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Watch Out For The Marching Caterpillars!

I knew nothing about these creatures before moving to Switzerland. The first I learnt about them was when a friend developed a skin rash because of them. Marching caterpillars are usually somewhere between 3 and 4 centimetres long and they’re covered with thousands and thousands…

Breast Cancer Genes – Your Questions Answered

I’m sure that most of you will have heard in the news over the last few weeks about Angelina Jolie undergoing a preventive double mastectomy because of her very high risk of developing breast cancer, having inherited a breast cancer gene from her mother. One…

It Tick Time Again In Switzerland….

What do you know about ticks? What do they look like? What problems can they cause if they bite you? Listen to my radio show on World Radio Switzerland to find out more….. Click here to listen to the podcast of the show

NEW: Life Skills Training Courses

HealthFirst is pleased to let you know about a new addition to the courses that we are able to offer – Life Skills Training. Life Skills are a set of skills and behaviours that a person possesses, and is able to use appropriately and responsibly,…

Baby Saved By Passer-By Giving CPR

Read this amazing story of how a baby in England was saved by the quick action of a rescuer and effective CPR given by a passer-by. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-21222215 You too could be a strong link in the chain of survival for somebody who really needs it. …

Hands-Only CPR Advert Is Saving Lives

People who have been on our Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support courses will have heard us say that CPR can save lives. Here is testimony to that. Some of you may have seen the television adverts in the UK made by the British…

V Is For Vaccinations

Shot, pique, injection, vaccination, jab, impfung, innoculation, immunisation, vaccinazione… whatever you call them  – they are an important, if unpopular, part of your child’s life (and yours!). We, in the developed world with most of the world’s medical advances liberally available to us, for free…