Fear Of Performing CPR Is 'Costing Lives', Charity Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Public fear around performing CPR is increasing the risk of death from cardiac arrest, a leading charity has warned. Research conducted by Warwick ...

Should Schoolchildren Be Taught CPR?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

All school children should be taught how to resuscitate someone in an emergency, a charity has said, after it emerged around 6,000 people could be sav...

Is it Possible to Get a Healthier View of Death?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Have you popped into your local, neighbourhood Death Café recently? No, it's not a new franchise with baristas offering to add a dash of arsenic to your daily caffeine spike. Nor is it a high street variation on Dignitas where you can enjoy an espresso with your euthanasia.

The Hippocratic Paradox: When Is Resuscitating a Patient Doing Them Harm?

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Dzeng

I feel that the UK is at a crossroads in much the same way that the US was several decades ago. High profile court cases surrounding patient rights at the end of life catalyzed a set of changes, which led to America's current system of aggressive treatments at all costs regardless of futility or clinical common sense.

Doctors 'Failing Acutely Ill Patients'

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cardiac arrests in hospitals could be prevented if doctors recognise and act on early warning signs more quickly, a health watchdog has said. More ...

Saved By A Heartbeat

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

An ad featuring actor Vinnie Jones carrying out CPR has been cleared following complaints that he performs the technique incorrectly, a watchdog has r...

We're Making Heart Attack Progress, But We Can't Stop Now

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

New heart statistics published this week are a welcome reminder of how far we've come in the past decade. Between 2002 and 2010, the proportion of people in the UK who die from a heart attack each year has more than halved.

The Greatest Kiss of all is the Kiss of Life

Maura Gillespie | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK
Maura Gillespie

August 2 is National Kissing Day and a great way to poke fun at the fact Brits are apparently losing their passion for a daily game of tonsil tennis. But it also serves as a timely reminder that the greatest kiss anyone can ever give is the kiss of life.