A DEADLY plague that scientists have dubbed Disease X could kill millions of HEALTHY people if it mimics past pandemics, experts warn. The fatal illness will be the next widespread killer to wipe out populations across the globe - although it doesn't exist yet. Scientists are working desperately to predict when and how a super-strength strain will come about in order to prepare against it. And there are fears that if the disease evolves from a mutated form of influenza then healthy people could be MOST at risk. This was the case in the devastating Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918 - when younger, fitter people made up most of the staggering death toll. The virus wiped out as much as five per cent of the world's population - making it one of the worst disasters in human history. MORE DEATHS THAN WW1 As many as 100million people died from the Spanish Flu - more than two-and-a-half times the total number of military and civilian deaths from the First World War. Studies have show most of the … [Read more...] about Devastating plague dubbed Disease X could wipe out millions of HEALTHY people… just like Spanish Flu that killed five per cent of world’s population
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THE teen yobs who trashed a World War 1 remembrance garden and bent a 'Tommy' statue have been unmasked. The group - all aged 18 - trampled over flowers beds before kicking and bending over a silhouetted statue in Rochdale in a "drunken rampage", a court heard. Police were alerted to the attack outside Touchstones art gallery in Rochdale, Greater Manchester and played back CCTV to see the youngsters pulling up flowers and vandalising the statue. The damage was originally estimated at £1,000. At Manchester Magistrates Court van delivery assistant Lewis Hall, university psychology and criminology student Lewis Hart, carpenter Jordan Taylor all from Heywood and Argos store assistant Elliott McBurnie, from Rochdale looked shame-faced as they admitted criminal damage following the attack on September 1 this year. All were each ordered to complete 40 hours of unpaid work and will also pay £570 between them for the cost of the damage. Afterwards all fled the court with coats … [Read more...] about Teen yobs who trashed WW1 remembrance garden in £1k rampage where they bent ‘Tommy’ statue unmasked
A BLOKE who asked the internet how often he should wash his towels was hit with some revolting replies - and opened up a raging debate on bacteria. Hoping for a fresh dose of wisdom, Reddit user sugarydoring asked: "How many days do you use a towel before shoving it in the washing machine? 2..3...4..5..6..7...days?" Some of the responses were less than fragrant. Chilton_Squid replied saying: "You measure it in days?! "Err, I dunno, like when the bathroom starts to smell like old towels? Month or so I'd guess." While sgtBerbatov added: "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Crusty Towel. Crusty Towel always wins." Competing with the dirtiest of them, Gazz1e commented: "Eh? Wash a towel after being used twice? My fortnightly shower means I can keep a towel for 6 months." Aghast, one responded: "Uhhhh no offense but that's pretty disgusting." There were diamonds in the rough, though, with some clearly sticklers for cleanliness. User dotayoda wrote bluntly: "Washed as soon as I use it, no recycling a … [Read more...] about Bloke asks internet how often you should wash your towel and some of the answers will disgust you
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone and can have a major impact on someone's life. Those suffering from the condition can have nightmares and flashbacks - what other signs are there and how is it treated? What is PTSD? PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful, frightening or distressing events. The first cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were documented during the First World War, between 1914 and 1918. Soldiers developed 'shell shock' as a direct result of the harrowing conditions in the trenches, and the horrors they had to witness. Almost half of women who miscarry are thought to show signs of PTSD, while American doctors have now approved trials to treat PTSD with ecstasy. Some 12 in 100 Gulf War Veterans develop the illness, as do many British soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years. People affected by the condition are often forced to relive a traumatic event from their past, through a series of nightmares … [Read more...] about How is PTSD treated, what are the signs of trauma and how was shell shock treated in WW1?
THE guns had been silent for two years as millions of Britons stood to honour their dead at the first ever Remembrance Day. Half way through the two-minute silence a widow, still raw with grief, began to sob. By the time the buglers at the newly-unveiled Cenotaph sounded the Last Post 60 seconds later, nearly 1,000 people were in tears. Tomorrow, exactly a century after the Great War ended, organisers are recreating the extraordinary scenes of the first national service of remembrance in London. The year before there had been a victory parade past a temporary war memorial made of plywood. But in the summer of 1920, the Cabinet decided that Whitehall would be at the heart of national mourning and remembrance throughout the British Empire. As well as a permanent Cenotaph to the Glorious Dead, the body of an unidentified British soldier would represent the 887,858 Tommies killed in the four-year war. His body would be buried in Westminster Abbey, the parish church of the Empire, for a … [Read more...] about First WW1 Remembrance Day saw the unknown warrior returned from France as 1.25m Brits filed past memorial in London 100 years ago