Woman who sweats blood from her face and hands baffles doctors

A 21-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with an extremely rare condition that causes her to sweat blood from her face and the palms of her hands.
Italian doctors were left puzzled after the unnamed patient appeared with the bizarre symptoms despite not showing any sign of skin lesions.
Medics said there was no obvious trigger for the spontaneous bleeding, which could happen while she slept or carried out physical activity.

Her bleeding was most intense when she felt stressed, it was reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
Doctors in Florence report that the patient had suffered the unusual symptoms for the past three years and episodes last between one and five minutes

The woman has reportedly become depressed and socially isolated because of the condition.
Doctors ruled out that she wasn’t faking it and tests revealed her blood count and blood-clotting functions were normal.
They eventually diagnosed her with hematohidrosis, which is thought to affect just one in 10 million people.
She was treated her with propranolol – a beta-blocker medication which substantially reduced her symptoms but has not completely stopped them.

World’s richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

French businesswoman and billionaire Liliane Bettencourt, whose family founded L’Oreal and still owns the largest stake in the cosmetics giant, has died aged 94, her daughter said on Thursday.

Bettencourt, listed by Forbes as the world’s richest woman, was the heiress to the beauty and cosmetics company her father founded a century ago as a maker of hair dye.


Bettencourt and her children owned 33 percent of the company. Her daughter Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers said in a statement the family remained committed to L’Oreal and its management team.

“My mother left peacefully,” Bettencourt-Meyers said, adding that she had died during Wednesday night at her home in Paris.

Carers charged for leaving autistic woman locked in car

Two Nigerian carers have pleaded guilty after they left a severely autistic woman locked in a car alone while they went on a two-and-a-half hour shopping spree.

Sylvia Ezeorji, 47 and Veronica Howe, 52, were both care support workers for 58-year-old Claire McMullen, who suffers with autism, learning difficulties and does not speak.

According to Kentonline, she was found by police locked in a car in Chatham High Street on a hot day in July after concerned members of the public dialed 999 when they saw the vehicle rocking.Initially it was thought a dog may be trapped inside, but when officers investigated further, they saw Ms McMullen in the back.

She was wearing a big coat and sweating. Beside her was a packet of Wotsits and a bottle of water the carers had left for her, but Ms McMullen was not even capable of opening the items.

Howe, of Castle Road, Chatham, and Ezeorji, of Porters Avenue, Dagenham, have pleaded guilty to neglect.

They were told by the court their actions showed “total disregard for a person’s life”.

Magistrates heard Ms McMullen is deemed a very vulnerable adult.

She needs two-to-one care 24 hours a day as she is in danger of choking on food so she must be supervised at all times.

The court was told officers had to smash a window to free Ms McMullen because they were so concerned about her welfare.She was immediately given water and drank it thirstily before being taken to hospital by ambulance to be checked over.

Ezeorji and Howe returned to the vehicle at about 4pm, two-and-a-half hours after they had abandoned her inside.

Police were still on the scene and arrested the pair on suspicion of neglect.

Both were later charged and pleaded guilty at Medway Magistrates’ Court.

They returned to the same court for sentencing.The court was told the pair had admitted their actions fell below what is required of them and said they did go to check on her in the car, but left her there again and just forgot about the time.

Magistrates decided their sentencing powers were insufficient and sent the case to Maidstone Crown Court to be dealt with.

Teens ‘forced woman into oral sex and beat her’, while streaming attack live on Facebook

Two teenagers wanted in connection with viral video posted on Facebook Live that shows the sexual and physical assault of a woman are in police custody, according to the Gulfport Police Department

Haleigh Alexis Hudson, 19, turned herself in to police around 7 p.m. Wednesday. She was arrested on charges of felony kidnapping and sexual assault.

Ezzie Johnson, 17, was arrested by police around 8 p.m. Wednesday. He faces a charge of felony kidnapping.
Officers at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday responded to a report of an assault on the 3100 block of 7th Avenue and learned a woman was sexually and physically assaulted while being recorded on Facebook Live.

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said officers worked through the night and obtained warrants for Johnson and Hudson.

Johnson, who will be charged as an adult, is accused of filming the video at Hudson’s home.

The victim is a 23-year-old woman. Papania said additional charges of abusing a vulnerable adult would apply if the victim is mentally handicapped.
The viral video was removed from Facebook, but a copy of the video was posted Wednesday morning. It has gotten around 48,000 views on Facebook, Papania said.

“I can’t help but be disturbed by the incredible numbers of shares and views of this crude and despicable event,” he said.

“We videotape pain and suffering, then we share it and then we view it over and over.”



The Miami Herald

Brave 26-year-old woman with rare skin condition launches modelling career

A woman in her twenties with a rare skin condition that makes her look decades older is launching a modelling career to challenge beauty standards .

Sara Geurts, 26, has Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a genetic condition that leaves her with excessively saggy skin. She hopes to break into the modelling industry despite having the syndrome, which only a dozen people have.

The aspiring model, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has extremely soft, doughy skin because of the condition and her joints and muscles are also weak, leaving her in discomfort.

Sara said: “The classical type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects our joints, it affects our skin, everything. It’s a multi systematic disorder, so it affects every system within our body.” See more pics below…

Tragedy as woman in labour jumps off hospital building after family said no to a cesarean

A heavily pregnant woman who apparently committed suicide after begging for a caesarean was seen on CCTV doubled over in pain in the final hours before her death.

The 26-year-old woman and her unborn baby died after she fell from the fifth floor of the hospital she was being treated in.
She had reportedly begged for a caesarean after the baby’s head, which was too large for a natural delivery, caused her intense pain.


But she reportedly killed herself when her family, who under Chinese law had to give permission, refused her surgery.

This video shows her hobbling around the maternity ward in the final hours before her death.

The woman, who was reportedly 41 weeks pregnant, was unable to stand unaided and was visibly upset and in pain.

Doctors at the No 1 Hospital in the city of Yulin in Shaanxi Province, northern China, examined her and determined that she needed a caesarean as she was not able to give birth naturally because the baby’s head was too big.But her family insisted on a natural birth and refused her the right to undergo the procedure.

Under Chinese law, family must give their permission for a woman to have a C-section.

The woman fell to her death from the window after repeatedly trying to leave the medical centre.

Her unborn foetus also died in the incident.

The woman’s medical notes read: “The pregnant woman twice walked out of the ward to tell her family that she wanted a caesarean because she could no longer bear the pain, but the family continued to insist on a natural delivery.”

Police told local media that the woman’s death was being treated as a suicide.

Her death has sparked protests online.

UK Mirror

Woman gives birth in the middle of street and then calmly walks home with her new child

A shocking video shows a woman giving birth standing up after unexpectedly going into labour while out shopping – before calmly walking home with her baby. The infant dropped to the ground and is seen flailing at the new mother’s feet as anxious voices are heard calling for help.

The dramatic birth happened in the city of Yunfu in southern China , where stunned onlookers saw the newborn’s sudden arrival as the mother browsed for fruit and vegetables.

She began screaming after her waters broke, and just a few seconds later the newborn dropped from between her legs, leaving her long dress stained in blood. Onlookers were stunned when the woman suddenly went into labour and her baby fell from between her legs and dropped onto the ground

The baby was placed on a chair as ambulance stuff checked it was healthy

Despite the ordeal, the woman – believed to be in her 30s – refused a ride to hospital for further checks, opting instead to walk home with the baby in one arm and her shopping in the other.

Disbelieving shoppers called an ambulance, and nurses arrived shortly after the baby’s arrival to help the new mum cut the umbilical cord.

The child was placed on a chair as medics cleaned it and handed it back to the mother, who witnesses said remained standing the whole time and did not appear to be tired.

Incredibly medics found the baby was healthy after its sudden birth, and the mother – who did not appear tired despite the ordeal – refused further treatment

Footage of the woman strolling home with the newborn baby in one arm and her shopping in the other has gone viral
After confirming that the newborn was healthy, an offer by ambulance staff to take the mother to hospital was rebuffed, with the woman instead opting to walk home.

Reports in China said she wanted to save money.

Footage of the woman walking home while carrying the baby has gone viral.