Plastic surgeons are sounding the alarm on a disturbing trend that's emerged with the growing popularity of social media: patients seeking cosmetic surgery to resemble how they see themselves in Snapchat filters. The phenomenon, dubbed "Snapchat dysmorphia," has people requesting fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose in order to look like the filtered or photo-edited versions of themselves. "This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients," researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's Department of Dermatology wrote in a recent article, published in the medical journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. In the past, photo-retouching technology was only widely available for models and celebrities for use in magazines and advertisements. But today, with apps like Snapchat and Facetune, one swipe gives everyone the power to smooth out skin, whiten teeth and make … [Read more...] about “Snapchat dysmorphia”: Selfies driving people to plastic surgery, doctors say
A MUM lives in fear because she has been forced to raise her children in a London tower block which is full of gang members who fight in the stairwell. Mum-of-two Morgan is so “anxious” about people on the estate that she has to watch her children out of a window when they leave her home in Croydon. She has banned Blake, 10, and Drew, eight, from playing further than she can see because she is concerned about the “weird people” who live in the block. Morgan, a teaching assistant, will appear on Channel 5’s Tower Block Kids at 9pm this evening to describe life in the high rise block. She lives with their dad Gareth and her children - who share a room in the two-bedroom flat. Blake claims they are gang members younger than him who are "looking for fights" and Drew claims the corridors smell of "dead bodies" because men urinate indoors. The youngsters are also “really worried” about living in the block following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire … [Read more...] about Mum’s fears for her kids, aged 8 and 10, who live among gang feuds and see ‘people urinating in corridors’ of London tower block
Members of the public are being asked to contribute to a strategy for older people in Oxfordshire. The eventual plan will outline how health and care organisations across the county might work together to help Oxfordshire’s residents stay as fit and healthy as possible for as long as possible.Planners want to discover if people need more help and how the authorities can ensure they work together effectively to support older people’s needs.Planners say: “Once we know what is important to you as you grow older, we can plan to make sure your priorities are met. The previous strategy ended in 2016 and we would like your help to develop a new Older People’s Strategy that will run from 2019 to 2023.“We want to work with you throughout the development of the new strategy. Part of this first stage is to get your input and evaluate what we already know; to understand what is important to people as they prepare for old age. A group of patients and service users and … [Read more...] about What will help Oxfordshire people in older age?
HIROSHIMA is synonymous with the horrors of war after the city was flattened by the world's first atomic bomb in 1945. An estimated 135,000 people died, but the bombing - which remains controversial more than 70 years on - was credited with shortening the war and sparing many more lives. Here's what you need to know. When was the Hiroshima bombing? Towards the end of World War Two, America had been bombing Japanese cities for months but the country's leaders refused to surrender. In July 1945 US President Harry Truman gave the order for atomic bombs - developed by Manhattan Project scientists - to be dropped on six Japanese cities. The first target chosen was Hiroshima, an industrial city with a large military HQ in the south west. Early on August 6, a B-29 Superfortress bomber named Enola Gay after the commander's mother took off from Tinian in the Northern Marinara Islands. At 8.15am it dropped the Little Boy uranium bomb, 9ft 10in long and weighing 9,700lb, from a height of … [Read more...] about When was the Hiroshima bombing, how many people were killed by the first atomic bomb and why did the US drop it?
FOUR people, including a child, have been injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians at Adelaide Airport in Australia. The vehicle mounted the kerb at the drop-off zone before driving into bystanders, local media reports. A child was hurt in the crash and was taken to hospital. Three men, including the driver, were also hospitalised by the horror crash. Australian cops said driver was an elderly man who lost control of his silver sedan after suffering a medical episode. The crash happened at 5:15pm local time and is not believed to be deliberate. All are understood to have non-life threatening injuries. The car damaged other vehicles at the scene, which has now been cordoned off by police. Witnesses said the old timer had just dropped off a relative when he lost control and hit the bystanders and parked cars. PILOT 'SUICIDE' Ryanair pilot found dead in airport car park thought to have killed himself HELL-IDAY Malia local reveals most outrageous things British tourists have done on … [Read more...] about Adelaide Airport crash ‘injures four people including child after car mounts kerb and slams into pedestrians’