First Aid

How to have a safe bonfire night’s party

Many people love fireworks. But no matter how many official safety warnings are given each year, too many people – including small children – get injured on November 5th, says the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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Sterile Adhesive Dressings pack of 5

Waterproof Plasters Assortment pack of 20

First Aid

First aid for freshers

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.

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First Aid Kit

Use this interactive first aid kit to find out what to keep in your kit and how to use it. With tips and a list of what to buy.

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Fabric Dressing Strips pack of 10

First Aid

How to avoid spring cleaning injuries

Every year, it’s traditional to give our homes a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning – not to mention tidying things up in the garden – in preparation for the summer.

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Allergy

Spring clean your meds

Whenever the season changes from winter to spring it’s an ideal time for many of us to clear out lots of clutter and generally give our homes a thorough cleaning.

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Family

Meningitis and sepsis: what you need to know

Many people may realise sepsis and meningitis are serious conditions. But how are these illnesses linked, and what else should you know about them?

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First Aid

Old wives’ tales are no cure for burns

The British Red Cross is calling for parents to abandon old wives’ tales when it comes to treating children’s burns.

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First Aid

Sports injuries (and how to prevent them)

As the UK government suggests, playing sport helps to keep people healthy. But if you were one of the millions of people across the country who watched the 2015 Rugby World Cup, one of the things you may have noticed is how many players suffered painful injuries.

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First Aid

Parents lack knowledge of baby seizures

If your baby had a seizure, would you know what to do? According to a survey by the British Red Cross, most parents wouldn’t.

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First Aid

First aid for burns and scalds

Burns and scalds are common causes of injury, but what’s the difference between them? A burn is caused by dry heat (such as hair curling tongs or an iron), while a scald is caused by wet heat (hot liquid or steam).

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First Aid

Essential first aid for babies

Everyone knows that new mums and dads face a steep learning curve when it comes to caring for their little ones.

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