The Deadly Consequences Of A Shark Bite

July 29, 2012 0 Comments

By Geoff Goond Of all the predators in the sea none is feared more by humans than the shark. Although stats prove that attacks on humans are incredibly rare it’s reputation precedes itself on shorelines right the way around the world. Often a shark attack is a case of mistaken identity, but there have been …

Think Fast To Counteract Hypothermia On A Mountain

July 25, 2012 0 Comments

By Geoff Goond Hypothermia has the power to sneak up on a climber even if they are fit, healthy and experienced. The condition is concerned with the cooling of the body’s inner core, which is usually kept at a near constant temperature. Much like a normal home’s thermostat the human body keeps itself at the …

Act Fast To Save The Life Of A Stroke Victim

July 14, 2012 0 Comments

By Geoff Goond If someone suffers from a stroke then what happens in the minutes afterwards could be the difference between life and death. A stroke occurs when there is a delay or interruption of the blood supply to the brain. This can be triggered by a blockage or complete rupture to the main artery …

The Facts Behind A Heart Attack

June 27, 2012 0 Comments

By Geoff Goond Heart attacks are caused by a complete or partial blockage to the artery supplying the heart muscle with oxygen. Without this vital oxygen the heart begins to die, which leads to considerable pain, and sadly death. There are around 124,000 heart attacks in the UK every year, which leads to one person …