Grapefruit – the hidden danger at your breakfast table?

Grapefruit – the hidden danger at your breakfast table?

Have you ever seen the contraindication on your medication – Do not take this medicine with fruit juice – and wondered why? This article helps explain why the humble grapefruit, that popular and healthy breakfast choice, and other fruit juices should sadly sometimes...
Monkeypox

Monkeypox

Monkeypox – first cases confirmed on our shores     Two cases of monkeypox have been recorded in the UK. It is the first time the rare and potentially life-threatening infection has been diagnosed on our shores. Both patients are believed to have caught the infection...
First Aid in Schools

First Aid in Schools

  FIRST AID IN SCHOOLS – from asthma to medical rooms.   From allergies to restocking the first aid kit, medical rooms to recording on-site accidents – would you know how to respond to medical emergencies at school? Read on for our expert tips.   Specific...
Measles – the outbreak you need to know about.

Measles – the outbreak you need to know about.

Is your teenager particularly at risk from Europe’s record measles outbreak?     Measles cases across Europe have hit a record high, causing 37 deaths this year.   New figures from the World Health Organisation show a staggering 41,000 cases of measles in the first...
Providing first aid in schools

Providing first aid in schools

First Aid Response in Schools   With school funding being cut, money for school nurses is being squeezed. We hear from many schools needing more information about providing emergency care for children. The three main areas of concern are: Epipens, anaphylaxis and...
Pre-festival Prep & Packing List

Pre-festival Prep & Packing List

Schedule Have a look at the festival timings list and plan your performance schedule in advance. Having a rough idea of who you want to watch before you go will help you and your friends get the maximum entertainment out of the festival. Tent Take a tent that’s a size...
Dangerous game with sweets causing choking concern

Dangerous game with sweets causing choking concern

A new craze with sweets runs a choking risk that could prove fatal. The new playful Maltesers chocolate buttons adverts demonstrate a dangerous game that increases the risk of choking. One of the adverts shows someone playing tiddlywinks and flicking a chocolate...
Travel tips and holiday hacks

Travel tips and holiday hacks

Travel tips and holiday hacks to get the most of out of your summer break   When abroad Know how to get in touch with the emergency services whichever country you are visiting. In Europe 112 is the contact number for the emergency services; 112 may still work outside...
Sunscreen – common mistakes we make and should avoid

Sunscreen – common mistakes we make and should avoid

Sunscreen – common mistakes we make and should avoid when choosing and using sun creams   – Can you burn through glass? what do SPF numbers mean? how much sun cream should you put on? when should you re-apply it?  will clothing protect you?    Summer is...

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