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 Mechanical CPR no improvement A study indicates that a mechanical device that delivers chest compressions during CPR does not improve short-term survival of cardiac arrest patients. 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. New kit to help babies breathe wins GSK award A simple low-cost device that helps newborn babies to breathe and has the potential to transform the life chances for thousands of African babies has won a significant GlaxoSmithKline award. Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR Breathe for me Engen’s paraffin safety campaign empowers children The Engen’s KlevaKidz campaign, which educates rural and township communities about safe handling and storage of paraffin, continues to grow. What to do if your child chokes Choking is a leading cause of death among American children, and caregivers need to know what to do, an expert says. First-aid tips for cuts, scrapes and wounds Proper treatment administered quickly can prevent infection and promote healing, experts say. Here's how. Don't overheat in high temperatures Eemergency medical services personnel to attend to patients who have suffered dehydration, hyperthermia, heatstroke or heat exhaustion during the hot summer months. Bystander CPR knowledge saves lives Research out of Denmark suggests that when more lay people learn CPR, survival rates for cardiac arrest go up. Short paramedic courses under fire The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has proposed that all short course paramedic qualifications be closed, says report Emergency callouts for drownings increases With the Easter holidays approaching and the amount of leisure time spent in or near water likely to increase, parents and those supervising children should be on high alert. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.