When somebody gets a traumatic injury like a gunshot, it's often not the trauma itself that kills them, but blood loss. In honour of yesterday — Stop the Bleed Day — read on for the basics everyone should know.
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Stings from a Portuguese man o' war are as common as they are dangerous, yet there's a lack of consensus over the best way to treat these painful pricks. New research published in the journal Toxins reveals that stings from the man o' war (Physalia species) shouldn't be treated any differently than stings from jellyfish, a conclusion that upends conventional wisdom. And no, peeing on yourself is not recommended.
NSW is currently shivering its way through one of the worst cold snaps in memory. Last night, Sydney temperatures dropped to 10 degrees or under - which was a rude shock after weeks of balmy Autumn weather. While we haven't reached frostbite season yet, it can never hurt to be prepared. This infographic explains what to do when Jack Frost tries to bit your nose off.
The best way to avoid swallowing fish bones is to pick them out before cooking, but sometimes you'll miss one. If it gets stuck in your throat, this sweet trick will help it move along.
You already know it's good to keep your CPR chops up to date so you can help a human, but dogs and cats can benefit from CPR too. The guidelines in this video might just save your furry friend's life.
Riding a motorcycle has a lot of perks. It’s liberating to lane filter past rows of cars stopped at traffic lights, you can easily find parking for your bike on the street and riding is just fun in itself. But motorcyclists have very little protection if they are unfortunate enough to be involved in a crash. We have some pointers on what you can do to help if you do come across a motorcycle accident.
First-aid guides often tell us to transport a tooth to the dentist in milk -- or better yet, tucked under your tongue where it can stay covered in saliva. But it's OK to put the tooth back in its socket, and in fact, that's what dentists recommend.