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Why use a spacer? Clinical studies have shown that by adding a spacer to a pressurised metered dose inhaler, drug delivery to the lungs can be improved by 40% to 60% . For this reason you should always a spacer in conjunction with your puffer for both your daily preventer medication...

Shock is a critical condition brought on by the sudden drop in blood flow through the body. Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes. When a person is in shock, his or her...

  DURING a bushfire, if someone gets burnt, follow these First Aid tips on what to do: Stop the burning process. Cool the area with water. Assess airway and breathing immediately. Wherever possible remove jewellery, watches and clothing from the burnt area. DO NOT-peel off clothing...

Blood-sucking ticks can end up feasting in some pretty awkward spots — from your ear canal to your eyeball, not to mention your groin! You'll come across these tiny parasites — a type of arachnid related to mites — in many parts of Australia, particularly along...

Primary school teachers have been credited with saving the life of a student who was bitten by one of the world's deadliest snakes. In October this year, 12-year-old Deakin Hawke was attacked by a brown snake during a Grade Six camp in Canberra. Paramedics say If it...

1. Proactively minimise risk The most obvious way to avoid the danger of bushfires is to avoid bushfires altogether. In certain circumstances, however, this may not be possible. Nonetheless, there is a big difference between manageable and unacceptable risk.   It's one thing if you need to be...

Natural First Aid Nature has a cause and cure for everything. Add nature’s nurses to your first aid kit to promote rapid recovery and prevent complications. Life’s little mishaps can strike at any time. Bleeds, bruises, burns, breaks, strains and stings are just a few challenges...