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Offline Blongb

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Re: Health
« Reply #90 on: February 04, 2020, 02:24:20 pm »
Let them Hugo, I've got my stock in already, so I should be OK until this crisis passes _))++
Quot homines tot sententiae: suus cuique mos.
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« Reply #91 on: February 04, 2020, 02:59:15 pm »
Cheers Blongb,   Iechyd Da         $drink$

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« Reply #92 on: March 27, 2020, 10:50:18 am »
SMOKERS are being urged to quit now or risk suffering more serious complications if they develop Covid-19.

Leading Welsh respiratory consultant is urging Keir Lewis, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Swansea University, warns that smokers could be at greater risk of going on to lung illness from the Coronavirus.

Smokers already have weakened lung defences as a result of their habit, damaging the cells protecting their nose and upper and lower airways.

 lung defences heal quite quickly so giving up smoking even now could significantly improve smokers’ ability to defend from the infection and also recover from the condition by strengthening their body’s immune system.

Improvements in lung defences occur within days of giving up.
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« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2020, 10:30:16 am »
PUBLIC Health Wales has reported a sharp rise in smokers quitting amidst fears over Covid-19.

Compared to recent weeks last week saw a 51 per cent increase in referrals to NHS Wales’ Help Me Quit service following warnings that smokers face an increased risk of suffering severe complications from Covid-19.

According to health experts, smokers are more at risk from the virus because they have weakened lung defences as a result of smoking which damages the cells protecting their nose, upper and lower airways.
If they quit now however, they can improve their ability to fight the infection.

“Help Me Quit are responding to the dramatic rise in demand by ramping up telephone support and ensuring all smokers are given the support they need to quit this deadly habit.”

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« Reply #94 on: January 22, 2021, 10:08:25 am »
BETSI Cadwaladr University Health Board has reported the largest ever uptake of flu vaccinations in its communities across North Wales.

Since this season’s campaign started in September 2020, 294,700 people have had their jab to date, which represents an increase in all eligible groups on previous years.

With the Covid-19 vaccination programme also now well underway, the health board has used this achievement to plan large scale vaccination campaigns.

Teresa Owen, executive director of Public Health, said: “This is a significant achievement in the effort to keep the public safe against this other potentially serious, and even deadly virus.

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« Reply #95 on: April 30, 2021, 10:37:51 am »
Toddler's family feared for his life in kidney failure ordeal - and it was all caused by seagull poo
Jaydon Pritchard spent 19 days in Alder Hey hooked up to a dialysis machine after falling ill

An 18-month-old boy suffered kidney failure after he ingested seagull droppings while out playing in his garden.

Jaydon Pritchard is "still not out of the woods" completely but is doing much better, according to his grandparents Arwel and Christine, who look after him along with his mother Tiffany at their home in Amlwch in Anglesey.

The traumatic ordeal began on Tuesday, April 6, when Jaydon was taken to see a doctor after feeling unwell for the previous couple of days.

The doctor referred Jaydon to Ysbyty Gwynedd where he was later discharged after his family were told that he was suffering from a "virus".

His grandfather said Jaydon "didn't do anything apart from sleep and be sick" the next day until later on in the evening, when they heard a "horrible noise coming from his cot".

"He was having a fit, so we called for an ambulance straight away," said Mr Pritchard.

"He had another fit before the ambulance arrived and another three fits on the way to the hospital. It was like he was looking through you. He didn't recognise anyone.

His grandmother said she was "apprehensive" over leaving him in the garden again.

"I clean the patio every day, but it's difficult because the seagulls are nesting nearby and it's a constant mess to clean up," she said.

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« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2021, 09:59:12 am »
A NEW free group programme helping those aged 50 and older is launching at various Conwy community centres in September.

‘My Generation’, which is run by mental health charity Mind, is a free eight-week programme for older people which aims to improve wellbeing, build resilience and reduce isolation and loneliness.

It has now been taken on by their Conwy branch, with the project coming to centres in Penmaenmawr, Llandudno (Craig-y-Don and Ty Llewelyn) and Abergele

Helen Marchant, marketing and engagement officer at Conwy Mind, feels the project is particularly timely given the heightened feelings of solitude many have felt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said: “We’ve been getting an increase in calls during the pandemic from people coping with loss, or dealing with stress and low moods, and that obviously doesn’t suddenly go amiss for the older generation.

“Loneliness seems particularly key right now, so that’s been something we’ve been really keen to tackle.”

The next My Generation group will begin on Tuesday, September 7 Sept at Ty Llywellyn Community Centre, Llandudno, taking place from 10am-12pm.

Those who wish to take part can enjoy different activities and spend time with others to boost their mood and resilience once a week for eight weeks.
Groups meet face to face, but social distancing measures will also be in place.

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You can also contact Conwy Mind on 01492 879907.

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Re: Health and Wellbeing
« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2021, 09:59:12 am »