Asthma Action – In 11 Languages
If you have asthma, a written action plan can improve your condition on a day-to-day basis, or even save your life. So Asthma UK has translated its action plan into 11 different languages, including Arabic, Kurdish, Polish, Bengali, Mandarin and Welsh. You can download it in any of these languages (and English, too!) – go to asthma.org.uk and search for ‘action plan’.
True Or False?
Optimistic women live longer. True, according to US researchers who followed up a group of women for eight years and say those who looked on the bright side of life were significantly less likely to die from cancer, heart disease, strokes, lung disease or infection. Something to practise, perhaps?
Childbearing After Cancer
Many people having cancer treatment don’t receive the support and information they need about its effects on their future fertility, according to international researchers. Oncofertility is a fairly new speciality, and guidelines say that men and women of reproductive age should be counselled about the risks as early as possible, and advised whether/ how fertility could be preserved, if that is what they wish. Find out what to ask at nhs.uk/livewell/cancer.