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First Aid kit

DIY First Aid Kit

You don’t have to be a doctor to help yourself, or others, in an emergency. If you have the first aid skills and tools to administer the care required, you […]

Inland Waterway Safety

We all know the safest place at the beach to swim is between the flags; that supervision is a must when young swimmers are involved; that swimming pool gates need […]

Applying First Aid for Biting Midges

No one likes a fly in their ear—much less the literal kind that comes with a nasty bite! Enter a class of minuscule flies under the family Ceratopogonidae, better known […]
redback spider compared to the size of a matchstick

Redback Spider Bite

REDBACK SPIDERS are found Australia-wide. They are common in urban areas, living under eaves, floorboards, shelves, flower pots, and in garden sheds. Female Redback Spiders are black, sometimes brown, and […]

How to be SunSmart

Skin Cancer, caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, is the most common form of cancer in Australia. Your skin can burn in as little as 15 minutes […]

Guide to Dealing with Hay Fever in Australia

Let’s open this first aid and treatment guide with some important numbers on allergic rhinitis, a condition more commonly known as hay fever. As many as 1 out of 5 […]

How to Check and Remove Paralysis Ticks

Paralysis ticks are likely to make their presence felt in Spring and Summer especially. Make no mistake, this tick is not to be easily dismissed. It is a danger to […]

What Does Drowning Look Like?

Unfortunately, 294 people drowned in Australian waterways between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Males accounted for 80% of those 291 lives lost, and 25 children under 4 years […]

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