Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Victoria Beckham reveals her slender pins in chic red dress complete with racy split

LESS than 24 hours after Victoria Beckham turned heads in a very see-through ensemble, she instead tried to focus attention on just her enviable legs. 

'You have to be faithful' Irina Shayk hints that Cristiano Ronaldo DID cheat on her






IRINA Shayk appears to have attacked Cristiano Ronaldo in an explosive interview with Spanish magazine Hola.

Caitlyn Jenner is getting her own 8-part documentary series called I Am Cait

It’s been announced that Caitlyn Jenner is getting her own documentary series on E!. Which sounds very exciting indeed.

The series has been titled I Am Cait and will follow explore Caitlyn’s transition and what it means for those around her as she starts her “new normal”.

We’re guessing there will be more interviews with Caitlyn’s family and friends as she begins her new life. We’re very excited – and can’t wait to hear more from Caitlyn herself.

She shocked the world this week with her surprise Vanity Fair cover where she looks AMAZING.

But the news sadly hasn’t been universally accepted - Fox News came under criticism for their coverage of the story, where they repeatedly referred to Caitlyn as “he”.

They then compared her outfit on the magazine cover to that of a Playboy bunny.

Co-host Neil Cavuto also referred to Caitlyn’s transition as “the last days of Rome”, which isn’t terribly open-minded now, is it?

Anyway, enough of that. We’re setting our digi-boxes to record Cait’s new show now, as it’ll be unmissable.

The eight-part series comes to E! on August 2, 9pm.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cinnamon may protect against infection, study finds

A preliminary study out of Touro College in New York suggests that household cinnamon may possess antiviral effects and help prevent infection in humans.
According to a news release, Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer, of the New York School of Career and Applied Studies, a division of Touro College & University System, and his team compared Saign and Ceylon cinnamons to other botanic extracts including onion, cloves, peppermint, cocoa and Spanish saffron.
While cinnamon appeared to deactivate viruses in some organisms, the other extracts did not.
Researchers evaluated the extracts against Phi X, a virus that infects bacteria and shares various similarities to viruses that infect animals and humans. After 24 hours of incubation, an extract with 10 percent cinnamon deactivated 99.9 percent to 100 percent of the virus following only 10 minutes of intermittent mixing, according to the news release.
Schiffenbauer said in the news release that his colleagues’ findings suggest that cinnamon extract has the power to damage the structure of the PhiX virus.
“The results validates (sic) our belief that a diet that includes a tablespoon of cinnamon once or twice a day can be effective in eliminating or preventing viruses from infecting humans and causing sickness, such as colds, flu, and even herpes,” he said.
Schiffenbauer and his team will present their preliminary findings at the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. 

South Korea confirms two deaths due to MERS outbreak

South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.
South Korea has reported 24 cases of the disease since diagnosing the country's first MERS illness last month in a man who had traveled to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Most of South Korea's cases have had connections to the first patient -- either medical staff who treated him or patients who stayed near him at the hospital before he was diagnosed and isolated, and their family members.
Tests on a 58-year-old woman who died of acute respiratory failure Monday showed she had been infected with the disease before her death, the Health Ministry said in a statement. A 71-year-old man who tested positive for the virus last week also died, it said.
The statement said both stayed at the same hospital with the first patient.
Health officials said Tuesday that about 750 people in South Korea were isolated at their homes or in state-run facilities after having contact with patients infected with the virus. They said the number could rise and that depending on their conditions many of the isolated could be banned from leaving the country.
More than 50 schools and kindergartens near a hospital near Seoul where the 58-year-old patient who died was treated have canceled classes from Wednesday to Friday to let children stay home, according to the education agency in Gyeonggi province, which surrounds Seoul. The measure was taken after many parents asked the schools to take action, agency officials said.
There is a growing sense of public alarm over the virus, with South Korean media criticizing the government for failing to swiftly cope with MERS in the initial stage of its landing in the country. Major shopping malls have reported a sharp increase in sales of masks, hand sanitizers and mouthwashes, and many people have been seen wearing masks on Seoul streets over the past few days.
Last week, the son of one of the patients ignored doctor's orders to cancel a trip to China, where he was later diagnosed as that country's first MERS case. China isolated the South Korean man at a hospital, and Hong Kong authorities said Sunday that 18 travelers were being quarantined because they sat near him, but they were not showing symptoms.
MERS was discovered in 2012 and has mostly been centered in Saudi Arabia. It belongs to the family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold and SARS, and can cause fever, breathing problems, pneumonia and kidney failure. The virus has spread primarily through contact with camels, but it can also spread from human fluids and droplets.
There have been about 1,170 cases of the virus worldwide and about 480 of the patients have died, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

Chicago woman receives life-saving kidney transplant from dying son

A woman in suburban Chicago received a kidney transplant this month that turned out to be a near perfect match, and a life-saving one. But Rose Perry's good fortune is tempered by tragedy: The kidney came from her son, a 24-year-old who suffered a stroke out of the blue and collapsed in the family kitchen, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Ronald Perry wouldn't recover, and his mother received the news while in the hospital being treated for her kidney failure and diabetes. With Ronald in a medically induced coma, doctors broached the idea of the transplant, but Perry—who had just begun the process of registering for the transplant waiting list—immediately said no.
“I cried my eyes out and said, ‘I don’t want his kidney and I want my child,'" the 50-year-old tells ABC News. Her husband and other son eventually convinced her to go through with the procedure, the winning argument being that Ronald—described as a "big, soft-hearted teddy bear"—would have wanted it. Perry had the operation on May 17, the day after her son died, and she attended his funeral a week later. Doctors say she instantly doubled her life expectancy. "It feels like I can go down, touch my stomach, and I can still feel him," she tells the Tribune. "I feel like he's with me and that makes a big difference in grieving." (Elsewhere, a woman met the man who received her brother's face in a transplant.)

The gross reason to rethink getting a full Brazilian wax

Forget the basic bikini wax. The Brazilian wax— which entails removing all of the hair down there (even between the cheeks!)— has become as standard a rite of summer for some women as spray tans and pedicures.
In fact, many of us wouldn’t dare to slip into a swimsuit before enduring the 30 or so minutes of physical torture it takes to achieve the sexy, sleek, “clean” look and feel that a Brazilian offers. No question, the salon treatment is popular and even aesthetically pleasing— but is it healthy?
Being bare may seem more hygienic than sporting a full bush, but actually, the opposite is true. “We have pubic hair for a reason,” says Whitney Bowe, MD, a dermatologist in Briarcliff Manor, NY and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. “It acts as a shield against bacteria, allergens, and other unwanted pathogens.” Stripping away that natural barrier puts you at higher risk of irritation or infection in the vaginal area, Dr. Bowe explains. (And there are more germs than you even want to know about lurking in sand, salt water, and the community pool.)

The best way to go bare
We get it, though: An untamed nether region doesn’t exactly complement that itty-bitty bikini you just bought. So if you’re not going to forgo waxing altogether, what’s the best solution? Dr. Bowe recommends leaving a small triangle of hair behind instead of removing every single strand. Commonly known as the triangle trim, this style leaves you just the right balance between protecting your vajayjay and keeping your bikini line looking hair-free when you’re sporting a swimsuit.
Ready to try the triangle trim? Follow these ladyscaping secrets to make your wax-perience as quick, safe and painless as possible:
Prepare for takeoff
Trim hair to half an inch before your appointment; any longer or shorter, and the wax may not be able to grip properly. Find a salon that uses hard wax, which adheres to the hair— not the skin— better than the soft kind, removing more of the “ouch” factor along with the unwanted fuzz.

Make it last
“Over-waxing can destroy the hair canal, leading to permanent ingrowns,” Dr. Bowe says. Aim to go six weeks between waxes, maintaining the triangle shape in between by shaving. Try the new Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle ($16, for total convenience— it combines a hair trimmer and razor in one tiny gadget.
Get a sleeker shave
For the closest cut, first run the razor in the direction of growth and then against. Another perk: “Stubble will grow in much thinner with this back-and-forth technique,” Dr. Bowe notes. Make sure to rinse the razor after every pass so it’s not blocked by hairs stuck between the blades.

Banish the bumps
If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, reach for pads or scrubs with salicylic acid two days after waxing or shaving (use them too soon and you may feel your still-sensitive skin start to burn). These gently exfoliate, allowing hair to grow back free and clear of dead skin cells and dirt so it doesn’t loop back on itself and create painful bumps. One product to try: Completely Bare Bikini Bump Blaster Pads ($9,
Wash wisely
One of the biggest mistakes women make is over-washing the vaginal area, says Dr. Bowe: Too much scrubbing and using too many products can irritate the delicate skin there and even lead to infection. Add waxing to that equation and you’re just cruising for a world of hurt down there. Use only a mild soap, like Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Antibacterial Bar ($5,, or even just water to clean the vulva (e.g. your external genitalia). No need to get all up inside of your vagina proper; it naturally self-cleans (seriously!).