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Is Hands-Only CPR Good Enough?

Is Hands-Only CPR Good Enough?

Less than 50% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive an immediate CPR!
These shocking statistis show that people tend to choose not to take action in the case of an emergency for various reasons. This, however, might be the reason why as many as 90% of those suffering

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It’s National Picnic Week!!!

It’s National Picnic Week!!!

That’s right, today, June 16th is the first day of the National Picnic Week in the UK. So gather up your family, grab a blanket, bunch of snacks, some board games, sunscreen and get out to the nearest park for a fun picnic!
If you are a parent, you know

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Heart disease by country

Heart disease by country

‘Heart disease is the number one killer’ we hear this from everywhere! Although this is a world phenomenon, the statistics are not the same everywhere. What is it that makes a difference?
In the UK, 160 000 people die from heart disease each year. While this number keeps decreasing thanks

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Another Life Lost…

Another Life Lost…

 Football fans around the world have been left dumbfound at the news that former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote, who today tragically died at the age of 30.
Whilst training with his current club Beijing Enterprises, Cheick collapsed during training and suffered a heart attack, later passing away in hospital.

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AED’s In School’s, Necessity or Luxury?

AED’s In School’s, Necessity or Luxury?

Are AED’s at schools necessary?
Automated External Defibrillator, or simply AED, is a machine which is used to give electric shocks to a person with a stopped heart. While heart attacks mainly affect people of higher age, heart arrests may occur at any age and without any particular warning.
Naturally,

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Child CPR vs Adult CPR

Child CPR vs Adult CPR

The summer holidays are approaching with lighting speed and our kids will be out of school soon. They will either be spending their holidays at home or in summer camps. While children can’t wait to play amongst each other, some parents remain conscious that this is a time for vigilance

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Our heart is a fascinating organ!

Our heart is a fascinating organ!

 If you think about it, the average body is about 170cm long, weighs roughly 70kg and it is fully dependent on the heart – an organ, not much bigger than two fists together. Thanks to the heart, there is blood continuously being pumped around the body, taking along oxygen and

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Foods, Supplements & Mixed Messages (Part 2)

Foods, Supplements & Mixed Messages (Part 2)

According to Rebekah Nagler (the author of the 2014 study), the sense of confusion mentioned in part 1 of this article can lead to people dismissing nutritional advice altogether. This includes widely accepted and well-grounded advice such as eating plenty of fruits and vegetables or exercising regularly; the notion being

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