New pitch-side saliva test to immediately diagnose concussion

New pitch-side saliva test to immediately diagnose concussion

  We have all witnessed the inevitable clash of heads during a rugby match and the dilemma of the coach and match officials to make the right call. This uncertainty is compounded by the player, pumped full of match adrenaline, desperately trying to hide the...
Asthma – why tree pollen, alcohol and cold make it worse

Asthma – why tree pollen, alcohol and cold make it worse

  Asthma, why tree pollen, alcohol and cold make it worse With the advent of Spring, many asthma sufferers struggle to keep their asthma under control.  There may be some key triggers and unexpected culprits to look out for … and try to avoid. What is asthma?...
Everything you need to know about Eating Disorders

Everything you need to know about Eating Disorders

What is an eating disorder? An eating disorder occurs when someone develops an unhealthy attitude towards food which can take over their everyday life and make them ill. Food plays an integral part in our lives and we all spend time thinking about what we have eaten,...
How to help someone who you think is self-harming

How to help someone who you think is self-harming

  Self-harm encompasses a wide range of things people deliberately do to themselves to cause physical pain or damage. It is most common for people to cut the arms or the back of the legs. However it could involve burning, biting, hitting oneself, banging their...
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 and strokes. High blood pressure affects an estimated 17 million people in the UK. This article aims to explain exactly...
7 First Aid Tips that could save your dog’s life

7 First Aid Tips that could save your dog’s life

Learn to help your pet if they choke, stop breathing or have a serious injury. Our 7 First Aid Tips could save your dog’s life and reduce their pain and suffering in a medical emergency. Dogs are inquisitive creatures and have no concept of danger. They are...
7 essential first aid skills all carers should know

7 essential first aid skills all carers should know

These days, many of us have caring roles, both personally and professionally.  There has been much talk in the press about the ‘sandwich generation’, where people in their 30s and 40s are now not only caring for their children but are caring for elderly parents too....
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...
9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

  The NHS is under increasing strain and the UK’s ambulance service is under more pressure than ever. The London Ambulance Service is currently receiving up to 8,000 emergency calls a day. Waiting times for an ambulance can now massively exceed the national...