DEATH rates in the UK due to asmtha are now among the worst in Europe according to a new analysis by Asthma UK, with only Estonia, Spain and Cyprus faring worse. And with around 1,400 UK people suffering fatal attacks each year, up one fifth from figures five years ago, it's vital you know the symptoms and causes of asthma attacks. What is asthma, what are the symptoms and what causes asthma attacks? Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by inflammation of the breathing tubes that carry air to and from our lungs, and it currently affects over 5 million people across the UK. According to the NHS, the main symptoms of asthma are: Wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing) Breathlessness A tight chest Coughing Although the above symptoms can have a number of causes, they are likely signs of asthma if they happen regularly and keep coming back, are worse at night or early morning, or seem to be in response to an allergen. The severity of the above symptoms can vary between … [Read more...] about Is asthma a respiratory condition, what are the symptoms in adults and children and is it an allergy?
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Two adults and two children were taken to hospital following a collision earlier today (Thursday, April 19). Police, fire and ambulance services attended the two-vehicle accident in New Road, Childer Thornton , near The White Lion pub, about 9.40am. Thankfully nobody was trapped in the vehicles. North West Ambulance Service said two ambulances transported two adults and two children to the Countess of Chester Hospital . Injuries are believed to be minor. … [Read more...] about Adults and children taken to hospital following crash
If you are up for a laugh and ready for an adventure you need to pop into the Mac on Saturday March 3. Musgrave is looking for two people to appear in what is for now a secret project which will go live next month. The company wants to cast an adult and child aged five and over and you don't need any acting or stage experience. Musgrave Marketing Director Desi Derby said the team want to meet people "who really embody what’s great about Northern Ireland; whether that’s a cheeky grin, a dashing head of red hair or a swagger to their walk that makes them stand out in a crowd". Informal auditions will take place in the Mac on Saturday March 3 between 10am and 12pm. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Winners must be free for the week of March 5. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the open casting. … [Read more...] about Got a talent or simply up for a laugh? Musgrave is auditioning adults and children for a secret project
BLACKBURN with Darwen Council will tomorrow night be asked to urge the government to make more cash available for local authorities to spend on social care for adults and children. It will debate a motion proposed by Shadsworth and Whitebirk Labour councillor Vicky McGurk on the issue warning of a £2billion national cash gap. It says: “This council is extremely disappointed, on behalf its residents that the government is continually choosing to ignore the plight of children, families and adults needing our support. It is fundamentally unfair of the government to shift the burden of tackling a national funding crisis onto councils and their residents. “This council calls upon the relevant ministers along with our local MPs to address the very significant issues both our own and other councils are facing in protecting our most vulnerable children and adults and the government to face up to its own ‘Duty of Care’.” … [Read more...] about Council urged to ask government for more cash to spend on social care for adults and children
Twelve siblings ranging in age from two to 29 have been found shackled to their beds in their homes with chains and padlocks. A 17-year-old girl managed to escape and tell police her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive by their parents.Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigated, ABC News reported, and found the rest of her siblings in a dark and foul-smelling room.The children's parents were unable to provide a logical explanation as to why the children were restrained in the house, in Muir Woods Road, Perris, California.One neighbour told ABC news: "They were very very pale-skinned, like they had never seen the sun. It was mostly girls, they were tiny, they looked a little malnutritioned [sic]."David Allen Turpin, 57, and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin were interviewed and taken to a detention centre.Police said the victims, six adults and seven children, appeared to be malnourished and very dirty.They were given food and water after telling police they were … [Read more...] about Adults and children found chained to their beds in a US home