Did you know that 17.5 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke? Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. That means that a third of all deaths on our planet are attributed to CVD! World Heart Day helps us to take stock of what we know and […]
It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]
If you’re not medically trained, would you know what to do in an emergency first aid situation? What about if you’re first on the scene of a car accident, or when someone has a heart attack and needs urgent medical intervention to save their life? One of the main barriers to giving prompt attention to […]
Adult Onset Anorexia Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are conditions which instantly bring to mind the stereotype of a teenager, usually a girl, who is struggling with multiple issues. We all know that eating disorders, and especially anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and there are an estimated 30 […]
What answer would you give if you were asked “What’s the difference between a Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?” How well do you know your own heart?
Would you know what do to if someone suffered a cardiac arrest? A recent survey by the American Heart Association found that 70% of people would feel helpless if they were first on the scene, either because they have never been shown what to do to keep someone alive until the emergency services can take […]
What exactly is a memory and how do they manifest inside our brains? Which part/s of our brain are responsible for making memories? And how does our brain know how to associate the fragrance of a perfume, the sight of waves crashing against a shoreline, or that song from the 1980s with a memory that […]
70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency and as 88% of these types of emergencies occur, we all need to be prepared to save a life with CPR skills. Providing CPR in the first few minutes can triple a victim's chance of survival. Public support of CPR education classes is rapidly […]