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Recognising a Stroke – the FAST Test

It’s crazy to think 1 in 6 people worldwide will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. In the United States, on average, one person every 40 seconds has a stroke. Early medical treatment can...

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How to Call an Ambulance?

When a medical emergency occurs, calling for an ambulance could help you save someone’s life. Every second counts in such situations. However, not everyone knows how to call an ambulance. Some aren’t aware of...

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When to Suspect a Spinal Injury?

An injury to the head, neck or back may damage the bones (vertebrae) of the spinal column, the discs between them, the supporting ligaments and muscles, or the spinal cord itself. A spinal injury...

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A Complete Guide to the Respiratory System

The respiratory system can be defined as a network of tissues and organs that help a person breathe. Let’s get an overview of the respiratory system before we discuss further about it: Now that...

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What are the Common Causes of Hypoxia?

Hypoxia is a medical condition that is caused by restricted blood flow or a reduced oxygen level in the blood. These are the risk factors of hypoxia one should know about: Anyone who suffers...

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Multiple Choice First Aid Questions

Here are some multiple choice first aid questions for you to test your first aid knowledge with! The answers to these questions are at the end of this post. If you want to learn...

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What is Angina Pectoris?

Angina or angina pectoris is chest pain or discomfort that occurs due to reduced blood flow to the heart. Since the heart doesn’t receive enough blood rich in oxygen, in such a situation, it...

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First Aid For Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric condition or disorder that severely affects the ways in which a human being acts, thinks, perceives reality, displays emotions, and identifies with those around them. Although schizophrenia is not...

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How to Stop Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds occur when one of the blood vessels in the nose’s lining bursts. Owing to the position of the nose and the high density of blood vessels it contains, nosebleeds are quite common. Although...

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First Aid for Sunburn

Sunburn is when your skin reacts after being exposed to ultraviolet or UV rays for a prolonged period. This can take place if you’re out in the sun or through tanning beds or sunlamps....