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Monday, October 24, 2011

Erosion That Looks Like Quake Damage

Earthquake damage? No, it's the stunning evidence of Europe's worst coastal erosion... and it was snapped in Yorkshire

* Dramatic image that reveals extent of staggering damage is one of the entrants for the Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition

This photograph might look like a picture of damage caused by nature in distant lands but it in fact depicts a landscape closer to home.

The Holderness coast located in East Riding of Yorkshire suffers the highest rate of coastal erosion in Europe.

It stretches 61km with several villages under constant threat. The annual rate of erosion is about 2 metres every year. Many villages have been lost to the sea dating back to Roman times. 

The Holderness coast located in Yorkshire suffers the highest rate of coastal erosion in Europe. This staggering image showed the devastating impact it can have

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Largest River Tides..

Surging Qiantang River waves

Qiantang River in East China is known for the largest tides in the world. During the raging tide flow can reach 9 meters in height, and move at a speed of 40 km per hour. Many people come to see this amazing natural phenomenon. The most risky accounts for it pay dearly.

The Crooked Forest

The crooked forest: Fantasy woodland that could have come straight from a fairytale

With their trunks all bent the northward, these trees look like something straight out of one of the more uncomfortable fairy tales.

Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees near Gryfino, north-west Poland, this grove of curved trees - dubbed the 'Crooked Forest' - is a mystery.

The curved pines, of which there are about 400, were planted around 1930.

Mysterious: These crooked pine trees are just some of 400 whose trunks are bent to the north in one forest in north-west Poland

They were allowed to grow for seven to ten years before being held down in what is thought to have been some kind of human mechanical intervention.

Speculation as to what the trees may have been intended for ranges from use in making bent-wood furniture, the ribs for boat hulls or yokes for ox-drawn plows.

However, before they could be harvested, the outbreak of the Second World War interrupted the plans of whoever was growing and tending the grove, leaving their plans a mystery.

Creepy: The eerie looking trees are thought to have been bent into shape by some kind of human intervention - but the reason why is unknown

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Dog with a Painful Skin Condition Whose Life was Saved by PYJAMAS

A dog with a painful skin condition has been saved hours before he was due to be put down - thanks to some new pyjamas.

Mr Bojangles, a five-month-old crossbreed, was due to be put to sleep but was rescued by a charity from Burton, Staffordshire, in the nick of time.

They gave him 'dog pyjamas' to stop him scratching and he is now making a good recovery.

They call me Mr Bojangles: 'Bo' shows off the pyjamas that stop him from scratching and biting himself. He was hours away from being put to sleep when an animal charity in Burton, Staffs, came to his rescue

Life savers: The pyjamas prevent Mr Bojangles from scratching himself, giving his skin a chance to heal while he is treated for the painful skin condition Demodex mange

It turned out that Mr Bojangles has Demodex mange - a contagious skin disease caused by mites - which had not been treated, leading to him scratching and biting his own body to re lieve the discomfort.

The charity Impawtant Pups Rescue rescued Mr Bojangles from a dog pound in Cambridgeshire.

Charity worker Emma Nicholson said: 'We went down on Sunday to get him straight away and now he is settled in, with his own sets of pyjamas to keep his wounds covered.'

She said that he is an affectionate dog who gets on well with the others at the pound.

It is hoped that Mr Bojangles will find a new home some time in the future but for now the charity is trying to raise money for treatment.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Young Girl With Progeria

Hayley is 13 and loves shopping, Justin Bieber, and Twitter... and she has the body of a 105-year-old woman

Like many young teenagers, Hayley Okines is obsessed with pop star Justin Bieber, messaging her friends on Twitter and going shopping. But there is one big difference. Hayley has progeria, which means her body ages eight times quicker than normal.

She suffers from arthritis, hip problems and baldness and dreams of having long lustrous locks that she can 'flick in the wind.'

Her life story is the subject of a ongoing documentary series for Five. When she last featured in 2010 she was starting secondary school and taking part in a pioneering medical trial in America.

Radio star: Hayley with her best friend at school before a hip problem forces her to learn from home

Check-up: Hayley is no stranger to hospitals. Her heart is currently strong thanks to the multiple medicines that she takes

A year on and she is getting to grips with being a teenager - not an easy task at the best of times.

'It's annoying having an old woman's body', she admits early on.

The episode, which she is narrating herself for the first time, shows her planning her own autobiography and writing a speech to give to experts on her condition.

'How do you spell progeria?' she wonders aloud, revealing just how young she is, despite all she has gone through.

'I really should know how to spell that,' she adds with a sheepish grin to the camera.


Her mother Kerry, who lives with Hayley and her two other healthy children in Bexhill, told Mail Online: 'Hayley is a typical teenager, she's more stroppy now and has a messy bedroom. She always likes to have the last word and thinks she knows everything like most teens!'

She admitted it was hard letting go of the reins as Hayley grows up.

'It is difficult,' she said.

'She obviously wants to go out and I do let her go down to the local shops and go on sleepovers.

'She also goes to the local shopping centre with her friends but I like to be somewhere in the centre at the same time and I make sure she has her mobile on her in case she needs me.'

Hayley wearing a headscarf: The teenager now regularly wears a brunette wig

Old before my time: Hayley and her mother Kerry watch her book hit the presses

Kerry has good reason to be worried. In April this year, Hayley was told by a doctor that her hip bones were in danger of dislocating and she now has to wear an uncomfortable brace nearly 24-hours a day.

'I don't like the brace as it's a bit heavy and stops me moving around as much,' she told Mail Online.

Her mother Kerry added: 'She hasn't been able to go back to school since April. We were hoping she would go back but she's had more problems with her hips.

'They have partially slipped out even despite the brace and the doctors are now looking at the possibility of surgery and speaking to experts in America.

'Maybe she can go back to school next year...' she trailed off hopefully.

Despite the latest setback Hayley continues to stay positive.

'She does online schooling which she loves. Maths, English, Science and Art. She is also doing a health and beauty course and they are designing their own salon,' Kerry said.

The internet has opened up a whole new world for Hayley, who loves the social-networking site Twitter. It was thanks to her Twitter followers that she achieved a lifelong dream of meeting the pop singer Justin Bieber.

Justin meets Hayley: The kind-hearted pop star gave Hayley front row tickets to see his show

Hayley is shown having trouble shopping for clothes. She says she is an expert at finding things in the children's section

Bizarre Case of the Woman Who Says She Went from Age 23 to 73 in 'a Few Days'!

Doctors speculate she may have entirely new syndrome

Doctors have been left baffled by a strange condition which appears to have caused a 23-year-old woman to age 50 years in a matter of days.

Nguyen Thi Phuong, from Vietnam, now looks like a septugenarian after the affliction took hold in 2008 leaving her with a puffy face and sagging skin.

However her husband, carpenter Nguyen Thanh Tuyen says his love has not faded for his once beautiful wife, who is now 26.

Rapid ageing: A mystery condition has apparently caused Nguyen Thi Phuong's face to sag and wrinkle over a matter of day. She is pictured aged 21 on the left and 26 on the right

She has always worn wear a mask in public to hide her appearance from prying eyes, but she has now sought help from doctors to see if they can reverse the 'ageing' effect.

Displaying photos of a beautiful 21-year-old woman on her wedding day in 2006, Mrs Nguyen said: 'Five years ago, I was rather pretty and not so ugly like this, right?'

Mrs Nguyen believes her condition was caused by a life-long allergy to seafood. She said she had suffered a particularly bad reaction in 2008. 'I was really itchy all over my body. I had to scratch even while sleeping.'

Phuong said she took some medicine bought at a local pharmacy instead of going to the hospital because her and her husband Tuyen, now 33, were too poor to afford it.  She said: 'After one month of taking the drugs, I became less itchy but hives remained on my skin.

Then I switched to traditional medicine and all the hives disappeared, together with my itching. However, my skin began to sag and fold.'

Mrs Nguyen then took another kind of traditional medicine to treat her rapid-aging skin problem - but to no avail.

Doctors say it may have been the long-term use of traditional medicines that caused the condition as they are often spiked with corticoids. These steroids speed up the effects of the unregulated remedies but could also have triggered the rare skin disease mastocytosis, where the body produces too many mast cells.

The couple do not remember what the medicine was or which pharmacy they got it from.

Our love hasn't faded: Tuven (pictured) said he still loved his wife but they hadn't had children as their lives were too difficult

Mrs Nguyen said: 'We considered that it was our destiny and I quit treatment in 2009. Now I always wear a face mask whenever I go out.

'The skin on my face, chest and belly have folds like an old woman who has given birth several times although I have never had a child.

'But the rapid-aging syndrome hasn't affected my menstrual cycle, hair, teeth, eyes and mind.' In 2010, the couple migrated to the southern province of Binh Phuoc's Bu Dop District where they rent a small wooden house.

It could be.... L
This is a rare syndrome which causes a layer of fatty tissue beneath the surface of the skin to disintegrate while the skin itself continues to grow at a startling pace

It has no cure and leaves victims with loose folds of skin on their bodies as well as wrinkled faces and features of people much hold. 

Only 2,000 people are thought to have the condition Or it might be.... Cushing’s Syndrome 

This can be triggered if a person has very high levels of a hormone called cortisol in their blood.

Common symptoms include weight gain, rounding of the face due to deposits of fat developing there and thinning of the skin. 

It often occurs as a side effect of treatment with corticosteroids.

Women are five times more likely to develop endogenous Cushing’s syndrome than men, with most cases affecting people who are 25 to 40 years old.

Mr Nguyen continued to work as a carpenter while Phuong got a job at a cashew-nut processing factory. Both earn a total of less than £92 a month - which means they cannot afford an examination at a major hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

Tuyen said his wife's disease has not affected his love for her or their relationship. He said: 'I married Phuong when she was a beautiful woman. I have followed her through her disease and have never been shocked at all.

'It's not easy to talk about one's own marital affairs. Just simply understand that I still love her very much.'

Mrs Nguyen said her husband's love is the reason she is able to persevere in the face of adversity.

She said: 'He still loves me like before despite the fact that I look old and ugly. With him, I feel more confident to live and work.'  On October 2, doctors from Nguyen Dinh Chieu Hospital in Ben Tre Province said they would examine Phuong for free and send her to the HCMC Dermatology Hospital if they failed to diagnose her condition.

There is already some disagreement among doctors over the cause of the rare condition.

Doctor Vo Thi Bach Suong of the HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy, said: 'She might have taken corticoid for a long time. Many traditional pharmacists use corticoid in their medicine, leading to side effects like swelled face and abnormally-growing skin sections.'

Nguyen Hoai Nam, another lecturer at the university, agreed that Phuong may suffer from the wrongful use of corticoid. He said: 'A sudden stop in using corticoid could easily lead to Cushing's Syndrome, which is clearly seen through affected skin.' However, doctor Huynh Huy Hoang of the HCMC Dermatology Hospital has doubts over this diagnosis.

He said: 'It's really strange. This is the first time I've heard of such a case of rapid-aging process on an adult. It's not lipodystropy syndrome. 'However, aging is not a common sign of Cushing's Syndrome either.'

Doctor Yen Lam Phuc of the Vietnam Military Medical Academy agreed with Hoang, saying the rapid aging could not be a side effect of a medical substance. He said: 'It could be a totally new syndrome.'

Meanwhile Tuyen said that he and his wife do not dare to have a child, even though they have been married several years, because their lives are so difficult. He said: 'Our only wish is to have some philanthropists or doctors help my wife to make her normal face again.'

Doctor Hoang Van Minh from the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University Hospital claims Phuong, could regain some of her previous beauty with medical treatment. 

Dr Hoang visited Phuong this week at her house in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre where he said it was likely she did have mastocytosis. He said Phuong's face still swells and she is itchy with frequent diarrhoea, which are common signs of the disease.

There is currently no cure but there are many medicines to help treat its symptoms. 'She needs to be treated for her allergies first,' Dr Hoang said.

He added that his treatment plan could restore between 50-70 percent of her skin to normal and laser therapy could reduce the folds. Dr Hoang said there should be more tests to verify his initial diagnosis and find any other diseases she might have.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Woman scales 70ft castle wall

A Chinese woman astonished tourists when she scrambled up a 70ft castle wall - to avoid paying the £2.50p admission fee.

Nimble Ma Jei - who had no rope or safety equipment when - told other visitors she'd been climbing the walls of Zhonghau Castle since childhood and had never once paid to get in.

But when other visitors tried to follow her example, by trying to scale the virtually sheer walls of the attraction, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, they came unstuck.

Two tourists needed hospital treatment after falling and breaking their legs while three others had to be rescued by police officers.

"She ran up the wall like a goat and made it look easy. But when people tried it for themselves they saw it wasn't quite as simple as they thought," explained one tourist.
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