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

Equity markets boosting assets at Dutch investment funds, regulator says

first_imgThe combined assets of Dutch investment funds increased by 4.5%, or €29.3bn, to a new record of almost €700bn over the second quarter, due in particular to rising equity markets, according to De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).The Dutch regulator said the total quarterly return on investments, including interest and dividends, was 4.2%, the highest since the first quarter of 2012.Equity holdings increased by 7.8%, on the back of a 5.6% return on investments, it said, adding that net investment in equity amounted to €3.6bn, including €1.8bn in emerging markets.Investment in property funds increased by €1.2bn. By contrast, investment institutions divested €2.4bn from fixed income funds, €200m from mixed funds and €900m from hedge funds, continuing divestment strategies put in place during the first quarter, the DNB said.Despite the divestment from fixed income funds, the asset class returned 3.2% over the period.The DNB also reported positive results for property funds (2.8%), hedge funds (2.2%) and “other” funds (€5.1%).The regulator said the level of assets had climbed to a record level for the fourth consecutive quarter.last_img read more

The Latest: Training camp for Sri Lanka cricket squad

first_imgSri Lanka Cricket announced Sunday that 13 players for the men’s team — selected across the three formats of the game — will undergo a 12-day residential training camp at Colombo Cricket Club.Bowlers dominate the squad. They will need more time for conditioning before going into matches, the cricket board said.The training camp will be conducted under strict health guidelines and the players will not be allowed to venture out of the training venue or their hotel for personal purposes during the camp, the board said.There are 1,630 COVID-19 cases reported from Sri Lanka so far with 10 deaths. Authorities say these come from identifiable clusters and from among those returning from overseas.___ The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he acquired COVID-19 and was concerned for his life in mid-March.Gian Piero Gasperini tells the Gazzetta dello Sport that he started feeling sick on March 9, a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16.He says that when he returned to Bergamo, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, “I didn’t have a fever but I felt destroyed and as if I had a 40-degree (Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit) fever.”He adds, “Every two minutes an ambulance passed by as there’s a hospital nearby. It seemed like a war. At night, I would think, ‘If go in (the hospital), what will happen to me?’”Gasperini said he quickly recovered without checking into the hospital and didn’t confirm he had the virus until the entire Atalanta team was tested 10 days ago. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Sri Lanka’s national cricket squad will start training from Monday after more than two months of restrictions. May 31, 2020 The Latest: Training camp for Sri Lanka cricket squad ___More AP sports: and read more

Sitting Volleyball National Team wants the 9th Gold from European Championships

first_imgThe sitting volleyball national team of B&H is at the second part of preparations in Medjugorje since September 18th, and on September 22nd they are to depart to the Netherlands where they will perform the final preparations prior to the coming European Championships in Germany.The team selected by the coach Mirza Hrustemovic will travel from the Netherlands to Germany, where the European Championships is to be held from September 30th until October 8th.As a reminder, this is the most decorated BH national ream. They were the champions of Europe nine times and world champions three times.The national team of B&H will play in the Group B with the teams of the Netherlands, Serbia and Hungary. Germany, Poland, Croatia and Italy are in Group A, while Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Azerbaijan are in the Group C.There are 17 players on the list of the selector Hrustemovic:Sabahudin Delalic (the captain), Dzevad Hamzic, Asim Medic, Safet Alibasic, Beniz Kadric, Ermin Jusufovic, Muhamed Kapetanovic, Nizam Cancar, Ismet Godinjak, Adnan Manko, Mirzet Duran, Adnan Kesmer, Edin Dzino, Armin Sehic, Jasmin Brkic, Adin Likic and Damir Grbic.Schedule of the matches:October 2nd 2015 – 12:30 a.m. (court B) against HungaryOctober 3rd 2015 – 4 p.m. (court A) against the NetherlandsOctober 4th 2015 – 1 p.m. (court A) against SerbiaThe finale of the European Championships (qualifying matches) will be played from October 5th to 7th.(Source: read more