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Paddy McGuinness receiving treatment after shock medical diagnosis

Paddy McGuinness receiving treatment after shock medical diagnosis

Entertainment
Instagram PADDY MCGUINNESS INSTAGRAM: The Take Me Out presenter revealed his shock arthritis diagnosis The TV star is famed for his happy-go-lucky presenting style on ITV's hit dating show Take Me Out.But the 44-year-old stunned his Paddy McGuinness Instagram followers earlier today when he revealed he has been diagnosed with arthritis.Updating fans from his bed, the dad-of-three posted a picture of himself sporting a grim facial expression.Wearing a pale pink vest top, the Bolton-born talent pointed to a bandage on his shoulder. Christine McGuinness   My goodness my Guinness it's Christine McGuinness. Christine, the wife of comedian and Take Me Out presenter...
Leicester City FC transfer news: Jonny Evans passes medical and agrees terms ahead of Foxes move

Leicester City FC transfer news: Jonny Evans passes medical and agrees terms ahead of Foxes move

Sports
Evans was relegated from the Premier League with West Brom last term Thursday, June 7, 2018 Jonny Evans has passed his medical at Leicester City and has agreed terms on a three-year deal with the club, according to reports. The 2015/16 Premier League winners triggered the defender’s £3.5million release clause after West Brom were relegated from the top flight last month. The Foxes have captured Evans, 30, for £17.5million less than what West Brom turned down for their captain. The Northern Ireland international nearly left the Baggies during the past two transfer windows but the club rejected a £21million bid from Leicester as well as an £18million offer from Manchester City. Leicester will pay Albion in two inst...
Hole in cow's skull may be proof of early medical experimentation

Hole in cow's skull may be proof of early medical experimentation

Science
April 19 (UPI) -- More than 5,000 years ago, a group of people living in what's now France drilled a hole in a cow's head. Researchers believe the ancient bovine skull is the earliest evidence of animal surgery yet recovered.Scientists used advanced imaging to study the hole and determined it could not have been made by a violent encounter with another animal. Aside from the hole, the skull and related bones show no evidence of trauma. As such, scientists believe the hole was made purposefully by humans.Paleontologists and archaeologists have found similar holes in human skulls as old as 10,000 years."I have analyzed many, many human skulls ... all from the neolithic period and they all show the same techniques -- and the technique you can observe in the cow's skull [is] the same," Fernand...
Legal medical pot doesn't lead to increased use in teens, research shows

Legal medical pot doesn't lead to increased use in teens, research shows

Health
With medical marijuana already legal in 29 states and even more states considering legalization, some believe that the inevitable next step is an increase in recreational marijuana use among adolescents, but a new study published today in Addiction busted that myth. “We had done an earlier study published in the Lancet in 2015 of a million adolescents that were surveyed yearly between 1991 and 2014, and found no increase in teen use of cannabis or marijuana. We were surprised by that result,” said Dr. Deborah S. Hasin, an author of the study and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. But despite a series of similar studies with the same result, she said, “People were so convinced that medical marijuana laws were going to increase teen use so they questioned the relationship.”
Threatened medical deduction seen as valuable, versatile

Threatened medical deduction seen as valuable, versatile

Health
Several million people unlucky enough to face big medical bills not covered by their insurance would lose a valuable and versatile deduction under the House GOP tax bill. Groups representing older people and patients are trying to save it. "Anybody who is paying for the cost of nursing home care is paying a great deal of money, and they are going to lose that deduction, and their taxes are going to go up," said Thomas DeCoursey, a retired lawyer from Kansas, in his 70s. He relies on the deduction to help offset costs associated with nursing home care for his wife, who has Alzheimer's. Some of his own medical expenses also factor in. DeCoursey estimates that in a couple of years their annual costs will pass $ 100,000. "There are a lot of people in my shoes," said DeCoursey, who lives in Le...