A UK mum has spoken out about the rare medical condition that caused her to rack up a hefty online shopping bill — while fast asleep.Kelly Knipes, 37, from Essex in England, first noticed a problem seven years ago, shortly after her first child was born.She told UK tabloid The Mirror that around that time, she began waking up in the morning to find receipts for strange purchases she had no memory of making.Over the years, she believes she has spent around £3000 ($A5571), including hundreds of dollars’ worth of lollies, several cookie jars worth £58 ($A107) and even, on one occasion, a “full-size plastic basketball court” that arrived in a truck.“I bought a full-size basketball court from eBay, and when it turned up at my house the next day, I just refused delivery,” she told the publication.“I would never actually have to put any credit card details when I was buying things online because it was all saved on my phone.“It was all … [Read more...] about Woman’s rare sleep disorder behind night-time shopping sprees
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SLEEP apnoea is a serious sleeping disorder and it can cause some serious health complications. Here's everything you need to know about it.. What exactly is sleep apnoea? Sleep apnoea causes breathing to repeatedly stop and re-start when you're asleep. There are multiple different kinds of sleep apnoea, but the most common one is called obstructive sleep apnoea. This is when throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airways when you're asleep. Depending on the severity of the case, sometimes sleep apnoea may need to be treated with surgery. On World Sleep Day 2019, the World Sleep Society explained sleep apnoea can lead to long-term health effects such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. What are the different symptoms? There are a load of different symptoms linked to sleep apnoea but some of the most obvious are loud snoring and abrupt awakenings followed by gasping and choking. Night time sweating, morning headaches, high blood pressure and a decreased … [Read more...] about What is sleep apnoea? What are the symptoms, how is tested and can you get a machine on the NHS?
News / Business by Press Association 05/03/2019, 5:29 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The FTSE 100 was lifted by the weaker pound on Tuesday following reports that the Government doubts that there will be a breakthrough in Brexit talks between Attorney General Geoffrey Cox and the European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier. London’s blue-chip index closed 49.04 points, or 0.69%, higher at 7,183.43 while Germany’s DAX rose 0.22% and France’s CAC grew 0.14%. Sterling was down 0.29% against the US dollar at 1.313 but rose 0.07% versus the euro at 1.162 at the London market close. The pound was largely unmoved earlier in the day by data which revealed that output in Britain’s dominant services sector increased marginally in February as hiring declined at its fastest pace in seven years. Instead, gloomy Brexit headlines were responsible for sending sterling below 1.31 against the greenback for the first time in … [Read more...] about Weak pound boosts FTSE 100 as Brexit talks continue in Brussels
News / Business by Press Association 05/03/2019, 3:57 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The chief executive of British Airways owner IAG has hit out at the Government’s lack of Brexit progress, branding it “shocking” that the country still has no clarity on the future. Willie Walsh also said in the company’s annual report that all the “credible forecasts” show that Brexit will have a negative economic impact, adding that IAG must remain “very agile” to navigate the immediate risks. He said: “I think it is inevitable that Brexit will have a greater impact in the months ahead. It has been quite shocking to get so far in the political process without having any real clarity about the future. That can’t be positive for the economy. “Whether you are for or against the UK leaving the EU, all the credible forecasts I’ve seen predict that Brexit will have a negative economic impact … [Read more...] about British Airways boss lashes out over lack of Brexit progress
When two-year old Sienna Wilson suddenly developed a fever in the middle of the night the first thing her parents, Kate and David, suspected was malaria. When the doctor arrived in the morning he agreed. He began treating her accordingly. Hours later, unconscious and in a critical condition, Sienna was airlifted to a private hospital in Lusaka. Only then was she diagnosed with pneumonia. According to Dr Stefan Peterson, the leading expert on pneumonia for UNICEF, Sienna’s case is typical – lack of investment and the absence of any global initiatives, such as those seen for malaria or HIV, mean thousands of pneumonia cases are misdiagnosed and mistreated each year. In many of these cases the sufferer, usually a child, does not survive. “It's a perfect storm,” says Dr Peterson. “A lack of attention from governments and global organisations, a lack of research.” A study by the University of Southampton recently found that … [Read more...] about Pneumonia: how the world’s biggest killer of children became a neglected disease