First Aid Tips for Marathon Runners

First Aid Tips for Marathon Runners

If you’re one of the 40, 000 runners in the London Marathon, or any of the other marathon’s around the country, you don’t need us to tell you how hard you will have trained for the past months. By now, you’ll likely have spent hundreds of hours pounding the pavements...
Why knowing this number could save your life

Why knowing this number could save your life

  A campaign to raise awareness of ‘the silent solution’ which helps you call for emergency support when it is not safe to speak, launches today in a bid to promote a potentially life-saving service which many people still don’t know about, despite the fact it...
BBC News Filming Emma Hammett at First Aid For Life

BBC News Filming Emma Hammett at First Aid For Life

  We were delighted to be contacted by BBC producer and broadcast journalist, John Henry Owen, wanting to film a first aid expert demonstrating first aid for someone experiencing a catastrophic bleed, possibly due to a stabbing. The segment was being filmed for...
High blood pressure and how to reduce it

High blood pressure and how to reduce it

  High blood pressure or hypertension is often an underlying condition, closely associated with serious health issues such as heart attacks (click here for article on heart attacks) and strokes (click here for our article on strokes)   It affects an...
Heart attacks and cardiac arrests and how to survive them

Heart attacks and cardiac arrests and how to survive them

In the UK there are over 200,000 hospital visits each year due to heart attacks: that’s 1 every 3 minutes. Surviving heart attacks However, the outlook for surviving heart attacks and recovery is improving. In the 1960’s more than 7 out of 10 heart attacks...
What should you do whilst waiting for an ambulance?

What should you do whilst waiting for an ambulance?

If you are first on the scene and find someone who has collapsed or had an accident, what you do in those first minutes is critical. Most ambulances aim to get to a life-threatening emergency within eight minutes. However, a lot can happen in 8 minutes and the first...
Six minor winter ailments and how to deal with them

Six minor winter ailments and how to deal with them

  Are you plagued by minor winter niggles – not severe enough to need a sick note – but which leave you feeling under the weather? We rounded up the top six common culprits and how best to deal with them.   Chapped lips Dry cracked lips are a...