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...
Donating blood, separating fact from fiction

Donating blood, separating fact from fiction

Donating blood, we bust 20 common myths surrounding this vital service   Hospitals across the UK need a staggering 6,000 blood donations every day. However, in order to meet this demand, an additional 190,000 new donors are needed every year. Yet figures show almost...
Diabetes, everything you need to know

Diabetes, everything you need to know

Diabetes             Diabetes is a condition where someone is unable to adequately regulate their blood glucose levels. The body produces the hormone insulin which helps the body to burn off the sugars that are eaten. If the body has problems with...
35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy this winter

35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy this winter

35 Expert tips to avoid germs and stay healthy this winter We are gearing up for the busiest time of the year when demands on our social lives are at an all-time high and yet our immune systems can be struggling. Follow our top tips and tricks to help keep you and...
Top 5 fireworks injuries; prevention and first aid tips

Top 5 fireworks injuries; prevention and first aid tips

As winter approaches there are many festivities to look forward to which feature fireworks such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year. Sadly fire works are increasingly being deployed as weapons and this has led Greater Manchester’s police...