999 or 111? Make the right call

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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 www.nwas.nhs.uk

 Make the right call - 999 or 111

Salmonella can help combat cancer

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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

Eat more grapes to prevent Alzheimer’s

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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

Lychee fruit proves fatal to children in India

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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

My Mother and Other Stories – a storybook for children

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My Mother and Other Stories. Author: Vinay Jalla

Here it is, just in time for Christmas…my new storybook for children!

My Mother and Other Stories – a collection of twelve children’s short stories set in modern India – is now officially released worldwide, both in print and digital editions.

Filled with moral values, imagination and downright humour, each story beautifully balances the ordinary with the extraordinary. As well as making young readers laugh, these stories also make them think.

The stories that make up this wonderful collection are: My Mother, Grandma and the crow, The brown puppy, The scout with a big heart, Pineapple of his eye, Our pot-bellied cook, Star tattoo, Ghosts do not exist, A Lovable ayah, The gift of sight, Dance like me, and The young artist.



Click here to buy My Mother and Other Stories (Kindle Edition)

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Click here to buy My Mother and Other Stories (Kindle Edition)

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Worldwide (including USA, Australia and UAE) 

Click here to buy My Mother and Other Stories (Kindle Edition)

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About the Author
Vinay Jalla is a web content developer, creative writer and a graphic designer with over 18 years of experience in print, online and broadcast media, both in India and in the UK.


The Vaping Club – an eBook by Vinay Jalla

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Are e-cigarettes safer than real cigarettes? The burning debate continues about the safety of electronic cigarettes, popularly called e-cigarettes. But the big question is: are they a safer substitute to real cigarettes? Read on to find the answer.

Click on the links below to buy my eBook – The Vaping Club.

Amazon UKAmazon USAmazon IndiaAmazon Worldwide

Telugu novel ‘Narayaneeyam’ launched!

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My heartfelt thanks to Yandamoori Veerendranath – for blessing my book with an appealing foreword. Special thanks to Soma Sankar Kolluri – for translating my novel ‘Warp and Weft’ into Telugu; Srinivas Aitha and Jalla Venkatesh (my dad) – for their invaluable suggestions; Anil Atluri and Vijay – for their initial support. Lastly (but not the least) my grandmother – without her anecdotes I wouldn’t have had a story to tell you.
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