Author: Caroline

Sharks are an extraordinarily successful species. Approximately 200 million years older than the dinosaurs, they have survived into the present day by being perfectly evolved to fit their niche in the environment: as one of the sea’s top predators. Even so, sharks rarely attack humans—and...

First aid for fractures is all about immobilising (limiting movement of) the injured area. Splints can be used for this. Control any external bleeding. Complicated breaks where a limb is very deformed may need to be realigned before splinting – only paramedics or medical staff...

FIRST AID FOR A SEIZURE TONIC CLONIC SEIZURE DO Remain calm Stay with person Time seizure Protect from injury especially the head Roll into recovery position after jerking stops OR immediately if food/fluid/vomit in mouth Maintain privacy and dignity Observe and monitor breathing Gently reassure until recovered DO NOT ...

Heatstroke Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition in which the body overheat when it can no longer maintain a healthy temperature. The high body temperature in heatstroke can lead to organ damage. You can avoid heatstroke by taking precautions in very hot weather. What is heatstroke? Heatstroke occurs when...

Drownings reach 10-year high in Australian adults aged 25 to 34 By Lucy Marks Updated 15 Sep 2016, 2:41pm Men over-estimating their skills and underestimating waterways while drunk has contributed to the number of 25- to 34-year-old drownings reaching a 10-year high, a report has found. Key points: The Royal Life...