Category: Health News

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Pedestrians – take care on the roads this Christmas

With the shortest day of the year upon us, the Safer Roads Partnership is reminding pedestrians to think about their safety on the roads this Christmas – particularly during hours of darkness. With Christmas...

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Police issue warning over MDMA tablets

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are warning people of the dangers of taking any illegal drugs and the risks associated with not knowing the content of what they are taking. There are believed...

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Fears Over CPR Put Thousands At Risk

Thousands of schoolchildren are being taught how to perform CPR as figures show a lack of knowledge is putting lives at risk. Fewer than half of people would perform CPR on someone suffering a...

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RC (UK) Resuscitation Guidelines 2015 Published Today

The Resuscitation Council (UK) published new resuscitation guidelines online on 15 October 2015 following the review of resuscitation science by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Changes in the guidelines are based on...

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Hospital doctors spreading disease by smartphone

Smartphones could be responsible for the spread of disease in hospitals, a Tasmanian study has found. While the devices have changed the way hospitals operate – frequently being shared between doctors and nurses to...

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On Your Feet Britain

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Get Britain Standing have launched a campaign called On Your Feet Britain to encourage office workers to switch their sitting time to standing time. Ahead of the launch...

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Think! Why A&E?

Think! Why A&E? That is the message from local doctors, as a new campaign to raise public awareness of the different NHS services available to local residents launches. Developed in partnership with NHS Blackpool...

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16 October 2014 = European Restart a Heart Day

Last year we celebrated the very first ‘European Restart a Heart Day’ – to teach members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. This...