What is a stroke? A stroke is a serious illness that stops your brain working properly. A stroke can affect how people look, talk, walk or use other parts of their body. If you think someone is having a stroke, you should phone 999 and ask for an ambulance straight away. It is very important they get help right away as they are more likely to get better.
We think we know what the signs of breast cancer are, until it comes to checking our own breasts - then we're not so sure. Is that a lump I can feel? Should I be worried about the dimpled skin there? What exactly am I feeling for? Those were the concerns of Corrine Beaumont, a young designer, who created the 'Know Your Lemons' campaign, which has been shared more than 32,000 times on Facebook in the past few days. She lost both her grandmothers to breast cancer at the ages of 40 and 62 and when she found very little information on the signs of breast cancer to look out for, she felt compelled to come up with a solution. Lemons became her stand-in metaphor for breasts as she tried to create a simple, visual way of showing what breast cancer symptoms can look and feel like. Corrine describes the egg box of lemons as a playful, friendly image which might help women overcome their fear of the disease. "Some patients don't want to talk about breasts or look at them," she says. "Often women used in campaigns don't look like ordinary women - but even those with little literacy can understand this."
Change4Life campaign urges parents to Be Food Smart and take more control of their children's diets. A new Be Food Smart app has been developed to highlight just how much sugar, saturated fat and salt can be found in everyday food and drink that their children consume.
HIGH Street Pharmacy said last night they could help save the beleaguered NHS by reducing demand on overstretched A&E departments and doctors' surgeries. Ian Strachan, chairman of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to reverse funding cuts that could force thousands of High Street chemists to close and let them help him solve the growing NHS crisis. Click here to read more
Everyone at Kepple Lane Pharmacy would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us and helped us to raise so much money for various charities. We have supported British Heart Foundation - £21.85 Marie Curie - £72.67 MacMillan Cancer Support - £212.13 Breast Cancer Awareness - £75.78 Children in Need - £209.05 Matts Milk Bottle Challenge - £133.69 Cardiac Risk in Young - £400 Adam Appeal - £37.18 NSPCC - £141.00 Motor Neurone Disease - £141.00 Dementia UK - £141.00 The overall total raised for the above charities is £1585.35
Met Office Warnings Issued For: Lancashire Yellow warning of snow For Friday 13th January 2017 Showers of snow, sleet and hail will continue, particularly through the first part of Friday. 2 to 4 cm of snow may affect some low lying areas while high ground may see locally 5 to 10 cm. Ice is also likely to affect untreated surfaces. A combination of snow and ice may lead to the risk of disruption with difficult driving conditions and expect longer journey times.