A woman spent a month in intensive care and almost lost a leg after catching a rare and deadly flesh-eating bug - from a rusty nail. Colleen O'Connor, 38, was helping her friends renovate a dilapidated house when she scratched her left leg on a nail sticking out of a wall. Four days later she woke up suffering excruciating pain in her other leg, which she assumed was down to an injury sustained during one of her regular gym or kickboxing sessions. When the agony didn't ease, her parents rushed her to the emergency room where her body went into shock and she lost consciousness. She woke up ten days and three surgeries later at Welland County General Hospital, during which time doctors had diagnosed her with necrotizing fasciitis. The fast-spreading infection, which affects less than 20,000 people in the US per year, is caused by bacteria which create toxins that destroy tissue. Medics found black mould - believed to be from the rusty nail - in Colleen's bloodstream, and medics have … [Read more...] about Woman almost lost her leg after catching deadly flesh eating bug from rusty nail
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Chris Chase USA TODAY Sports Published 2:26 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 As if all eyes hadn't already been on Serena Williams this week in her return to Grand Slam tennis, the 23-time major champion made sure to turn every head with the black, body-length catsuit she wore in her straight-set win over Krystna Pliskova. Serena said the outfit was inspired by motherhood, Black Panther and the health benefits of compression, but like all of her famous (and infamous) outfits from the past two decades, you have to believe some of it was just the fact that it looked really, really good. As Serena's newest tennis look continues to make a stir, FTW looks back at her previous fashion hits and misses, telling the story of each outfit with archived quotes from the tennis queen herself. 2002 U.S. Open "If you don't have a decent shape, this isn't the outfit to have," Serena said after debuting her showstopping catsuit at the 2002 U.S. Open. Though she'd worn interesting kits on the court before … [Read more...] about Serena Williams’ fashion history, from catsuits to shoes
If your child, teenager or young adult isn't getting enough sleep, it's crucial to put some structure in place to sort this out. More sleep and better sleep equals better health - I can't make it any clearer than that. In this week's column, I want to look at exercise and the benefits it can have for how you sleep. As ever, let's make it simple: move more, lift more, sleep better, feel better. There are so many ways that exercising more can improve your sleep. Here are just some of them: By exercising during the day, you are dealing with some of life's daily stresses, relaxing your mind and processing whatever has been causing you stress;By burning calories whilst exercising, you are forcing the body to want to rest as sleep is the natural form of recovery for your body, no matter what time of the day it is at. It also helps you to get a deep sleep which is the optimum for recovery;While you may get an endorphin rush from exercise, you are also tiring yourself out. Watching children … [Read more...] about Karl Henry: It’s very simple
What Sunderland fans would have given to have had a striker of Kevin Phillips’ calibre in the second tier this season. With the Black Cats' relegation from the Championship confirmed, there is not much cause for optimism surrounding the club at the moment. It is a far cry from 20 years ago, when Sunderland took a chance on a young forward from Watford, who went on to score an incredible 35 goals in his opening season. Ultimately that season ended in play-off heartbreak for Phillips and Sunderland but a year later they romped to the Division One title and sealed promotion to the Premier League. Now a first-team coach at Derby County, Rams TV , the club’s in-house channel, have recorded a special episode with Phillips looking back on his career in the game. Part one of the feature is a must-watch for Sunderland fans who want a reminder of the happier times. Phillips talks in-depth about his first two seasons at the club, how his move to Sunderland materialised, despite having … [Read more...] about Super Kev on his career turning point and the early years at Sunderland
RESTLESS leg syndrome is a condition that affects the nervous system, and causes the sufferer to have an overwhelming desire to move the legs. In severe cases it can be extremely disruptive to everyday life, but why does it occur and is there a treatment? What is restless leg syndrome? Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease and affects as many as one in 10 people at some point during their life. Women are twice as likely to get the condition as men, and it is more common in middle age, although can occur at any age, including childhood. Sufferers have an extreme urge to move their legs, and they can also experience an uncomfortable sensation in their limbs. Some people experience this throughout the day, and others just have them occasionally. It can be made worse by long periods of sitting down, e.g. when travelling by plane or train. What are the symptoms of restless leg syndrome? People who have restless leg syndrome experience an unusual sensation in … [Read more...] about What is restless leg syndrome, what causes it and is there a treatment?