write again after suffering a stroke at the age of just 27 - just DAYS after returning from her honeymoon. Sarah Revill-Dews, from Nottingham, had just returned from her dream honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives when she suffered a painful headache in May 2017. Initially putting her symptoms down to jet lag, Sarah, now 28, returned to work as a project manager. But as colleagues excitedly asked her about the wedding and honeymoon, she could only say: "It was okay." Sarah had lost the ability to communicate; she was unable to speak, read or write. She said: "When I couldn’t speak properly I knew something was wrong. My colleagues called 111 and the first responder gave me an aspirin as he thought I’d had a stroke." She continued: "However, when I got to hospital, they believed it was a migraine and I was discharged. "Fortunately the first responder had booked me in with the stroke ward the next day but even when … [Read more...] about Newlywed thought her post-honeymoon headache was JET LAG – but actually she’d had a stroke caused by her contraceptive pill
PHOTOS show the incredible transformation of a man who had a 1.4kg tumour removed from his neck. By Christine Younan / Published 17th July 2018 SWNS / GOAL POST MEDIA CONDITION: Somai had a 1.4kg tumour on his throat Somai thought the lump on his throat was a swollen thyroid gland at first and ignored it for 20 years.After finally deciding to seek help, the 55-year-old visited doctors who scanned him to reveal it was in fact a sub-mandibular tumour.Surgeons spent almost four hours painstakingly cutting out the tumour from his throat.The farmer from Basti in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh will be discharged from the hospital in the coming days. SWNS / GOAL POST MEDIA TRANSFORMATION: Somai after his life-changing surgery Bloke begs for help to remove GIANT tumour A man has begged for help to raise the £11,000 he needs to have a giant tumour removed from his neck 1 / 6 AsiaWire His condition was mistaken for thyromegaly: an enlarged thyroid … [Read more...] about Man with 1.4kg tumour has life-changing surgery after ignoring lump for 20 years
IF you're heading off on holiday soon or out into the garden to enjoy a the sunshine, one thing you're bound to need is sunscreen. Do you pop to the shop to get a new tube though, or save some cash by using up the dregs from last year? If that sounds more like you it could be time to have a re-think... here's why. Does sun cream go out of date? Not everyone realises that many suntan creams come with a best before date. It's easy to think that's just a big con to make sure you pick up a new one every year, but there's actually an important reason why it shouldn't be ignored. “It’s just not worth taking a chance,” dermatologist Debra Jaliman, told Stylecaster. "Sunscreen contains preservatives which work to protect the product for a certain amount of time. "After the expiration date, the active ingredients can decompose, and become inactive and ineffective.” Does that mean it's unsafe? Suntan lotion will protect you from harmful rays up until it expires. Once … [Read more...] about Does sunscreen go out of date, how much suncream should you wear and how often should you apply it?