The bathtub – a death trap

2015-04-16 15:17

Sipho Yanano explains why bath time can be hazardous for small children.

First-aid skill: Save a life on the road

2015-02-26 12:43

Any driver who knows basic first-aid will be able to help a fellow road-user in an emergency - you could even save a life...

'Deadly' trampolines

2014-12-15 09:16

UK study claims half the ER visits from kids result from trampoline injuries.


2014-09-19 13:40

Small children are most at risk for choking, when an object gets stuck in the airway.

How to handle a child's seizure

2013-11-18 09:17

Watching a child have an epileptic seizure can be scary. Here is what to do if it happens.

Advert shocks movie audience

2013-09-17 12:01

Spine-chilling first aid commercial leaves moviegoers shocked.

Short paramedic courses under fire

2013-05-20 11:45

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) has proposed that all short course paramedic qualifications be closed, says report

What to do in an emergency

2013-02-26 15:14

Calling emergency services for your child.

Scorpions and scorpion stings

2012-02-20 11:14

What to do when you and your child encounter a scorpion.

Travel first aid kit

2010-09-22 11:15

Know which emergency items to pack.


Can you identify these 12 dangerous snakes?

2015-03-11 15:21

Snakes could be slithering around close to your home in the wake of the Cape fires. Snake expert Arno Naude speaks to Health24 about snakes you should know about.

Why you shouldn't panic when a snake bites you

2015-02-24 10:26

It is important not to panic after being bitten by a snake – speeding to get to a hospital might be more dangerous than the snakebite.

7 tips on bee safety

2014-09-23 09:32

What to do if your child is stung by a bee and how to avoid it.


How to save a choking child

2014-01-13 14:21
Choking is a terrifying situation - even more so for children. This infographic shows exactly what to do.

Choking is a terrifying situation - even more so for children. This infographic shows exactly what to do.

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How to create an armsling

2013-09-19 10:07

Most parents agree that it comes in handy to know a bit of first aid. When an arm is fractured, for example, a sling can help to immobilise it. This will reduce both pain and the risk of further injury.

Chilling ‘save the boy’ ad

2013-09-16 15:48

Ad showing a father trying to save his son’s life promotes first aid.

First-aid tips for cuts, scrapes and wounds

2013-05-03 14:08

Proper treatment administered quickly can prevent infection and promote healing, experts say. Here's how.

Blue bottles and blue bottle stings

2012-02-21 15:41

Prevention and treatment of blue bottle stings.

Spiders and spider bites

2012-02-16 10:14

Do you know how to spot a dangerous spider? Learn how to protect your family.

10 real emergencies

2010-06-07 00:00

Every person has crises at some stage of their lives. It is unavoidable, no matter how careful or how organised we are, that things will go wrong at some stage.

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