April 4, 2017

Who would ever think that grapes can be one of the most hazardous foods to children?

Let us focus on an elastic cartilage in our throats called the epiglottis, its function is to cover the wind pipe when you swallow. An adult’s epiglottis is well developed and knows when to open or close unlike a baby’s.

Bearing in mind that the baby’s epiglottis is not fully formed, it may fail to perform optimally as they eat. Besides, their larynx is a perfect fit for a gr...

March 18, 2017

When ever I feel stress about to come on while I am at home doing work on my laptop, I decide to work out intermittently. This then made me think our bodies were not designed to hold on to stress, so let me shed some light on cortisol.

What is cortisol?

Cortisol is classified as a stress hormone that is secreted/created in the adrenal glands due to feeling physical or emotional stress.

Is cortisol bad for you?

Having too little can leave you seriously drained a...

March 18, 2017

As adults we’ve all had that dreaded thought of losing our adult teeth not only to cavities or because the dentist has a fetish of removing our “pearly whites”.  However I’m no dentist so I’m not going to focus on how to keep your teeth clean, but I would say that this is focused on those who look after very active kids or for those like to play sports where you are likely to lose your teeth such as martial arts, hockey, football (both kinds), cricket… the...

March 17, 2017

I’m sure all parents can relate to the thought that their child can be “accident prone” and considers asking the question when their child keeps bumping into things “is there something wrong with my child?”. Be at ease parents, it is very unlikely that there is something wrong, but if you do feel concerned do take your child to be seen by a specialist as your child may have symptoms of dyspraxia.

As children grow they tend to be clumsy as a result of them t...

March 17, 2017

Being a father of one who trains people in the ways of first aid has a lot of beneficial experiences. To name a few, I get to teach people that what Hollywood depicts as first aid isn’t entirely true, I also have the privilege to get my learners more confident in doing first aid and I get to tell them that even if you are not able to do anything but call 999/112, it is better than doing nothing at all.

As I train people everyday, I am a constant “First Aide...

March 17, 2017

Ever spoken to someone and felt that they were never listening? Heard of the term “in one ear and out of the other”? Well if you haven’t, now you know!

So as you all know, I have the most awesome job in the world and that is a First Aid Trainer aka training super heroes aka spreading the awesomeness. When ever we get to the topic of seizures, I like to talk about Grand mal and Petit mal seizures (French for Big illness and Little illness). What this entry i...

March 17, 2017

So what does everyone know about asthma?

Do you imagine it as the nerdy guy, who sucks on an inhaler whenever he gets nervous? Or do you imagine it as a person who runs a few meters and gets breathless after running a few meters?

As funny as the above examples may be, asthma can be life threatening also. Hopefully in this post, I hope that it can cause a shift in your thinking in what you may already think asthma is.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a long term condi...

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