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allergy sufferers

4 Million Allergy Sufferers and Rising

Allergies occur when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found in dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, ticks, molds, foods and some medicines. The symptoms include sneezing, hives, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rash, stomach pains, swelling of the lips, face,

Paramedic Paul Spinks discusses how Allergies are on the increase

Paramedic Paul Spinks joins Brent Bultitude to discuss How Allergies are on the increase in Australia.

Pill testing is legalisation of illicit drugs

The push to permit testing of illicit drugs at music festivals is a form of legalisation, where drug users and pushers are essentially given a free hand to use and distribute an illegal product.

Signs of a Panic Attack with Paramedic Paul Spinks

Paramedic Paul Spinks joins Brent Bultitude to discuss -What are the signs of a Panic Attack?. Paul shares information on what to do should you believe you’re having a Panic Attac

If you cant handle what you see you shouldn’t be in the job

Maintaining good mental fitness starts with us, every hour of every minute of every day.

Trials of Paramedics

After 16 years as a paramedic and trauma counsellor, Paul joins Brent again to pick on their discussion of the life a paramedic.

Teenage girl lands in rehab after compulsively watching YouTube

A story out of the US of a teenage girl having to go into rehab, after becoming addicted to YouTube, should have all of us sit and take notice and end the ongoing debate of whether online addiction is real and should be included into the ‘bible’ of mental illness, known as the DSM.

Mental Health Day and Medication

35 million prescriptions and counting - Australia we have a problem! Each year more and more Australian’s are being prescribed with anti-depressants. Paul speaks with 2Hd's Brent Bultitude.

Paramedic Paul Spinks discusses what to do if bitten by a snake.

Paul Spinks gives some great advice when Brent ask if you are bitten by a snake what should you do? Paul speaks with 2Hd's Brent Bultitude.

It’s all connected

This is the age of information, yet the vast majority are in no hurry to change their habits and in many cases, even after a health scare such as a heart attack, that is an attack upon the most vital organ in your body, 25% of us still make no changes to our lifestyle.

Prevention before Prescription

No one likes to feel sad and if you are waking most days feeling that it is too much to face the world today, well then you need help and should seek it as soon as possible. You may even be able to identify what you believe to be the cause of your sadness, perhaps