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Author: Dr Mecky McNeil

Unmasking men’s mental health

November is probably the most challenging month of the year. The turning back of the clocks, and with it the shorter days, signifies winter is around the corner. This year, the days feel even darker than usual, as we are facing the greatest health crisis…

5000 People Trained By HealthFirst!

Thank you! Merci! Danke! Grazie! We are delighted to celebrate that 5000 of you have now been trained in First Aid or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by HealthFirst. Dr Michelle, Dr Penny and our team of nurses and midwives thank you for your enthusiasm and loyalty….

What Is Concussion?

Mild head injuries are common, especially in children and during contact sports. They can occur when the head is hit by a moving object (e.g. a ball, car or fist) or when the head hits a stationary surface at speed (e.g. the ground, a wall…

resuscitation face shield

2 New First Aid Kit Essentials From HealthFirst

HealthFirst is pleased to launch two new First Aid kit essentials; Foil Survival Blankets and HealthFirst Resuscitation Face Shield Key Rings. These have been carefully researched to provide you with two simple, lightweight aids for your rucksack, handbag or First Aid Kit to enhance the…


Between 10-24 people a year will die from anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) in Switzerland and the majority of these will be young people between the ages of 15-25 years old. An awful thought……but remember – many of these deaths are preventable and you can…

Tetanus – The Lowdown

Dr Michelle looks at how you can catch tetanus, its symptoms and how often you should be vaccinated against it. Disclaimer: Click here to read our full disclaimer.

Asparagus Season….

Dr Michelle explains all about asparagus including why your pee smells after you’ve eaten it and the health benefits of this vegetable. Disclaimer: Click here to read our full disclaimer.