Would you know what to do in a first aid emergency? If research by the British Red Cross is anything to go by, most of us wouldn’t.
If someone has a cardiac arrest – which is when the heart suddenly stops beating unexpectedly – the sooner they’re treated, the better their chances of surviving. In fact according to the British Heart Foundation, after a cardiac arrest every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 percent
The pressure on over-stretched hospital A&E departments regularly makes the news these days. But according to the British Red Cross, improving first aid education could make life easier for A&E staff as well as hospital patients.
Now that the summer weather is hotting up, many people are heading outdoors to work out and play sports. But whatever activity you take part in, there’s always a risk you could sustain a sports injury – whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned sports person.
If you take any medicines – whether prescription or over-the-counter varieties, either regularly or occasionally – it’s easy to put them in your medicine cabinet and forget about them until you need them. But looking after your medicines is important. After all, when they’re kept at your local pharmacy, medicines are very carefully stored and controlled. When you get them home, however, it’s up to you to make sure they’re managed safely and effectively.
As the weather becomes warmer and drier, many people start spending more time outdoors. But whether you’re planning a full-day country hike or an hour of relaxation in your back garden, being outdoors – especially during the warmer weather – comes with a number of health hazards.