Allergy

Anaphylaxis: what should you do?

Extreme allergic reactions – called anaphylaxis – aren’t common. But according to the online medical resource Patient, it’s estimated there are between one and three cases in every 10,000 people each year in the UK.

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First Aid

How to be prepared for outdoor mishaps

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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Sterile Adhesive Dressings pack of 5

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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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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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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

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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