10 Top travel tips to get the most of out of your summer break

10 Top travel tips 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 Europe as it will eventually be the worldwide emergency...
Prep Your First Aid Kit to Be Summer Holiday Ready

Prep Your First Aid Kit to Be Summer Holiday Ready

Summer is here and whether you are travelling long haul, having a staycation or simply playing in the park, having an up-to-date and high quality First Aid Kit is essential to looking after your family’s health. Here are the key contents you will need for treating...
What bit me? The ultimate guide to common bites and stings

What bit me? The ultimate guide to common bites and stings

  Everyone has suffered from that incredibly itchy bite that keeps you awake at night. However, some people seem far more susceptible to bites and some have experienced spectacular and occasionally life-threatening reactions. This guide gives you a general...
The life threatening dangers of Oak Processionary Moths

The life threatening dangers of Oak Processionary Moths

  People living in London and the South East are being warned to look out for toxic Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars.  These caterpillars can cause eye irritation, skin rashes and vomiting, as well as possibly triggering extreme, and possibly fatal,...
Everything you need to know about heat exhaustion

Everything you need to know about heat exhaustion

  Temperatures have risen this week in the UK. Hot summer days can be lovely, providing you have the opportunity to enjoy them and are able to cool down and remain well hydrated. Heat exhaustion can come on suddenly following exposure to the sun and can have...
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...