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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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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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Foods, Supplements & Mixed Messages (Part 1)

Foods, Supplements & Mixed Messages (Part 1)

The whole business of taking supplements to improve your heart and overall health can be truly bewildering. Which vitamins should I be taking? Are they really having an effect? Are they doing more harm than good? These are all questions that most of us have pondered, and the media has

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Study Finds Ibuprofen Significantly Increases Risk of Cardiac Arrest

Study Finds Ibuprofen Significantly Increases Risk of Cardiac Arrest

There have been calls to restrict the sale of Ibuprofen after Danish researchers discovered that it increases the risk of cardiac arrest by approximately a third.
Ibuprofen is part of a class known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are widely used to relieve pains and reduce inflammation. These can

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