Why all parents should know CPR

Why all parents should know CPR

Accidents happen in the homes of ordinary people every day. Sometimes, an ambulance may be too far away to get to the scene of an emergency in time, so knowing CPR could be the difference between life and death in a medical emergency. When CPR and first aid are applied in time, the damage done […]

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Minimising the damage of a heart attack

Minimising the damage of a heart attack

Once you have a heart attack, the chances of having a second one are almost double, largely due to the damage done to the heart. A heart attack is caused by blocked blood flow to a section of the heart, resulting in damage to heart muscle.   Why do heart attacks occur? According to DiCardiology, […]

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Why you should create a group on the iER

Why you should create a group on the iER

On the iER App, you can create groups for family, friends and neighbourhood watches so that you can distribute important information and communicate quickly to a large group of people. Communication is key when it comes to having a safety net available. Sharing information about dangerous areas, or trends in the world of crime could […]

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What to do when you witness a crime

What to do when you witness a crime

The world we live in can be a scary place, especially with the crime rate at an all-time high. These days, the chances of you witnessing a crime are very high, it’s best to be prepared should you find yourself witnessing an unlawful act.   What should I do? Well, the first thing to do […]

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What to do if you think you’ve ingested poison

What to do if you think you’ve ingested poison

In South Africa, several hundred people die from accidental poisoning each year, making it a more common cause of death than people may believe. Unfortunately, most of these deaths involve children who have accidentally ingested substances that they mistook for food or water. Of course, preventative measures are highly advised when you have young children […]

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The most common causes of accidental fires

The most common causes of accidental fires

Accidental fires break out all the time. It is easy for items to accidentally catch alight, especially in the home. Recently, the Cape Town CBD was engulfed in flames, and firefighters worked night and day to contain and eventually put out the flames. The damage to the area was significant. Yet, accidental fires can be […]

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Natural disasters that occur in South Africa

Natural disasters that occur in South Africa

Natural disasters occur all over the world, with certain countries being more susceptible to them than others. South Africa is one of the less frequent victims of major natural disasters, but has experienced some over the years.   What is a natural disaster? By definition, a natural disaster is a natural event such as a […]

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Things to tell a paramedic in an emergency

Things to tell a paramedic in an emergency

Emergency situations usually seems fast-paced and frantic, and in the hype it might be difficult to adhere to a checklist. However, in order to make it easier for the paramedics on scene to assist you to the best of their ability, these are a few things to mention to them.   Allergies Most people who […]

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The pros and cons of private security

The pros and cons of private security

When it comes to safety, it is best not to compromise, especially with the crime rate increasing in South Africa. Whether you are looking to outsource security for your neighbourhood watch, family or employees, it is imperative that you make sure you receive the best service within your price range. As with anything, however, there […]

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Insulin Injections and Living with Diabetes

Insulin Injections and Living with Diabetes

If you do not suffer from diabetes, chances are that your pancreas produces insulin naturally and continuously. Insulin is a hormone that is secreted to allow glucose (sugar) to enter the body’s cells for energy. Diabete QC explains that the body produces the necessary amount of insulin based on its needs and the foods eaten. […]

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Identifying a drug overdose

Identifying a drug overdose

Drug addiction is a serious disease that affects many people worldwide. One of the biggest risks of drug use is taking too much of the chemical, which could result in brain damage, paralysis and even death. However, people do sometimes overdose accidentally on prescription medicine. This is why it’s very important to follow the doctor’s […]

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