Home > Medical > First aid > News News All sections in First Aid » About First Aid » Bites and Stings » Breathing Emergencies » Burns » Crime » Drowning » Eye Injuries » FAqs » Head & Spinal Injuries » Health Tips » Heat Emergencies & Hypothermia » Multimedia » First Aid News » Real-life Story » Removing Foreign Objects » Safety First » Shock » Medical Emergencies » Sprains, Fractures and Dislocations » The Basics » Unconsciousness » Wounds & Bleeding New measles drug proves effective in animals A new drug may protect unvaccinated people against measles – it proved to be effective when tested on ferrets infected with a closely related virus. Taking NSAIDs with blood thinners ups bleeding risk Taking an NSAID, such as aspirin, while taking an anticoagulant doubles the risk of a major bleed. How to protect kids against poisoning The American Academy of Paediatrics offers advice on preventing and treating child poisonings. Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » How to save a choking child Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR How to keep kids safe around a fire A safety circle of at least 10 feet, a gate or other type of barrier should be placed around campfires to prevent people from getting injured in case of falls. Steaks a toxic surprise for Florida family A family from Florida were hospitalised after eating steak that had been contaminated with LSD. Household chemicals may put overweight kids at risk Perfluorinated chemicals, used in stain and water repellents for carpets, furniture and textiles, can interfere with the endocrine systems of overweight children. What we know about Reeva’s Injuries Here's what we know about the injuries that Reeva Steenkamp sustained. South Africans design diagnostic disc that could save lives A newly-developed diagnostic tool, about the same size as a CD, can diagnose disease in minutes and save thousands of lives across the country. We talk to the inventor. Longer CPR may be worth it Japanese researchers report that continuing CPR for a half hour or more may help more victims survive with good brain function. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!