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CPR Blog

Do you remember when you last did a CPR course (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)? At school? When you were in Scouts?  Perhaps when you were training to be a life-guard?  Perhaps it wasn’t even called CPR then – ‘Cardiac Massage’, ‘The Kiss of Life?’ One of the…

Snow Sports Helmets – The Evidence

It was very upsetting to hear about Michael Schumacher’s recent accident on the slopes of Méribel, France and our thoughts are with him and his family. Since the accident happened, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about helmets for winter sports….

Poisoning – An Unwanted Christmas Gift

Poisoning- An unwanted Christmas gift Poison!  Sounds so dramatic, doesn’t it?  Conjures up images of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, Cold War plots and perhaps Snow White with her apples if you have little girls of a certain age. Actually ‘poison’ is much more prosaic than…

World Stroke Day 2013, 29th October

Today is World Stroke Day 2013. It marks the worldwide campaign to fight stroke and is a concept of the World Stroke Campaign (www.worldstrokecampaign.org). According to the World Health Organisation and other leading stroke experts, stroke claims 5.8 million lives each year – that’s more…

Expat Kids Fatter Than Swiss

“EXPAT KIDS FATTER THAN SWISS” – blog from Breda, our guest Dietitian and Public Health Nutritionist. How many of you may have read this alarming headline in the Swiss media recently? What were your immediate thoughts? Well it seems from the queries that I, as…

‘The Expats’ By Chris Pavone

I love reading. I always have. Its our escape from responsibilities and the many hats we wear – its a journey into other worlds and eras that we would otherwise never visit. Sometimes a phrase, a page, a scene can touch us in a surprising way…

Back To School….With A Few Unwanted Guests…

So our kiddies have gone back to school – they’ll be home later carrying shiny new books, happy smiles, and stories of new friends and teachers. Sometimes they might come home with a few extra unwanted guests though – head lice! These are small, wingless,…