Water Safety as Summer approaches

Water Safety as Summer approaches

  As summer approaches more people than ever before are looking to explore the great outdoors and to visit the seaside with their families and friends. There has been a strong interest in swimming in the sea or open water. Water comes with risks and sadly...
Diabetes – signs and symptoms and how to help

Diabetes – signs and symptoms and how to help

  Diabetes – The Facts   One in 15 people in the UK have diabetes. This includes one million people who have Type 2 but haven’t yet been diagnosed. In the UK, there is a diagnosis of diabetes every two minutes.   Worldwide   According...
How to Prevent Poisoning at Home

How to Prevent Poisoning at Home

  Due to Covid-19 we are more aware than ever about the importance of hygiene and cleanliness. As we are spending more time in our homes, there is potential for serious DIY, cooking and gardening accidents and also, poisoning. Over the past year doctors have...
7 proven hangover cures and first aid for alcohol poisoning

7 proven hangover cures and first aid for alcohol poisoning

    Hangovers make you feel rotten. Symptoms can include exhaustion, a pounding headache, nausea, dizziness, thirst and sensitivity to light or sound.  There are however ways you can avoid the dreaded hangover with our proven prevention and cure tips.  ...
All about Substance abuse and How to Help

All about Substance abuse and How to Help

  “Substance abuse (or misuse) refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs” – WHO definition. Unfortunately, many people try to escape stress or unhappiness by turning to and misusing substances such as...
Febrile Convulsions and Seizures

Febrile Convulsions and Seizures

  Febrile convulsions are incredibly common in babies and small children. Fits or seizures are triggered by a rise in their core body temperature when they are unwell and feverish. As many as one in 20 children may experience a febrile convulsion by the time they...
Food allergies and anaphylaxis

Food allergies and anaphylaxis

  This week is ‘Food Allergy Awareness Week’ and, as allergies are becoming more prevalent, here is a brief overview of some of the key common triggers and how to help if someone were to have a serious allergic reaction.   What is an allergic reaction and...
Building Resilience

Building Resilience

  Resilience is the ability to adapt to challenging circumstances without it taking too large an impact on our mental well-being. It has been shown that there are recognised steps that we can all take that can boost our ability to deal with pressure and reduce...
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...