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Accidents and injuries

The seriousness of a back injury depends on the cause of the injury and what damage is done.

Back injuries

Back injuries are very common, and often occur as a result of sudden movements, bumps, knocks or falls. Learn more about the signs of back injury and...

Children can be likely to get bumps and bruises because they are often physically active.

Bumps, knocks and bruises

Bumps, knocks and bruises are common injuries that everyone will experience from time to time. Read more about treatments for bumps, knocks and bruise...

A chest injury may be to the chest wall itself, or any of the organs inside the chest.

Chest injuries

Chest injury is any injury to the chest area, between the neck and the abdomen. Learn about the signs of injury and treatments.

How to take steps to prevent falls.

Falls

Everyone can be at risk of having a fall, but some older adults can be more vulnerable than others. Read about how to take steps to prevent falls.

First aid kits should be maintained so they are ready for use.

First aid kits

An organised and properly stocked first aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency.

Head injuries

The most common causes of head injuries are falls, assaults and car accidents. Find out more about the symptoms and treatments here.

Knee injury as a result of an accident.

Knee injuries

There are two general kinds of knee problems: mechanical and inflammatory. Find out more about knee injuries as a result of accidents or illness.

Limb injuries

A limb injury is any injury to a limb, such as a leg or arm, or to their toes and fingers. Find out more about limb injuries and its many causes.

A subdural haematoma is usually caused by a blow to the head.

Subdural haematoma

A subdural haematoma is a tear of a blood vessel between the surface of the brain and a layer covering the brain, usually caused by a blow to the head...

Causes of wounds and cuts

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