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  1. I was on biz trip to Hyderabad a few years and had a very bad diarrhea on my last day. I was literally rolling on my bed, in and out of the toilet countless time, from 10pm till next day 5am. Had 1 week medical leave after my trip. I wanna see Taj Mahal but don't think my stomach would agree with me.
  2. Wow Whereas the other candidate adopts Morrison's strategy by playing the anti-China card It seems like none of them talk much about how to boost the economy or improve UK's infrastructure/welfare/healthcare etc that would benefit the British
  3. I hope he will be OK. Anyone can be infected (and not just gay community) if not cautious.
  4. ‘I literally screamed out loud in pain’: my two weeks of monkeypox hell A New Yorker describes his harrowing ordeal to receive care through a system underequipped to handle another pandemic I got monkeypox and it’s been a total nightmare. When New York Pride festivities kicked off on 24 June, I was aware that monkeypox was an emerging issue – especially for gay men – but I was also under the impression that the number of cases in the city was relatively small. What I didn’t understand was how absolutely dismal testing capacity was: at that point, the city only had capacity to process ten tests a day. I had sex with several guys over the weekend. Then a week later, on 1 July, I started feeling very fatigued. I had a high fever with chills and muscle aches, and my lymph nodes were so swollen they were protruding two inches out of my throat. First, I took a Covid self-test: negative. Then I started suspecting monkeypox. I texted a friend: I’m just sitting here waiting for the rash to start. I’m a 39-year-old man from Sweden, living in Brooklyn and working in philanthropy. For the past decade, my work has primarily focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, so I followed the outbreak from the very beginning. I had even tried to get vaccinated when New York City launched an initial vaccination drive on 23 June. But like the vast majority of other New Yorkers who tried to get an appointment, I had no luck. Two days after my symptoms began, the rash started as anorectal lesions – painful sores on my anus and rectum. Initially it was a stinging, itchy feeling. I wasn’t scared at this point. I was told that it would be mild, and I was a completely healthy individual with no underlying conditions. But I had no idea how bad it was going to get. Sebastian Kohn, a 39-year-old New Yorker who contracted monkeypox. Photograph: Courtesy of Sebastian Kohn I had a tele-health visit with my primary-care physician (PCP) and she agreed that I should get tested. So I went to urgent care. I had all the symptoms of monkeypox and thankfully nobody questioned whether or not I should receive a test. I also asked for a full STI panel. I wanted the antiviral drug that is being used to treat monkeypox, TPOXX, but you need a positive test result first. So they sent me home with Tylenol. (European regulators have approved TPOXX as an effective monkeypox treatment, but the FDA has only approved it to treat smallpox. The CDC maintains a stockpile of TPOXX and allows for its “compassionate use” during monkeypox outbreaks.) After I went home, the rash started spreading, and I began to feel anxious. I developed lesions literally everywhere; they started out looking like mosquito bites before developing into pimply blisters that would eventually pop, then finally scab before leaving a scar. I had them on my skull, on my face, my arms, my legs, my feet, my hands, my torso, my back, and five just on my right elbow. At the peak, I had over 50 lesions, a fever of 103F and intense pain, prompting a panic attack. Ironically, the only place I didn’t have lesions was my penis. The next day I got my STI results: positive for gonorrhoea. But no word yet on monkeypox. That’s when I developed hives everywhere on my body from my neck down, as well as a headache, arthritis pain in my fingers and shoulders and a strange pain in my shin bone that got so painful that I couldn’t stand up. At night, I would wake up going crazy with both pain and itching from the lesions and hives, just sitting up in bed and scratching myself. I was isolated, lonely and frustrated with how unfair the situation was. I was clearly very sick, yet had to cobble together a care plan on my own. My anorectal lesions, which were already very painful, turned into open wounds. It felt like I had three fissures right next to each other, and it was absolutely excruciating. I would literally scream out loud when I went to the bathroom. Even keeping the area clean, like washing myself, was extremely painful. It was a two hour process each time. Four days after my test – I got a call from urgent care that I had tested positive for monkeypox. But they gave me no information beyond that. So I started calling around to see how I could get access to the antivirals. I knew the CDC had put out guidance around who should be considered for treatment, and that included people who had anorectal lesions, lesions in the throat and dermatological conditions, which I did. But I was just referred in circles. I would call urgent care, who told me to contact the department of health. The department of health would say, “Oh no, your PCP has to request treatment for you.” Then I would contact my PCP, and they were like, “We can bring the case to the department of health, but just so you know, they deny most of our requests, so don’t get your hopes up.” People wait in line to receive the Monkeypox vaccine. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images Then my throat started swelling up. My tonsils were covered in white pus. I did a video with someone in my PCP’s office and they said, “I think you should go to the ER.” The ER determined it was bacterial tonsillitis, and they gave me a round of antibiotics. But when I asked them for antivirals, they said they wouldn’t give them to me because they only gave it to people who were severely immunocompromised. I told them, “That’s not the CDC treatment guidelines.” They wouldn’t have it, and they discharged me at 2 am. I was incredibly demoralized. The next evening, I finally got a call from a clinic at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center. They said DoH had asked them to take on my case. So that was apparently how I was one of the lucky few to be invited for treatment. Because the drug hasn’t been extensively tested in humans, there’s quite a significant informed consent and intake process. I spent about an hour at the clinic and walked out with a two week supply of TPOXX. I was so relieved. You have to take three pills every 12 hours, with a high fat diet. I’m eating a lot of bacon and whipped cream, which is the second best thing about this treatment. The lesions started drying out very quickly and I’m now down to just three tiny little scabs left. Only in the last couple of days have I been able to go to the bathroom without pain. I’m still in isolation. I can’t tell you how sick of my apartment I am right now. I’m a pretty privileged person in that I have the resources necessary to order food and medicine and get it delivered to my door. I have laundry in my apartment, so I can wash my bedsheets and clothes. I know other people who are really struggling with isolation because they don’t have the situation I have. The day after I started the treatment, 13 July, I finally got a call from a contact tracer from the department of health, who said I may have been exposed to monkeypox on 26 June. I told her I already have monkeypox, and she asked me about my symptoms. The call lasted about half an hour and she was obviously reading off a script. Then she was like, “Okay, thanks for your time, get well,” and hung up. She didn’t even ask me what contacts I’d had. This whole thing just feels like a huge failure that should not have been allowed to happen, especially not two and half months into the outbreak. If someone like me, who has worked in sexual health for a long time, had such a hard time navigating care, I can’t imagine other people doing it. I know several people who are just sitting at home in agonizing pain because they’re not getting the support that they need. I’m pretty worried that we’re close to the point that this is going to be another endemic disease, especially among gay men, if we haven’t passed that point already. I’m worried we’ll be stuck with it forever. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/23/i-literally-screamed-out-loud-in-pain-my-two-weeks-of-monkeypox-hell
  5. WHO declares global health emergency over monkeypox outbreak By Natalie Grover, John Revill and Jennifer Rigby | July 24, 2022 Declaration is WHO's highest level of alert Tedros breaks deadlock on advisory committee Decision welcomed as way to stem disease's spread July 23 (Reuters) - The rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization's highest level of alert, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday. The WHO label - a "public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)" - is designed to trigger a coordinated international response and could unlock funding to collaborate on sharing vaccines and treatments. Members of an expert committee that met on Thursday to discuss the potential recommendation were split on the decision, with nine members against and six in favour of the declaration, prompting Tedros himself to break the deadlock, he told reporters. "Although I am declaring a public health emergency of international concern, for the moment this is an outbreak that is concentrated among men who have sex with men, especially those with multiple sexual partners," Tedros told a media briefing in Geneva. "Stigma and discrimination can be as dangerous as any virus," he added. He said the risk of monkeypox - which spreads via close contact and tends to cause flu-like symptoms and pus-filled skin lesions - was moderate globally, except in the Europe, where the WHO has deemed the risk as high. read more The White House said the declaration was a "call to action for the world community to stop the spread of this virus." Raj Panjabi, director of the White House pandemic preparedness office, said a "coordinated, international response is essential" to stop the spread of the disease and protect communities at the greatest risk of contracting it. Previously, Tedros has typically endorsed expert committee recommendations, but two sources told Reuters earlier on Saturday said he had likely decided to back the highest alert level due to concerns about escalating case rates and a short supply of vaccines and treatments. So far this year, there have been more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox in more than 75 countries, and five deaths in Africa. The viral disease has been spreading chiefly in men who have sex with men in the recent outbreak, outside Africa where it is endemic. Health experts welcomed the WHO's decision to issue the PHEIC declaration, which until now had only been applied to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing efforts to eradicate polio. "The right result is clear – not declaring an emergency at this point would be a historic missed opportunity," said Lawrence Gostin, a professor at Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C., calling the decision politically brave. The decision should help contain the spread of the viral disease, said Josie Golding, head of epidemics and epidemiology at the Wellcome Trust. "We cannot afford to keep waiting for diseases to escalate before we intervene," she said. JUNE MEETING The WHO and national governments have been facing intense pressure from scientists and public health experts to take more action on monkeypox. Cases of the viral disease have ballooned since the committee first met at the end of June, when there were only about 3,000 cases. At the time, the expert group agreed to reconsider their position on the emergency declaration if the outbreak escalated. One of the key issues driving a reassessment was whether cases would spread to other groups, particularly children or others who have been vulnerable to the virus in past outbreaks in endemic countries. On Friday, the United States identified its first two monkeypox cases in children. read more WHO officials said on Saturday they were exploring the possibility of the virus spreading via new modes of transmission. https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/monkeypox-outbreak-constitutes-global-health-emergency-who-2022-07-23/
  6. Speaking about diarrhea, a few days ago one of the Indian minister demonstrated their holy river (The Ganges, world's most polluted river in the world) is safe to drink but ended up admitted to hospital A & E.
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  8. This pains me A LOT Jessica Alves reveals her 'Bella Hadid' eyes as bruised and swollen star makes a first public appearance since jetting to Azerbaijan for MORE surgery By JASON CHESTER and OWEN TONKS and REBECCA LAWRENCE FOR MAILONLINE | 18 July 2022 A bruised and swollen Jessica Alves made a tentative step outside on Monday as she recovers from her latest cosmetic procedure. The Brazilian TV personality, formerly known as Rodrigo before undergoing gender reassignment surgery, revealed prominent swelling and discoloured skin around both eyes during her latest public appearance. Jessica, 38, was venturing out after travelling to Azerbaijan for the procedure, which she claims has given her the same almond shaped eyes as supermodel Bella Hadid. But the results were inconclusive during Monday's outing, in part due to the painful looking bruises and puffiness she must first recover from. Greeting onlookers outside her hotel in Azerbaijan's capital city Baku, Jessica looked visibly tired while removing her sunglasses - fully exposing her swollen eyes. As always the TV personality turned heads, a fact owed in no small part to the deep plunging blouse that fully exposed her cosmetically enhanced cleavage. She added to her look with a pleated red summer skirt, while a matching leather handbag and flat-soled shoes rounded off her latest ensemble. Jessica, who has spent more than £900,000 on more than 90 surgeries over the years, jetted to the city of Baku to meet plastic surgeon Dr. Mubariz Mammadli to undergo body contouring liposuction with Bodytite and an endoscopy mid-facelift. The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate later took to her Instagram Stories on Saturday to share an image of the after effects of her facelift with her 6.2million followers. She told MailOnline: 'I have had over 90 plastic surgeries in the past 20 years and most people see me as plastic surgery-addicted. 'But the reality is that I am a biological male who is now a female, therefore surgeries were required for me to be the person that I am today. 'I am very strong and determined and I do whatever it takes to make me happy. There is no better feeling to me than getting up in the morning and looking at the mirror, and seeing this woman that I became with the help of forward thinking and innovative surgeons around the world.' She added: 'I am turning 39 next week so I gifted my self a body contouring lipo with Bodytite and an endoscopy mid-facelift. Dr. Mubariz performed the innovative procedure that will keep my face fresh and looking the same for At least 15 years.' Star quality: Jessica said she will now have eyes just like model Bella Hadid and her face will stay looking young for 15 years 'I spend hours researching good surgeons with unique aesthetic procedures and in this case I flew from London to Baku. 'I have being following Dr. Mubariz on social media for the past three years but due to the pandemic I couldn’t fly to Baku for the surgery. 'I have being on a waiting list to have the endoscopy facelift for over a year and now, a week just before my birthday, I was able to have the procedure done. 'With two small incisions on my hairline my forehead was lifted, my eyebrows and mid face have also changed. The position of my eyes have been altered, making like like I have Bella Hadid's eyes. I am very happy with the procedure along side body contouring lipo bodytite. 'I shall defiantly celebrate my Birthday in big style and looking fresher and younger.' It comes after Jessica vowed to stop having plastic surgery after spending more than £900,000 on 91 procedures in the last two decades. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11024999/Jessica-Alves-makes-public-appearance-jetting-Azerbaijan-surgery.html
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