NewsHealthVideoWrong inhaler techniqueBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2019 2049 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TWO out of three of Limerick’s 18,443 people with asthma may be unknowingly aggravating their condition simply by not using their inhalers correctly. This was the warning from the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) this week as they launched an ‘Inhaler Technique’ awareness campaign to encourage people with asthma to ensure that they are using their inhaler device correctly. “More than one person dies every week in Ireland from asthma and 90 per cent of these deaths are preventable. It is estimated that over half of people with asthma in Ireland are not consistently using their device correctly,” Asthma Society chief executive Sarah O’Connor said. For more videos on inhaler techniques visit asthma.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous article2 arrested in relation to burglary at a Grove Island apartmentNext articleClune to pursue Shannon Airport subsidy issue Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Email Print Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
Food sales fell for the first time this year, as budgets and weather affected shopper habits.The category saw like-for-like (LFL) sales down 1.6% for the three months from May to July 2015, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).Total food sales were up 0.1% for the period, but the BRC said this was likely to be a short-term blip in an overall downward trend, as persistent deflation/low inflation would continue to hold back top-line growth for the remainder of the year.Helen Dickinson, director general at the BRC, said: “Despite being a slight slowdown compared with last month, today’s sales growth of 2.2% compared with this time last year reflects the continued hard work by retailers to tap into increasing consumer demand. Interestingly, of all categories covered by our monitor, total food sales were the worst-performing, recording a fall for the first time this year.“Retailers have been offering great prices and special offers on everyday essentials for some time. Despite 27 consecutive months of falling shop prices, it seems that consumers remain content to budget carefully on their necessary food outlay and spend that little bit more on purchases they have perhaps deferred.”Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, said: “Food and drink sales are particularly influenced by the weather at this time of year. July began with a heatwave and strong food sales, but the rest of the month was colder and wetter than average and July’s overall performance disappointed after a run of more encouraging months.“The latest BRC-Nielsen Index showed a slight return to food inflation, and IGD’s ShopperVista data shows the number of shoppers anticipating falling food prices has dropped from 23% in January to 13% today. However, further oil price falls and forecasts for strong global harvests will put more downward pressure on food prices, which is good news for shoppers but will constrain sales.”The sales monitor also said the sector continued to face structural challenges through increased competition, changing consumer habits and deflation.