The medicines you get on prescription from your GP and those you buy over the counter at your local pharmacy are safe and effective. But side effects can happen, says the government’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
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.
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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.
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If you’ve just started your first year at university, you’re no doubt getting to grips with many new experiences, especially if you’re living away from your family for the first time. One thing you may not have thought about preparing for, however, is a medical emergency.