UK mom bitten by Lyme disease-carrying tick develops ‘bullseye rash,’ warns others about common signs of illness

A so-called “bullseye” rash is a common sign of Lyme disease. (SWNS) Initially, Allen said she went to the pharmacy but was encouraged by a pharmacist to see a doctor, who later confirmed the mom of three had a “mild form” of Lyme disease. The 28-year-old told SWNS she was likely bitten by an infected tick while walking her dog through the grass. “I almost didn’t go [to] doctors as it wasn’t painful but if you look up just how serious this can be, I’m so glad I did,” she told the news outlet. “All I did was go on a family dog walk in a field.” “The symptoms began when I started to feel very tired. I had a temperature …

Duchess of Sussex to guest edit September UK Vogue issue

Meghan curated edition about Forces for Change focusing on inspiring women Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has been revealed as British Vogues guest editor of what is considered the magazines most important issue of the year, the September edition. The duchess was invited to oversee the edition by the titles editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, who said she turned down the opportunity to appear on the cover because she felt it would be boastful. Instead, the front of the magazine will feature 15 women who are trailblazing changemakers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers, according to Buckingham Palace. In keeping with the editions theme, which is forces for change, the duchess has assembled women including the actor Jane Fonda, the climate change …

MP O’Mara to step down from Parliament

On Saturday he issued a text message saying: “I’m not well and am in the process receiving medical help. “I am not in any fit state to continue and nor would that be appropriate if I was.” ‘Wasted opportunities’ He was previously accused of treating his constituents with “inexcusable contempt” by his former press chief Gareth Arnold. In one of a series of highly critical comments posted on Mr O’Mara’s Twitter account, Mr Arnold said: “Sheffield Hallam deserves so much better than you. “You have wasted opportunities which people dare not to even dream of.” A day after those comments, Mr O’Mara said: “I want to become a better person again; like I was. I feel I’ve become unrecognisable and …

DCCC sees staff shakeup amid diversity concerns, chairwoman calls it sobering day

HARRIS PRESENTS ‘KAMALACARE’ “Today has been a sobering day filled with tough conversations that too often we avoid, but I can say confidently that we are taking the first steps toward putting the DCCC back on path to protect and expand our majority, with a staff that truly reflects the diversity of our Democratic caucus and our party,” Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., the chairwoman, said in a statement. Bustos announced that Jacqueline Newman will replace Allison Jaslow, a combat veteran, who resigned earlier in the day. Jaslow and Bustos were close. Roll Call reported that Jaslow had worked on Bustos’ campaign and was once chief-of-staff in her House office. GET THE FOX NEWS APP Republicans seized on the turmoil. The Washington …

UK sends second warship to Gulf amid Iran tensions

“Merchant ships must be free to travel lawfully and trade safely, anywhere in the world.” Mr Wallace added the Royal Navy will continue to provide a safeguard for UK vessels “until this is the reality”. HMS Duncan is a Type 45 Destroyer which the Royal Navy describes as “among the most advanced warships ever built”. Why have tensions escalated? Earlier this month, British Royal Marines helped seize Iranian tanker Grace 1 near Gibraltar which was suspected of breaking EU sanctions, infuriating Iran. In response, Tehran threatened to capture a British oil tanker. On 19 July, British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero was seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in the key shipping route. A second British-linked tanker, the MV Mesdar, was also …

The people behind that Halloween petition want to create a new holiday: National Trick or Treat Day

(CNN)Fear not, Halloween purists: Your beloved holiday will probably remain on October 31. But what’s better than one day of witches and vampires roaming the street? Two days of treats! The association will partner with Party City to launch #ALLoween, a campaign to promote the new holiday that — fittingly — hits stores on Friday, September 13, according to the petition. The association’s campaign to shift Halloween to a Saturday began in 2018. Organizers claimed that the change would make the holiday “safer, longer and stress-free.” After a year languishing on the petition website, it began picking up steam this month. The group didn’t specifically outline just how a Saturday spookfest would make for a better Halloween, but in theory, …

Marianne Williamson: What I learned raising my daughter in an affluent suburb

(CNN)In the late 1990s, I lived in Grosse Pointe, an affluent suburb of Detroit, Michigan, while raising my daughter. During that time, there were people in inner city Detroit who would rent apartments in Grosse Pointe, several families at a time, to enable their children to attend Grosse Pointe South High School, a top-notch public school. Sometimes families would get caught, and their children would be removed from the school in a humiliating fashion. I remember thinking what an injustice this was. I saw the human consequences of basing a significant portion of our educational funding on local property taxes. And I realized that if a child grows up in a financially advantaged home, his or her chances of a …

Romney says Sanders is ‘all hat, no cattle,’ sparks exchange of insults following Democratic debate

The morning after <a data-cke-saved-href=”https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-tim-ryan-dem-debate-2020″ href=”https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-tim-ryan-dem-debate-2020″ target=”_blank”>Sen. Bernie Sanders</a>, I-Vt., took the stage in the first of two back-to-back Democratic presidential nomination debates in Detroit, <a data-cke-saved-href=”https://www.foxnews.com/politics/romney-says-he-may-decline-to-endorse-trump-again” href=”https://www.foxnews.com/politics/romney-says-he-may-decline-to-endorse-trump-again” target=”_blank”>Utah Sen. Mitt Romney</a> offered his thoughts on why his colleague from <a data-cke-saved-href=”https://www.foxnews.com/category/us/us-regions/northeast/vermont” href=”https://www.foxnews.com/category/us/us-regions/northeast/vermont” target=”_blank”>Vermont</a> is “so angry,” sparking an exchange of insults on Wednesday.  (The Associated Press) Sanders was at the center of several contentious exchanges with moderate Democrats during Tuesday’s debate in Detroit. At one point during a back-and-forth with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio over energy and climate change policy, Sanders said he was “a little bit tired of Democrats afraid of big ideas.” TIM RYAN CAMPAIGN SELLING ‘YOU DON’T HAVE TO YELL’ STICKERS AFTER DEBATE CLASH WITH SANDERS Ryan responded by …

Testosterone can enhance libido in postmenopausal women, new research says

(CNN)Doctors have long mulled over using low doses of the hormone testosterone as a way to improve sexual function in some women, but evidence on its safety and efficacy has been somewhat lacking — until now. “Further research is needed to clarify the effects of testosterone treatment in premenopausal women and the effects on musculoskeletal and cognitive health and long-term safety,” they wrote. The researchers found that, compared with a placebo or another hormone treatment such as estrogen, taking testosterone for at least 12 weeks significantly increased sexual desire, pleasure, arousal, orgasm, responsiveness, self-image and the frequency of satisfactory sexual events in postmenopausal women. The data from those previous reports also showed that testosterone significantly reduced reported sexual concerns and …

Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic for UN climate summits

Teenage activist to travel to US on racing yacht to cut environmental impact of travel Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile as part of a sabbatical year the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will spend in the US. Good news! Ill be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago Ive been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. Well be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August, said in June she would be taking a year off school to attend the summits, on 23 September in New York …

Michigan governor’s message to Democrats ahead of debate: ‘Focus on the fundamentals’

(CNN)Michigan’s governor has a simple message for the 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls primed to meet in Detroit this week for a second round of televised debates: “Stay focused on the fundamentals.” “I ran on fixing the roads … I ran on cleaning up drinking water,” Whitmer said, referring to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, where the government’s cost-cutting measures led to lead-tainted drinking water. In discussing big issues like health care and the climate crisis, Whitmer said candidates should “attach the bigger ideas out of Washington, DC, into the daily lives of people.” When candidates get caught in the details, she said it “just feeds into people’s anxieties.” Ultimately, Whitmer said there are no tricks to winning votes in Michigan. …

Vlogger Dies After Eating Geckos And Centipedes Live On Air

A man in China has died after live-streaming himself eating centipedes to 15,000 followers. The man, known as Sun, was a vlogger on Chinese live-streaming platform DouYu. As a way of building followers, he had taken to spinning a wheel marked with various bugs, foods, and drinks, and then consuming whatever the wheel landed on live on camera. The wheel included geckos, mealworms, vinegar, eggs, centipedes, beer, and distilled liquor, the Daily Mail reports. The geckos and insects he would reportedly eat alive. The 35-year-old from Hefei, Anhui province, was found by police on Saturday unconscious and showing no vital signs, with his computer still live-streaming. Two nights prior, he had reportedly streamed himself eating venomous centipedes. His equipment, including the wheel …

100m bacteria a day keep the doctor away, apple research suggests

Study finds organic apples have more diverse and balanced bacterial community The impact of an apple a day in keeping the doctor away may be partly down to the beneficial bacteria it carries and their subsequent colonisation of your gut, according to scientists. A study has found that a typical apple carries more than 100m bacteria. Some of these microbes are important in maintaining a published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.

Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA

The titans of social media are trapped, and we’re all suffering for it. As free services, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube monetize you by keeping you engaged, so they can show you more ads. The services are designed to exploit our brain chemistry, flashing us notifications and giving us one more hit of algorithm-recommended video. If they didn’t, their revenue would dwindle and shareholders would be unhappy. This is not a mutually beneficial relationship, as the platforms like to say; it’s a parasitic one. Social media hoovers up our energy and most intimate data, and in return we get anxiety and the destabilization of democracy. It’s gotten to the point where the tech giants know more about you than the government …

Two deaths a chilling reminder of the perils that lurk in the ring | Bryan Armen Graham

Boxing should not be abolished but it may need reform from within after a tragic week There are no easy answers for the tragedies that have rocked professional boxing over the past week. The Argentinian junior welterweight Santillan died on Thursday from injuries suffered during last Saturdays fight against Uruguays Eduardo Javier Abreu in the Buenos Aires, becoming the second fatality in four days after Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks. Death in the ring is statistically rare but there is no question boxing is the most dangerous pastime despite a perception as the tamer alternative to the often grisly spectacle of mixed martial arts and the head-to-toe violence it purveys to a generally younger …

Hottest July day leads to travel chaos

Elsewhere in Europe, new high temperature records were set in France, Germany and the Netherlands. Second Europe heatwave set to intensify and peak The UK’s record-breaking heat in maps Heatwaves and the human body Why is Heathrow so hot? Image copyright AFP Image caption …but in Brighton, beachgoers made the most of the record-breaking heat How is it affecting travellers? Network Rail said heat-related incidents were causing disruption across the rail network and warned people to make checks before travelling to see how their journey was affected. It said it was working “flat out” to fix the issues as quickly as possible. Packed carriages and rail delays on hottest day The Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators and Network …