Boxer’s agonising skin condition ‘cured by a skin graft from his backside’

Jonathan Kumuteo was due to make his professional debut live on BT Sport in April. This was postponed due to the pandemic. (Getty Images)
Jonathan Kumuteo was due to make his professional debut live on BT Sport in April. This was postponed due to the pandemic. (Getty Images)

A professional boxer has opened about an agonising skin condition he endured for years.

Jonathan Kumuteo, 24, from London, developed a mysterious abscess under his right arm in early 2015.

The “very, very painful” boil-like lumps would often burst, leaking blood and pus.

When an abscess appeared on Kumuteo’s left armpit, loved ones suggested he may not be “as hygienic as he should be”, with the ordeal “impacting his mental health immensely”.

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Nearly two years after the first abscess appeared, Kumuteo was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa, a painful skin condition that required he take eight antibiotics a day.

With medication failing to help, doctors suggested the then-amateur athlete quit the sport he loved.

Refusing

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why younger women are getting tweaked

Over a quarter of British women (27 percent) feel that lockdown aged them
Over a quarter of British women (27 percent) feel that lockdown aged them

I am lying on my back, on the kind of bed which would usually mean I was getting a smear test. But I am here for an entirely different purpose. “I’m just going to get the Botox,” says Bianca, my lovely Australian nurse from behind her PPE. “I’ll be back in a moment.”

I stare at the ceiling and make a list of all the things that could go wrong. They’re obliged to tell you the risks before they give you the treatment, but it has sent me into something of a tailspin. I could have an allergic reaction. I could be the first woman in history to die during a medically supervised Botox appointment. Who do I think I am, getting Botox on a Wednesday morning? I’m not a reality TV star. And I’m only 29

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Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison among Women of the Century for arts, literature and media

A Nobel prize winner (Toni Morrison) and a National Medal of the Arts recipient (Georgia O’Keeffe). Two media powerhouses (Oprah and Cristina Saralegui). These are just a few of our Women of the Century who represent arts and literature and media.  

To mark the 100-year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, USA TODAY, with the help of an expert panel, compiled its National Women of the Century, a list of 100 women who have shaped America since 1920. Some of the women are well known, and some of them you’ll likely be learning about for the first time.  

Maya Angelou

Author, activist 

(1928-2014)

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was one of the most iconic writers, poets and essayists of all time. In 1969, years before #MeToo brought sexual assault issues into everyday conversation, Angelou wrote about her own traumatic childhood experiences in her memoir “I Know Why the

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Make-up company WULT apologises after naming blush after Anne Frank

 (Woke Up Like This)
(Woke Up Like This)

A make-up company has issued an apology after being criticised for selling a product named after Anne Frank.

Woke Up Like This (WULT), a beauty brand based in Hong Kong, recently released a range of liquid blushes called the “Face Dab” collection.

According to an article published in Time Out Hong Kong – which has since been taken down – the aim of the collection was to “promote Sexual Health Awareness Month by naming the products after inspiring, famous women in hopes to inspire WULT customers to live their dreams and break through gender barriers”, Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner reported.

The range features blushes named after well-known female figures, with the “Viva La Frida” blush being named after artist Frida Kahlo, “In Woolf’s Words” being named after writer Virginia Woolf, “Lift Like Melinda” being named after philanthropist Melinda Gates, and “The Ray of Rosalind” taking

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