Millions of casualties were admitted to hospital last year, but only a select few made medical jaws drop when they showed up. Here’s a round-up of the wackiest wounds. More
first aid tips
Timing, they say, is everything.
And certainly, if you start choking in public, there are few better times to be sitting opposite a first aid trainer.
Over the years, Sara Hodges has taught literally hundreds of people life-saving skills – including how to help someone who’s choking.
So when her friend, who was facing her in a crowded Chinese restaurant, suddenly took on a surprised look and stopped speaking, she knew exactly what was wrong. More
Sometimes, love can blossom in the unlikeliest of places.
What he didn’t expect was a beautiful French girl to come zooming along on her scooter. But it turned out Aurelia had also been sent along by her company. More
I’d always planned to make learning first aid part of my preparation for motherhood. It just seemed to make sense.
So when I was 14 weeks pregnant, my husband and I attended a Mothercare event for expectant parents.
They came; they saw; they had a dust-up.
As the clock struck twelve last night, thousands of ravenous bargain-hunters crammed themselves into Britain’s stores – closely followed by scores of police officers.
While speakers rang out with Tis the season to be jolly, numerous scuffles and punch-ups erupted in the aisles as shoppers jostled for heavily discounted goods. More
Here’s a creepy-crawly tale to make your skin, well, crawl.
Katie Melua recently visited her doctor about a repetitive scratching noise in her ear that had persisted for a full week.
The songstress was concerned it might be an early sign of tinnitus, but instead the doctor found something altogether different – an incy wincy spider had set up home inside her head. More
The whole point of Halloween is to be a bit ghoulish, but it’s better if the blood remains fake and the looks of shocked horror are tongue-in-cheek. Here are some tips to keep you and your little monsters safe.
1. Pumpkin alert!
Everyone worries about the children at Halloween, but they’re generally not the ones wielding a sharp knife and trying to cut intricate holes into a big, slippery orange vegetable.
In the USA last year (where pumpkin-carving is almost a national sport), around 4,400 people turned up at emergency rooms with genuinely scary injuries. Be careful, parents. More
The ‘friendly’ Games are underway, and we’ve got hundreds of volunteers on hand to make sure everyone has a safe stay in Glasgow. Here’s a quick snapshot of what we’re up to.
1. First aiders, first aiders, everywhere…
You can barely turn a corner in Glasgow this week without bumping into a British Red Cross first aider. We’ve already been treating quite a few cuts and scrapes, and our teams are providing cover for 16 hours a day at the big BBC riverside festival in the city. More