There are around 150,000 cases of sepsis each year in the UK. It kills around 5 people every hour – or 44,000 a year – more than kills bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined (figures from The Sepsis Trust). Unfortunately, it is not always spotted or considered early enough. … 6 Clues to Spotting SepsisRead More […]
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Covers aspects of physical health such as physical first aid, discussions on a range of medical conditions, treatment options and measures that can be taken to minimise physical health problems.
This Friday, 18th May, Orange Wig Day aims to show solidarity and raise money for people living with allergies. We thought it’d be a good moment to raise awareness about the signs, symptoms and treatments for this serious condition. … How much do you know about Allergies and Anaphylaxis?Read More »
A new study released today has suggested that performing CPR to music does not help achieve the correct depth for chest compressions to be effective. Not on your Nellie! For years many of us in the UK have been taught to perform CPR in time to the tune of Nellie the Elephant as that had
Have you developed an irritating dry cough? Do you feel generally run down? Or perhaps you feel like you may be starting a summer cold. It may be that the symptoms that you are experiencing are not in fact those of a cold, but asthma or hay fever or even both of these conditions combined.
It has been reported today in a variety of newspapers (including the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail) that mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may be a thing of the past. The Study The newspapers reported on a recent study undertaken by American researchers Dr Peter Nagele, of Washington University School of Medicine, and Drs Michael Hüpfl and Harald Selig, of
So the weekend is nearly upon us and plans are being made. Believe it or not, the number of spare weekends are running out before family members descend for the Christmas hols. So the pressure is on to re-decorate, put up the new shelves, or build that flat-pack cabinet that’s been languishing in the corner