Measles, being one of the most infectious of all communicable diseases, is causing health authorities to fear a severe outbreak of the disease in Queensland, with 41 confirmed cases being diagnosed this year.
A good old hand washing, with soap and running warm water, is the most effective form of infection control we have. With colds, flu's and other seasonal viruses and bacteria eluding us, Australia Wide First Aid is reminding you what it takes to really keep your hands germ-free this winter.
You see a person clutch their chest, lose all colour in their face, and suddenly fall to the ground, unconscious. The signs mimic that of someone suffering from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). You know CPR, but where's the closest defibrillator?
This year, on May 6 2014, Australia Wide First Aid are teaming up with fellow 'asthma educators' and affected individuals to encourage asthmatics and their families to recognise what they can achieve when they take control of their asthma.
There is no single cause for cardiovascular disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it, risk factors that you can simply change and expel from your current lifestyle.