The ‘dual stigma’ of alcohol-related brain damage

“You’re talking about a condition that’s the result of long-term heavy drinking, which a lot of people are going to say, ‘Well someone’s done that themselves, it’s his own fault,’” Andrew Misell, from Alcohol Change UK, said. “And then you’re talking about a condition which makes someone’s behaviour difficult to manage – people can be aggressive, inappropriate, confused and confusing to others” Last year, the alcohol care team at the Royal Liverpool Hospital treated 79 patients with alcohol-related brain disease. Patients are asked to sit a test used to diagnose dementia, which has been adapted for this condition. A low score can lead to scans to see if the patient’s alcohol intake has shrunk their brain. Related Topics Alcoholism Alcohol …

No-deal Brexit plans to get 2.1bn boost

“We want to get a good deal that abolishes the anti-democratic backstop. But if we can’t get a good deal, we’ll have to leave without one. “This additional £2.1bn will ensure we are ready to leave on 31 October – deal or no-deal.” Brexit: What is the Irish border backstop? No-deal Brexit: Are we ready? No-deal Brexit: 10 ways it could affect you But shadow chancellor John McDonnell described the plans as “an appalling waste of taxpayers’ cash, all for the sake of Boris Johnson’s drive towards a totally avoidable no-deal”. He added: “This government could have ruled out no-deal and spent these billions on our schools, hospitals, and people. “Labour is a party for the whole of the UK, …

Johnson told no-deal Brexit will crush domestic policy plans

Institute for Government tells PM there is no such thing as a managed no deal Boris Johnsons ambitious domestic agenda would be crushed by the pressing needs of the emergency that would follow a no-deal Brexit, a new report by a Whitehall thinktank has concluded. The Institute for Government (IfG) warned there is no such thing as a managed no deal and the hard Brexiters predictions of a clean break from the EU will not materialise. Johnson will begin his first full week in Downing Street by ramping up planning for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, with more than 1bn to be announced within days for preparations by Sajid Javid, the chancellor. He sent out a …

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 …

I’m Answering More Questions About My Open Relationship Because You Asked Betches

I recently wrote an article that addressed the annoying questions people ask me about my open relationship, because I’m a f*cking hero, but turns out y’all have even more questions. A lot of people in the comments wanted to know how the logistics of how my open relationship works, others wanted to explain to me, a person they have never met, how my love life is a sham. Love all of my fans equally. ANYWAY, I’m going to address some of the logistics here, but they aren’t going to be concrete. Sorry, bitch. But here’s the thing: open relationships are amazing because they are open, not just to sexual partners but to different options, variations, and changes. Everyone makes the …

Researchers spotlight the lie of anonymous data

Researchers from two universities in Europe have published a method they say is able to correctly re-identify 99.98% of individuals in anonymized data sets with just 15 demographic attributes. Their model suggests complex data sets of personal information cannot be protected against re-identification by current methods of “anonymizing” data — such as releasing samples (subsets) of the information. Indeed, the suggestion is that no “anonymized” and released big data set can be considered safe from re-identification — not without strict access controls. “Our results suggest that even heavily sampled anonymized datasets are unlikely to satisfy the modern standards for anonymization set forth by GDPR [Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation] and seriously challenge the technical and legal adequacy of the de-identification …

Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus Detected In Florida, Health Officials Warn

mosquitoes after a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus was detected. “The risk of transmission to humans has increased,” Orange County Joao Paulo Burini via Getty Images Health officials in Central Florida are urging caution after a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus that can cause brain swelling was detected among chickens. so far this year and just six last year. This is primarily because the virus is usually transmitted in and around swampy areas that are sparsely populated, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its symptoms include fever, headache, irritability, restlessness, drowsiness, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, cyanosis, convulsions and coma. Out of precaution, sentinel chickens are placed in areas where disease outbreaks can begin and are regularly tested for the …

Kamala Harris Unveils Her Version Of ‘Medicare For All’

Sen. (D-Calif.) has been campaigning for president on a of support for “.” Now she is telling voters exactly what she means by that. Harris on Monday released a plan to create a new, designed to cover all Americans and pay for nearly all their medical expenses.  It would eventually replace employer-sponsored plans, over the course of a decadelong transition, but it would allow private insurers to offer an alternative form of coverage, much as they do today for seniors on Medicare. The campaign shared an overview of the plan with several media outlets, including HuffPost, over the weekend. Like many campaign documents, it is more a framework than a point-by-point proposal, with many unanswered questions about the transition, the …

Manslaughter claim against haemophilia doctor

But talking to Radio Wales’ Eye on Wales programme, Mr Collins claimed “for all practical purposes” Prof Bloom was experimenting on his patients, who were unknowingly part of a study of imported blood-derived treatments for the clotting disorder. One widow has told the inquiry she wants answers about when Prof Bloom, and also the Department of Health, government ministers and pharmaceutical companies, knew about blood risks. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Infected blood donations in the 1970s and 80s were pooled and used in treatments The programme heard two of Prof Bloom’s older patients, Cardiff brothers Haydn and Gareth Lewis, began tracking down paperwork in the early 1990s, including Colin’s medical notes, to find what they could about the …

Runner Uses The Streets As His Canvas, Maps Out Artistic Designs With His Routes (31 Pics)

Jogging is a truly healthy activity for both physical and mental health; we all know this already. For some people, it comes naturally. For others, it’s either a struggle not worth contemplating or just a little, well, boring. Without a jogging buddy or any element of competition, how do you spice up your runs? Well, there are now plenty of apps that you can download, that keep track of things like speed, distance, heart rate, calories burned and even challenges against other users to keep you motivated. Image credits: Strava to create amazing pieces of ‘running art;’ carefully planning his route beforehand to run in the pattern of a certain image with the streets of San Fran as his canvas. …

Art Neville, New Orleans funk star, dies aged 81

Keyboardist and singer behind the Meters and the Neville Brothers hailed as an icon by Louisiana governor John Edwards Art Neville, one of the most celebrated funk musicians in the US, has died aged 81. His manager, Kent Sorrell, confirmed that the keyboardist and vocalist passed away peacefully this morning at home, with his adoring wife, Lorraine, by his side. No cause of death has been given, but his health had declined in recent years. He had suffered a stroke as well as complications from back surgery in 2001. Born in 1937, Neville grew up in New Orleans. His career began in the mid-50s when he joined the band the Hawketts, which he went on to front. Their song Mardi …

Beyonc Reveals Her Pre-Coachella Weight To Promote Her New Diet Plan! – Perez Hilton

Beyoncé wants her fans to get in on the beauty of 22 Days Nutrition, the diet plan the starlet used after giving birth to her twins to get ready for last April’s Coachella! The Houston native dropped a YouTube video on Wednesday, displaying how she, 5’7, weighed 175 before committing to the plant-based food regimen for 44 days. Showing herself on the scale, Bey announced: “Every woman’s nightmare. This is my weight, 175. Long way to go.” Over the course of the two minute and 32 second clip, we see ‘Yonce preparing for the music festival in rehearsals. While the momma of three doesn’t mention the date at the start of the video, 44 days would mean she started March …

This Video Of Logan Paul’s Fox Business Interview Is A Rollercoaster

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images This Video Of Logan Paul’s Fox Business Interview Is A Rollercoaster By Mehak Anwar an hour ago Welcome to the crossover internet: On July 22, prominent YouTube personality Logan Paul stepped away from his internet duties for the day and appeared in an interview for Fox Business to discuss influencer culture. And, uh, let’s just say things got a little weird. Paul covered a variety of topics during his seven-minute interview, and clearly, he brought his YouTube personality all the way to the business news channel. This video of Logan Paul’s Fox Business interview is quite a rollercoaster, so buckle up and enjoy the ride. On July 22, Paul appeared in an interview with Liz …

These Memes About Disappointing Your Therapist Will Make You Say “LOLSOB”

Shutterstock // Twitter @peeb_z These Memes About Disappointing Your Therapist Are Too Relatable By Mehak Anwar 3 min ago If you regularly see a therapist, you probably know how special the therapist/client relationship can be. As the client, you can be totally open and vulnerable with your therapist, share your deepest fears and darkest secrets, and expect some constructive conversation along the way that helps you deal grapple with some tough life scenarios. But every now and then, it can feel like you’ve said something your therapist didn’t fully get, which is why these memes about disappointing your therapist are way too relatable. A recent meme format has popped up on Twitter that’s all about people — ironically — disappointing …