Here we are in St Austell today. We are going
to go on a hunt for the Menacuddle well. Which is in the middle of St Austell town centre.
Not many people know about this well. Even locals that have lived here for years! Ive done some research it on the internet, lets go and have a look! You are best of parking
in the Priory car park in the centre of town, on a Sunday its free. Persevere with it if
you are parking in the car park in the centre of St Austell. Just walk up the hill, Bodmin
road. An then you will come across a sign that says elderly persons crossing. After you see that sign take a little left, and head down into the valley. The water in the well has been held in great esteem for its powers. Often used in treating aliments such
as ulcers An sickly children were regularly bathed in its waters. Victorian matrons would
also recommend the drinking of its liquid. There is a local tale that suggests, that
if you wish for good luck in life. You should drop a crooked pin into the water. An see all the others float to the surface. Granting your wish. You know what? Whoever made this, they did a good
job! This is really really comfy! So this well dates back to the fifteenth century. It is said that the locals of the area, would bathe their children in the well. To make them better.. Just can’t believe that this place is so close to St Austell town centre
and I didn’t even know about it!
– So is there a life
expectancy for this disease? – It very well may kill me and it very well may
kill me before I’m 25. Yeah. Really heavy. (soft upbeat music) Did you know anything about who you were going to be meeting beforehand? – No. – You guys sprung one on her (laughs). (group laughs) You can ask me anything. – Anything? – Anything. – Okay. (both laugh) – Clearly I’m in a wheelchair and I have a tube in my nose and I’m on oxygen. Do you ever stare at people when they look a little different? Yeah I used to also. I still do. If you saw me walking down the street what would you think? – I would like wonder what does she have? What disease or something
what does she have? – So what was the diagnosing process? – The assumption a lot
of doctors will make is that anxiety is the
cause of everything. So it took a lot of testing to prove that this wasn’t anxiety,
and that it was actually very significant and serious
that needed to be addressed. – So what’s the official
name of your disease? – I have quite a few. I have a genetic condition
called Mitochondrial disease, which has shut down my organs. – Which organs? – My stomach, my small
intestine, my colon, and then my lungs. – Wow. – I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I have POTS. Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Mast cell activation disorder and a couple of others that I can’t really remember the name of them (chuckles) right now. And then the reason I’m in a wheelchair is if I stand up I drop to the floor like a sack of potatoes (laughs). Last year I spent more days in the hospital then I did at home. – I’ve never seen a doctor. – Wow. – Yeah, I’ve never went to the doctor, only got like shots. – What do you do on a normal day? – I go to school, do
homework, first priority, and then I do some video
games and we have dinner and then I go to sleep. – I would maybe be able
to do one of those things. So Mitochondrial disease means that things that require energy
inside my body don’t work well. If they didn’t work at all
I’d be dead (chuckles). – How long have you had this sickness? – I got sick four years ago. I was 15 in high school. – It must be really tough. – Yeah it was really tough. Pretty much anything a
normal teen would want to do, I was able to do and then I got sick and all of a sudden I
couldn’t do it any more. – That chair would ruin my life because my life is running. I do soccer, basketball. I was gonna do softball
but then my dad forgot to sign me up. – I used to play softball
before I got sick. I rode horses and swam. I was on a competitive swim team. – What do you miss the most? – Babysitting because I love babies. Do you wanna be a mom when you grow up? Yeah? I did too. – Will you be able to? – My condition is passed on. That’d be not fair to those kids because it would be setting
them up for things like this. – So you can’t eat. – Can’t eat anything. Can’t drink water. Can’t even swallow my spit
which is why I have this. Sorry, it’s gross. – Do you eat veggies or fruits? – I can’t eat anything. Okay so this is my mom and she’s gonna pull it out so I can show you. This is my meal. – What is it? – It’s called TPN. – Looks like breast milk. – How do you stay alive? How do you not get so hungry? – TPN goes all the way to my heart, and it gets absorbed in my blood stream. – I mean drinking is okay but eating is. I love eating. – Me too. – What was the last thing you ever ate? – Sweet potato fries (chuckles). – (inhales) Will you ever get better? – So currently there is no cure for Mitochondrial disease. And there’s no cure for any of the other diseases I have. – Do you think in the future, this is kind of a dumb question. – No dumb questions. – Do you think in the future there’s gonna be a more effective
way of treating this disease? – I think medicine evolves over time, but the funding has to be there for it. For me my lungs are
shutting down and my GI system has already shut down. So it very well may
kill me and it very well may kill me before I’m 25. – Does that scare you? – It’s something that I think everybody jokes about. I even joke about it. I’m like make sure you
write this on my tombstone. But thinking about it is so scary. I know that I will likely
die before my parents and that’s something that I have to go to therapy to talk about
because it’s very heavy. The way that I can be proactive with it is doing stuff. – What is on your bucket list? – I brought along my bucket list. Let me pull it out. Go on a shopping spree to
all my favorite stores. (children giggle) See some of these are really dumb. Spend time with horses and
find a way I can ride one because I can’t get up on a horse. But I’d love to find an
adaptive way of still connecting that way. Watch a live birth. I love babies and if I
were to get cured tomorrow, I’d probably wanna be
a midwife or something. Meet Ellen. Duh. (all giggle) – Ellen.
– Ellen. If you’re there I’d love to meet you. – I’ve always had a dream
of being a pro runner and so if I couldn’t do
that than I would be like, what am I here for (giggles). – Do you think you’d be
depressed like very sad? – I’d be very depressed. How have you dealt with it? – I’m as positive as I can be and so I try and see friends when I can. I love online shopping and I just try and make
the most of out everything because you never know
how long you have left. – That was really inspirational. (all laugh) – Thank you. – Of course it was nice meeting you. – You too. – You have a nice face. – Oh thank you. – Hi I’m Juliette. Thanks for watching my
episode of Kids Meet. To learn more about Mitochondrial disease check for a link down below. And don’t forget to subscribe to HiHo. Bye.
You can’t stop sneezing. The skin on your
nose is raw from blowing it so much. Your head aches and your lungs are sore from coughing
up phlegm. You have a common cold. Even worse, you’ve run out of medication and you wouldn’t
mind some more soup either, so you drag yourself out of bed for a quick trip to the supermarket.
Don’t do it! It’s a bad idea to drive when you’re in the throes of a cold. The common cold is an infection of the upper
respiratory tract which includes the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, and larynx. The infection
is caused by one or more of over 250 possible virus strains. Rhinovirus is the most common strain, accounting
for upwards of 60% of colds. Within the 3 species of rhinovirus there are 99 identified
serotypes with a suspected 50 or more not yet known. That explains why it’s hard to
make a vaccine for the common cold–there are often 20-30 different types of rhinoviruses
plus other strains circulating each season in one geographic area as opposed to the 3
or so predominant strains of the flu. Furthermore, only about 10% of any season’s prevalent
rhinovirus agents will show up again the next year. Currently researchers haven’t yet figured
out how to predict the spectrum of common cold viruses most likely to dominate in any
given year. Even if researchers knew the types of virus likely to prevail, it would be hard
to create a vaccine that can protect against the majority of cold viruses which is also
cost effective and could be delivered in a single inoculation. However, researchers are
advancing in this field, so far they have created a prototype vaccine for about 50 types
of rhinovirus, which luckily tend not to mutate. The common cold is highly contagious with
infection agents being spread to the nose and mouth through contact with infected people
or items infected people have recently handled. Yep! If you caught a cold from someone you
most likely inhaled or ingested airborne virus particles from them. A sneeze sends between
5,000-20,000 droplets of mucus into the air at speeds of 10-20 mph (16-32 kmph). These
droplets can travel up to nearly 30 feet (9 m) and remain suspended in the air for up
to 10 minutes, creating a biohazardous cloud for unlucky nearby people. Most adults have
an average of 2-3 colds a year while children are walking infection monsters with an average
of 6-8 colds annually. You can help prevent the spread of cold viruses
by staying home when you’re sick and wearing a face mask if you must go out. Also frequent
hand washing, especially washing your hands after sneezing or coughing, sneezing away
from people into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your nose and mouth while
doing so and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as door knobs help prevent colds. The onset of a cold is rapid. Victims generally
begin to develop symptoms within 48 hours of exposure to a virus. Symptoms are wide
ranging from runny noses to coughing and sore throats. The common cold and the flu share
similar symptoms although flu symptoms tend to be more severe. Interestingly, the majority
of the discomfort and symptoms experienced while having a cold are actually caused by
the white blood cells in your body fighting off the cold rather than the nasty virus itself. Most colds last from 7-10 days, although for
some people, symptoms can persist for about 3 weeks. It’s pretty rare to die outright
from the common cold. Often people die from another condition brought on by the common
cold such as pneumonia or bronchitis. The very young, elderly and people with weak immune
systems or underlying respiratory illnesses are particularly susceptible to serious illness
or even fatality via a cold. The traditional cure of drinking plenty of
fluids especially water or perhaps tea and broth in addition to getting abundant rest
is the best course of action to take. Taking over the counter medication can also ease
symptoms and set you on the road to recovery. A trip to the doctor generally isn’t warranted
for a cold unless you develop a high fever, have severe trouble breathing or your cold
persists longer than 10 days. Now that you know the basics of how the common
cold happens, let’s discuss why you shouldn’t drive while having a cold. It’s quite simple,
driving while sick can be akin to drunk driving. Cold sufferers are often fatigued, lightheaded,
dizzy or have a headache which makes driving difficult and dangerous. A British insurance
company installed telematic or ‘black boxes’ onto cars and had cold sufferers complete
driving tests. Telematic boxes which are about the size of a matchbox, measure different
aspects of vehicle data such as acceleration, braking, speed, and lateral G-forces, to determine
how safe a particular driver is. The insurance company found that sick drivers
particularly those with cold symptoms experienced a 50% decrease in concentration, including
impaired alertness and lagging reaction times.The same data study found that participants who
rated an “excellent” driving score of 95% when healthy dropped to a dismal 60% when
suffering from a cold. In addition to attentiveness problems, sudden braking occurred much more
often and cornering became poor and erratic. Other studies have found that the common cold
impairs cognitive functions. In 2013 a study at Cardiff University in South Wales had 189
participants complete a series of baseline cognitive tests. Over the next 3 months, 60
some of the participants returned to the lab for another round of tests after they had
developed a cold, while the remaining healthy participants served as the control group.
The cold sufferers reported feeling less alert, and struggling with negative moods and sluggish
thinking. From the first to the second set of tests they had slower reaction times, and
were slower to process and learn new information. They also fared worse at completing tasks
involving verbal reasoning and semantic processing. The same researchers also conducted a study
of 15 participants with colds and 10 healthy participants who completed a simulated driving
task. The cold sufferers had a slower response time to unexpected events on the road and
were less likely to detect collisions. Yes, both of these studies are small, however the
data backs up other reports and studies: Driving while sick is dangerous. Generally speaking the average perception
time for an alert driver is 1¾ seconds. Traveling at 55 mph (89 kmph) this accounts for 142
feet (43 m) traveled. In ideal conditions the average driver has a reaction time of
¾ second to 1 second or at 55 mph (89 kmph) for 61 feet (19 m) traveled.
At 55 mph on dry pavement with good brakes, braking distance is about 216 feet (65 m).
For a minorly impaired sick driver, let’s say it takes them about 500 milliseconds or
half of an extra second to respond. By that time their car has traveled another 30 some
feet (9 m). That could mean life or death for a pedestrian.
In the same vein, physical symptoms such as sneezing also cause the same problem. When
we sneeze, we reflexively close our eyes for at least 600 milliseconds, just shy over half
a second. A sneezing fit may cause a person to toss their head and close their eyes multiple
times in a 10 second period. By that time the car has traveled hundreds of feet! Other
physical symptoms such as light sensitivity, runny and or swollen eyes, blurred vision
or ringing ears may make it hard to drive. Even if a driver’s cognitive abilities or
alertness isn’t affected by the cold itself, medication taken to combat cold symptoms may
make a driver drowsy or sluggish. The do not operate heavy machinery warning is on the
back of many cold medications for a reason. Common ingredients including painkillers and
anti-inflammatory drugs can temporarily turn you into a zombie. In many countries, including
the US, Canada and the UK, you can receive a dui for driving while impared by legal medication.
Exacerbating this problem is that many people for a variety of reasons choose to go to work
when sick. In fact polls have found that 9 out of 10 US workers go to work when sick.
North Americans catch 1 billion colds each year and a significant number of these people
drive themselves to work. To add fuel to the fire, the majority of colds
tend to happen during the winter season. When it’s cold outside we often spend more time
inside with doors and windows closed–hence, less ventilation and in close proximity to
other people who may be infected. Meanwhile our immune system may not be running at full
power. Winter has shorter, often overcast days and longer nights which means we are
exposed to less sunlight, thus we are not able to produce as much natural vitamin D
– which helps power the immune system.Consequently we are more vulnerable to infection.
Also, cold viruses last longer and transmit faster in the cold. Cold air carries less
water vapor than hot air, making it drier. So when you cough and sneeze the mist of particles
from your mouth and nose remain in the air for longer; making it more likely for us to
catch a cold virus. Meanwhile wintry conditions can severely affect
roads. More accidents tend to happen in winter due to weather conditions and shorter daylight
hours. In addition to the multitude of the usual driving hazards, millions of cold impared
drivers battling winter driving conditions sounds like a perfect storm to us.
But you were just going to run to the supermarket a few miles away. Well, that’s a trip in
the danger zone. Statistics have shown that In the US approximately 52% of collisions
occur within a 5-mile radius of home and 69% happen within 10 miles. Obviously most driving
occurs close to home, however the repetition based comfort and relaxation we feel driving
through our familiar neighborhood likely plays a role.
By now you might be shaking your head over how alarmist we are over this issue. You’ve
seen crazy distracted drivers texting, putting on makeup, reading or doing any number of
things they shouldn’t be doing while driving a car. You wouldn’t do any of those things,
in fact you’re going to be hyper vigilant when you drive since you know you might be
impaired by your cold. Well, this is not about comparing one person’s poor driving behavior
to another’s. When we’re driving a vehicle we’re moving over 2,000 pounds (907kg) of
metal,for the good of everyone, it behooves us to be as safe as we can be.
So if you have a cold and you must go somewhere, ask someone to take you, use a taxi or ride
share service or take public transportation. But as much as possible, we suggest staying
home. Curl up in bed with some tea and watch videos on your favorite Youtube channel. Hint-hint.
What’s your best cold remedy? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out
our other video Diseases That Will Kill You The Quickest! Thanks for watching, and, as
always, don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!”
Barbie – The Twins First Flu Shot Flu shot? What a flu shot? It’s a vaccination or like a medicine that our body might need to help keep the germs away And we have it like a drink? Or a little tablet? No, it’s a needle A needle?! You just joking, right? No joking! We’re told that there might be a bad case of the flu going around and we want to make sure you girls don’t get it And it not hurt us? You’ll be fine Oh great…! Sounds easy to me! One for you… One for you… Make sure you bring them back signed by tomorrow… I am not getting any needle! Well I think we have to! Not me! How was preschool? Good Anything exciting happen? We do painting And we read a story Oooh! And we… Shhh! Don’t say anything! Stop being so scared! You being a baby Am not! Mummy, Annabelle call Isabelle a baby… What else did you do? We… Chicken! Bwaark! Bwaark! Bwaark! Bwaark! Annabelle say Isabelle a chicken… Tommy! Stop being annoying! Isabelle say I annoying… Girls? We just play tag in the playground Oh… Oh boy… I can’t believe you scared of a little needle Have you seen a needle? They huge! They’re not huge! I remember when I had my needle and it was nothing… Arrrrrrrgh!!! (Crash!) Didn’t bother me a bit! I don’t care! I’m not… Annabelle? I found this note in your pocket Oh no! Oh yeah You suppose to sign it so we get our flu shot tomorrow Isabelle? Where’s your note? Oh what! I must have lost it! Oh well… I have to miss out on my needle… That’s fine I’ll just photocopy Annabelle’s form No! You don’t… …have to… I not even scared of getting a needle Me too! A little needle not hurt me Well you’re both brave! Not Isabelle She so scared (Cough! Cough!) (Sneeze!) Isabelle? What’s wrong? I feel terrible… I think I got a really bad cold or something But… You were fine five minutes ago I know! (Cough! Cough!) I think it one of those really bad colds that come out of nowhere! You sure? I so sure that I think I better not go to preschool tomorrow I not really think Isabelle got a cold You mean she tricking Mummy? Oh well… We’ll have to get the nurse to give you two needles instead What?! You do want to get rid of that cold don’t you? You know what? I actually feeling much better now Mummy Well isn’t that amazing! Wow! You right Annabelle Of course I right I used to do it to Mummy all the time! Pardon? Ummm… Nothing…! What are you doing in there? The girls say I can sleep here tonight? Really? Yeah! We make a deal Tommy… If I not tell you Annabelle eat all the chocolate yesterday… Tommy! …then I get to sleep in this bed! Did she now? You not supposed to tell her! Well next time tell me not to say anything Hmmm… Isabelle? Are you alright? I just scared about getting my needle She being a baby isn’t she Mummy? No she’s not a baby You’ll be fine Isabelle It’ll be over before you know it Really? Yes! The nurse has done this hundreds, no, thousands of times You won’t feel a thing Oh! Well that not sound so bad You feel a bit better about it now? Yes Thanks Mummy! Good! Goodnight kids! Goodnight! (Click!) I still not getting a needle! Oh boy…! Good morning! Hey! Where’s Isabelle? Huh? She in the bed Mummy No I not! Are you still scared about that needle? Come on, we don’t want to be late Well I not going! If you want to have chocolate ice cream ever again, then you better get up now Ohhh… Oh really… Oh that’s no good So there no preschool today? Huh? Ohhh… Well I hope you get better Miss Clarke Ok, bye! (Click!) You were on the phone with Miss Clarke? Yeah She not well so there no preschool today Miss Clarke rang you? Yeah! “Remember to bring your forms back today for your flu shot!” Hmmm… So I can ring Miss Clarke to check? You sure can! Ok, I’m going to ring… That’s fine! (Dialling) I’m dialling… Ohhh… Alright stop! She’s not sick, is she? No… Come on Isabelle… I not going in You’re getting that flu shot today! Well you going to have to carry me in! Come on! Put me down! Barbie? What’s wrong? Isabelle doesn’t want a needle It going to hurt! You’ll be fine The nurse is here now and you’re not the only one who’s nervous Really? Yes Some of the other girls are a bit worried too but I promise you, you’ll be fine Thanks Miss Clarke That’s it Line up Oooh… I not want a needle You too! Oh boy! Everyone here a chicken! You not scared? Not even a little bit! A little needle not going to hurt me! Your turn Ruby Good luck Ruby! There you go! That not even hurt! I tell you! Wow! That easy! I really don’t want that needle You a baby like my sister! Off you go! That’s all? You’re all done! You right Annabelle It easy! After you Katie… You can go Annabelle Oh, I just helping some of the girls They a bit scared That’s nice of you! Don’t worry Jenny You be fine! There you go! It be over in no time Molly! Thanks Annabelle! Good girl! Maybe it not that bad The other girls not even feel it I tell you! Isabelle… Please don’t hurt! Please don’t hurt! All done Isabelle What?! That’s it! I not even feel it You’re turn Annabelle Huh? There no one else? You’re the last one Oh… Well… I not actually sure if I need to have that needle I not get sick very much Hurry up! Owww… Alright, I can be brave! Ready Annabelle? Arrrgh… (Thud!) Oh dear… Oh dear… Oh dear… What? I can’t believe you faint! Yeah! Who the baby now? Tommy…! Well it a really big needle! No it not! You were right Mummy It not hurt a bit! Told you! What a chicken! I not be scared! Good, because you’re having a needle in a few weeks as well! What?! Arrrrrrrrhhhh!
– THERE’S A NEW VACCINE
THIS YEAR, AND I THINK IT’S GOOD. THERE’S A PUMPKIN SPICE
FLU SHOT, SO… I WANT TO MAKE SURE
EVERYBODY STAYS HEALTHY, SO I PUT TOGETHER
A LITTLE MESSAGE. – FLU SEASON IS HERE, AND IT’S NOT TOO LATE
TO GET A FLU SHOT. THEY’RE SAFE, EASY,
AND THEY’RE NOT SCARY AT ALL, UNLESS YOU’RE ANDY. – OH. – A MESSAGE FROM
“THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW” AND ANDY. – OH. – ANDY, DID YOU GET A FLU SHOT
YET THIS YEAR? – I HAVE NOT, BUT I WILL. – LOOK WHAT I HAVE RIGHT HERE. – THAT LOOKS REAL. – IT LOOKS REAL. NOTHING’S COMING OUT,
BUT IT LOOKS REAL. IT LOOKS SO REAL,
BUT IT’S NOT MOVING. I THINK I JUST JAM IT IN THERE, AND THAT’S HOW IT WORKS,
RIGHT? – OKAY, LET’S DO IT. – COME ON.
– YEAH. – COME OVER HERE.
– COME ON. – ANDY, REALLY, I WANT TO
GIVE YOU YOUR SHOT NOW. I WANT TO–COME HERE. – THAT’S DONE. – NO, WE’RE NOT DONE. I’M NOT DONE. DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO. COME SIT RIGHT HERE. YOU–YOU REALLY
NEED A FLU SHOT. I WANT YOU TO STAY HEALTHY. HAVE YOU KEPT IN TOUCH
WITH GALE, THE NURSE THAT GAVE YOU– – NO.
– YEAH. – JUST DO IT.
– ALL RIGHT. GALE, COME ON OUT. [cheers and applause] – HI, ANDY. – SO I KNOW IT’S REAL. – IT IS REAL. – WHAT DO I NEED– – HI, GALE, HOW ARE YOU? – GOOD, ELLEN,
HOW ARE YOU? – NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN. – YOU TOO, ANDY. – GALE’S A NURSE HERE ON
THE WARNER BROTHERS LOT, AND LAST TIME,
YOU DIDN’T BELIEVE IT. THIS TIME–
TAKE YOUR SHIRT OFF. – OFF? – [laughs] YOU WANT TO DO IT?
– SURE. – YEAH?
SO HERE’S YOUR CONSENT. – YOU OKAY WITH THIS, ELLEN? – SO IT’S RIGHT HERE. AND YOU HAVE TO ANSWER
THOSE QUESTIONS FOR ME. – SO IT’S ALL NO, RIGHT? – I DON’T KNOW. THAT’S UP TO YOU. – LET’S DO IT, GALE.
– ALL RIGHT. – NEED ME TO HOLD YOUR HAND. – SO I HAVE TO GET
BACK UP THERE AGAIN. – OH, NO, YOU MAY HAVE TO
TAKE YOUR SHIRT OFF. – THIS IS NOT HAPPENING. – [laughs] – YOU READY?
– YEAH. AH, AH,
THAT’S LONG. STOP. WHAT THE– – HERE, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT. – THANK YOU. – LIKE A–
LIKE A TRIPLE DOSE. – YEAH.
HERE. – THANK YOU, GALE. – ALL RIGHT, GALE,
THANK YOU SO MUCH. – YOU’RE VERY WELCOME.
– ALL RIGHT. WE’LL BE BACK AFTER THIS.