Coronavirus – 11 common myths dispelled

Coronavirus – 11 common myths dispelled

Coronavirus – 11 common myths dispelled       The coronavirus is populating the news more than ever before as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise to unprecedented levels. When the World Health Organisation named the coronavirus a pandemic,...
Coronavirus: Everything You Should Know about Medical Masks

Coronavirus: Everything You Should Know about Medical Masks

We all know that COVID-19 is a highly infectious virus. There are different ways to catch it. One of these is to breathe in droplets from a sick person who coughs or exhales them. Therefore, many people wonder whether it is safer to wear a medical mask when they go...
How to Treat a Fever – Online First Aid

How to Treat a Fever – Online First Aid

  It is extremely common for someone who is ill to develop a fever.   What is a fever? A part of the brain known as the hypothalamus controls body temperature. This usually varies very slightly throughout the day from the normal temperature of 37C (anything...
How to Care for Someone Who Might Have Coronavirus Covid 19

How to Care for Someone Who Might Have Coronavirus Covid 19

How to Care for Someone Who Might Have Coronavirus Covid 19 The Novel Coronavirus (covid 19) is a highly virulent virus, originally identified in Wuhan in the Hubei province of China in January 2020.  The virus is highly contagious and has been swift to spread across...
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...
9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

9 signs that you should urgently call an ambulance

9 Signs That You Should Urgently Call an Ambulance With the NHS under increasing strain, the UK’s ambulance service is under more pressure than ever. Waiting times for an ambulance can now far exceed the national target of 8 minutes, even in a life-threatening...
Coronavirus – the facts

Coronavirus – the facts

Novel Coronavirus (covid19)– all you need to know; including how to recognise if you have caught it and what to do. The Novel Coronavirus  (covid 19) is a highly virulent virus, originally located in Wuhan in the Hubei province of China.  The virus has been swift to...
How Dangerous are Electric Scooters?

How Dangerous are Electric Scooters?

Electric scooters are now a common sight on our roads. However, there are increasing concerns around their safety. E-scooters can exceed 30mph and are increasingly being used for short journeys in several countries. They are fast and economical and consequently a...
Stop Sepsis and Save Lives, know the signs

Stop Sepsis and Save Lives, know the signs

Sepsis – what it is, how to recognise it and what to do Stop Sepsis and Save Lives, know the signs of Sepsis One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis and someone dies from Sepsis every 3 seconds. Researchers at the University of Washington...
Head Injuries: When are they Serious?

Head Injuries: When are they Serious?

Head injuries in sport continue to be a major concern. This concern has led the Scottish Football Association to announce that they are set to introduce a ban on children under the age of 12 heading the ball in training sessions. The ban has resulted from research...