Angina, more simply known as chest pain, occurs when there is a decrease in the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart. Many people easily confuse angina with ‘heart attack’. The main difference is that: in angina, there is only a temporary reduction in blood supply to certain parts of the heart but there is […]
The body is adapted to a certain temperature range. When body temperature falls too low or too high, vital body processes can be significantly affected resulting in a host of health problems. Exposure to excessive heat such as prolonged stay in hot environment, especially during summer, and poor workplace conditions can lead to emergencies. Disclaimer: […]
Many environmental experts agree that the intensity and frequency of natural calamities and disasters are increasing every year. Just this few weeks, we have seen how the howling winter winds have caused trouble to the people living in the west coast, tornadoes in the Midwest and flooding in the south. No matter where you live, […]
Even though splinters may be painful, they are easy to treat. Start by recognizing the type of splinter that has landed into your skin, this can be wood, glass, fibreglass etc. First aid The material posted below is for information purposes only. To learn and receive “hands on” training on this and many more subjects enrol in […]
Most people will experience minor back problems at some point in their lives. Although body movements do not normally cause problems, it is not surprising to develop unpleasant symptoms due to ageing injury or overuse. Back problems often result from work-related tasks, recreational activities, sports and household chores. Back pain affects any part of the back […]
Appendicitis is a condition which results from the inflammation of the appendix. This condition is not covered in first aid training, however, rescuers may come across patients that require further medical attention such as those with appendicitis The appendix is an appendage or a tin tube that projects out of the large intestine, on the lower […]
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