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Real-life ‘mermaid’ who lay on foil to boost tan gets skin cancer after ditching sun cream to not ‘break the illusion’

***EXCLUSIVE*** Skin cancer left this woman with scabs all over her face after her job as a real-life mermaid meant she couldn't wear SPF without it washing off. Business owner and yoga instructor, Stephanie Huff (46) who lives in Oceanside, California, USA, was dedicated to topping up her tan in her twenties and early thirties and would lie in the sun on foil covered in baby oil to gain a healthy glow. Back then, the dangers of tanning and being in the sun were not that well known and skin cancer wasn’t something that Stephanie and her peers considered. It wasn’t until Stephanie was in her thirties that she started to apply sun protection religiously, wear hats and sunglasses as she had noticed some wrinkles, related to sun damage appear on her skin. Stephanie, who has been working as a professional mermaid for her company at outdoor events since 2016, rarely reapplied sun cream throughout the day as she thought it would destroy the illusion of her being a magical creature for children. Except for a few fine lines, Stephanie didn’t notice any signs of skin damage from the sun until late 2019 when she noticed recurring scabs on her forehead and nose which gradually got worse. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stephanie’s dermatologist was closed for most of the quarantine lockdown, but she was able to get a virtual appointment via Zoom in June 2020 - where she was diagnosed with non-melanoma basal cell carcinoma. Stephanie started treatment on her face in the form of a painful topical chemotherapy cream, fluorouracil, which can cause sore, red skin, for two weeks and hoped that this should be enough to eradicate the cancerous cells. Ever since she started noticing a change in her skin, Stephanie has overhauled her skin care routine and never leaves the house without an SPF of at least 30, and wears sun hats and makes sure she stays in the shade whenever she is outside. She is now using her experience to educate others about the dangers of the sun.

A devastated dad-to-be was told his 'stomach ache' was an incurable cancer just months after tying the knot with his then seven-month pregnant wife

***EXCLUSIVE*** „Fit and healthy” Adam Gray, 33, first visited the doctor in July last year suffering only from abdominal pains which tragically turned out to be a „silent killer” cancer. Just days later, he was told he had a rare and incurable tumour and that he had just six months to a year left to live.  At the time, Adam had just married his childhood sweetheart Christine, 33, who was pregnant with their first daughter Amelie, who is now nine-months-old.

The ultimate boat builder! Retired land surveyor who built 16ft wooden dinghy inside his home as a hobby is forced to remove his patio DOOR to get it out

***EXCLUSIVE*** Steve Goodchild has spent thirteen hours a day for the past three months working to complete his sailing dinghy he has named Barnacle. But during construction he scaled up the project - and it proved too big to move outside. And to enable its maiden voyage on Saturday, Mr Goodchild said he had to pull down the door and frame to squeeze it through.

Schoolgirl, 14, has just weeks to find life-saving donor as she battles leukaemia

***EXCLUSIVE*** Amy Bartlett, 14, from West Bridgford, Nottingham, was due to finish her two years of chemotherapy this June when she was told her cancer had returned.  She was diagnosed in February 2018 after complaining about aches and pains in her joints, with doctors initially not knowing what the problem was. Blood tests confirmed that Amy had leukaemia, but stayed positive and was an „inspiration” throughout her chemotherapy treatment.

Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

UCLA bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time through a smartphone app. Their research is published in the journal Nature Electronics. „Our hope is that this opens up an easy way for people who use sign language to communicate directly with non-signers without needing someone else to translate for them” said Jun Chen, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and the principal investigator on the research. „In addition, we hope it can help more people learn sign language themselves.” The system includes a pair of gloves with thin, stretchable sensors that run the length of each of the five fingers. These sensors, made from electrically conducting yarns, pick up hand motions and finger placements that stand for individual letters, numbers, words and phrases. The device then turns the finger movements into electrical signals, which are sent to a dollar-coin sized circuit board worn on the wrist. The board transmits those signals wirelessly to a smartphone that translates them into spoken words at the rate of about a one word per second. The researchers also added adhesive sensors to testers’ faces - in between their eyebrows and on one side of their mouths - to capture facial expressions that are a part of American Sign Language. Previous wearable systems that offered translation from American Sign Language were limited by bulky and heavy device designs or were uncomfortable to wear, Chen said. The device developed by the UCLA team is made from lightweight and inexpensive but long-lasting, stretchable polymers. The electronic sensors are also very flexible and inexpensive. In testing the device, the researchers worked with four people who are deaf and use American Sign Language. The wearers repeated each.

Way of life continues in village hit by floods

***EXCLUSIVE*** A woman puts on a brave face as she floats through her flooded village on a raft made from banana trees. Life carries on despite the deluge which has submerged the village for two weeks, with hundreds of locals making the best of things amid the murky knee high water
Located on the banks of the river Jamuna, in Sariakandi Upazila, Bangladesh, the area floods yearly as a result of heavy monsoon rain. Photographer Abdul Momin, from Bogra in Bangladesh, said: "Water levels of major rivers cause major suffering for thousands of families in the area.

Ready for a sleep? Dozy long-eared owl chick lets out a huge yawn as it perches on tree branch at sunrise

***EXCLUSIVE*** This adorable photo shows a dozy owl mid-yawn as it perches on a tree branch at sunrise. Wayne Havenhand captured the photos of the sleepy owl on Monday morning at a nature reserve near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire. The long-eared owl appears to be almost glowing in the morning sun as its mouth stretches wide, after a night of flying around with its mother and siblings. The owl chick is likely no more than a few days old, but has already developed some adult plumage. 

Leopard leap

Masai Mara, Kenya: 'Where are you all?' A leopard appears to be enquiring over the whereabouts of safari tourists in Kenya's Masai Mara. Photographer Paul Goldstein comments: „These animals need the policing eyes of tourists and rangers if they are to be protected; lockdown and travel restrictions do not help them in any way nor the millions of two legged Kenyans who depend on them.”