Limerick asthmatics not using life-saving service

first_imgPrint Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland today launches the first national respiratory inhaler recycling pilot Previous articleUHL not worst in Trolley crisisNext articleSlow Riot release Voyeur /Burn in the City this Friday Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter MANY of the 18,000  Limerick people who suffer from asthma are not availing of a free service that could give them a much better quality of life and even save their lives.And the new chief executive of the Asthma Society of Ireland is now calling on them to avail of the society’s Adviceline service.Speaking about Limerick’s calls to the free Adviceline service, Sarah O’Connor said: “18,443 people in Limerick have asthma and we are concerned that they are not availing of the free Adviceline service. We would love to receive more calls so that we can help people with asthma feel well, keep their asthma under control, and lead the fullest life, symptom-free.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The Advicline specialist nurse works through what to do in the event of an asthma attack, follows up an appointment with a family doctor or specialist to answer any questions, deals with what triggers may be setting off a person’s asthma, and helps people to self-manage their condition“This really equips people with the information and skills to improve their health and users have provided extensive feedback that this has had a positive impact on their lives,” Ms O’Connor explained.The Asthma Adviceline is available at 1800 44 54 64.A recent partnership review undertaken jointly by the HSE and the Asthma Society of Ireland provided evidence that the service has an impact for people with asthma or parents of children with asthma, helping them to manage the condition to better effect.Commenting on the partnership, Shirley Keane from the HSE said: “Children miss an average of ten days at school each year due to asthma. Our research shows that the Adviceline service helps 70 per cent of callers aged 50 years and under, avoid missing school or work due to their asthma.”.Callers can avail of the service by calling the free phone number between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. A call-back appointment with an experienced respiratory nurse specialist will be scheduled for a time and day that suits each individual caller.“Asthma is a long-term illness which can be complex and the advice and support offered by a specialist nurse can inspire confidence in the message of self-management and reassure callers or families of people living with these lifelong chronic conditions,” Ms O’Connor concluded.For more health news click here  WhatsApp Facebook Emailcenter_img Advertisement Dedicated Mid West virus helpline launched RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthLimerick asthmatics not using life-saving serviceBy Bernie English – March 21, 2018 3755 Linkedin TAGSasthma attackAsthma Society IrelandAsthmaticshelplineinhalerinhalerslimerick last_img read more

Dorringtons seeks to expand exports

first_imgDorringtons Bakers and Confectioners has said it is looking to grow its exports business, with plans to move into Ireland this year.It comes as the Sawbridgeworth-based craft bakery business, which featured in the recent Channel 4 series Heston’s Fantastical Christmas, hosted by Heston Blumenthal, has seen success from supplying a range of baked goods to the export market.Sophie Sharples, development manager at Dorringtons, revealed exclusively to British Baker: “We are currently exporting to Hagen Grote, which is a catalogue business operating throughout France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. We do most of our work with them around Christmas time for their winter catalogue, because they have ordered cakes that they have specifically asked us to design for them.“We have just had our second year with them and doubled our orders as a result this year and, from that, we are looking at export opportunities, particularly in Ireland, as well as other European countries.”She added the export market is showing promise for the company and Dorringtons would like to follow it through in the future.The increase in business from exports comes at the same time that Dorringtons has decided to invest in its online offering, after launching a new website back in November, which will play host to a more gift-focused range of bakery goods, including hampers.Sharples said: “We wanted to try and keep up with the times and keep moving with the website, making things fresh and interesting for our customers, as well as appealing to new customers across the UK.”The bakery is launching a new cake subscriptions service next month, allowing people to redeem either a three- or six-month voucher in which a range of cakes, traybakes and shortbreads will be delivered to their home.Dorringtons operates a 15-store estate of retail bakeries across the Cambridgeshire region, with its latest opening in Sawston on Tuesday (15 January) after relocating from an existing site in Rose Crescent in the centre of Cambridge.With regards to new store openings this year, Sharples explained: “We are definitely always on the look-out. It just depends if the perfect opportunity comes up, with nothing secured yet, but we are keeping an eye out.”last_img read more

Video: Deep Tube Riding with George Greenough

first_imgWe may be in the throes of a chilly winter, but this exciting new footage from top surfer George Greenough is sure to bring your mind to a warmer place and inspire you for all the ocean days to come.Greenough, one of the top surfboard innovators and designers since the ’60’s, has recently released new footage from the making of his 1969 film The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun.In the movie, Greenough becomes the first surfer to showcase a surfer’s point of view from within the wave by strapping a camera to his back during his adventures. The film broke new ground for surfers and videographers alike, and has brought this trailblazer unprecedented fame throughout his surfing career.Now, more than 40 years later, enjoy this never-before-seen clip from Greenough’s original filming process and relive the glory.last_img read more

Men get behind baby bonus plan

first_imgNZ Herald 28 March 2014Voters are evenly split over Labour’s promise to pay most parents of newborns $60 a week for a year according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey.In the survey taken this month, 47 per cent said they supported the policy for families earning less than $150,000 while 49 per cent did not. Surprisingly, support was higher among males – 51 per cent supported it compared to 43 per cent of women.Labour leader David Cunliffe announced the policy for families earning less than $150,000 a year as the centrepiece of his state-of-the-nation address in January.But controversy followed because he did not mention parents on paid parental leave would not qualify until those entitlements ended.The policy is expected to cost about $270 million a year once fully implemented. Labour has estimated about 59,000 households will benefit from the payment in a baby’s first year.About 63,000 families earning less than about $80,000 will continue to receive some level of payment for a further two years at abated rates. read more

Taekwondo Grandmaster Storms Nigeria

first_imgThe great athlete in an interview last week sees the visit as an opportunity to re-engineer the sport in the country.A bigger reception is being planned for the Great Grandmaster by the Nigeria Taekwondo family that invited him on Saturday April, 15th 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Almost all the Grandmasters of Taekwondo in Nigeria converged at the National Stadium, Lagos from today to welcome and officially receive the originator of Taekwondo in Nigeria Great Grandmaster Aikpa Aime from Côte d’ Ivoire.They include, Grandmaster Dominic Bassey, GM Koffi Anam, GM Nasiru Bello, GM Tony Alakija, GM George Ope GM Akinola GM Tayo Popoola (the only prominent woman Taekwondo Grandmaster in Nigeria), Dr. Fergusan Oluigbo, Tayo Max Adewolure, Uzoama Onwuchekwa, the President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Black Belt College, Yemi Adeyemi and Pastor Collins among others.Among the athletes brought up by the Great Grandmaster in the last 40 years are Dominic Bassey, Koffi Anani and Nasiru Bello, the 72 years old Great, Grandmaster of Taekwondo who introduced Taekwondo sports in Nigeria in 1974 with only 12 athletes, said he was indeed excited coming back to Nigeria.last_img read more

What’s Open and Closed for Thanksgiving

first_imgWondering what’s open and closed during the next few days? Here’s a helpful list:Federal/Financial:-Stock Markets: Thursday: NYSE, Nasdaq, Bond Markets are closed; Friday: early close for NYSE, 1 p.m.; Nasdaq, 1 p.m.; Bond Markets, 2 p.m.South Florida:-Federal offices; and banks will be closed Thursday.-Post offices closed and no regular mail delivery Thursday.-Tri-Rail will operate a weekend schedule. To find train schedules, call Tri-Rail customer service at 800-874-7245 or visit County:Government-The 17th Judicial and Circuit and County Courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-Florida Department of Health in Broward County will be closed Thursday and Friday.-No garbage, bulk, or recycling collections on Thanksgiving Day. Residents of all other Broward municipalities should contact their city or hauler directly for scheduling information.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Broward County regional and neighborhood parks, and natural areas will be open with the exception of Deerfield Island Park, which will be closed per normal operating schedule.Transportation-Broward County Transit will operate a Sunday bus schedule. For bus schedules, call 954-357-8400 (TTY 954-357-8302) or visit Beach County:Government-Courts: 15th Judicial Court will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-There will be no trash pick-up.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Parks and natural areas will be open.Transportation-Palm Tran: Thursday: no bus service is scheduled, and administrative offices will be closed; Friday: Weekday bus schedule will be used, and administrative offices will be closed.From everyone at NewsTalk 850 WFTL, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!last_img read more

Florida football player hit and killed by train

first_imgBryce Gowdy,17, was struck and killed by a train a week before he was headed to join Georgia Tech’s football team.Gowdy was involved in a pedestrian accident involving a train Monday morning, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.Officials say it is unclear what caused the accident.Gowdy who was a standout wide receiver at Deerfield Beach High School finished classes early so he could start classes and join Georgia Tech’s football team on Jan. 6, the school said in a release.Gowdy was the 37th-ranked wide receiver in the country according to

Man with Knife Arrested Near White House for Threatening to Kill President Trump

first_imgA knife-wielding man was arrested outside the White House on Saturday, after he allegedly told a Secret Service officer that he was there to kill President Trump.According to reports, 25-year-old Roger Hedgpeth approached the officer and said he was there “assassinate” Trump, and that “I have a knife to do it with.”Police found a 3.5-inch knife in a sheath on the man’s left hip. He also had an empty pistol holster on his right hip.Officers took Hedgpeth into custody and brought him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.It is unclear whether he has an attorney.last_img