Saturday, June 24, 2017

999 or 111? Make the right call

It's hugely important you make the right call to get the right response at the right time. Is it a life-threatening emergency or not? Think for a second before you make that call to either 999 or 111.
Here's an illustration that depicts the different scenarios and the nature of help you can seek.

What to do in an emergency
Watch the video below and see how a child calls 999 to get help for her grandfather.

Get the right help

Remember that 999 is for life-threatening emergencies only.

For more information, please visit the North West Ambulance Service website on
Make the right call - 999 or 111

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Salmonella can help combat cancer

salmonella cancer cure

Yes to immunotherapy, no more chemotherapy. New research shows that the common food-poisoning bug salmonella can be used to treat
cancer tumours in the body.

The research was carried out by scientists at Chonnam National University in South Korea. The food poisoning bug salmonella was genetically modified to make it innocuous, then injected into 20 mice with colon cancer and the disease disappeared in half of them after 12 days. Read more

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Eat more grapes to prevent Alzheimer's

grapes prevents Alzheimer's

Memory loss can break daily life - scientists reveal that eating a handful of grapes could protect against diminution in the brain

Do you misplace things often and not remember where you put them? Memory loss can break daily life. People suffering from Alzheimer's, a form of dementia, are often left to depend on notes and other reminders to keep track of important dates and events. Now, scientists reveal that eating a handful of grapes twice a day could protect against diminution in some areas of the #brain. Read more

Friday, February 3, 2017

Lychee fruit proves fatal to children in India

Lychees - fatal fruit

The deadly brain illness that killed more than 100 children over the last two decades in Muzaffarpur in the Indian state of Bihar was caused by consuming #lychee fruit, a joint study conducted by American and Indian scientists has revealed.

Since 1995, kids in Muzaffarpur were reported to be falling sick suddenly and having seizures, especially in the early hours of the morning. These kids would slip into coma and more than 40 per cent of those affected died. According to the new findings, the cause of the illness seems to be the lychee fruit, which is widely grown in the region. The children who got sick were known to have consumed lychees on an empty stomach. Read more