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 […]
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 […]
It’s no news that the human body is a tremendously complex machine and we are still finding out lots about how it works and what processes our body goes through without us even having to think about it. Speech is one of the most complex things we do. In order to make ourselves understood, our […]
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?
A few years ago we were all being told to cut out the carbs from our diet, and before that, fat was the big enemy. The latest shift in focus appears to have cast sugar as the food group to be avoided at all cost. Public Health England launched a “sugar smart app” at the […]
Receiving treatment for Breast Cancer doesn’t end once the initial treatments and surgeries have been carried out. Many patients receive additional medical therapies and drugs. Unfortunately, drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene have side effects that include hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps and a small risk of uterine cancer, blood clots, stroke & liver […]
Left handed people have, throughout history, been regarded at best as rather odd and at worst as evil and in league with the devil! In fact, the word “sinister” is derived from the Latin word for ‘left’. But are left handed people using their brains differently to right handed people?
Whether from a stroke, brain injury or tumours, if certain parts of the brain are damaged your ability to communicate will be impaired. Aphasia is a neurological disorder that reduces the ability to speak, read and/or write. The damage to these areas in your brain also affects your language processing skills, so that your ability […]