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Arthritis that causes a 'tsunami' of pain leaves millions of patients in agony

BRITAIN’S arthritis crisis is leaving millions of patients with a “ tsunami” of pain, a shocking report claims......»»

Category: topSource: expressJul 15th, 2017

Pure Evil: Rehab Owner Convicted Of Drugging And Sexually Assaulting His Female Patients

A Los Angeles jury convicted a self-proclaimed "rehab mogul" of sexually assaulting seven female patients at his drug treatment facilities after years of numerous allegations and lawsuits. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said a panel found Christopher Bathum guilty of 31 criminal counts, including forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object, forcible oral copulation, [...] A Los Angeles jury convicted a self-proclaimed "rehab mogul" of sexually assaulting seven female patients at his drug treatment facilities after years of numerous allegations and lawsuits. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said a panel found Christopher Bathum guilty of 31 criminal counts, including forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object, forcible oral copulation, and sexual exploitation. The 56-year-old -- who founded and ran 13 Community Recovery treatment centers in Southern California, as well as 6 in Colorado -- touted himself as a mentor and father figure to the patients of his facilities. Related: Heather Locklear's Friends Can't Force Her To Seek Help He was anything but that, as prosecutors revealed he "preyed" on the young, vulnerable women who came to him for help with their addictions to drugs and alcohol. Court docs reveal that he showered the women, mostly in their ‘20s and early ‘30s, with gifts like iPhones, the use of company cars, and hotel rooms. He would also hook them up with internships and scholarships to build trust. This was all a grooming technique, prosecutors said, as Bathum would also supply the women with drugs, including heroin and crystal meth, as they battled addiction, and then would sexually assault them while they were under the influence. The fraud, who somehow founded his chain of rehab facilities despite having no drug counseling license or college degree, would also get high with some patients and teach them how to beat drug tests. Love and support are key to recovery. Remember you are not alone. #rehab #addiction pic.twitter.com/YsRMptkwBf — Christopher Bathum (@chris_bathum) January 22, 2016 But it gets even worse. Bathum's business was embroidered in at least 50 lawsuits over the years, being accused of civil harassment, fraud, and running a $175 million health care billing scheme. In that case, Bathum and his former chief financial officer Kirsten Wallace are accused of stealing patient identifiers to buy health insurance policies without their knowledge, and continuing to bill insurance companies after patients' had ended treatment. His more recent sexual abuse case included multiple lawsuits filed by his former patients, two of which claimed he would isolate and target them and other women, "moving them around to isolated hotel rooms and remote locations, encouraging them to use drugs with him, and sexually molesting them when they were high and/or incapable of consent." Related: Rose McGowan Wants Her Cocaine Possession Case Dropped Additional former clients that filed lawsuits include Amanda Jester, who claimed the rehab owner molested her during a meditation in a sweat lodge; and Dana Reardon, who alleged that Bathum gave her crystal meth and heroin, made her watch him have sex with two other women, and "forced his fingers" into her vagina "despite her protests." Bathum has vehemently denied all allegations against him. His attorney tried to discredit the accusers during the trial, suggesting that the women were after his money. The jury, however, disagreed. While Bathum was acquitted of a dozen counts and deadlocked on three others, he was found guilty on the rest of the 31 charges. He faces up to 65 years in prison and will be sentenced in April. [Image via Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 28th, 2018

New breakthrough drugs could end arthritis pain

PATIENTS suffering from the agony of arthritis have been given fresh hope......»»

Category: topSource: expressJun 18th, 2017

Gay Conversion Therapist Allegedly Had Sex With His Male Patients To "Cure" Them!

Attention, gays. Dr. Melvyn Iscove has found a cure for homosexuality: having gay sex with Dr. Melvyn Iscove! The long-time Toronto psychiatrist known for administering gay conversion therapy has been found guilty of sexually abusing two of his male patients. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario discipline committee recently found that the 72-year-old, who believed [...] Attention, gays. Dr. Melvyn Iscove has found a cure for homosexuality: having gay sex with Dr. Melvyn Iscove! The long-time Toronto psychiatrist known for administering gay conversion therapy has been found guilty of sexually abusing two of his male patients. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario discipline committee recently found that the 72-year-old, who believed that homosexuality is a disorder that can "be overcome," had engaged in oral and anal sex with some of his male patients during therapy sessions. Related: Riverdale Fans Are Shipping This LGBT Couple HARD! The doctor would also allegedly engage in mutual masturbation with the patients and tell them that engaging in such acts would allow them to stop fantasizing about big ol' dicks, according to the report. Iscove's license was suspended pending a penalty hearing after he was found to have performed these acts in the 1990s and early 2000s, according to the testimonies of two patients, now in their 40s. One patient saw the doctor in his 20s to treat his depression and anxiety associated with "fears he was gay." After he was allegedly asked by Iscove to describe the sexual fantasies he had about the two of them, the doctor allegedly told the patient "you may touch me if you like," and proceeded to remove his pants. These sexual encounters occurred at least 10 times during therapy sessions. Related: Lee Pace Owns Being A 'Member Of The Queer Community' Another claimed to see Iscove when he was 18 for depression and anxiety. Although the patient said he identified as heterosexual at the time, Iscove kept penetrating him with questions about his dreams that related to "homosexual feelings," then claimed that any heterosexual fantasies he had were "a way of denying his homosexuality." The patient and Iscove began engaging in sexual acts in 2007 -- acts that, according to the committee: "Patient B firmly believed that Dr. Iscove was attempting to ‘cure' his homosexuality." Iscove has also been accused of "improper conduct in a public men's washroom," according to the committee, as well as attempting to sell a juicer and other personal items to a patient. Related: Call Me By Your Name Sequel Is HAPPENING! The psychiatrist denies the allegations and will most likely appeal the decision. Most of the evolved world has not considered homosexuality a disease since the World Health Organization removed it from the international classification of diseases in the early 1990s. It should also be mentioned that Ontario, where Iscove practiced, banned the controversial therapy in 2015. That said, we don't want anyone to feel like they can't get help if they need it; so, we hope Dr. Iscove finds the BEST gay conversion therapy for his insatiable perversions. Maybe Mike Pence could recommend a more effective technique?.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 13th, 2018

Trump rips 'Alex Baldwin' on Twitter, says 'terrible impersonation' was 'agony' to watch - USA TODAY

USA TODAYTrump rips 'Alex Baldwin' on Twitter, says 'terrible impersonation' was 'agony' to watchUSA TODAYDuring a chat on Facebook Live, author Alec Baldwin read a segment from 'You Can't Spell America Without Me,' co-written with Kurt Andersen. The new book plays off Baldwin's Emmy-award winning 'Saturday Night Live' impersonation of the president. USA ...Trump tears into comedian Alec Baldwin over the 'agony' of impersonating himCNBCTrump slams Alec Baldwin's SNL impression of him as 'agony' while appearing to genuinely not know his nameBusiness InsiderTrump attacks 'terrible' actor Alec Baldwin in typo-laden tweetPoliticoThe Hill -TheWrap -TVLine -Washington Postall 78 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 2nd, 2018

Trump attacks 'terrible' actor Alec Baldwin in typo-laden tweet - Politico

PoliticoTrump attacks 'terrible' actor Alec Baldwin in typo-laden tweetPoliticoPresident Donald Trump lashed out Friday morning at Alec Baldwin, the actor who has famously played him on NBC's “Saturday Night Live” since the fall of 2016, writing online in a typo-laden post that watching his performances was “agony” for audiences ...Trump slams Alec Baldwin's SNL impression of him as 'agony' while appearing to genuinely not know his nameBusiness InsiderTrump rips Alec Baldwin on Twitter, says 'terrible impersonation' was 'agony' to watchUSA TODAYAlec Baldwin says portraying Trump is 'agony.' Trump says watching Baldwin is the real agony.Washington PostNewsweek -CNBC -HuffPost -Deadlineall 65 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 2nd, 2018

Arthritis pain causes workers to take 40 sick days a year

BRITAIN’S arthritis sufferers are forced to take an average of 40 days off every year because they are in too much pain to work, according to research......»»

Category: topSource: expressMay 30th, 2017

Lady GaGa Says She Is "Going To Take A Rest" From Music

Have a nice rest, Lady GaGa. At the Toronto Film Festival promoting her new Netflix film Gaga 5'2", the single revealed she is "going to take a rest" from the industry, and wants to "slow down for a moment, for some healing." Related: Lady GaGa Leaves Her Nip Out For V Magazine! While the Just Dance musician is [...] Have a nice rest, Lady GaGa. At the Toronto Film Festival promoting her new Netflix film Gaga 5'2", the single revealed she is "going to take a rest" from the industry, and wants to "slow down for a moment, for some healing." Related: Lady GaGa Leaves Her Nip Out For V Magazine! While the Just Dance musician is going to lay low, she won't be out of the spotlight entirely. "It doesn't mean I won't be creating. It doesn't mean I don't have some things up my sleeve." As we reported, last month, the A Star Is Born actress told Entertainment Weekly she recently "started writing" and has "a lot of ideas and a lot of things I want to create." Looking back, the 31-year-old cites her 2017 Super Bowl performance as a significant milestone in her career. "This is my most important and favorite thing I do, is to entertain people and to make them happy." In the documentary, GaGa documents her struggle with chronic pain, and the toll it takes on her physical and emotional health. Director Chris Moukarbel found it difficult yet necessary to capture the artist at her most vulnerable. He said: "It was incredibly hard, on a basic fundamental human level, to be near someone experiencing pain like that. There's nothing you can do, beyond filming... I felt I needed to continue to roll. She was very aware of people struggling with similar chronic pain. She's not even sure how to deal with it." However, LG doesn't want your pity, and believes pain has artistic value. "There's an element and a very strong piece of me that believes pain is a microphone. My pain does me no good unless I transform it into something that is." [Image via Euan Cherry/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 8th, 2017

Pitbull uses his private jet to save cancer patients stranded in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria - EW.com

EW.comPitbull uses his private jet to save cancer patients stranded in Puerto Rico after Hurricane MariaEW.comPitbull is sending his private jet to Puerto Rico to bring cancer patients in need of chemotherapy treatment to the U.S mainland. The heartwarming gesture from the 36-year-old musician, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, comes in the aftermath ...Pitbull Lends Private Jet to Transport Cancer Patients from Puerto Rico: 'Just Doing My Part'The BoomBoxPitbull Flies Puerto Rican Cancer Patients to US On Private Plane for TreatmentBillboardPitbull praised for Puerto Rico jet loanBBC NewsKXAN.com -WGNO -Vibe -Today.comall 106 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 27th, 2017

Lady Gaga Settles Japan Tsunami Lawsuit

Lady Gaga has settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit by making a donation to the victims of the Japan earthquake/tsunami tragedy. The ‘Telephone’ singer is no stranger to controversy, but she was slapped with the £3.1 million lawsuit in June last year, over allegations that she profited from selling charity wristbands that she had designed to […] The post Lady Gaga Settles Japan Tsunami Lawsuit appeared first on Entertainmentwise......»»

Category: topSource: dailystabNov 30th, 2017

Selena Gomez & Francia Raisa Open Up About The "Life Or Death" Kidney Transplant In Emotional Interview

The first part of Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa's TODAY interview is finally here! As we previously reported, the duo sat down with Savannah Guthrie to talk about the singer's recent kidney transplant. In a short teaser, we saw the Wolves artist explain how her BFF/kidney donor actually saved her life amid her Lupus battle. Video: Listen [...] The first part of Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa's TODAY interview is finally here! As we previously reported, the duo sat down with Savannah Guthrie to talk about the singer's recent kidney transplant. In a short teaser, we saw the Wolves artist explain how her BFF/kidney donor actually saved her life amid her Lupus battle. Video: Listen to Selly's Collab With DJ Marshmello HERE! In the first segment, Selly fought tears as she opened up about her "life or death" situation: "I had arthritis. My kidneys were shutting down. My mentality was just to keep going." And she was just weeks away from dialysis, a treatment to help purify the blood when the kidneys aren't working. As her best friend and roommate, Francia saw first-hand the pain Selena was in. Recalling the moment when Selena told her about needing a transplant, she shared: "One day she came home, and she was emotional. I hadn't asked anything. I knew that she hadn't been feeling well. She couldn't open a water bottle one day and she chucked it and just started crying. And she goes, ‘I don't know what to do. The list is seven to ten years long.' And it just vomited out of me. I was like, ‘Of course I'll get tested.'" The Dear White People actress went through the full evaluations to see if she'd be a match, completing a process that usually takes about six months in a single day because of the "emergency" situation. Selena knew it wasn't likely, but: "The fact that she was a match, I mean, that's unbelievable." Of course it doesn't make the surgery any less scary. Francia revealed she had to write her own will beforehand, even adding her mom was hesitant about her decision, but "she loves Selena and so she was torn." Related: Selena & Justin Bieber's Friendship Sparks Backlash The day of the transplant wasn't easy either. Following the surgery, the singer was starting to rest when she felt an intense pain: "I was freaking out. It was a six-hour surgery that they had to do on me, ad the normal kidney process is actually two hours. Apparently one of the arteries had flipped. I'm very thankful that there are people who know what to do in that situation." In the months following the process, the 25-year-old confessed she is feeling so much healthier: "As soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away. My lupus —there's about a 3-5 percent chance it'll ever come back. My blood pressure is better. My energy, my life has been better." The two friends hope to raise awareness by opening up about their journey together: "I just hope that this inspires people to feel good. To know that there is really good people in the world." You can watch the emotional interview (below)! The second and final part of their interview will air Tuesday, October 31 on TODAY! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 30th, 2017

How to cut arthritis pain: Walking an extra 1,000 steps a day can change your life

WALKING every day is one of the most effective ways of easing the pain of arthritis, a study found......»»

Category: topSource: expressJun 5th, 2017

New arthritis hope for millions as UK team make breakthrough

SCIENTISTS have made a major breakthrough in the search for an arthritis cure......»»

Category: topSource: expressFeb 27th, 2017

Transplant Surgeon Pleads Guilty To CARVING HIS INITIALS Into Patients" Organs!

What in the health? A top surgeon in the U.K. has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault after carving his initials into the livers of patients. Simon Bramhall, a renowned transplant surgeon (that's not him above, that's Dr. Giggles), was suspended back in 2013 after a fellow doctor spotted "SB" on a patient's liver. After an [...] What in the health? A top surgeon in the U.K. has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault after carving his initials into the livers of patients. Simon Bramhall, a renowned transplant surgeon (that's not him above, that's Dr. Giggles), was suspended back in 2013 after a fellow doctor spotted "SB" on a patient's liver. After an investigation, Dr. Bramhall eventually admitted to using an argon beam, a laser used to cauterize tiny bleeds, to burn the letters onto patients. Related: John McCain Hospitalized Over 'Normal Side Effects' From Cancer Treatment The case is so strange, prosecutor Tony Badenoch called it "without legal precedent in criminal law." Whether Bramhall's ability to practice will be removed based on the criminal conviction remains to be seen. A former patient named Tracy Scriven defended him to the Birmingham Mail in 2014, saying: "Even if he did put his initials on a transplanted liver, is it really that bad? I wouldn't have cared if he did it to me. The man saved my life." Crazy! How wold you feel if YOUR doctor branded you with a tiny little tattoo you couldn't see?? [Image via Universal Pictures.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 15th, 2017

Dua Lipa Cancels Tour Dates Due to "Awful Pain"

Dua Lipa is in immense pain from her wisdom teeth and has had to cancel a few of her upcoming tour dates with Bruno Mars as a result. “Im so sorry to have to cancel some of my support shows with @brunomars. I’ve been performing with an awful pain due to my wisdom teeth and [...] Dua Lipa is in immense pain from her wisdom teeth and has had to cancel a few of her upcoming tour dates with Bruno Mars as a result. “Im so sorry to have to cancel some of my support shows with @brunomars. I’ve been performing with an awful pain due to my wisdom teeth and as advised by my dentist and oral surgeon I have had to have them imminently removed,” the 22-year-old singer tweeted. She’s currently on the Australian leg of Bruno‘s 24K Magic tour, and will reportedly be skipping the shows in Brisbane on Wednesday (March 14) and Thursday (March 15). “I have been enjoying this tour so much and i’m so upset that life has gotten in the way but hopefully i’ll have a speedy recovery and make it back as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding xx,” she added. Get better soon!! Im so sorry to have to cancel some of my support shows with @brunomars. I’ve been performing with an awful pain due to my wisdom teeth and as advised by my dentist and oral surgeon I have had to have them imminently removed. pic.twitter.com/ST5rlerQq5 — DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) March 14, 2018 I have been enjoying this tour so much and i’m so upset that life has gotten in the way but hopefully i’ll have a speedy recovery and make it back as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding xx — DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) March 14, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 14th, 2018

Lena Dunham Reveals She Had a Full Hysterectomy to Fight Her Endometriosis Pain

Lena Dunham underwent a major surgery to relieve herself of pain. The 31-year-old Girls actress revealed in an essay for the March 2018 issue for Vogue that she had a full hysterectomy – removing her cervix and uterus – in order to relieve herself of endometriosis pain. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lena [...] Lena Dunham underwent a major surgery to relieve herself of pain. The 31-year-old Girls actress revealed in an essay for the March 2018 issue for Vogue that she had a full hysterectomy – removing her cervix and uterus – in order to relieve herself of endometriosis pain. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lena Dunham Lena has been outspoken about her struggle with the painful condition, and had already undergone “years of complex surgeries measuring in the double digits.” She decided to remove her reproductive organs to end the pain once and for all. She remains determined to have children: “I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now,” she wrote about planning for motherhood. “Soon I’ll start exploring whether my ovaries, which remain someplace inside me in that vast cavern of organs and scar tissue, have eggs. Adoption is a thrilling truth I’ll pursue with all my might.” For more, visit EndoFound.org......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 13th, 2018

Lady Gaga Cancels Final Joanne Tour Dates Due to "Severe Pain" - E! Online

E! OnlineLady Gaga Cancels Final Joanne Tour Dates Due to "Severe Pain"E! OnlineThe singer's team announced on her Instagram and Twitter pages early on Saturday morning that she "is suffering from severe pain that has materially impacted her ability to perform live" and that all 10 of her remaining concerts, in Europe, have been ...Lady Gaga Cancels The Rest Of Her Joanne Tour Due To 'Severe Pain'MTV.comLady Gaga Cancels European Tour Dates Due to 'Severe Pain'BillboardLady Gaga Cancels Remainder of Joanne World Tour Due to 'Severe Pain'RollingStone.comEW.com -ABC News -CBS News -Jezebelall 138 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Beyonce Sent Lady Gaga This Gift That Is Keeping Her Warm on a Bad Pain Day

Lady Gaga is not having a good pain day today and is wearing an Ivy Park sweatshirt gifted to her by Beyonce to keep her warm. “Not having a good pain day. Thank you honey 🍯 B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt. Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be w [...] Lady Gaga is not having a good pain day today and is wearing an Ivy Park sweatshirt gifted to her by Beyonce to keep her warm. “Not having a good pain day. Thank you honey 🍯 B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt. Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be w the trees, and the sky, and the sun and take deep breaths. Feel so lucky to have so much love,” Lady Gaga wrote on Instagram. Our thoughts are with Lady Gaga during this time – she was hospitalized this month for severe pain and had to postpone the Europe leg of her tour. A post shared by xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) on Sep 26, 2017 at 9:00am PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 26th, 2017

Family finally reunited with 'miracle' four-year-old they believed dead in 2004 Tsunami

A YOUNG Indonesian girl ripped away from her mother during the devastating 2004 tsunami and presumed dead has been reunited with her family a decade later......»»

Category: topSource: expressMar 1st, 2017

Girl ‘killed' by the tsunami is found by family...10 years later

A GIRL thought to have died in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami has been reunited with her family after being found alive – 10 years on......»»

Category: topSource: expressMar 1st, 2017

Dynamo develops arthritis due to Crohn"s disease

Dynamo develops arthritis due to Crohn"s disease.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicApr 18th, 2018