CASES of deadly asthma attacks double as kids go back to school from their summer holidays, a charity has warned. Parents need to be on high alert for signs their child's asthma is worsening before an attack strikes, Asthma UK said. Most recent figured collected by the charity show a 174 per cent increase in hospital admissions for asthma in September compared to the previous month. Every year around 2,500 children are admitted to hospital having suffered an asthma attack when they returned to school. Last month Asthma UK and the Royal College of Nurses urged parents to make sure their kids were regularly taking their preventative medicine in the lead up to school holidays ending to reduce the risk of potentially deadly attacks when they go back to school. A lack of routine use during school holidays puts kids at greater risk of a life-threatening asthma attack, because their symptoms are not being managed with preventative medicine. On top of that, kids returning to school are … [Read more...] about Cases of deadly asthma attacks DOUBLE as kids go back to school, charity warns
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PARENTS across the UK admit they are excited about returning to the routine of the school term, a study has found. Eighty-two per cent of parents look forward to the school holidays ending and getting back into good habits. And one in four admit that they have been counting down the days until their kids go back to school. The study of 2,000 mums and dads highlighted that more than half of parents long for September and the routine that comes with it. More than a third said they missed set bedtimes and a fifth can’t wait to get set mealtimes back in the diary. The poll by HelloFresh UK also found 69 per cent of parents faced constantly changing plans over the school holidays, leading to food waste as planned meals and snacks were thrown in the bin. A further 47 per cent of parents are looking forward to getting the family eating a healthier diet again after having given in to their kids’ requests for treats over the summer. On average families have just under six hours … [Read more...] about More than 80 per cent of parents are looking forward to kids going back to school after summer holidays
Like most six-year-olds, this week Seren Deverell will be trying on her new uniform, packing her pencil case and getting ready for her first day back at school. But it will be extra special and exciting for her, as it's something she was denied last year as she's spent the last 12 months bravely battling cancer. Instead of learning and playing with her friends, she's been attending gruelling chemotherapy sessions and has undergone a major operation to remove one of her kidneys, after doctors found a tumour the size of a pineapple on it. But now after an extremely difficult 12 months, which included 35 chemo sessions and 60 chemotherapy injections, she's had the all clear and is getting ready to go back to school to start Year 2 with all her friends. Seren, from Chester, told Mirror Online: "I'm very happy I get to see all my friends. I'm happy I get to play with them again. "I like drawing at school. I like drawing rabbits and unicorns." The last 12 months have been unimaginably … [Read more...] about Girl, 6, who beat cancer with 35 chemo sessions gets ready to go back to school
BRITISH kids are set to go back to school after over a month off - but when do they have to return? Here we reveal when schoolchildren return and what the term dates are for the 2018/19 academic year. When does the summer holiday end? School holiday dates in the UK can vary between the different local education authorities but most English schools will return on September 3. Most schools in Wales will return on the same day. They enjoy six weeks off school before returning in early September. In Scotland, the holidays start on July 1 and return on August 13. What are the school holiday and half term dates for the 2018/2019 academic year? Again, school holiday and term time dates can vary depending on which part of the country you live in. The dates below are just a rough guide, but check your local council website for the exact dates. Autumn term: Monday, September 3, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018 Autumn half term: Monday, October 22, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018. Autumn … [Read more...] about When do kids go back to school, how long are the summer holidays and what are the key 2018/2019 dates?
Parents of children with asthma have been urged to act to prevent a spike in emergency hospital admissions as youngsters return to school after the summer holidays. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says that on average there are three children with asthma in every classroom in the UK.And it warns that youngsters going back to school after the summer holidays are at a higher risk of potentially deadly asthma attacks.Asthma-related hospital admissions treble among school aged children in September every year, the College added.The RCN, which holds its annual school nursing conference tomorrow in London, said there are various reasons behind the rise, but it may be in part to children with asthma not regularly using their preventer inhaler during the summer holidays.A lapse in routine, changes in the weather and exposure to new coughs and colds when they return to school leaves youngsters at a heightened risk, school nurses at the conference will warn.Between August and … [Read more...] about Parents urged to act now to prevent children having deadly asthma attacks as they go back to school