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Gymnastics doctor complains it’s too hard to listen to victim stories

Former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, accused of sexually abusing more than 140 girls and women, picked a fight with the judge overseeing his marathon sentencing hearing. He lost. In a six-page single-spaced letter, Nassar complained it was too hard for him to listen to dozens of accusers describe how he abused them under the guise of medical treatments and how it wrecked their lives. He said the judge had turned the proceeding into a “media circus” and put herself in the spotlight. “Now this is entertaining to me,” County Court…

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North Korea could turn to dealing deadly CRYSTAL METH to fund its weapons programmes

Kim Jong-un’s regime may seek to copy the Taliban in Afghanistan by selling illegal drugs to the West to fund his cash-strapped government and avoid international sanctions, Loretta Napoleoni said. The economist, who is also a specialist on terrorism financing, warned North Korea could easily become the world’s largest producer of highly addictive methamphetamine – commonly known as crystal meth. The powerful stimulant is a Class A drug in the UK and long-term use can leave addicts suffering from a raft of serious mental health problems ranging from paranoia and…

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Donald Trump ASKED for mental health check amid fears over ‘erratic behaviour’

Scores of psychiatric officials called on Dr Ronny Jackson to carry out mental health checks during the President’s annual health screening after months of erratic outbursts and bizarre physical gaffes – including slurred speech last month. However despite pushback from White House officials, Dr Jackson has revealed the President himself asked for a test to be carried out. He said: “The President came to me and said ‘is there something we can do’” Dr Jackson went on to confirm the President did “exceedingly well” on the cognitive test – and…

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Dry January benefits: What happens when you stop drinking alcohol for a month?

You’re half way through Dry January. Alongside testing your ability to say ’no’ to a glass of wine on an evening or a few pints with friends at the weekend you’ve got a bit more dosh sitting in your wallet.  But what are the physical benefits? How does giving up alcohol for a month affect your health, or is a month to short for it to have any impact at all?  Dr Andrew Thornber, Chief Medical Officer at the Now Healthcare Group, says Dry January has plenty of benefits on…

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Dementia warning: Just ONE glass of wine or pint of beer each day could put you at risk

But new research by academics from a number of universities including Oxford has shown that drinking even that amount of alcohol could be a serious risk to health, particularly to the middle aged. The report could lead to a rethink on official advice about safe levels of drinking. The study, published in the Journal Of Public Health, examined the effects of alcohol consumption on neurodegenerative conditions. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have replaced ischemic heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, and death rates for neurological…

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Brutal murder highlights intimate partner violence in transgender community

The grisly murder of Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien marked the first reported homicide of a transgender person in 2018. The Jan. 5 incident follows a deadly pattern in 2017, which saw at least 28 transgender people killed by violent means, according to the Human Rights Campaign.  Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien via Facebook Police say Steele-Knudslien, 42, was found stabbed and beaten to death in the home she shared with her spouse, Mark Steele-Knudslien, in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her husband was charged with her murder and pled not guilty on Monday, but according…

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Donald Trump’s doctor has duty to AMERICA to test mental health, 70 psychiatrists say

The doctors sent a joint letter to the US President’s doctor saying he had a duty to the country to test Mr Trump and refer him to specialists if he was found to have any sign of psychiatric problems, no matter how small. They claimed he displayed symptoms that should be explored by a professional, but did not offer any diagnosis.  The group of mental health professionals wrote in the letter: “Your duty to this patient and the country that employs you as an officer of the United States Navy…

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Donald Trump doctor: Who is conducting US President’s medical exam?

Mr Trump will take a helicopter to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland for the annual exam on Friday January 12.  The physical will be carried out by Dr Ronny L. Jackson who served as physician to Barack Obama. The President’s mental health has come under scrutiny following the release of Michael Wolff’s new book ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’, which questioned his mental fitness for office. The Hollywood Reporter journalist claims in the book the President repeats the same stories every 10…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle news: William might not be Harry’s best man

Prince Harry has not asked Prince William to be his best man, it has been revealed. The news was revealed by 35-year-old Wills himself as he met staff at a mental health charity. The royal faced the best man question during a discussion and men’s mental health with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a charity aimed at preventing male suicide. When asked about his relationship with his brother and his potential role as best man William said: “He hasn’t asked me yet. It could be a sensitive issue.” However, Prince…

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Stephen Miller slams ‘Fire and Fury’ as ‘grotesque work of fiction’

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller attacked a new book about the inner workings of President Donald Trump’s White House as “garbage” and a “grotesque work of fiction” in a tense interview Sunday. “The book is best understood as a work of very poorly written fiction, and I also will say that the author is a garbage author of a garbage book,” Miller said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller waits to go on the air in the White House Briefing…

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