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Kate Garraway rushes to hospital after ‘unfortunate tumble’ derails her family holiday

Kate Garraway, 54, has taken to Instagram to share details about an unfortunate incident that left her mum injured during their family holiday in Cornwall. The Good Morning Britain presenter, who is currently taking a break from the ITV show to spend time with her family, including her and husband Derek Draper’s children Darcey and Billy, posted a photo of her mum sitting inside a red car while wearing a boot due to her injuries.

An NHS nurse could be seen near the car outside the hospital in Kate’s snap.

Opening up about the problem, Kate said in view of her one million followers: “Just when you thought (hoped!) I hadn’t had a new reason to thank the #nhs recently cue an unfortunate tumble from my mum on the way to the beach & and a broken foot and twisted ankle. 

“Thanks to the typically wonderful #nhs team at #bodmin hospital and particularly wonderful Ruth we managed to get her booted and safely home for further treatment. 

“You were all so kind – thank you so much. 

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“And thanks to @peugeotuk (again) for lending us a car with enough room for her to keep her leg stretched out for the whole journey (although it did mean my Dad was relegated for the first time ever to the back seat , where he really enjoyed defining the expression “back seat driver”!!! ).”

Fans rushed to the comments section of Kate’s post to send her their well wishes following her mum’s fall.

Kate’s GMB co-host Charlotte Hawkins penned: “Oh no, your poor mum! Sending love xx.”

A fan added: “If anyone needs a break and some good luck it’s you Kate ! Your positive attitude throughout is amazing.”

Derek has been suffering from several debilitating health issues ever since he was hospitalised last year when he contracted coronavirus.

Kate shared a sweet video of daughter Darcey, 15, and son Billy, 11, playing football together with her mum and dad during their trip away.

In an Instagram post, she thanked Derek’s parents and sisters for helping his nurses to take care of him while she was away.

She wrote: “Paradise Thanks to the wonderful mum dad & sisters draper for coming down to be with Derek (with nurses too of course) so I could take my mum dad, Darcey & Billy to Cornwall.”

She added: “And thanks so so much to @peugeotuk for lending us a car to get us there! We got to see my brother aunts uncles cousins & new baby cousins!”

“None of us have been able to get to see each other since Xmas 2019. So much love & v emotional – not that is made our annual football match any less competitive!!!

“Hope you have all had a great #halfterm xxx #specialmemories.”

Derek contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 and was placed into an induced coma after the virus left him with clots in his lungs, holes in his heart and diabetes.

He remained in hospital for over a year due to the severity of his symptoms, but is now continuing his treatment at home.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

Luton stabbing: Two teenagers arrested after 16-year-old boy dies in hospital

Police officers were called to reports of a stabbing on Stoneygate Road in Challney at around 4pm.

After being rushed to hospital with multiple wounds, the victim was pronounced dead two hours after the incident.

The victim has not been formally identified but his family has been informed of his death, according to Bedfordshire Police.


Police confirmed a teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

The suspect received hospital treatment for minor injuries, the force said.

Another teenage boy who suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Chief Superintendent John Murphy from Bedfordshire Police said: “Appalling violence has cost a teenage boy his life today.

“We have dedicated specialist officers piecing together the circumstances around this shocking attack and our thoughts are with the victim’s family, as well as friends and the wider community who will be concerned and saddened by this news.

“We believe this was an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public, and our community officers will be patrolling the area to give reassurance to residents.

“We will pursue anybody who thinks the use of weapons is acceptable and we will crack down hard on anybody perpetrating this kind of crime.”


This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

Houston Hospital Workers Walk Out Over Covid Vaccine Mandate

Staff members at a Houston-area hospital walked out on Monday night to protest a policy that requires employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

The hospital, Houston Methodist, had told employees that they had to be vaccinated by Monday. Last month, 117 Houston Methodist employees filed a lawsuit against their employer over the vaccine policy.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends health care workers get a flu shot, and some hospital systems require it, few companies have required Covid-19 shots, despite federal government guidance that says employers can mandate vaccines for on-site workers.

Executives, lawyers and consultants who advise companies say that many of them remain hesitant because of a long list of legal considerations the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says must be followed before mandating vaccinations. Some companies say they are wary of setting mandates until the vaccines have received full approval by the Food and Drug Administration, which so far has granted emergency use authorization.

Jennifer Bridges, a nurse who led the Houston Methodist walkout, has cited the lack of full F.D.A. approval for the shots as a reason she won’t get vaccinated.

Vaccine hesitancy has been high among frontline health care workers: Surveys showed that nearly half remained unvaccinated as of mid-March, despite being among the first to become eligible for the shots in December. A March 2021 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that health care workers had concerns about the vaccines’ newness and their possible side effects, both of which are common reasons for waiting to be vaccinated.

By Monday evening, dozens of Houston Methodist employees had gathered outside the hospital system’s location in Baytown, Texas, holding signs that read “VAXX IS VENOM” and “Don’t Lose Sight Of Our Rights.”

“If we don’t stop this now and do some kind of change, everybody’s just going to topple,” Ms. Bridges told local media covering the protest. “It’s going to create a domino effect. Everybody across the nation is going to be forced to get things into their body that they don’t want and that’s not right.”

Those who did not meet the hospital’s vaccination deadline on Monday will be placed on a two-week unpaid suspension. If they still do not meet the hospital’s vaccine requirements by June 21, Houston Methodist will “initiate the employee termination process.”

The workers’ lawsuit accuses the hospital of “forcing its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition for continued employment.”

In a statement, Houston Methodist said that by Monday nearly 100 percent of its 26,000 employees had complied with the vaccine policy. The hospital said it was aware that some employees who had not met the vaccine requirements planned to walk out on Monday, and that they had invited other employees to join them.

“We fully support the right of our employees to peacefully gather on their own time, but it is unacceptable to even suggest they abandon their patients to participate in this activity,” the hospital said. “We have faith that our employees will continue putting our patients first. It is unfortunate that today’s milestone of Houston Methodist becoming the safest hospital system in the country is being overshadowed by a few disgruntled employees.”

On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas signed a law prohibiting businesses or government entities in the state from requiring vaccine passports, or digital proof of vaccination, joining states such as Florida and Arkansas. It’s unclear how or if the new law will affect employer mandates like Houston Methodist’s.

In some industries, including aviation, employers are taking a middle-ground approach. Delta Air Lines, which is distributing vaccines out of its flight museum in Atlanta, said in May that it would strongly encourage current employees to get vaccinated and require it for new hires.

United Airlines, after considering a blanket mandate, said last week that it would require anyone hired in the United States after June 15 to provide proof of vaccination no later than a week after starting. Exceptions may be made for those who have medical or religious reasons for not getting vaccinated, the company added.

Author: Jesus Jiménez and Niraj Chokshi
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Elvis Presley: Long-lost ambulance that carried The King’s body to hospital found – WATCH

Terry was photographed standing on top of the lefthand side of Graceland’s gates, overlooking everyone.

Having purchased the Elvis ambulance at some point later, the vehicle has rested on his property for years, hidden by greenery.

The historic vehicle was discovered there with permission, by Elvis expert Billy Stallings Spa Guy, who has been searching for it for years.

The YouTuber filmed the moment he found the ambulance on August 16, 2018, exactly 41 years to the day that it transported The King’s body from Graceland, having decided to keep it a secret until now.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

James Martin speaks out on knife accident after falling in kitchen 'I walked to hospital’

After eventually finding it, he told staff he had slipped and fell over in the kitchen.

But refusing to let the accident get in the way of his career, he revealed he was back to work the next day.

Speaking on the Andy Jaye podcast, he added: “You look back now… would I do it again? Of course I would.”

In the same chat, James discussed how he went from using food vouchers to becoming a successful chef.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

22-year-old bystander dies at hospital 3 days after shooting near Austin strip club

22-year-old bystander dies at hospital

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 22-year-old man who was shot in the head near a northeast Austin strip club early Sunday morning died Wednesday at a local hospital.

The Austin Police Department said Alejandro Martinez was pronounced dead at Dell Seton Medical Center at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday.

On Sunday around 5:35 a.m., APD said crews responded to a shots fired call at 9705 Reservoir Court and the frontage road of US-290. That’s near Giles Lane.

When they arrived, EMS found Martinez, who appeared to be shot, in a car. He was taken to Dell Seton, where he stayed in critical condition until he died.

Witnesses were interviewed at the scene. One said a fight took place inside Bare Cabaret Club, according to APD. One suspect involved in the fight was asked to leave the club.

Police think this suspect left the club and met up with others in a black, four-door sedan. That suspect and two other unidentified men watched the club, until another person was seen leaving. The suspects fired multiple shots from their car at their intended target.

Detectives think Martinez was an innocent bystander leaving the club when the drive-by shooting happened, according to APD. It’s not known if the intended target was injured or if their vehicle had any damage.

APD said the black, four-door sedan is possibly a Honda.

Detectives ask anyone with information or video of the shooting to call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS.

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Missing 20-year-old woman found at Ben Taub hospital after being last seen May 15

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Authorities have located a 20-year-old woman who had been missing since May 15 on Houston’s south side.Genesis Rachel Barrondo was located at Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital. Authorities said she arrived May 15 shortly after 2 a.m. after being hit by a vehicle.

Barrondo’s mother, Olga Barrondo, and step brother, Jason Hernandez, returned to the area where they were told the incident happened on 610 East near Cullen Boulevard. When looking around the area, a family member saw Barrondo’s shoes on the side of the freeway. The location is about 15 minutes away from Barrondo’s last known location. Her family said they still do not know what exactly happened.”We have no idea what happened or what they were doing out here,” Hernandez said. “We are just coming back from the hospital, getting the information. They told us they picked her up at this location.”

Hernandez said an investigator called the family Saturday morning saying there was a person in intensive care that matched the Barrondo’s description.

Olga confirmed that it is in fact her daughter. When the family made it to the hospital, they were told Barrondo is in a coma.

Doctors said they are waiting to see if she shows any movement or signs of improvement.

Hernandez said they have faith that Barrondo will wake up. Olga asks that the community pray for her daughter.”If someone saw what happened that night, please let us know,” Hernandez said. “We just want to know the truth.”

The family said Barrondo sent her mother a text last weekend saying she was going to eat with a co-worker after work and that one of her co-workers was going to give her a ride home.

“Genesis sent the message to her mother, ‘I’ll see you soon’,” Hernandez said as he translated for Olga. “Then, whenever we were waiting around like 10:30 p.m. or 11 p.m., that’s when the co-worker sent Olga a text message like as if she knew her for a long time, but in this case we’ve never seen her before.”

Hernandez explained that the co-worker said Barrondo was going to stay the night, but Barrondo never made it home. That’s when her family filed a missing persons report.

Hernandez also said they are not sure if investigators are looking into the co-worker, but the family has not been able to get in touch with that individual.”Whenever Genesis gets well soon, she’s for sure going to speak about what happened that night,” Hernandez said. “So, hopefully we can have an idea of what exactly happened that night.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department or anonymously send in a tip to Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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Queen: Brian May shares surgery update from hospital

The 73-year-old has been back in hospital again. Last year Brian revealed he had “nearly died” from a “stomach explosion.” He also had a “small heart attack” the same year. This is on top of spending the end of 2019 in hospital for a corrective operation on his achilles tendon. The Queen star has always kept his loyal fans involved with every aspect of his life and this latest time is no different – complete with a Queen-related pun.
The verteran rocker posted the first images yesterday on Instagram before he went in for his newest surgery.

He told fans: “One Vision ! All prepped and waiting … for a little bit of eye surgery. I’m in good hands. No need to worry. All in a day’s work … it should really improve my focus – AND my stereoscopic vision. It’s a Piece o’ Cake … eeek ! Bri”

And now he has posted a post-op update, reassuring everyoine he “didn’t feel a thing” and was actually awake through the entire proceedure.

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The star posted the image of his bandaged left eye with another typically ‘Bri’ pun about his new ‘iPatch’.

Brian wrote: “And …. all done !! I really didn’t feel a thing. It was all done with local anaesthetic and a tiny bit of sedation.

“So I was conscious throughout the whole thing – and fascinated by this amazing procedure. Only about 20 mins.

“The patch stays on until tomorrow morning. It’s an iPatch ! So obviously I’ll soon have to take it off and put it back on again.”

The Queen legend is well-know for his philosophising on his site, and also took the chance to also reflect (literally) on the way we all see ourselves.

Brian’s achilles tendon operation was to improve his comfort and mobility on stage but fans will have to wait until next year to see the completion of the postponed Uk and Europe leg of the Queen + Adam Lambert Rhapsody World Tour.

In the meantime, the band has been celebrating their 50th anniversary with the corresponding number of new  ideos.

Each week on teh official Queen Youtube page, a new video will be released focussing on an iconiomic moment from the band’s extarordinary history.

This week’s release  looked at the legendary 1986 HYde Park concert that almost resulted in Brian being arrested along with bandmates Freddie Mercury, JOhn Deacon and Roger Taylor.


This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Pfizer Covid vaccine: 'Few people in clinical trials went to hospital or died', says CDC

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out that “few people in the clinical trials went to the hospital or died” following a jab of the Pfizer vaccine. However, “data suggest that people who got the Pfizer vaccine were less likely to have these more serious outcomes compared to people who got the saline placebo”. Severe side effects – ones that affected a person’s ability to do daily activities – were reported in some people.
Side effects should subside within a few days after they appear, but the vaccine has been proven to be around 95 percent effective against Covid.

As more data becomes available about how well the Pfizer vaccine works in real-world conditions, the CDC will continue to provide updates.

To deal with non life-threatening side effects, over-the-counter painkillers should suffice.

In order to reduce discomfort in the injected arm, the CDC advises to “apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area”.


It may seem counterintuitive, but the CDC also recommends using or exercising your sore arm.

If you suffer from a fever post injection, the CDC suggests to “drink plenty of fluids” and to “dress lightly”.

“Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot,” warned the CDC.

In particular, the second shot of the Pfizer vaccine is more likely to lead to fever, chills, tiredness and a headache.

There are instances where you are recommended to contact your GP or healthcare provider.

For instance, if the redness or tenderness of the injection site gets worse after 24 hours, it’s time to call the doctor’s clinic.

Furthermore, if the side effects don’t go away after a few days, you’re recommended to contact your healthcare service.

The CDC reminded people that “it takes times for your body to build protection after any vaccination”.

People are only considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

During this time, it’s imperative to keep to social distancing guidelines and adhering to hygiene safety.

This requires wearing a face mask in enclosed public spaces, trying to keep your distance from others, and washing your hands often.

Do bear in mind that the Pfizer vaccine is an mRNA jab, meaning nobody is given the live virus that causes Covid.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
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Billy Joe Saunders rushed to hospital with suspected broken eye socket after Canelo defeat

Billy Joe Saunders entered the ring to face Canelo Alvarez brimming with confidence, but ended the night in an ambulance as he was transported to hospital after suffering the first loss of his professional boxing career.

Saunders went toe to toe with boxing’s pound-for-pound star as he showcased the boxing skills that took him to a perfect 30-0 record heading into Saturday night’s clash with Canelo.

Working behind his southpaw jab, Saunders caused plenty of problems for Canelo as he proved to be a tricky, elusive opponent for the former five-weight world champion.

But, with some boxing pundits, and our own Express Sport round-by-round scoring, putting Saunders on level terms with Canelo heading into the second half of the scheduled 12-round bout.

But the Mexican’s punch power eventually paid off in Round 8 as a huge uppercut connected flush with Saunders’ right eye, immediately causing it to swell badly.

Canelo Alvarez stops Billy Joe Saunders as Brit retires with injury

Saunders made it to the end of the round but, after his corner assessed the Brit’s injury, they waved off the fight to give Alvarez the 56th win of his stellar career.

Saunders had acquitted himself well during the contest, and while his punches didn’t carry the same knockout threat as Canelo’s, his slick jab and constant movement made life tricky for the Mexican as the Brit appeared to shade the middle rounds.

But Canelo upped the intensity in Round 8 and landed the crucial uppercut that caused the fight-ending injury.

DAZN play-by-play commentator Todd Grisham announced on the broadcast that Saunders was being transported to hospital after sustaining a suspected fractured orbital bone.

Canelo’s TKO victory will have particularly pleased his head coach Eddy Reynoso, who called on his man to stop Saunders for showing disrespect during the pre-fight build-up in Texas.

Saunders’ team complained pre-fight about the lack of a British judge on the three-man panel, and also negotiated hard to secure a larger ring than Canelo’s team had initially wanted, with the teams eventually agreeing to the fight taking place inside a 22-foot ring, as opposed to the 20-foot ring the Mexican boxer preferred.

And after Saunders was caught on camera saying that Canelo’s breath smelled after their faceoff, Reynoso sounded off on the Brit and revealed his wish for Canelo to knock out Saunders on fight night.

“It annoys me,” he told Little Giant Boxing.

“Not only about us, but the trash talk to Mexican reporters, with people of Mexico.

“I never want to say we are going to do it by KO. I say we are going to win.

“But this time around I do want Canelo to win by KO.”

Speaking to Chris Mannix in the ring after the fight, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed Saunders’ trainer Mark Tibbs pulled him out of the fight, saying Canelo “busted his eye socket.”

“He couldn’t see,” he explained.

“I spoke to Mark Tibbs. He said he couldn’t see, and he wouldn’t let him go out.

“I thought Billy boxed beautifully. Canelo’s so strong, he took his time, Billy’s so tricky. He busted his eye socket. As you can see going back now, his eye.

“Canelo coming on strong in the back end of the fight. Too good. Too good.

“But it was a great performance by Billy Joe Saunders. He came to win.”

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