New Defibrillator Donated To Charity

Harmony Youth Project in Bolton, a charity that specialises in helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds fulfill their potential, has received a new defibrillator worth £900. The Bolton News revealed that Harmony Youth Project was given the equipment as a result of a collaboration between Taylor Wimpey Manchester and national charity Hand on Heart. Project … Continued

11th November 2016

New Register Launched Showing All Defibrillators In The UK

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has just launched a new lifesaving app that enables local residents in Oxfordshire to find the nearest defibrillator to them if they see someone having a heart attack. This will be the first national register in the UK of every automatic defibrillator, the Oxford Mail reports, with the … Continued

7th November 2016

AF Aware Week: 21st-27th November

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular pulse that might be a sign that you have an abnormal heart rhythm, one of the most common forms of this and a major cause of stroke. It’s usually caused by heart valve disease, high blood pressure, excess alcohol consumption or thyrotoxicosis (an overactive thyroid gland). However, it is … Continued

7th November 2016

Fundraised Defibrillator Installations On The Increase

An abundance of defibrillators have been installed in areas all across the UK recently, providing essential lifesaving equipment to towns and villages. Many of these are far away from hospitals and ambulance services, so the installation of defibrillators in such places means that time and lives can be saved.   Many of these defibrillators have … Continued

7th November 2016

Corby Fits Defibrillators In Every Primary School

Every primary school in Corby is now fitted with a defibrillator, thanks to the efforts of one father. The Northamptonshire Telegraph reported on the fundraising carried out by Darren Lafferty whose ten-year-old son Thomas McNamee tragically died in October 2014 after collapsing unexpectedly at school due to a known heart condition. Darren has now raised … Continued

7th November 2016

New Study Highlights Health Risks Of Air Pollution

Living in an area with high air pollution could increase your risk of developing high blood pressure according to a new study. Research published in the European Heart Journal and conducted by researchers at the Centre for Health and Society at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf found that for every 100 adults who experience prolonged exposure to air … Continued

27th October 2016

Local Boston Pub Installs Defibrillator

Fundraising attempts at a pub in Boston in Lincolnshire have been so successful that The Anchor Inn in Frisney has now been able to invest in its first defibrillator, which cost them a cool £1,800. A race night was organised to help raise the money, with hobby horses used instead of real ones and dice being … Continued

20th October 2016

Potatoes/Cereals ‘Increase Heart Disease Risk’

A new study has been published suggesting that eating cereals, wheat and potatoes actually increase the risk of heart disease, while consuming dairy products is not linked with the condition. Conducted by a team of scientists at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, the piece of research reviewed dietary habits in 42 countries in Europe … Continued

18th October 2016

Link Made Between Emotional Upset & Heart Attack Symptoms

An association has been made between being angry or emotionally upset and the onset of heart attack symptoms within an hour – in fact, there is more than twice the risk. This is according to new research from McMaster University, which has found that this is also true for heavy physical exertion during the 60 minutes before … Continued

13th October 2016

NWAS Launches Shoctober To Find Missing Defibrillators

Anyone who has been on a defibrillator training course knows how important these devices are at saving lives, which is why the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has re-launched its Shoctober campaign to help find missing defibrillators around the region. The organisation is asking people to take a selfie with a machine and tweet them … Continued

13th October 2016