Kourtney Kardashian underwent 'urgent fetal surgery' to save her baby's life


Kourtney Kardashian underwent 'urgent fetal surgery' to save her baby's life

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker at UFC 285 in Las Vegas on March 4.

Kourtney Kardashian spoke out Wednesday about undergoing "urgent fetal surgery" to save her unborn baby's life.

She thanked her doctors and her husband, Travis Barker, who abruptly left the Blink-182 tour last week to be by her side.
"As someone who has had three really easy pregnancies in the past, I wasn't prepared for the fear of rushing into urgent fetal surgery," she wrote on Instagram. "I don't think anyone who hasn't been through a similar situation can begin to understand that feeling of fear."

She continued: "I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby's life. I am eternally grateful to my husband who rushed to my side from tour to be with me in the hospital and take care of me afterwards, my rock. And to my mom, thank you for holding my hand through this."


Zach Bryan adds second Des Moines concert date at Wells Fargo Arena on upcoming 2024 tour

Zach Bryan performs during day two of Hinteriand on Aug.5.

Country superstar Zach Bryan has added a second Des Moines stop.

The hitmaker, whose song "I Remember Everything" featuring Kacey Musgraves is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, added an extra concert to his upcoming "Quittin' Time" tour on Wednesday. The extra date is set for April 25, 2024, just one day before his previously scheduled Des Moines show on April 26.

The Oklahoma native's "Quittin' Time" tour arrives in the metro amid breakthrough commercial success for the artist. The Navy veteran's 16-song self-titled album sits at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week.

The 27-year-old performed at the Hinterland Music Festival in St. Charles last month with a surprise appearance from fellow breakout star Noah Kahan, who joined in during a verse of "Revival."


‘Gossip Girl’ star Taylor Momsen recalls ‘alienating’ experiences as child actor

Taylor Momsen performing with "The Pretty Reckless" in London in November 2022.

“Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen has opened up about how “alienating” she found being a child actor.

At the start of her career, Momsen appeared as Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey.

Although a festive hit, Momsen told the hosts on Wednesday’s episode of the “Podcrushed” podcast that the movie affected her.

“The Grinch changed my life in a multitude of ways, one of them being I was made fun of relentlessly,” she said.

“Every time I would start a new school or go somewhere else, I don’t even think the kids knew my name, I was just Grinch girl,” said Momsen, 30. “I got used to it but it was alienating.”


Rescuers rush to save American man trapped in deep cave in Turkey

Mark Dickey, the US caver who is currently trapped in Turkey, pictured in Alabama on May 12.

Rescuers are rushing to save an American man trapped in the third deepest cave in Turkey after he became ill, the Turkish Caving Federation said.

Some 150 rescuers are involved in a “complex” operation to save Mark Dickey, who was part of a research team in Morca Valley, the Turkish Caving Federation said. The rescue operation was first announced on Monday.

“In the Morca Sinkhole, the 3rd deepest cave in Turkey with a depth of 1,276 meters (4,186 feet), during an exploration mission involving local and international teams, American caver Mark Dickey fell ill at a depth of 1,120 meters (3,675 feet) and was placed under observation at the cave base camp located at 1,040 meters (3,412 feet),” the Turkish Caving Federation said on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.


How Darwinism is changing medicine

Even the most powerful chemotherapy drugs are only effective for so long before cells develop resistance to them

The relatively new discipline of evolutionary medicine is making strides in the fields of cancer treatment and antibacterial resistance.

At age 20, Randolph Nesse was puzzled about why we grow old. He couldn't wrap his head around why natural selection had not eliminated ageing altogether. He spent months coming up with theories to explain it, but was unable to solve the riddle. Yet, this idling of his inquiring mind would lay the seeds for a whole new way of thinking about medicine.

Some years later, friends at a local natural history museum pointed Nesse towards the theory that ageing is simply a side effect of the evolutionary pressure that has selected certain genes over others. If a condition only manifests after an organism passes its reproductive peak, then there will be no selective pressure to prevent it from being passed on. As a physician, Nesse realised that while he understood how these forces could shape species, he had no clue how natural selection works inside the human body.