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Eating fatty fish could help fight asthma

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Parents of asthmatic, picky eaters won’t be pleased with this news. There’s a way to markedly reduce asthma symptoms, but you’ll need to feed them at least two serves of oily, fishy fish like mackerel, sardines and salmon, twice a week.

La Trobe University clinical trial has found that eating a Mediterranean diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduced airway inflammation.

“This research also showed that the improvement is fairly quick – over six months,” co-researcher Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos told the Herald Sun.

“There’s no reason we couldn’t apply this to adults”

The trial was conducted in Athens, with 64 participants aged five to 12. All suffered from mild asthma.

Half of the children were fed a Greek-Mediterranean diet which included two meals of cooked fatty fish each week.

Lung inflammation in the group reduced by a “significant” 14 units after six months.

“Changing a diet is relatively easy,” said Professor Itsiopoulos on the potential for a safe and effective treatment for childhood asthma.

“We do need support at home for a healthy diet but, together with proper medical management, it can have a very positive effect,” she said.

The study was conducted with children, but Professor Itsiopoulos said the anti-inflammatory properties of the fish would have the same benefits in adults.

“There is absolutely no reason why we couldn’t apply this to adults,” she said.

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In just six months a Mediterranean diet high in omega-3-rich fish markedly reduced respiratory inflammation. Photo: iStock

“The rate of asthma remains high”

Approximately 12 per cent of Australian children aged 14 an under had asthma in 2014-2015 and the condition is one of the leading causes of hospital visits for children.

“Unfortunately, the rate of asthma worldwide remains high,” said Associate Professor Bircan Erbas, who co-supervised the trial.

“It is imperative that we identify new therapies that we can use alongside conventional asthma medications.”

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Hoddle hero Daniels says first aid training ‘kicked in’

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29/10/2018 at 23:36Updated 30/10/2018 at 00:48

The family of the former Tottenham man thanked BT Sport staff for their quick reactions.

Special constable Simon Daniels revealed how his “natural instinct” of first aid training helped former England manager Glenn Hoddle after the 61-year-old collapsed at the BT Sport studios.

Daniels, a member of the production crew, gave Hoddle immediate medical attention when he suffered a heart attack shortly after appearing on the broadcasters’ show with Robbie Savage on Saturday morning.

On Sunday, a spokesman for Hoddle said he remained “in a serious condition”, but was responding well to treatment.

Reports emerged on Monday that the former Tottenham midfielder had been moved out of intensive care and was able to talk to his family.

Daniels’ swift actions were praised by both Hoddle’s family and also Assistant Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police Nikki Ross, who said he had been “incredible”.

Speaking to the Mirror, Daniels said his first aid training had just “kicked in” instinctively as he went to help.

“The live programme had just come off air. I was in the sound control room. Glenn was there with other presenters. I heard a bit of commotion,” Daniels told the Mirror.

“My natural instinct was to help. Glenn had collapsed and was clearly unwell.

“I did the standard ABC [airway, breathing, circulation] checks. I immediately started CPR, a defibrillator was brought to me. I continued CPR and used the defib.

“The paramedics then turned up and I continued CPR until he was taken to hospital.”

Daniels added: “Our number-one priority is always preservation of life, and so my training just kicked in.

“It wasn’t stressful, but it was hard work. It wasn’t a matter of feeling stressed it was purely a question of his wellbeing.

“I don’t see myself as a hero, but I am very touched by all of the comments, both from Glenn’s family and the wider football and television community.

“My thoughts are with Glenn Hoddle and his family and I hope he continues his recovery. I look forward to seeing him make a full recovery.

“I would also like to praise the medical professionals, the ambulance service and doctors who worked on him.”

Daniels had also replied to Twitter post from BT Sport presenter Savage which called him a “hero”. The sound engineer maintaining he “just did what was necessary to give him a fighting chance” and his training as a special constable had “paid off.”

A statement from Hoddle’s spokesman on Sunday revealed the family’s gratitude towards Daniels and others who aided the former England midfielder on what was his 61st birthday.

“Glenn is now in the care of the professional NHS medical services, who have also been exemplary in helping him and the family during the last 24 hours,” Sunday’s statement read.

“Doctors have advised the most important thing for Glenn is time to rest.  Therefore, his family have reiterated the request for their privacy to be respected during this period.”

The football community was quick to support to the former Tottenham and Monaco midfielder, who won 53 caps for England.

England manager Gareth Southgate, who played under Hoddle for England, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with Glenn Hoddle and those closest to him following today’s distressing news.

“Everybody across the game is right behind one of English football’s greats and we are willing him to pull through.”

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Why it’s critical to have basic first aid training

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Imagine enduring and surviving the devastation of an earthquake, wildfire, hurricane or other natural disaster. Although your family has made it through what you believed to be the worst of the impacts, your mother, brother or grandparent has been hurt.

In such a scenario, would you know the basic first aid skills needed to help your family member while awaiting the likely delayed arrival of emergency personnel?

“A medical emergency can happen at any time, anywhere, and we know that the first seconds are the most important,” said Grace Meinhofer, regional communications and marketing director for the American Red Cross South Florida Region and U.S. Virgin Islands.

“People need to know at least first aid skills, perhaps how to perform CPR and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED),” Meinhofer told AccuWeather. “All of these are essential skills that could save a life.”

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During a natural disaster, the quick response time of paramedics, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement can be hindered by a rise in the number of calls received or obstacles like floodwaters and debris blocking off roads.

In non-disaster situations, the average emergency response time for ambulances can be between six to nine minutes, according to California-based emergency medicine physician Dr. Petrina Craine.

“This can be prolonged in disaster situations, such as the flooding that we saw during Hurricane Katrina that physically prevented emergency medical service vehicles getting to the people [that needed help],” Craine told AccuWeather.

She recommended that the average person receive first aid training, even if they have no medical background.

“If you’re able to help support someone’s breathing, you can help maybe prevent irreversible brain death from the lack of oxygen that can happen even in minutes before emergency medical vehicles arrive,” said Craine, who added that some of her patients might have died had it not been for first aid.

“For many different reasons, their hearts stopped working, so they did not have a pulse and they were actually dead,” Craine said.

“Having bystanders that were able to do CPR or had access to an AED, which is a device that can shock the heart to help restart it, people who knew how to do that really made a big difference in the outcomes of some of my patients,” she said.

Essential first aid skills to learn

Useful first aid skills that could help save someone’s life during or after a natural disaster include the following:

Infographic - 3 essential first aid skills

“I think [people should learn] things such as what to have in a first aid kit; how to call 911, even in a stressful situation like a natural disaster; how to control potential life-threatening bleeding; how to help avoid potentially deadly changes in body temperature, especially for someone needing first aid in a very cold situation; how to support one’s breathing with life-saving positions; how to help treat burns; how to help someone that has drowned; and definitely CPR,” said Craine, who considers CPR one of the most important first aid skills a person can learn.

“I think having basic first aid skills is just as critical as having necessities like food and water,” she added.

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The life-saving power of mental health first aid in schools

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This year’s World Mental Health Day was given the theme of youth mental health in a changing world, but is appointing a Minister for suicide prevention the best way to support teachers to help young people?

Wednesday 10 October 2018 08:15

When Carrie saw her colleague Robert running down a corridor towards her one lunchtime she knew it must be something serious. As teachers, they spend a lot of their time telling pupils not to run, all too aware of the health and safety implications of an accident.

Minutes later, Carrie had followed her breathless colleague to the male toilets where a 16-year-old boy called Daniel had locked himself in a cubicle, threatening to take his own life. Another teacher, Kevin, was crouched down outside Daniel’s door, and a wave of relief flooded his face when he saw Carrie. Two months earlier Carrie was one of eight members of staff who had done a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course, organised by the secondary school.

“I remember the adrenaline,” says Carrie, 32. “Just like anyone who is trained in physical first aid feels when they get called to someone who is injured, I felt a huge surge of responsibility to put what I’d learned into practice as best I could.”

After making sure the situation was safe for herself and asking Robert to stop anyone else from entering the toilet, Carrie began speaking to Daniel. “I honestly couldn’t really tell you how I started or exactly what I said, but I knew I wanted to reassure him I wouldn’t leave him, that he could tell me absolutely anything without judgement and that it would be in confidence.”

Daniel had already been in the cubicle for 20 minutes when Carrie arrived. He said he had a knife and made repeated threats about hurting himself. But after an hour of talking to Carrie, Daniel voluntarily opened the door and was then able to be taken to waiting professional help.

There were 177 suicides among 15- to 19-year-olds in 2017, compared with 110 in 2010, and according to charity Young Minds, nearly 25% of young people report feeling suicidal at least once. Today to mark World mental Health Day, Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed the first minister for suicide prevention. Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price was appointed to the new role to help tackle the stigma surrounding suicide.

Amid this deepening crisis in young people’s mental health, teachers are very often the frontline in both detection and protection. To better equip them with the skills they need to talk to young people about mental health issues, schools are increasingly funding staff to attend MHFA training courses.

New research published this week has revealed the impact of MHFA training on secondary school staff in England. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from University College London involved over 1,000 school staff who had undergone a Youth MHFA training course and found they had a three-fold (190%) increase in confidence in knowledge, skills and awareness to support a young person struggling with their mental health.

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Prior to undertaking Youth MHFA training, 30% of staff reported feeling knowledgeable, skilled and aware to support a young person experiencing mental ill health, which rose to 59% after completing the course. This further increased to 87% up to three terms later, highlighting a sustained improvement as staff put their skills into practice and had time to reflect on their training.

Caroline Hounsell, Director of Communities and Content Development, Mental Health First Aid England, said: “Schools routinely provide physical first aid and reassurance – there’s no reason why this shouldn’t be the case when they are struggling with their mental health. Skilling schools staff in Mental Health First Aid is having a really positive impact on their confidence around interacting with students.

“Whilst this programme is the first step in addressing the mental health training gap in schools, we hope to build on its success by continuing to give access to these skills to school staff across England.”

This year’s World Mental Health Day on 10 October was given the theme of youth mental health in a changing world. Upskilling teachers to both educate young people about mental illness and spot early signs is powerful piece of frontline armoury in the battle to tackle mental illness.

However the education profession is overstretched and under increasingly intense pressure. More than half of Britain’s teachers have a diagnosed mental health problem, according to a study by Leeds Beckett University. Pressures at work – coupled with mounting needs to care for students’ mental health – led three quarters of those surveyed earlier this year to say they believed their poor psychological and emotional conditions could have a detrimental effect on pupils’ progress, and the National Education Union (NEU) said the job was changing in ways which make it “impossible” for education staff to do well.

Further research by The Teacher’s Union (NASUWT) last year revealed that although 98% of teachers have contact with pupils who they believe are experiencing mental health issues, 46% report never having received any training on pupil mental health.

There is a clear need to address this lack of training. This week a petition with over 194,000 signatures has been taken to Downing Street to ask for the Health and Safety at Work Act to be amended so that workplaces and colleges make provision for mental health first aid, in the same way they do for physical first aid. It’s part of the Where’s Your Head At campaign which advocates MHFA training to aid early intervention – before the point of crisis – in a bid to help people get on a path to recovery as early as possible.

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CPR classes in primary school: first aider’s push

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LIFE-saving resuscitation courses could soon become part of the primary school curriculum with a Tamworth man fighting to have CPR taught in classrooms across the state.

Former pool supervisor Cameron McFarlane has given CPR lessons to more than 20,000 students in NSW and is preparing to take his classes abroad into Vietnam to help combat child drowning figures.

Some agencies estimate up to 11,000 children drown each year in Vietnam and while Mr McFarlane hopes his skills can help overseas, he has a mission to embark on when he gets home.


Mr McFarlane met with NSW education minister Rob Stokes recently to discuss embedding his resuscitation course into the primary school curriculum.

The Tamworth man said it was a long way off becoming a reality, but the wheels have been put in motion.

In recent years, schools have taken on broader responsibilities in the lives of students engaging in safer driving and drug and alcohol awareness courses, among other intiatives.

But Mr McFarlane didn’t believe it would be a burden for schools to run CPR courses too.

“This is the feedback I’m getting from the principals,” he said.

“They’re asking why this isn’t a part of the education system.

“[CPR] is an important skill and I think kids should have an understanding of it before going to high school.”

Mr Stokes said basic first aid was part of the mandatory content in PDHPE, but he stopped short of endorsing compulsory primary school lessons without “broad consultation”.

“It was great to meet Cameron and learn about the great work he is doing in primary schools across regional NSW equipping young people with lifesaving resuscitation skills,” Mr Stokes said.

“I understand Cameron and St John Ambulance are considering a submission to the NSW school curriculum review, and I encourage them to do so.”

Under our Local School Local Decisions policy, school principals are empowered to make decisions about which teaching and learning programs meet their students’ needs.

“Some schools choose to use external agencies to complement their existing PDHPE programs, such as the Royal Lifesaving Awards, St John’s Ambulance Certificates and Surf Lifesaving Awards.”

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Three Victorians bitten by snakes in four hours on Sunday

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THREE Victorians are recovering from snake bites after being bitten within four hours of each other on Sunday.

A fourth person called paramedics after trying to move a dead snake and getting a scare when they were pricked by a blackberry bush.

The three bites occurred during the afternoon at Nar Nar Goon, in the state’s southeast, Coimadai, in central Victoria and Nathalia, in northern Victoria.

A woman in her 30s was the first to be bitten. She was transported to Casey Hospital shortly after midday.

A man in his 40s was bitten about 1pm and rushed to a hospital in St Albans.

And an elderly man was being seen by staff at Shepparton’s Goulburn Hospital after being bitten about 2pm.

Wangaratta Base Hospital staff responded to a fourth incident where a man in his 60s believed he had been bitten at Whitfield, in Victoria’s north.

The Age reports he found two puncture wounds on his leg and was kept overnight for observation but hospital staff determined he had not been bitten.

Three people suffered snake bites on Thursday, and another man got a scare. Picture: Sean Cade/Australian Snake Catchers

Three people suffered snake bites on Thursday, and another man got a scare. Picture: Sean Cade/Australian Snake CatchersSource:Supplied

Warmer weather is believed to be responsible for drawing the reptiles out of hibernation.

Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning issued a statement at the beginning of October, warning Victorians that snakes were also “enjoying the spring sunshine”.

“With the weather warming up, these cold-blooded reptiles are now becoming more active and a lot more visible as they start to emerge from their winter hibernation to bask in the sun and to search for food and a mate.

“Eastern brown snakes are the most common in north east Victoria with the occasional tiger snake or red bellied black snake, which are usually found around wetlands, creeks and rivers.

“These three species are highly venomous, but it is rare for them to bite people. Most snake bites are received by people who try to capture or kill a snake.

“Snakes are generally very shy and prefer to keep away from people. They can be found in backyards as they pass through on their way to another habitat, so watch out for your pets as a snake could bite a dog or cat if disturbed.”

The department warned there are a number of steps people can take to avoid being bitten.

“If you see a snake, keep calm and yourself, anyone with you or your pets away.”

Other advice included never attempting to touch a snake, clearing piles of rocks and timber from your property, regularly mowing lawns and undertaking first aid training.

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First Aid for Cuts and Wounds

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Cuts and wounds are injuries involving an external or internal break in body tissue, which can be caused by an external action and include bruising, cuts and hematomas. Wounds are extremely common, and most individuals will experience having one over their lifetime. Some of the wounds can be minor, requiring home treatment, while others, may be life-threatening and need further medical attention.

Injured person receives treatment from medic. Image Credit: 1000 Words / Shutterstock

Injured person receives treatment from medic. Image Credit: 1000 Words / Shutterstock

What are Wounds?

Cuts or wounds are described as an injury that harms the body and can be caused by falls, accidents, and contact with weapons. Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues, including scrapes, punctures, cuts, and scratches.

Usually, minor wounds are treated at home. However, serious and infected wounds may need first aid followed by further medical attention from a doctor. It’s important to seek medical treatment for deep wounds since these may lead to hemorrhage or bleeding. Wounds should also be cleaned thoroughly to prevent infection.

Types of Cuts and Wounds

Wounds can be classified as open or closed. Closed wounds do not expose any underlying tissue to the environment. The converse is seen with open wounds which take several forms.

Types of Open Wounds


An abrasion involves the scraping of the outer layer of the skin against a rough or hard surface. In this type of wound, there is not much bleeding, but the wound still needs to be cleaned thoroughly to prevent infection.


A laceration refers to an injury caused by the tearing of tissue. It’s a deep cut usually caused by accidents with tools, machinery, and knives. In this type of wound, deep cuts are present and bleeding can be extensive. Due to the high force involved in the tearing of the tissue, damage to muscles, tendons, bones and blood vessels in the surrounding area can be caused.


An incision is a clean cut in the skin caused by a sharp tool or object. If an individual accidentally cuts themselves with a kitchen knife or a pair of scissors, it can result in an incision cut. Another type of incision is a surgical incision wherein the doctor cuts through the skin to gain access to the internal parts of the body for a surgical procedure.


A puncture is a small hole caused by a long and pointy tool or object, such as a nail. In some instances, a bullet can also cause a puncture wound. Though puncture wounds do not bleed heavily, they can be dangerous and life-threatening since they can damage internal organs.


An avulsion is the partial or complete tearing away of the skin. This type of wound usually happens during violent accidents, including car accidents and injuries inflicted by gunshots and exposure to explosions. These wounds may bleed heavily  leading to the development of life-threatening complications..

Treating Cuts and Wounds

Minor wounds can be treated at home. But, more serious and deep wounds may require medical attention.

First Aid Treatment

For cuts and wounds, it’s important to always make sure you clean the wound thoroughly to prevent infection. Here’s the first aid treatment for cuts and wounds.

  • Wash hands – Before treating or applying any first aid treatments to an open wound, it’s important to wash your hands first. This helps keep the wound clean and prevent infection.
  • Stop the bleeding – The next important step in wound care is to stop the bleeding. For deep wounds like lacerations and avulsions, it’s the utmost priority to stop the hemorrhage to prevent hypovolemic shock, which is potentially fatal. Apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or bandage. Elevate the wound until the bleeding stops.
  • Clean the cut or wound – After making sure the wound has stopped bleeding, rinse the wound with clean water for about five minutes. Make sure dirt and debris are removed. You can clean the wound with soap and water.
  • Disinfect – To prevent infection, apply a topical antiseptic.
  • Dress the wound – Cover the wound with a sterile gauze pad with dressing and secure with adhesive tapes. However, for minor scrapes or abrasions, you can leave the wound uncovered.
  • Refer to a physician or hospital – If the wound is deep and there’s heavy bleeding, refer the patient to a physician or bring them to hospital. Deep wounds that bleed heavily may require more intensive treatment such as suturing or other surgical procedures.
  • Watch out for signs of hypovolemic shock – For patients with heavy bleeding, always look for the signs of hypovolemic shock, including palor, cyanosis or clammy skin, weak and rapid pulse, irregular breathing, and weakness.

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Posted on October 10, 2018 by Olivia Esveld

While the current rainy situation across Australia might be good news for the farmers, it’s not the case for those who are terrified of spiders!


This comes after one woman in NSW made the shocking discovery of a MASSIVE spider hiding inside her sock.

Rebekah Wilson took to Facebook to share an image of the humongous arachnid found inside her sister’s sock. Her sister, who lives in Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands, made the terrifying discovery after pulling the socks out of a drawer.


The Facebook post was quickly inundated with comments from people terrified of the creepy crawlies.

“I’d be burning all my socks,” wrote one woman. Another person joked, “Just burn the house down!”

Some people suggested that the large creature may be a mouse or trapdoor spider due to the large size.

Following the large amount of rain that has fallen in NSW, the state’s Poisons Information Centre has issued a warning to people to be careful of funnel-web spiders.

Since the rainfall began last week, the centre has already responded to numerous funnel-web spider bites.

If someone is bitten by one of the venomous spiders, the centre said that the person should call 000 immediately before bandaging the area and remaining still.

“Call 000 for an ambulance,” the centre said. “Apply a pressure bandage to the bite site with a wide elasticised bandage then continue to bandage the entire limb from toes to hip or fingers to shoulder.

“Bandage should be as tight as for a sprained ankle and not cut off the circulation. Immobilise the limb with a stick or splint and secure with another bandage. Keep the patient still, seated or lying down, until ambulance arrives.”

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Emergency services teaming up for ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign

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Derbyshire’s emergency services will be in schools and colleges across the region tomorrow to deliver life saving CPR training as part of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign.

World Restart a Heart Day is an annual initiative which aims to train as many people as possible in CPR in one day, so that more people know these life saving skills.

Restart a Heart Day 2018 East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), which is coordinating the county-wide initiative on behalf of the BHF, approached Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service asking for support for the campaign.

Bob Curry, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s area response manager, said: “Anyone who suffers a heart attack in Derbyshire will require the immediate assistance of people trained in CPR. “It’s therefore not hard to understand why we wanted to be involved in the campaign and are now working with our fellow emergency service colleagues to support CPR training and help increase the chances of survival from a heart attack.

“Firefighters will be working in 18 schools, supporting children and young people as they learn an essential life skill – CPR. “After initial introductions, a DVD will be shown, then each pupil will have ten minutes to practice CPR on manikins. “Our firefighters will be assisting with this practice, providing help and encouragement all the way.” Mick Barnett-Connolly, head of community response and collaboration at EMAS, said: “If someone suffers a cardiac arrest their chances of survival increases considerably if it happens in front of someone who starts CPR immediately.

“This year is a real partnership effort across the East Midlands and together, we are growing the network of lifesavers by equipping these students with skills they will remember for life.” Wholetime and On-Call Firefighters, from the following stations, are taking part in the campaign: Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Bolsover, Buxton, Chesterfield, Clay-Cross, Clowne, Dronfield, Duffield, Kingsway, Matlock, Nottingham Road, Ripley and Staveley. Firefighters will remain on-standby to attend emergency incidents during the sessions.

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Snake catcher reveals injuries from python strangulation

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THIS snake catcher said she was one minute away from dying when a python strangled her, leaving her with these horrific injuries.

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Gold Coast snake catcher gets bitten by python

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A PROFESSIONAL snake catcher has warned of the serious damage non-venomous snakes can do.

Sue Ambler was removing a python from a tree when it landed on her and wrapped around her neck, squeezing so tight it burst her blood vessels and caused friction burn on her face.

Ms Ambler, from Mission Beach in north Queensland, shared photos of her horrific injuries on Facebook as a warning for people not to attempt to catch snakes themselves.

She said her terrifying ordeal — which she nearly left her dead — showed that even non-venomous snakes could be dangerous and people should always call in the professionals.

“I was catching a snake the other day and things turned for the worst,” she said.

Snake catcher Sue Ambler shared her injuries on Facebook.

Snake catcher Sue Ambler shared her injuries on Facebook.Source:Supplied

“When I grabbed the snake out of the tree it landed around my neck and before I could unwind the snake from my neck it tightened around my neck and face and before long it asphyxiated me to the point I passed out and fell to the ground.

“If it wasn’t for the quick thinking of the people I was catching the snake for I wouldn’t be alive to tell my story.

“The ambulance guy said one more minute and I would have been dead so as a professional snake catcher this can even happen to us.”

Pythons use strangulation to kill prey as large as wallabies, and are known to kill and consume domestic pets.

Ms Ambler suffered bruised eyes and burst blood vessels.

Ms Ambler suffered bruised eyes and burst blood vessels.Source:Supplied

Ms Ambler stressed her point, further saying that pythons could be moody and cranky.

“Even though pythons are non-venomous they are dangerous too so please don’t handle snakes by yourself — call in a professional snake catcher,” she said.

“I ended up with two black eyes. I busted a lot of blood vessels in my eyes. I have friction burn on my nose from it tightening on my face and I’m in quite a lot of pain so please call a snake catcher and don’t remove snakes by yourself.”

She said her incident would not stop her doing what she loved.

Under Queensland law, people wanting to remove snakes must apply for a snake handler’s licence through the Department of Environment. It costs around $350 and includes some training.

She even had friction burns from the snake tightening.

She even had friction burns from the snake tightening.Source:Supplied

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