summer

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen
Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses). The latest stats from ... Read More »

One-day beach safety course saves young lives
One-day beach safety course saves young lives (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Primary-school aged children who undertake a one-day beach safety awareness program can potentially save their own lives as well as others according to a Griffith University study. “Drowning is among the 10 leading causes of death of children and young ... Read More »

Beat the heat and stay healthy
Beat the heat and stay healthy (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

With the mercury rising over summer, Charles Sturt University (CSU) lecturer, Mr Joe Acker has some advice for staying healthy and safe in the heat. Mr Acker, who is a senior lecturer in paramedics based at CSU in Port Macquarie, ... Read More »

How to survive a long, hot summer
How to survive a long, hot summer (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Keep an eye on children’s water intake, carry a water bottle wherever you go and avoid travel in the hottest part of the day – that’s the advice of QUT health statistician Associate Professor Adrian Barnett as we move into ... Read More »

Top tips for family health and safety this summer
Top tips for family health and safety this summer (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Summer is on the horizon and with it comes concern about sun exposure, heat related-illness and the increased risk of bushfires. Experts from Sydney University provide recommendations for a healthy and safe summer.  1. Dieting and body image over the ... Read More »

Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent
Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water tubing, a recreational activity in which participants ride an inner tube which is pulled behind a boat by a tow rope, has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of injuries related to this activity has also ... Read More »

How to prepare for a heat wave
How to prepare for a heat wave (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It is a good idea to prepare for the heat before it arrives. You can prepare yourself on a personal level as well as your house or apartment. Remember to have a chat with a neighbour or relative/close friend about ... Read More »

Keep cool this summer by drinking water
Keep cool this summer by drinking water (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australians should remember to make sure they drink enough water during summer. “Wherever you’re going, it’s important to take plenty of water for everyone to drink.” Dr Kelly said keeping cool and hydrated is the key to staying safe and ... Read More »

Summer safety: Avoiding heat-related stress
Summer safety: Avoiding heat-related stress (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Heat-related stress is illness which usually occurs when a person is exposed to a hot-environment which overwhelms their body’s ability to maintain a normal temperature. The early symptoms of heat-related stress include headaches, dizziness, faintness, nausea and vomiting. In babies, ... Read More »

 
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