Parties return to Stormont after striking deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald (left) addressed reporters at Stormont Sinn Féin and the DUP will re-enter devolved government in Northern Ireland after three years of deadlock on Saturday. The two parties have supported a deal to restore Stormont’s political institutions. The British and Irish governments published the draft proposals on Thursday, after nine months of talks. Stormont’s power-sharing coalition, led by the DUP and Sinn Féin, collapsed in January 2017 over a green energy row. How the parties got a done deal What’s in the draft Stormont deal? Three years of political deadlock at Stormont Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the agreement, tweeting it was a “great step forwards for …

Police officer suicide rate more than doubles line-of-duty deaths in 2019, study shows

According to Blue H.E.L.P. and the Caruth Police Institute, 228 officers died by suicide in 2019, more than double the number of officers killed in the line of duty. Wagner said it’s because of the rise in police office suicides that the institute has been looking to put together the Texas First Responders Peer Networking Program, which ideally would eliminate officer suicides in the Lone Star State. “It would be a statewide initiative saying that law enforcement suicide is no longer an acceptable statistic in Texas, we want to end it,” Wagner said. The institute has been looking to get secure from the state in order to set up six hubs across the state that would provide a “battle buddy” …

Oprah Winfrey advised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Megxit

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, left, and Oprah Winfrey. (Getty Images/AP) A source said, “Oprah was the first person to talk to Harry and Meghan about breaking free and doing their own thing, building on their own brand. She made them realize it was really possible.” A rep for Oprah declined to comment. Harry collaborated with Oprah on a mental-health series for Apple TV+, to air later this year, and it is believed the pair had “frank conversations” about the turmoil he and Meghan have faced in the spotlight. In an astonishing interview, Harry revealed he thinks about the fate of his mother, Princess Diana, “every single time I see a camera … every time I see a flash.” CLICK …

Adorable Comics That Hilariously Sum Up What Its Like Living With A Dog (New Pics)

Prepare yourselves for a large dose of cuteness, wholesomeness, and that tingly feeling that you get in your stomach when you realize you’re in love (or kinda hungry). Upvote your favorite comics done by Gemma and drop us a comment with your thoughts. And be sure to share this post with anyone whom you suspect to be a doggo-lover! #4 #5 #6 “Mochi is a very happy and sweet pug that sees life in a particular way. He is super sweet and well behaved, but he can be very sassy and pretty much does whatever he wants,” Gemma wrote on her website. #7 #8 #9 Though Gemma started the cartoon ‘157 of Gemma’ back in 2012 as a form of …

Man’s swollen, calcified testicle caused by parasitic worm infection: case report

A fluid-filled sac had formed around the man’s testicle and began to calcify.  (BMJ Case Reports) A hydrocele typically forms in response to an infection or injury, but in this case, it was caused by lymphatic filariasis, which is caused by parasitic worms. MAN WITH ‘PENILE GANGRENE’ HAS PART OF GENITALS REMOVED  A patient can become infected with filarial worms through the bite of an infected mosquito, according to a report on the man’s condition, which was published in BMJ Case Reports. (The original case report contains a graphic photo.) The parasites develop into adult worms once in the lymphatic vessels, which can cause severe damage and swelling, as was the case with the man’s right testicle. The case report’s authors …

DUP and Sinn Fin back in top jobs at Stormont

The positions are known as a “diarchy” which means they are equal and govern together. The deputy first minister is not subordinate to the first minister, despite the title. ‘Differences’ Addressing the assembly, Mrs Foster said the politicians have “many differences”. “Michelle’s narrative of the past 40 years could not be more different to mine,” she said. “I’m not sure we will ever agree on much about the past, but we can agree there was too much suffering, and that we cannot allow society to drift backwards and allow division to grow.” She added that it was “time for Stormont to move forward”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichelle O’Neill addresses the new NI Assembly Michelle O’Neill …

Lose 220kg, beat back pain, love yourself: personal trainers on lessons that changed their lives

Fitness coaches dont all start out as slim and healthy twentysomethings. Heres how three overcame obesity and illness and their advice for the rest of us Dont go on a diet. Thats one tip from personal trainer he was retraining as a gym instructor. Watson has been on what he describes as a health journey, losing 51kg (8st), and reversing his type 2 diabetes diagnosis through diet and exercise. What lessons can we take from the trainers who have transformed their lives? Dont look at how much youve got to lose, says Waugh. If someone had told me I had to lose 35 stone, what do you think that would have done for my morale? What I had to do …

Magic Mushrooms Provide Long-Term Relief From Existential Fear In Cancer Patients

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can cause severe psychological distress, although research suggests that psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, may help sufferers to overcome many of the existential challenges that accompany the illness. Appearing in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, a new study indicates that a single treatment with the drug can generate profound improvements in cancer patients’ quality of life for up to 4.5 years. The study builds upon research published in 2016, when psilocybin treatment was provided to 29 people suffering from life-threatening cancers, all of whom had been diagnosed with depression or anxiety as a consequence of their illness. Half a year later, some 60 to 80 percent of participants displayed a significant reduction in symptoms …

Paralyzed man breaks world record for finishing a marathon in an exoskeleton suit

(CNN)A South Carolina man competing in the 2020 Charleston Marathon has beaten the world record for the fastest time to finish a marathon in an exoskeleton suit. Gorlitsky started walking the race Thursday night and finished Saturday morning, without taking any breaks for sleep. It was Gorlitsky’s second marathon attempt. His first was at the Los Angeles Marathon in March 2019, when he made it to 17.2 miles before stopping. “I’ve been attempting to break Simon’s record for about a year now,” Gorlitsky told CNN. “And now that I have, the second I crossed that finish line, I have a whole new level of respect for him and anyone who walks a marathon wearing an exoskeleton suit. It wasn’t easy …

There’s A Way To Add Nine Years To Your Healthy Life Expectancy, But You Aren’t Going To Like It

A longitudinal study of over 20,000 people has found something so obvious you’ll probably shout “yes we know” at your screens in rage: The wealthy live longer, healthier lives than the rest of us. The study, which looked at 10 years of data, investigated socioeconomic inequalities in disability-free life expectancy in older people in England and the US. In both countries, the participants were placed into groups based on total household wealth, and the health of those groups was measured. Publishing in The Journals of Gerontology, researchers from University College London found that people from the poorest groups from both countries could expect to live 7-9 fewer years without disability than those in the richest groups at the age of 50. This means that if …

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Meet the xenobot: world’s first living, self-healing robots created from frog stem cells

(CNN)Scientists have created the world’s first living, self-healing robots using stem cells from frogs. The cells then began to work on their own — skin cells bonded to form structure, while pulsing heart muscle cells allowed the robot to move on its own. Xenobots even have self-healing capabilities; when the scientists sliced into one robot, it healed by itself and kept moving. “These are novel living machines,” said Joshua Bongard, one of the lead researchers at the University of Vermont, in the news release. “They’re neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It’s a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.” Xenobots don’t look like traditional robots — they have no shiny gears or robotic arms. …

Worlds Worst Measles Epidemic Reaches Death Toll Of More Than 6,000

More than 6,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo in what the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling the “world’s worst measles epidemic.” Area health officials are requesting “adequate finances” in order to “end the outbreak” and “lift the burden of this prolonged epidemic” from thousands of Congolese families. Already, $27.6 million USD has been mobilized but an additional $40 million USD is needed to reinforce on-the-ground outbreak responses and to implement a six-month plan to extend vaccinations to children between the ages of six and 14. It is reported that one-in-four reported measles cases affect children over the age of five. “We are doing our utmost to bring this epidemic under control. Yet to be truly successful …

Meghan returns to Canada as Queen seeks solution

Your questions answered on Harry and Meghan statement Where do Prince Harry and Meghan get their money? How Meghan ‘tripped and fell’ into Harry’s life Prince Harry: A life in the spotlight In their announcement on Wednesday evening, Prince Harry and Meghan revealed they intend “to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family, and work to become financially independent”. They plan to split their time between the UK and North America, while “continuing to honour our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages”. The decision came “after many months of reflection and internal discussions”, they added. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Harry and Meghan: Who else has taken ‘early retirement’? On Thursday, …