Health Care And Beauty Tips https://healthcareandbeautytips.com Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Professor reveals motivation behind doctors deceiving patients into carrying their babies https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/professor-reveals-motivation-behind-doctors-deceiving-patients-into-carrying-their-babies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=professor-reveals-motivation-behind-doctors-deceiving-patients-into-carrying-their-babies Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:53 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8201143/Professor-reveals-motivation-doctors-deceiving-patients-carrying-babies.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490  A professor who studies the ‘phenomenon’ of fertility doctors who deceive patients into carrying their babies has revealed the motivation behind the ‘gross’ act.  Jody Madeira, from Indiana, specialises in studying fertility fraud and believes there are at least 30 cases of doctors inseminating women with their sperm without their […]

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 A professor who studies the ‘phenomenon’ of fertility doctors who deceive patients into carrying their babies has revealed the motivation behind the ‘gross’ act. 

Jody Madeira, from Indiana, specialises in studying fertility fraud and believes there are at least 30 cases of doctors inseminating women with their sperm without their consent around the world, including Jan Karbaat in the Netherlands and Kim McMorries in America,

Speaking on BBC‘s The Immaculate Deception podcast, she said she had never heard a ‘convincing answer’ as to why doctors do it.

However, she said motivation can range from believing they are ‘helping patients’ by helping them become pregnant, to doctors who behave ‘like rapists’ and want to ‘insert themselves into other people’s lives.’  

Jody Madeira, from Indiana, spoke to BBC's The Immaculate Deception about the motivation behind fertility doctors whom inseminate women with their own sperm and impregnate them (pictured, Jan Karbaat, who is believed to have fathered at least 48 children)

Jody Madeira, from Indiana, spoke to BBC's The Immaculate Deception about the motivation behind fertility doctors whom inseminate women with their own sperm and impregnate them (pictured, Jan Karbaat, who is believed to have fathered at least 48 children)

Jody Madeira, from Indiana, spoke to BBC’s The Immaculate Deception about the motivation behind fertility doctors whom inseminate women with their own sperm and impregnate them (pictured, Jan Karbaat, who is believed to have fathered at least 48 children) 

Jody explained that there was often recurring characteristics in cases of fertility fraud and said that the practice occurs ‘all over the world’ including in the US, Canada, South Africa, Belgium, the UK and Germany. 

She said: ‘They tend to be white male doctors, practising in the ’70s and ’80s. They tend to be community leaders, religious figures. Doctor after doctor falls into this pattern.’

Jody said: ‘Nobody has actually asked these doctors why they did it and received a convincing answer.

‘Doctors say they do it to help desperate patients. But there are other ways to help desperate patients, and you can help by treating them in a respectable and ethical fashion.’

Kim McMorries used his own sperm to impregnate women in the 1980s, and still runs an obstetrics, gynecology and infertility clinic

Kim McMorries used his own sperm to impregnate women in the 1980s, and still runs an obstetrics, gynecology and infertility clinic

Kim McMorries used his own sperm to impregnate women in the 1980s, and still runs an obstetrics, gynecology and infertility clinic

She continued to say doctors may perform the act as a way to make their business look more successful, saying: ‘You have a business reason, and that’s easier than people are lazy or donors don’t show up.’

She went on: ‘Then there are darker reasons, the doctors believe they have great genetics and the world would be better if there were more of their children in it.

‘Or more narcissistic, not just an ego, a pathological condition.’

‘Or you have other reasons which are more akin to reasons why people rape… power, the desire to insert oneself in someone’s life in unorthodox ways.

Professor Jody revealed the motivation behind the act, revealing that some doctors do it as an act of power, while others may do it for 'business reasons' or they believe they're helping 'desperate patients

Professor Jody revealed the motivation behind the act, revealing that some doctors do it as an act of power, while others may do it for 'business reasons' or they believe they're helping 'desperate patients

Professor Jody revealed the motivation behind the act, revealing that some doctors do it as an act of power, while others may do it for ‘business reasons’ or they believe they’re helping ‘desperate patients 

She went on to discuss doctors such as Jan Karbareet in the Netherlands and Kim McMorries in America, who both inseminated women with their own sperm while working as fertility doctors.

She said: ‘I don’t think they hated women. I think they must have had a conception of women and men and fatherhood.

‘I think that they had a certain conception of their role as a medical provider. You cannot engaged in elicit insemination without believeing that the doctor knows best.

‘They did it to fulfill some deep seated psychological need. That’s when you turn to the darker reasons.’

Jody said she believes doctors have a variety of motivations as to why they might do it, but said she had never heard a convincing answer as to why they perform the act

Jody said she believes doctors have a variety of motivations as to why they might do it, but said she had never heard a convincing answer as to why they perform the act

Jody said she believes doctors have a variety of motivations as to why they might do it, but said she had never heard a convincing answer as to why they perform the act 

Discussing the case of Karbaat, she went on to say that the way he ran his business should have rang alarm bells for authorities because ‘it was indicative of a lot of problems.’

She said: ‘Authorities stepped in at an earlier point and took over the clinic because he wouldn’t stop practicing. 

‘There an inability to stop practicing, he had been told to retire, he was endangering his patients and he could not stop. He would not stop. He willfully didn’t stop.’

Jody explained that on learning about these cases, she has been left with a feeling of ‘physical revulsion.’

She said: ‘That feeling of physical disgust has remained with me for the duration of this project, its the idea of a doctor who does this.’ 

Who are the doctors committing fertility fraud?  

Jan Karbaat

Pictured: parents and donor children of Dr Karbaat reacting to news in February that they would be given the results of Karbaat's DNA test so they could conduct their own comparisons

Pictured: parents and donor children of Dr Karbaat reacting to news in February that they would be given the results of Karbaat's DNA test so they could conduct their own comparisons

Pictured: parents and donor children of Dr Karbaat reacting to news in February that they would be given the results of Karbaat’s DNA test so they could conduct their own comparisons

Jan Karbaat, who died in April 2017 aged 89, is feared to have fathered up to 200 children while working at the Karbaat’s Blijdorp medical centre in Barendrecht, south of Rotterdam.

It is believed over time he helped 6,000 women have over 10,000 children, and it remains unclear how many children are biologically his. 

The court case began in 2017 when 22 children born after their parents underwent treatment at the centre applied for legal help in resolving their true heritage. 

Defence for Children, an organisation representing parents and children born through his now-closed clinic, said DNA tests conducted in February 2019 confirmed 49 children in the case are direct descendants of Karbaat.

Before his death, aged 89, Karbaat reportedly admitted to having fathered about 60 children in his time at the discredited clinic which closed in 2009 amid reports of irregularities.

Karbaat later also admitted to mixing sperm from various donors and issuing fraudulent donor documentation, the Dutch daily newspaper NRC reported. 

Dr. Kim McMorries 

Eve Wiley, 31, was horrified when she discovered her family doctor Dr. Kim McMorries had used his own sperm to inseminate her mother in 1987

Eve Wiley, 31, was horrified when she discovered her family doctor Dr. Kim McMorries had used his own sperm to inseminate her mother in 1987

Eve Wiley, 31, was horrified when she discovered her family doctor Dr. Kim McMorries had used his own sperm to inseminate her mother in 1987

Eve Wiley, 31, spent years looking for her father after she learned she was conceived by artificial insemination in 1987. 

Fourteen years ago she traced her mother’s sperm donor Steve Scholl – known as Donor #106 – and over time they’ve built a loving father-daughter relationship. 

But that relationship was rocked when she took genetic history tests on 23andMe and Ancestry.com and learned that her true father was fertility doctor Dr. Kim McMorries.

McMorries had quietly mixed in his sperm with that of the donor after the donor sperm failed to impregnate Wiley’s mother Margo Williams after five tries.

Dr. Kim McMorries has publicly defended his actions and continues to run a fertility clinic

Dr. Kim McMorries has publicly defended his actions and continues to run a fertility clinic

Dr. Kim McMorries has publicly defended his actions and continues to run a fertility clinic 

He used his own sperm that he donated to a sperm bank from his medical school days – and succeeded in getting her pregnant.

Dr. McMorries has now defended his actions, claiming they were ‘acceptable practice for the times.’

‘I had no idea, 33 years ago, the importance of an offspring’s desire to know their biological identity. At that time, the anonymity was supposed to be permanent,’ he added.

In Texas, the act is not considered a crime as the state does not include rape by deception charges. 

Dr. McMorries still runs an obstetrics, gynecology and infertility clinic in Nacogdoches called the Women’s Center. Its website says the clinic offers ‘conservative values with personal health.’

Donald Cline

Donald Cline used his own sperm to artifically inseminate patients without consent throughout the 1970s and '80s

Donald Cline used his own sperm to artifically inseminate patients without consent throughout the 1970s and '80s

Donald Cline used his own sperm to artifically inseminate patients without consent throughout the 1970s and ’80s

Donald Cline, an Indiana fertility doctor, who used his own sperm to artificially inseminate dozens of patients without their consent is confirmed to be the father to at least 48 children born in the 1970s and 1980s.

The now-80-year-old has admitted to using his own sperm to inseminate at least 50 unwitting women.

Several of the children conceived as a result have bonded with their half-siblings over the startling discovery that they’re related

Cline was convicted of lying about the inseminations in December 2017.

 

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The morning shake packed with fruit and veggies that tastes like WHITE CHOCOLATE https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/the-morning-shake-packed-with-fruit-and-veggies-that-tastes-like-white-chocolate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-morning-shake-packed-with-fruit-and-veggies-that-tastes-like-white-chocolate Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:50 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-8203899/The-morning-shake-packed-fruit-veggies-tastes-like-WHITE-CHOCOLATE.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Instagram users are going wild for a healthy smoothie that taste just like white chocolate. The recipe, which was first shared by British celebrity stylist Angie Smith on Instagram, is called the ‘fraud shake’ and is loved by Rochelle Humes, Frankie Bridge and Millie Mackintosh. The bright green drink is […]

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Instagram users are going wild for a healthy smoothie that taste just like white chocolate.

The recipe, which was first shared by British celebrity stylist Angie Smith on Instagram, is called the ‘fraud shake’ and is loved by Rochelle Humes, Frankie Bridge and Millie Mackintosh.

The bright green drink is made of spinach, peanut butter, honey, water, oat milk and mango and has been made and shared online by dozens of Instagram users who are getting creative in the kitchen amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Instagram users are going wild for a very healthy smoothie that taste just like white chocolate. The recipe, which was first shared by celebrity stylist Angie Smith (pictured), is called the 'fraud shake'

Instagram users are going wild for a very healthy smoothie that taste just like white chocolate. The recipe, which was first shared by celebrity stylist Angie Smith (pictured), is called the 'fraud shake'

The bright green drink is made of spinach, peanut butter, honey, water, oat milk and mango and has been made and shared online by hundreds of Instagram users who are getting creative in the kitchen amid the coronavirus lockdown

The bright green drink is made of spinach, peanut butter, honey, water, oat milk and mango and has been made and shared online by hundreds of Instagram users who are getting creative in the kitchen amid the coronavirus lockdown

Instagram users are going wild for a very healthy smoothie that taste just like white chocolate. The recipe, which was first shared by celebrity stylist Angie Smith (pictured left), is called the ‘fraud shake’ and is loved by Rochelle Humes, Vogue Williams and Millie Mackintosh (recipe right)

How to make the ‘fraud shake’

Ingredients

  • 100g of spinach
  • Three slices of mango
  • One tablespoon of peanut butter
  • One tea spoon of honey
  • 200ml of oat milk
  • 200ml of water

Method

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and blend 

TIP: If you don’t have oat milk, mix water and two tablespoons of oats  

Angie, who is living in Sydney and names Holly Willoughby and Davina McCall among her famous clients, added that you can pre-freeze the ingridients to make the shake at a later date.

Others making the smoothie put their own twist on the popular shake, with some adding protein powder, extra oats or honey. 

One fan is Rochelle Humes, who tried the drink with her daughter Alaia-Mai, six.

In a sweet clip shared on his Instagram story, the former Saturdays star, 31, said ‘Angie has promised this will taste like white chocolate, let’s try it’. 

Millie Mackintosh, who shared the recipe on her Instagram and said it is a favourite snack

Millie Mackintosh, who shared the recipe on her Instagram and said it is a favourite snack

Millie Mackintosh, who shared the recipe on her Instagram and said it is a favourite snack

One fan is Rochelle Humes, who tried the drink with her daughter Alaia-Mai, six. In a sweet clip shared on his Instagram story, the former Saturdays star, 31, said 'Angie has promised this will taste like white chocolate, let's try it'

One fan is Rochelle Humes, who tried the drink with her daughter Alaia-Mai, six. In a sweet clip shared on his Instagram story, the former Saturdays star, 31, said 'Angie has promised this will taste like white chocolate, let's try it'

Rochelle's former S Club Juniors and Saturdays bandmate Frankie Bridge  is also a fan. The mum-of-two shared a snap of her sipping the shake this morning.

Rochelle's former S Club Juniors and Saturdays bandmate Frankie Bridge  is also a fan. The mum-of-two shared a snap of her sipping the shake this morning.

One fan is Rochelle Humes (left) who tried the drink with her daughter Alaia-Mai, six.  Rochelle’s former S Club Juniors and Saturdays bandmate Frankie Bridge (right) is also a fan. The mum-of-two shared a snap of her sipping the shake this morning.

While she's currently taking Instagram by storm with her recipes, Angie is best known as a stylist. She is pictured left at an event last year

While she's currently taking Instagram by storm with her recipes, Angie is best known as a stylist. She is pictured left at an event last year

While she’s currently taking Instagram by storm with her recipes, Angie is best known as a stylist. She is pictured left at an event last year 

‘Sweet but spinachy’: FEMAIL’S verdict on the fraudshake

I have a freezer full of frozen fruit and veg which I buy and tell myself I’m going to use to make a healthy smoothie – but I can never quite emulate what I once bought from Joe & the Juice before coranavirus locked us all indoors. 

Hearing about a smoothie that taste like white chocolate instead of green mulch but was full of vitamins instead of sugar, I thought I’d give it a go and dusted off my nutribullet.

I already had a bag of spinach and mango smoothie mix and whacked it in with the rest of the ingredients. I have to substitute the peanut butter for almond butter and I was impressed with the result.

You can definitely tell it’s spinach-based, due to the bitty texture, but maybe that would change with a bit more blending. 

But the flavour was sweet, but not overpowering, and definitely tasted like something that  you’d pay a premium for in a trendy juice bar. Overall I’m pleased but I would make less next time, as Angie’s recipe made enough for two massive portions.

After blending all the ingredients together, both Rochelle and her daughter seemed impressed with the shake saying it did taste like white chocolate.

Other celebrity fans include Millie Mackintosh, who reshared the recipe on her Instagram.

Sharing a picture of her sipping on the shake, the mother-to-be wrote: ‘ I shared this smoothie recipe on my stories last week and I keep getting messages asking how to make it. 

‘I got inspired to make one after Angie Smith posted saying it tasted like white chocolate and it really does! 

‘I am now addicted, the below makes one big portion but I think it’s the perfect amount for two people. It’s my new favourite mid morning snack and Hugo is a big fan too. Have you tried it yet?

Angie also revealed you can freeze the ingredients and save them for a later date

Angie also revealed you can freeze the ingredients and save them for a later date

Others making the smoothie put their own twist on the popular shake, with some adding protein powder, extra oats or honey.

Others making the smoothie put their own twist on the popular shake, with some adding protein powder, extra oats or honey.

Angie also revealed you can freeze the ingredients and save them for later. Right, the smoothie

Hundreds of fans shared pictures of their creations of the white chocolate tasting shake

Hundreds of fans shared pictures of their creations of the white chocolate tasting shake

Hundreds of fans shared pictures of their creations of the white chocolate tasting shake

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Genius TikTok hack reveals how to curl your hair using just a pair of stockings https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/genius-tiktok-hack-reveals-how-to-curl-your-hair-using-just-a-pair-of-stockings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=genius-tiktok-hack-reveals-how-to-curl-your-hair-using-just-a-pair-of-stockings Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:47 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8204409/Genius-TikTok-hack-reveals-curl-hair-using-just-pair-stockings.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 As salons around the globe have shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, beauty lovers are coming up with a host of genius ways to style their own hair – and one particularly easy curling trick is taking social media by storm.  The clever hack calls for nothing more than a pair […]

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As salons around the globe have shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, beauty lovers are coming up with a host of genius ways to style their own hair – and one particularly easy curling trick is taking social media by storm. 

The clever hack calls for nothing more than a pair of stockings or a robe belt, and it requires heat – yet according to those who have tried it, the trick results in perfect, professional-looking curls. 

Indeed the hack has proved so popular that social media app TikTok has been flooded with videos from users who have put it to the test – including celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan, who admitted that she was stunned with just how well it worked.  

Easy peasy: A hairstyling hack that allows you to curl your hair using just a pair of stockings or a bathrobe belt has gone viral on TikTok

Easy peasy: A hairstyling hack that allows you to curl your hair using just a pair of stockings or a bathrobe belt has gone viral on TikTok

Easy peasy: A hairstyling hack that allows you to curl your hair using just a pair of stockings or a bathrobe belt has gone viral on TikTok

Results: Celebrity stylist Justine Marjan put the hack to the test and was stunned with the impressive results

Results: Celebrity stylist Justine Marjan put the hack to the test and was stunned with the impressive results

Results: Celebrity stylist Justine Marjan put the hack to the test and was stunned with the impressive results 

After testing out the hair curling trick for herself, Justine then posted a tutorial on her own TikTok account, detailing exactly how to replicate the style at home.  

For her take on the hack, Justine used a pair of old stockings – however plenty of other users have experienced near-identical results while using the belt from their bathrobe. 

She begins the hack with her long hair in a center part, and notes that the styling trick works best if your hair is ‘a little damp’.  

‘Roll up the stockings and clip to the top of your head,’ she explains, while fixing the crotch area of the tights to the very top of her head. 

Having already parted her hair down the middle, she then pulls those sections to either side, and splits them into two again, so they can be braided, using the stockings as the third strand of the braid.  

Method: Sharing a video tutorial on her TikTok account, Justine explained that you should roll your stockings to make them a bit thicker, and then clip the crotch area to the top of your head

Method: Sharing a video tutorial on her TikTok account, Justine explained that you should roll your stockings to make them a bit thicker, and then clip the crotch area to the top of your head

Method: Sharing a video tutorial on her TikTok account, Justine explained that you should roll your stockings to make them a bit thicker, and then clip the crotch area to the top of your head

Method: Sharing a video tutorial on her TikTok account, Justine explained that you should roll your stockings to make them a bit thicker, and then clip the crotch area to the top of your head

Method: Sharing a video tutorial on her TikTok account, Justine explained that you should roll your stockings to make them a bit thicker, and then clip the crotch area to the top of your head

Next step: Justine, who counts Ashley Graham and Kristin Cavallari among her clients, then braids each half of her hair, using a leg of the stockings as the third strand of the braid

Next step: Justine, who counts Ashley Graham and Kristin Cavallari among her clients, then braids each half of her hair, using a leg of the stockings as the third strand of the braid

Next step: Justine, who counts Ashley Graham and Kristin Cavallari among her clients, then braids each half of her hair, using a leg of the stockings as the third strand of the braid 

Done! After both braids are completed, Justine tied off the ends using the remaining lengths of stocking, revealing that she then sleeps with the braids in place

Done! After both braids are completed, Justine tied off the ends using the remaining lengths of stocking, revealing that she then sleeps with the braids in place

Done! After both braids are completed, Justine tied off the ends using the remaining lengths of stocking, revealing that she then sleeps with the braids in place 

‘Create a regular three-strand French braid all the way to the ends,’ the TRESemme and GHD ambassador continues. ‘Each time you add hair from the sides to the braid, make sure you don’t add any hair to the section that has the stocking.’ 

Once you have braided both sides of your hair with the stockings in place, fix them in place at the ends, either using a hair tie, or by tying the remaining fabric in a knot, and then remove the clips. 

She then advises that you sleep in the braids, and when you wake up in the morning you can unravel the hair from the stockings. 

‘Loosely unravel so that you don’t cause any frizz,’ she warns, before adding that you can then remove the stockings from the hair, and break up the curls slightly using your fingers ‘to create texture and add volume’ to the waves. 

‘Then look at your gorgeous hair!’ Justine, who counts Ashley Graham and Kristin Cavallari among her celebrity clients, concludes while showing off her perfectly-curled tresses.  

Easy does it: In the morning, Justine unravels the braids, explaining that you should make sure you treat the hair gently so as not to create frizz

Easy does it: In the morning, Justine unravels the braids, explaining that you should make sure you treat the hair gently so as not to create frizz

Easy does it: In the morning, Justine unravels the braids, explaining that you should make sure you treat the hair gently so as not to create frizz 

Shake it up: The celebrity hairstylist then rakes her fingers through the waves in order to 'add texture and volume'

Shake it up: The celebrity hairstylist then rakes her fingers through the waves in order to 'add texture and volume'

Shake it up: The celebrity hairstylist then rakes her fingers through the waves in order to 'add texture and volume'

Shake it up: The celebrity hairstylist then rakes her fingers through the waves in order to 'add texture and volume'

Shake it up: The celebrity hairstylist then rakes her fingers through the waves in order to ‘add texture and volume’

Results! Justine then revealed her perfectly-curled hair, admitting she was stunned by just how well the hack worked

Results! Justine then revealed her perfectly-curled hair, admitting she was stunned by just how well the hack worked

Results! Justine then revealed her perfectly-curled hair, admitting she was stunned by just how well the hack worked 

Viral: Dozens of TikTok users have put the trick to the test, including Bri Harmon, who said she would '10/10 recommend' trying it

Viral: Dozens of TikTok users have put the trick to the test, including Bri Harmon, who said she would '10/10 recommend' trying it

Viral: Dozens of TikTok users have put the trick to the test, including Bri Harmon, who said she would '10/10 recommend' trying it

Viral: Dozens of TikTok users have put the trick to the test, including Bri Harmon, who said she would '10/10 recommend' trying it

Viral: Dozens of TikTok users have put the trick to the test, including Bri Harmon, who said she would ’10/10 recommend’ trying it 

Since trying the hack for the first time, Justine revealed on Instagram that she has been using it ‘every night’, explaining that she ‘loves this technique because it creates more of a loose curl in the hair as opposed to a crimped effect like regular braids’.  

‘Still can’t believe this curls were created without any heat!!’ she added. 

And Justine is not the only one to have been left stunned by the results of the hair hack; dozens of TikTok users have put the trick to the test in recent weeks, with many posting videos to document the process. 

Bri Harmon filmed herself experimenting with the hack, for which she used a bathrobe belt, and confessed at the end of the clip that she was over the moon with how her hair looked. 

‘OK, what?’ she said after unraveling her hair, while adding in her caption that she ’10/10 would recommend’. 

‘Tried the robe curls and I was NOT disappointed,’ another person commented, while another added: ‘These curls save me from frying my hair with a curling iron!!’ 

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Coronavirus US: ICU nurse warns ‘nobody has left our unit except in a body bag’ https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/coronavirus-us-icu-nurse-warns-nobody-has-left-our-unit-except-in-a-body-bag/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coronavirus-us-icu-nurse-warns-nobody-has-left-our-unit-except-in-a-body-bag Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:44 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8204465/Coronavirus-ICU-nurse-warns-left-unit-except-body-bag.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 An ICU nurse who is working on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19 has shared a gut-wrenching update about the chilling realities of the illness and its impact – warning that ‘nobody has left her unit yet except in a body bag’.   Aleixandrea Macias, 24, from Brownsville, Texas, made […]

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An ICU nurse who is working on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19 has shared a gut-wrenching update about the chilling realities of the illness and its impact – warning that ‘nobody has left her unit yet except in a body bag’.  

Aleixandrea Macias, 24, from Brownsville, Texas, made the stark admission in a Facebook post shared on Monday night after her eleventh day working in a makeshift ICU set up specifically to treat coronavirus patients. 

While sharing an image of herself in tears, and with sores from wearing a face mask, the mother-of-four confessed that she has ‘never seen anything like this before’ and that she feels as though her fight against the illness has been ‘a game of seeing how long we can keep patients half alive’.

Devastating: Texas nurse and mother-of-four Aleixandrea Micias opened up about the terrifying realities of working on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19

Devastating: Texas nurse and mother-of-four Aleixandrea Micias opened up about the terrifying realities of working on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19

Devastating: Texas nurse and mother-of-four Aleixandrea Micias opened up about the terrifying realities of working on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19 

Aleixandrea, who is not normally an ICU nurse, described the heartbreaking reality of working day in and day out to save patients, only for so many of them to die – admitting that her efforts feel increasingly ‘futile’.   

‘I have never seen anything like this before, never taken care of someone that is so healthy but at the same time so deathly sick,’ she wrote. 

‘Being in an ICU setting I am keeping my same patients day after day until they die. No one has left our unit yet except in a body bag.’

The healthcare worker also expressed her anger at the lack of staff and supplies – warning that she and her colleagues are not able to do everything in their power to try and save people, because they don’t have the necessary resources. 

‘I can’t count the times I have heard, “Well we could try and do this but we don’t have this,”‘ she said. ‘I’m not an ICU nurse at all, but neither is hardly anyone else working these units now.’

Fighting: The 24-year-old revealed that nobody has left her ICU unit 'except in a body bag'

Fighting: The 24-year-old revealed that nobody has left her ICU unit 'except in a body bag'

Fighting: The 24-year-old revealed that nobody has left her ICU unit ‘except in a body bag’

Exhaustion: She added that she and her colleagues are not able to do all they can to save patients because they are so under-staffed, and so inadequately supplied with equipment

Exhaustion: She added that she and her colleagues are not able to do all they can to save patients because they are so under-staffed, and so inadequately supplied with equipment

Exhaustion: She added that she and her colleagues are not able to do all they can to save patients because they are so under-staffed, and so inadequately supplied with equipment 

But for Aleixandrea, the most devastating thing has been watching patients come in to the ICU, frightened and alone, and shared her heartbreak at listening to them speak to their families for a final time before being sedated and put on a ventilator.  

‘I’ve seen patients arrive on our unit not yet sedated or vented but in extreme respiratory distress and beyond frightened,’ she wrote. ‘I have explained what COVID is doing to their body, what the risks are of being intubated vs not, and I have listened as these people have called their family members for the very last time prior to being intubated.

‘If I can leave here with anything at all, I can know that I helped give them those last moments with their family.’

Many of Aleixadrea’s patients are Spanish speaking, and she said she has been trying her best to translate for them in her own broken Spanish so that they can at least have some peace of mind before being put on a ventilator – crediting her husband Julio with teaching her the language.   

But even after her patients are unconscious and intubated, Aleixandrea is haunted by the sound of their phones, which continue to ring as their families desperately try and reach them for an update. 

Family: Aleixandrea, pictured with her husband Julio, said she is haunted by patients' ringing cellphones, as their families try to get in touch while they are unconscious and intubated

Family: Aleixandrea, pictured with her husband Julio, said she is haunted by patients' ringing cellphones, as their families try to get in touch while they are unconscious and intubated

Family: Aleixandrea, pictured with her husband Julio, said she is haunted by patients' ringing cellphones, as their families try to get in touch while they are unconscious and intubated

Family: Aleixandrea, pictured with her husband Julio, said she is haunted by patients' ringing cellphones, as their families try to get in touch while they are unconscious and intubated

Family: Aleixandrea, pictured with her husband Julio, said she is haunted by patients’ ringing cellphones, as their families try to get in touch while they are unconscious and intubated

‘After they are sedated, their personal belongings are still there. Their phones still ring,’ she said. ‘That’s the worst is listening to the phones ring knowing someone is calling and praying they will answer just one more time.’ 

And to those who still believe that COVID-19 is an illness that only the elderly or the immunocompromised need to worry about, Aleixandrea had a stark warning – insisting that many of patients she sees are in perfect health before being struck down by the disease.  

‘These people are not old. They are young. Many with no medical problems. Strong people, physically fit. One who even worked five jobs at a time until Covid ravaged his body,’ she warned. 

‘This virus kills people.’

But despite feeling like she is fighting a losing battle, Aleixandrea vowed to keep trying to save patients, and to do everything in her power to provide as much comfort as possible for those in her unit, explaining that she would want someone else to do the same for her own family. 

Still, she admits her efforts feel incredibly ‘futile’.  

 

Update: In the US there are over 435,000 cases of coronavirus and there have been over 14,000 deaths as of Wednesday evening

Update: In the US there are over 435,000 cases of coronavirus and there have been over 14,000 deaths as of Wednesday evening

Update: In the US there are over 435,000 cases of coronavirus and there have been over 14,000 deaths as of Wednesday evening

‘They all die at some point, it’s just been a game of seeing how long we can keep them half alive,’ she said. 

‘I feel like our efforts are futile, but I still try so hard and get so upset because I know that if it were Julio or anyone in my family laying there I would want the same done. When their bodies finally give up fighting, we place them in a body bag.’

Her patients, Aleixandrea said, are dying alone, without their loved ones to comfort them, or say a final farewell – and that, for her, is one of the most painful parts of COVID-19: ‘There is no closure for anyone in this.

‘I can’t explain to you how bad this hurts, how real this is, and how afraid I am knowing that it could get like this in my own hometowns.

The nurse ended her Facebook post with a plea to members of the public, begging them to listen to healthcare workers and ‘take this seriously’ – while warning that so many medical staff will likely be left with PTSD. 

‘My heart hurts so bad tonight for these families who have lost people entirely too soon, for those who are sick and absolutely terrified, and for all of us who will surely have some form of PTSD after this is over,’ she wrote.

Aleixandrea Macias’ post in full  

I haven’t posted a true update in days because I could not find anything positive to say. I tried since Thursday to change my perspective and be a ray of light in this dark time, but I just keep being beat down. I have never seen anything like this before, never taken care of someone that is so healthy but at the same time so deathly sick. 

I’ve been working in a makeshift ICU for days now because there were no other nurses to staff the area. There are not enough staff even though we get new people daily, not enough experienced staff (because who on earth can be experienced for this level of sick?!), not enough supplies. I can’t count the times I have heard “well we could try and do this but we don’t have this”. 

I’m not an ICU nurse at all, but neither is hardly anyone else working these units now. I’ve told Julio Macias 2 days in a row that I want to come home. But he talks me back off the edge each time because he knows how much I would regret leaving because at this point anybody at all helps. So I’m still here. Day 11 is done.

Of course we can’t share patient info, but being in an ICU setting I am keeping my same patients day after day until they die. No one has left our unit yet except in a body bag. I’ve struggled to find my purpose being here, but strangely enough Julio knew why before I ever did. I have been translating Spanish for days for these people, in my own broken Spanish because anything is better than them understanding nothing. 

I’ve seen patients arrive on our unit not yet sedated or vented but in extreme respiratory distress and beyond frightened. I have explained what COVID is doing to their body, what the risks are of being intubated vs not, and I have listened as these people have called their family members for the very last time prior to being intubated. If I can leave here with anything at all, I can know that I helped give them those last moments with their family. 

After they are sedated, their personal belongings are still there. Their phones still ring. That’s the worst is listening to the phones ring knowing someone is calling and praying they will answer just one more time. 

These people are not old. They are young. Many with no medical problems. Strong people, physically fit. One who even worked 5 jobs at a time until Covid ravaged his body. This virus kills people. They all die at some point, it’s just been a game of seeing how long we can keep them half alive. I feel like our efforts are futile, but I still try so hard and get so upset because I know that if it were Julio or anyone in my family laying there I would want the same done. When their bodies finally give up fighting, we place them in a body bag. 

I’ve seen hundreds of people die as a nurse, but they are usually surrounded with loved ones or we give family time to see them to say their goodbyes. Not with COVID. There is no closure for anyone in this. I can’t explain to you how bad this hurts, how real this is, and how afraid I am knowing that it could get like this in my own hometowns. 

I can’t make you guys do anything, but I am literally begging you to listen to us healthcare workers and take this seriously. My heart hurts so bad tonight for these families who have lost people entirely too soon, for those who are sick and absolutely terrified, and for all of us who will surely have some form of PTSD after this is over.

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A first grade teacher really went above and beyond to encourage a student who was having a hard time with school being closed.

Kelley Close’s daughter Hannah has been seeing her class on Zoom in Panama City, Florida during the pandemic, but lately the upbeat seven-year-old has been ‘sad’ and withdrawn.

Her teacher, Katie Ricca, noticed — and left her own five kids at home to pay Hannah a visit, sitting outside with the youngster on her front lawn to read her books and keep her engaged.

Devoted: Florida first grade teacher Katie Ricca sat in a student's driveway to read to her and chat after the student became sad during the pandemic

Devoted: Florida first grade teacher Katie Ricca sat in a student's driveway to read to her and chat after the student became sad during the pandemic

Devoted: Florida first grade teacher Katie Ricca sat in a student’s driveway to read to her and chat after the student became sad during the pandemic

Y'all... Seven-year-old Hannah's mom Kelley Close shared the heartwarming image on Facebook

Y'all... Seven-year-old Hannah's mom Kelley Close shared the heartwarming image on Facebook

Y’all… Seven-year-old Hannah’s mom Kelley Close shared the heartwarming image on Facebook

Katie teaches Hannah at North Bay Haven Charter Academy, and has kept busy since schools closed. In addition to regular classes, she has story time for her students every evening.

Hannah, she said, is ‘normally a very cheerful young lady,’ but lately that hasn’t been the case, and has been abnormally quiet in class.

Boundless love: Katie has five kids of her own, whom she is homeschooling, and still holds Zoom classes and story time for her regular students

Boundless love: Katie has five kids of her own, whom she is homeschooling, and still holds Zoom classes and story time for her regular students

Boundless love: Katie has five kids of her own, whom she is homeschooling, and still holds Zoom classes and story time for her regular students

‘She left the meeting early so I texted her mom to check in. My sweet student told her mom she was sad but didn’t know why,’ Katie told Good Morning America

So Katie had an idea. After talking to Kelley, she turned up at the Close household with books to pay Hannah a visit.

Katie and Hannah sat out in the Close family’s driveway, six feet apart, while Katie read to Hannah and talked to her.

Hannah’s grateful mom shared a photo of the encounter on Facebook

‘Hannah’s class has a Zoom session each evening,’ she wrote. 

‘Last night she got really sad and kinda shut down. Today her teacher came over and hung out for a bit. They chatted, read books, and just talked. 

This woman has FIVE kids at home and STILL she sat in my driveway for an hour to make sure Hannah was okay. Y’all…’ 

'Seeing my student upset, I knew I had to show her I care. She didn't need more math practice; she needed me to show her I understood her feelings and that she wasn't alone,' she said

'Seeing my student upset, I knew I had to show her I care. She didn't need more math practice; she needed me to show her I understood her feelings and that she wasn't alone,' she said

‘Seeing my student upset, I knew I had to show her I care. She didn’t need more math practice; she needed me to show her I understood her feelings and that she wasn’t alone,’ she said

Speaking to GMA, she added that the generous teacher read several books, talked about the chalk drawings around them, and discussed feelings. 

‘She reminded Hannah that it’s OK to get bummed out every now and then, it’s OK to chill out and it’s even OK to cry about it if we need to,’ she said. ‘She reminded Hannah that even though we’re separated, we’re all going through the same thing at the same time. 

‘With all the craziness in our world right now, these are the things I want to remember about this time.’

Kelley also pointed out that is was particularly sweet for Katie to come over given that, in addition to continuing classes with her students on Zoom, she is also homeschooling her own five children. 

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Are they killing Villanelle’s dress sense after two seasons of eye-catching outfits? https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/are-they-killing-villanelles-dress-sense-after-two-seasons-of-eye-catching-outfits/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=are-they-killing-villanelles-dress-sense-after-two-seasons-of-eye-catching-outfits Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:38 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8202365/Are-killing-Villanelles-dress-sense-two-seasons-eye-catching-outfits.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 She is the stylish, sexy, psychopathic Russian assassin best known for a designer wardrobe as compelling as her crimes. But while Villanelle’s latest crop of outfits may be just as expensive as those seen in the previous seasons, they appear to have lost their panache. The outrageous ensembles fans adored […]

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She is the stylish, sexy, psychopathic Russian assassin best known for a designer wardrobe as compelling as her crimes.

But while Villanelle’s latest crop of outfits may be just as expensive as those seen in the previous seasons, they appear to have lost their panache. The outrageous ensembles fans adored have been replaced with much tamer looks, such as the floral blue dress from society favourite The Vampire’s Wife.

Nevertheless, Villanelle’s forays into high fashion in the third series, which arrives on BBC iPlayer on Monday, come at an eye-watering price — in all they are thought to have cost around £15,000.

But while some may find the outfits — and even the series — a tad underwhelming, star Jodie Comer is no less wowed, saying: ‘Favourite costume for series three is hard to choose because I’ve got quite a lot.’ And some fans must agree, as most of her looks have already sold out.

Here, we walk down the Killing Eve catwalk…

Seems dowdy chic doesn’t come cheap

Don’t be fooled by the dowdy look — this ensemble adds up to more than £1,500. The pink-and-black long-sleeve top is by Paco Rabanne and costs £559.

Our favourite TV assassin teams it with a frumpy floral pinny and a £989 dark green pleated midi skirt made by Japanese fashion brand Sacai.

This outfit of Villanelle's, played by actress Jodie Comer, adds up to more than £1,500

This outfit of Villanelle's, played by actress Jodie Comer, adds up to more than £1,500

This outfit of Villanelle’s, played by actress Jodie Comer, adds up to more than £1,500

The pink-and-black long-sleeve top is by Paco Rabanne and costs £559. In this case, Villanelle wears it under a blue floral dress from British brand 'The Vampire's Wife'

The pink-and-black long-sleeve top is by Paco Rabanne and costs £559. In this case, Villanelle wears it under a blue floral dress from British brand 'The Vampire's Wife'

The pink-and-black long-sleeve top is by Paco Rabanne and costs £559. In this case, Villanelle wears it under a blue floral dress from British brand ‘The Vampire’s Wife’

Tamed by The Vampire’s Wife 

An apt label for our assassin. British brand The Vampire’s Wife, founded by Susie Cave (former Nineties wild child and wife of singer Nick Cave), is loved by fashionistas and royalty alike.

The frock has been named the Villanelle dress in the character’s honour and will be available for pre-order online for £595. Here, Villanelle pairs her blue floral dress with Dragon Diffusion’s Sophie wicker tote, which costs £331.

Here, Villanelle pairs her blue floral dress with Dragon Diffusion’s Sophie wicker tote, which costs £331.

Here, Villanelle pairs her blue floral dress with Dragon Diffusion’s Sophie wicker tote, which costs £331.

Here, Villanelle pairs her blue floral dress with Dragon Diffusion’s Sophie wicker tote, which costs £331.

This dress worn by Villanelle is by a brand founded by Susie Cave (former Nineties wild child and wife of singer Nick Cave), and is loved by fashionistas and royalty alike

This dress worn by Villanelle is by a brand founded by Susie Cave (former Nineties wild child and wife of singer Nick Cave), and is loved by fashionistas and royalty alike

This dress worn by Villanelle is by a brand founded by Susie Cave (former Nineties wild child and wife of singer Nick Cave), and is loved by fashionistas and royalty alike

Silk gown makes you frown

It seems even bad girls need their beauty sleep.

Villanelle’s £830 pink floral silk gown is from luxury fashion label Bernadette, which is based in Antwerp.

Its vibrant silk designs are stocked by large retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Selfridges. 

Villanelle’s luxury silk gown, from fashion label Bernadette, comes in at £830 and can be found at retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Selfridges

Villanelle’s luxury silk gown, from fashion label Bernadette, comes in at £830 and can be found at retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Selfridges

Villanelle’s luxury silk gown, from fashion label Bernadette, comes in at £830 and can be found at retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Selfridges

Midi dress maxes out on cost

Baby doll, or killer in disguise? Here she is in a sheer, embellished, nude midi-dress from British designer Simone Rocha’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection.

In classic Villa-nelle style, the feminine tulle fabric is toughened up with contrasting red embellishments and a cold shoulder design for a grown-up way to wear a tutu.

The price tag comes in at an eye-watering £1,339.

Baby doll, or killer in disguise? This nude midi-dress from British designer Simone Rocha has an eye-watering price tag of £1,339

Baby doll, or killer in disguise? This nude midi-dress from British designer Simone Rocha has an eye-watering price tag of £1,339

Baby doll, or killer in disguise? This nude midi-dress from British designer Simone Rocha has an eye-watering price tag of £1,339

The feminine tulle fabric is toughened up with contrasting red embellishments and a cold shoulder design for a grown-up way to wear a tutu

The feminine tulle fabric is toughened up with contrasting red embellishments and a cold shoulder design for a grown-up way to wear a tutu

The feminine tulle fabric is toughened up with contrasting red embellishments and a cold shoulder design for a grown-up way to wear a tutu

Jumpsuit for lots of readies 

Kick-ass in a catsuit. With a nod to Britain’s own Avengers star Emma Peel, here Villanelle squeezes into a bright red leather jumpsuit.

If this skin- tight design by American fashion designer Rick Owens doesn’t take your breath away, the price tag of £1,942 certainly will.

With its price tag of £1,942, this skin tight red jumpsuit could have you tightening your belt once you've purchased it

With its price tag of £1,942, this skin tight red jumpsuit could have you tightening your belt once you've purchased it

With its price tag of £1,942, this skin tight red jumpsuit could have you tightening your belt once you’ve purchased it

 P.S. but here’s a fancy dress!

You won’t be laughing soon — Villanelle disguised as a clown

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Sizable earrings are a video call hero piece as seen on Jennifer Lopez https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/sizable-earrings-are-a-video-call-hero-piece-as-seen-on-jennifer-lopez/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sizable-earrings-are-a-video-call-hero-piece-as-seen-on-jennifer-lopez Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:34 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8201693/Sizable-earrings-video-call-hero-piece-seen-Jennifer-Lopez.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 The coronavirus quarantine has made Skype Business, Face Time, House Party and every other video calling app more popular than ever. Jennifer Lopez and Ellen DeGeneres chatted on Zoom yesterday and of course the 50-year-old singing sensation showed us how to do it in style. To look your best on […]

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The coronavirus quarantine has made Skype Business, Face Time, House Party and every other video calling app more popular than ever.

Jennifer Lopez and Ellen DeGeneres chatted on Zoom yesterday and of course the 50-year-old singing sensation showed us how to do it in style.

To look your best on your next video call, take a tip from J.Lo and rock a pair of bold earrings. 

Do like J.lo: For Jen's chat with Ellen, she wore a white button down blouse decorated with rhinestone appliques a pair of her signature silver hoop earrings

Do like J.lo: For Jen's chat with Ellen, she wore a white button down blouse decorated with rhinestone appliques a pair of her signature silver hoop earrings

Do like J.lo: For Jen’s chat with Ellen, she wore a white button down blouse decorated with rhinestone appliques a pair of her signature silver hoop earrings

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Jennifer Lopez is renowned for her penchant for all things glamorous and she put her signature luxe spin on home attire here.

The singer took part in a video call rocking a fab embellished shirt from the Area NYC SS19 collection. It first appeared on the catwalk featured under a top layer, but J-Lo has let it take center stage here.

We love the clusters of crystals that give a whole new glam twist to a traditional white shirt, therefore breathing new life into one of the most celebrated wardrobe staples out there.

Jennifer’s exact one isn’t available to buy but head to the edit below and give your white shirt a jazzy twist with the options we’ve lined up for you. From Miss Selfridge to Nº21 and beyond, we’ve lined up some great alternatives.

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For Jen’s chat with Ellen, she wore a white button down blouse decorated with rhinestone appliques a pair of her signature silver hoop earrings. 

By now we’ve all figured out that when video calling, all that really matters is what you have going on from the waist up.

Whether you’re looking for a way to make your repeat sweatshirt a bit more chic or your pajamas appear more profesh, statement earrings are the answer. 

They are easy to throw on at a moment’s notice and go a long way. Bonus: doing your hair is optional. A pulled back style like Jennifer’s sleek bun lets your bling take center stage. 

Whether it’s a group chat with colleagues or a daily morning meeting with your superior, top-off your WFH look with delicate earrings that pack a punch.  

Chain links, sparkly diamonds and pearl accents are all appropriate for daytime sophistication. 

Take it to the next level in the evening.

Whether you’re Skyping with your boo or going on your first virtual date, elevate a simple tee or a button down blouse with a sizable earring that has pizzaz.

Large hoops, modern shapes and bulky links are perfect for after-hours impressing.

Celebrating a special someone’s birthday while in quarantine? The occasion calls for fun and fanciful earrings.    

Who needs a party hat? Stand out on the group chat in a pair of conversation starters.

Long linear styles, colorful tassle options and cascading rhinestones will bring dazzle to any online fete.

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BaubleBar

Left: Let’s Link Up Earrings by TLR, $195; tlretro.com. Right: Soleil Curb Chain Drop Earrings by Baublebar, $38; baublebar.com

Party time: Celebrating a special someone's birthday while in quarantine? The occasion calls for fun and fanciful earrings.  Burst Earrings by Stella & Dot, $52; stelladot.com

Party time: Celebrating a special someone's birthday while in quarantine? The occasion calls for fun and fanciful earrings.  Burst Earrings by Stella & Dot, $52; stelladot.com

Party time: Celebrating a special someone’s birthday while in quarantine? The occasion calls for fun and fanciful earrings.  Burst Earrings by Stella & Dot, $52; stelladot.com

 

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talkSPORT’s biscuit pyramid raises eyebrows (so, where does YOUR favourite rank?) https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/talksports-biscuit-pyramid-raises-eyebrows-so-where-does-your-favourite-rank/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=talksports-biscuit-pyramid-raises-eyebrows-so-where-does-your-favourite-rank Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:31 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8204071/talkSPORTs-biscuit-pyramid-raises-eyebrows-does-favourite-rank.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 A biscuit pyramid has sent Twitter into a frenzy this morning after it missed out Jaffa Cakes and placing custard cremes in the bottom tier. The controversial graph, created by talkSPORT Breakfast, saw Brits rush to defend their favourite treats. It also opened up the debate over whether a Jaffa Cake […]

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A biscuit pyramid has sent Twitter into a frenzy this morning after it missed out Jaffa Cakes and placing custard cremes in the bottom tier.

The controversial graph, created by talkSPORT Breakfast, saw Brits rush to defend their favourite treats.

It also opened up the debate over whether a Jaffa Cake is in fact a cake or a biscuit, with a poll showing 50.3 per cent of 9,793 people believe it’s the latter.

The answer, confirmed by HMRC for tax purposes, is that Jaffa Cakes are definitely cakes – not biscuits.

A biscuit pyramid (pictured) has sent Twitter into a frenzy this morning after forgoing Jaffa Cakes and placing custard cremes in the bottom tier

A biscuit pyramid (pictured) has sent Twitter into a frenzy this morning after forgoing Jaffa Cakes and placing custard cremes in the bottom tier

A biscuit pyramid (pictured) has sent Twitter into a frenzy this morning after forgoing Jaffa Cakes and placing custard cremes in the bottom tier

It also opened up the debate over whether a Jaffa Cake is in fact a cake or a biscuit, with a poll  (pictured) showing 50.3 per cent of 9,793 people believe it's the latter

It also opened up the debate over whether a Jaffa Cake is in fact a cake or a biscuit, with a poll  (pictured) showing 50.3 per cent of 9,793 people believe it's the latter

It also opened up the debate over whether a Jaffa Cake is in fact a cake or a biscuit, with a poll  (pictured) showing 50.3 per cent of 9,793 people believe it’s the latter

The controversial graph, created by talkSPORT Breakfast, saw Brits rush to defend their favourite treats (pictured)

The controversial graph, created by talkSPORT Breakfast, saw Brits rush to defend their favourite treats (pictured)

The controversial graph, created by talkSPORT Breakfast, saw Brits rush to defend their favourite treats (pictured)

Hobnobs and chocolate digestives were at the top of the biscuit pyramid, which was rated the ‘God tier’, while the top tier belonged to Fox’s Viennese melts, Maryland cookies and Jammie Dodgers.

Mid tier boasted Ginger Nuts, bourbons and nice biscuits, while the final box, labelled ‘Don’t even bother with these’, held Crawford’s Garibaldi, malted milk, Rich Tea and custard cremes.

Social media users were quick to react to the post, with more than 300 people commenting on the graph.

One person said: ‘Sack whoever made that list. That is the worst list in the history of biscuit lists. Custard cremes at the bottom, have a word! Absolute classic, top of the pile all day.’

The final tier, labelled 'Don't even bother with these', held Crawford's Garibaldi, malted milk, Rich Tea and custard cremes (pictured)

The final tier, labelled 'Don't even bother with these', held Crawford's Garibaldi, malted milk, Rich Tea and custard cremes (pictured)

The final tier, labelled ‘Don’t even bother with these’, held Crawford’s Garibaldi, malted milk, Rich Tea and custard cremes (pictured)

Social media users were quick to react to the post (pictured), with more than 300 people commenting on the graph. Many insisted custard cremes should be put higher up

Social media users were quick to react to the post (pictured), with more than 300 people commenting on the graph. Many insisted custard cremes should be put higher up

Social media users were quick to react to the post (pictured), with more than 300 people commenting on the graph. Many insisted custard cremes should be put higher up

Another wrote: ‘If you’re putting custard creams on the bottom tier then you’ve got the entire pyramid wrong!’ 

While a third unimpressed individual added: ‘That’s embarrassing. You lot obviously haven’t got a clue about biscuits.’

The hotly-debated pyramid also sparked the age-old discussion on whether Jaffa Cakes are a biscuit or a cake.

Despite a talkSPORT poll showing most (50.3 per cent) thought it was a biscuit, many of the comments insisted the treat was a cake.

The hotly-debated pyramid also sparked the age-old discussion on whether Jaffa Cakes (pictured) are a biscuit or a cake

The hotly-debated pyramid also sparked the age-old discussion on whether Jaffa Cakes (pictured) are a biscuit or a cake

The hotly-debated pyramid also sparked the age-old discussion on whether Jaffa Cakes (pictured) are a biscuit or a cake

It came as some Twitter users (above) asked why Jaffa Cakes had been left out of the pyramid

It came as some Twitter users (above) asked why Jaffa Cakes had been left out of the pyramid

It came as some Twitter users (above) asked why Jaffa Cakes had been left out of the pyramid

Despite a talkSPORT poll showing most (50.3 per cent) thought it was a biscuit, many of the comments insisted the treat was a cake (pictured)

Despite a talkSPORT poll showing most (50.3 per cent) thought it was a biscuit, many of the comments insisted the treat was a cake (pictured)

Despite a talkSPORT poll showing most (50.3 per cent) thought it was a biscuit, many of the comments insisted the treat was a cake (pictured)

One social media user said: ‘Jaffa Cake is not a biscuit. If it doesn’t snap or crunch it’s not a biscuit.’

Another added: ‘It’s a cake. If it were a biscuit it would be a luxury biscuit and therefore taxable. Also biscuits go soft when they go out of date. Cakes go hard/dry, so do Jaffa Cakes.’ 

McVitie’s won a celebrated court battle in 1991 to have Jaffa Cakes officially recognised as chocolate-covered cakes to avoid having to pay VAT.

Under UK law, VAT is not charged on biscuits and cakes. Chocolate-covered biscuits, however, are subject to VAT.

But despite the ruling, Jaffa Cakes often come out on top in biscuit rankings, with the sweet treat beating the likes of shortbread and bourbon in a 2019 survey by kitchen appliance manufacturer, CDA.

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The bizarre pieces of clothing that retailers say will help protect from coronavirus  https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/the-bizarre-pieces-of-clothing-that-retailers-say-will-help-protect-from-coronavirus/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-bizarre-pieces-of-clothing-that-retailers-say-will-help-protect-from-coronavirus Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:27 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8205025/The-bizarre-pieces-clothing-retailers-say-help-protect-coronavirus.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Many people are taking the opportunity during lockdown to relax at home in cosy loungewear and comfy clothes. But it seems others are more interested in seeking new ‘chic’ protection against coronavirus, including hoodies with built-in face shields and individual wearable ‘isolation pods’. Online shops including Amazon, New Chic and […]

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Many people are taking the opportunity during lockdown to relax at home in cosy loungewear and comfy clothes.

But it seems others are more interested in seeking new ‘chic’ protection against coronavirus, including hoodies with built-in face shields and individual wearable ‘isolation pods’.

Online shops including Amazon, New Chic and AliExpress have a handful of weird and wacky products on sale during the crisis. 

And while some items may not be hitting the right marks in the fashion stakes, the retailers promise they might help to defend against ‘saliva splash’.

Clothing on sale includes face masks with playful and ridiculous designs on their front as well as hats with additional ‘bubble’ style shields to protect from potential infection.

Retailers are selling weird and wacky pieces of clothing to protect customers from coronavirus (pictured, an 'under the weather tent' which allows the user to move around with complete freedom)

Retailers are selling weird and wacky pieces of clothing to protect customers from coronavirus (pictured, an 'under the weather tent' which allows the user to move around with complete freedom)

Retailers are selling weird and wacky pieces of clothing to protect customers from coronavirus (pictured, an ‘under the weather tent’ which allows the user to move around with complete freedom) 

Other bizarre pieces of clothing include hoodies and anoraks with large face screens and visas to protect from 'saliva splash' (pictured, one hoodie with a huge face visa)

Other bizarre pieces of clothing include hoodies and anoraks with large face screens and visas to protect from 'saliva splash' (pictured, one hoodie with a huge face visa)

Other bizarre pieces of clothing include hoodies and anoraks with large face screens and visas to protect from 'saliva splash' (pictured  an anorak for sale on Amazon with a screen)

Other bizarre pieces of clothing include hoodies and anoraks with large face screens and visas to protect from 'saliva splash' (pictured  an anorak for sale on Amazon with a screen)

Other bizarre pieces of clothing include hoodies and anoraks with large face screens and visas to protect from ‘saliva splash’ (pictured left, one hoodie with a huge face visa and right, an anorak for sale on Amazon with a screen)

Those who are feeling particularly cautious when going outside may be interested in an under the weather pod.

The individual pods, which comes in a variety of different colours and sizes, acts as a pop-up tent for each user. 

The WalkingPod, which is on sale for £87 online, promises to pop open and is described online as ‘easily wearable’, protecting the upper half of the body from the outside world.

Meanwhile adjustable arm straps mean hands-free movement isn’t completely prevented. 

Online retailer Amazon are also  selling bucket hats with attached face screens which parents could buy to protect youngsters

Online retailer Amazon are also  selling bucket hats with attached face screens which parents could buy to protect youngsters

Online retailer Amazon are also  selling bucket hats with attached face screens which parents could buy to protect youngsters 

Bucket hats for children are available online in a variety of colours, featuring the protective facescreens to keep little-ones fashionable and safe

Bucket hats for children are available online in a variety of colours, featuring the protective facescreens to keep little-ones fashionable and safe

Bucket hats for children are available online in a variety of colours, featuring the protective facescreens to keep little-ones fashionable and safe

There are also options available for those who want to share an isolation pod, such as the ‘family pods’, as well as wheelchair users who may want an adapted tent to help shield them. 

Meanwhile New Chic’s clothing cover and face cap also promises a good level of protection and features a large hood with a peaked visa, as well as a huge face screen.

The hoodie, which is listed in the website’s ‘health protection’ section,  is on sale for just £14 and comes in several different colours, including white, blue and pink.  

And on Amazon, customers can purchase a £21 black ‘face shield coat’ which comes with a built in transparent polyester screen.

Meanwhile some facemasks are a little more frightening than others, with retailers going all-out in the design stakes to keep customers entertained during the crisis

Meanwhile some facemasks are a little more frightening than others, with retailers going all-out in the design stakes to keep customers entertained during the crisis

Meanwhile some facemasks are a little more frightening than others, with retailers going all-out in the design stakes to keep customers entertained during the crisis 

Other ridiculous items include facemasks with hilarious designs on the front, including this playful cartoon mask from AliExpress

Other ridiculous items include facemasks with hilarious designs on the front, including this playful cartoon mask from AliExpress

Other ridiculous items include facemasks with hilarious designs on the front, including this playful cartoon mask from AliExpress 

And rather than just wearing plain surgerical gloves, some retailers are stocking multicoloured psychedelic pairs

And rather than just wearing plain surgerical gloves, some retailers are stocking multicoloured psychedelic pairs

And rather than just wearing plain surgerical gloves, some retailers are stocking multicoloured psychedelic pairs 

Customers determined to stay safe can also purchase full-body hazmat suits in a variety of colours and styles online.  

Parents can also buy protective bucket hats for their children on the site, with a variety of colours on offer. 

The hats, which are on sale for £9 on the site, feature a soft wide brimmed shape and a huge transparent bubble-like shield which covers the child’s entire head and upper shoulders from the outside world.

As well as selection of colours, the hats are also available in a series of different characters including a little green cartoon frog. 

Hazmat suits are available online in a series of different colours, including this very stylish camouflage style garment

Hazmat suits are available online in a series of different colours, including this very stylish camouflage style garment

Hazmat suits are available online in a series of different colours, including this very stylish camouflage style garment

Meanwhile the more fashion-conscious customer can also buy the adaptable face screen items attached to headbands

Meanwhile the more fashion-conscious customer can also buy the adaptable face screen items attached to headbands

Meanwhile the more fashion-conscious customer can also buy the adaptable face screen items attached to caps (right)

Meanwhile the more fashion-conscious customer can also buy the adaptable face screen items attached to caps (right)

Meanwhile the more fashion-conscious  customer can also buy the adaptable face screen items attached to headbands (left) as well as caps (right)

The Under the Weather chair pods are also available for wheelchair users who may want to use the products outside their home

The Under the Weather chair pods are also available for wheelchair users who may want to use the products outside their home

The Under the Weather chair pods are also available for wheelchair users who may want to use the products outside their home

Meanwhile adults can also join in the fun, with NewChic selling hairbands, caps and visas with the detachable face screens for concerned customers.  

And it’s not just face screens which are causing a stir online, with some brands releasing masks with hilarious designs emblazoned on the front. 

Lighthearted customers can also buy the ‘fun anti-dusk masks’ on AliExpress with each pack containing different masks with a series of playful expressions on the front.

Other retailers, including Amal Clooney’s sister Tala Alamuddin are selling fashionable face-masks through their sites.

Tala’s stylish pieces cost $33 a mask, and feature detailing like animal-print and denim design masks.  

A selection of different fashionable caps are also available online, with detachable face shields to be worn outside

A selection of different fashionable caps are also available online, with detachable face shields to be worn outside

A selection of different fashionable caps are also available online, with detachable face shields to be worn outside

A selection of different fashionable caps are also available online, with detachable face shields to be worn outside

A selection of different fashionable caps are also available online, with detachable face shields to be worn outside 

Amal Clooney's sister Tala Alamuddin is selling stylish facemasks on her site, with many featuring trendy patterns like multicoloured leopard print

Amal Clooney's sister Tala Alamuddin is selling stylish facemasks on her site, with many featuring trendy patterns like multicoloured leopard print

Amal Clooney’s sister Tala Alamuddin is selling stylish facemasks on her site, with many featuring trendy patterns like multicoloured leopard print 

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Kate Middleton reveals Prince William keeps eating all the chocolate Easter eggs https://healthcareandbeautytips.com/kate-middleton-reveals-prince-william-keeps-eating-all-the-chocolate-easter-eggs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kate-middleton-reveals-prince-william-keeps-eating-all-the-chocolate-easter-eggs Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:25 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8203839/Kate-Middleton-reveals-Prince-William-keeps-eating-chocolate-Easter-eggs.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 It’s well known that Prince William has a sweet tooth, and it seems he can’t wait until Sunday to devour the Easter chocolate, according to wife Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, revealed how her husband ‘keeps eating’ all the treats during the couple’s first royal engagement via video call. […]

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It’s well known that Prince William has a sweet tooth, and it seems he can’t wait until Sunday to devour the Easter chocolate, according to wife Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, revealed how her husband ‘keeps eating’ all the treats during the couple’s first royal engagement via video call.

Dialling in from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, William, 37, and Kate spoke to staff and youngsters from Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire. 

The school are helping to look after the children of key workers in frontline services including the NHS and social care, as well as supermarkets and delivery drivers. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, revealed how her husband Prince William 'keeps eating' all the Easter treats during the couple's first royal engagement via video call (pictured)

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, revealed how her husband Prince William 'keeps eating' all the Easter treats during the couple's first royal engagement via video call (pictured)

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, revealed how her husband Prince William ‘keeps eating’ all the Easter treats during the couple’s first royal engagement via video call (pictured)

When the staff wished them a lovely Easter, William replied: ‘There’ll be a lot of chocolate being eaten here that’s for sure.’

Before a cheeky Kate quipped: ‘You keep eating it!’

The royal couple are both known for having a sweet tooth, with the pair serving two cakes at their wedding on April 29, 2011. 

One was William’s favourite chocolate biscuit cake, which is made from a special recipe involving Rich Tea biscuits and dark chocolate and is set in the freezer rather than baked in an oven.

Dialling in from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, William, 37, and Kate spoke to staff and youngsters from Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire (pictured)

Dialling in from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, William, 37, and Kate spoke to staff and youngsters from Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire (pictured)

Dialling in from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, William, 37, and Kate spoke to staff and youngsters from Casterton Primary Academy in Lancashire (pictured) 

The couple also had a multi-tiered fruit wedding cake which was decorated with fresh fruit and flowers.

During their video call, the Duke and Duchess were keen to thank staff for all they were doing during the Covid-19 epidemic as well talk about the effect it is having on the youngsters. 

But there was also time for a spot of fun as the pupils showed off their Easter arts and crafts, including a felt collage they had made, with rainbows and hearts saying ‘Thank you NHS’.

‘I like your bunny ears,’ smiled William. ‘They look like the real deal.’

The Duke and Duchess were keen to thank staff for all they were doing during the Covid-19 epidemic as well talk about the effect it is having on the youngsters

The Duke and Duchess were keen to thank staff for all they were doing during the Covid-19 epidemic as well talk about the effect it is having on the youngsters

The Duke and Duchess were keen to thank staff for all they were doing during the Covid-19 epidemic as well talk about the effect it is having on the youngsters

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We may not be able to see as much as the Duchess of Cambridge as we would like so when she does pop up we’re even more keen to see what’s she’s wearing.

This week Kate was all about the boardroom, and we wish we could look as fashionable as her during Zoom meetings. But maybe the trick of the trade is to go bold just like she’s done in this mustard sweater by Zara.

With the puffed shoulders and ribbed design, it looks suspiciously like the red dress she wore back in February which also came in the same mustard shade as Kate is rocking here.

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Several children showed William and Kate portraits of their key worker parents and explained why they were proud of them

Several children showed William and Kate portraits of their key worker parents and explained why they were proud of them

Several children showed William and Kate portraits of their key worker parents and explained why they were proud of them

One child, who had been doing a history project told the duke that the ‘first William was called William the Conquerer’.

They asked: ‘What do you want to be called in 1,000 years time?’ 

However the current Prince William laughingly said he didn’t think he could answer that.

Anita Ghidotti, Chief Executive of the Pendle Education Trust, said the children also asked them who ‘the best famous person was that they had met’.

‘I bet they don’t get asked very often,’ she laughed. ‘The Duchess said that Prince George has been watching lots of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet so that would probably be hers. The Duke said his favourite people weren’t actually famous.’

Kate, dressed in a spring-appropriate yellow Zara jumper with puff sleeves and gold fern drop earrings costing £165 from Zoraida London, was also given a virtual bouquet by Lloyd, aged nine.

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