World Suicide Prevention Day: Our Partnership With Maytree   In the UK & Republic of Ireland, there were 6,859 suicides in 2018. Furthermore, deaths by suicide rose by 11.8% in the UK in 2018. The sad statistic is that in the UK, the highest suicide rate is...
Stop Sepsis and Save Lives

Stop Sepsis and Save Lives

Sepsis in the UK   Sepsis is responsible for 52,000 deaths in the UK each year. A distressing 250,000 people contract the condition, which can have life-changing implications.   What is sepsis?   Sepsis arises due to the body’s abnormal response to an infection....
Emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools – the facts

Emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools – the facts

Anaphylaxis is an extremely severe allergic reaction. Reactions usually begin within minutes and progress rapidly, however, they can occur up to 2-3 hours after exposure and exercise can also initiate symptoms a while after exposure to an allergen. Common allergens...
Driving with Low-Weight or Premature Babies is Risky

Driving with Low-Weight or Premature Babies is Risky

What you need to know as a new parent of a premature or low-weight baby before driving home from hospital: Premature babies in cars are not always safe & driving with low-weight or premature babies is risky. The mother of a baby who began foaming at the mouth...
Laundry, Dishwasher Tablets & Liquitabs

Laundry, Dishwasher Tablets & Liquitabs

There are many domestic dangers that continue to cause young children serious accidents in the home. Babies and toddlers are at particular risk as they explore the world by putting things in their mouths. Toddlers are naturally inquisitive and determined and liquitabs...
Everything you need to know about cervical screening

Everything you need to know about cervical screening

Everything you need to know about cervical screening but were too embarrassed to ask   Cervical Screening Awareness Week aims to highlight the importance of regular cervical screening for women’s health. It’s an annual event and is organised by Jo’s Trust, a...
Vaccinations – 15 Really Good Reasons To Get Them

Vaccinations – 15 Really Good Reasons To Get Them

  Vaccinations began Edward Jenner, a country doctor living in Gloucester, who created the world’s first vaccine for smallpox in the 1790s. Since then, vaccinations have gone on to save millions of lives and eradicate many unpleasant and dangerous diseases. Here...
Tips To Protect Your Baby Or Child From The Sun

Tips To Protect Your Baby Or Child From The Sun

   Babies over six months old can enjoy a limited amount of sunlight, providing they have been protected by the appropriate measures. It is especially important to protect younger ones from harmful UV rays as those who are burned as young children are 80% more...
Cold Water Shock – what it is and how to manage it

Cold Water Shock – what it is and how to manage it

On a hot day, plunging into a cool pool or the sea may well be a very appealing prospect. However, every year people die from a physiological reaction known as cold water shock.   Campaign   The Royal National Lifeboat Institution campaigns to spread...

Free Ebook:7 vital first aid skills every family should know

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