Teenager who repeatedly helped save pal's life wins St John Ambulance award
23 May 2013, Birmingham Mail
Megan was diagnosed with Reflex Anoxic Seizures in September 2010 and has since experienced many seizures, with and without warning, at school.
The girls both attend Bournville School and Robyn has used first aid to put Megan in the recovery position, keeping her airway clear, after each seizure and staying with her until she comes round.
Could magnets in the iPad TURN OFF heart devices?
15 May 2013, Daily Mail
A 14-year-old science student from California claims the second generation iPad is dangerous to people with heart devices.
Gianna Chien has written a study that found the second generation iPad can, in some cases, interfere with implanted defibrillators because of the magnets built into the tablet's casing.
I felt my life draining away
9 May 2013, That's Life magazine
Why did Amy keep fainting?
I ran the London Marathon for my sporty little Ffion
26 April 2013, Wales online
A loving father has dedicated his marathon success to his sport daughter who suffers from reflex anoxic seizures.
He has raised hundreds for charity STARS based in Stratford upon Avon.
Lianne beats blackouts for 40-mile trek
25 April 2013, Coventry Telegraph
Cub leader overcomes rare reflex syncope heart disorder to complete fundraising challenge walk.
Fabrice Muamba to start Great Manchester Run
19th April 2013, BBC News Manchester
Fabrice Muamba, the footballer who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch, has been announced as the official race starter for the Great Manchester Run.
Fabrice Muamba is aiming to raise money for STARS sister charity, Arrhythmia Alliance Hearts & Goals' campaign by asking supporters to donate via his unique JustTextGiving code, FABS25
Heart charity ready to run
18 April 2013, Stratford Observer
A team from Arrhythmia Alliance (STARS sister charity), is preparing to take to the starting line of the UK’s biggest 10k run after the event’s organisers chose to support its lifesaving campaign.
New ECG app available to STARS members!
The AliveCor app for iPhone 4/4S now available
The heart monitor app, which was released in the USA last month, has been given CE-mark approval in the UK.
The app is designed for medical professionals, patients and health conscious individuals to record, display, store and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms. These recordings could be saved on the mobile phone or shared with others (such as your doctor) via email.
An exclusive discount of £5 is available with voucher code 'hrc2013a' when bought from Amazon. A donation of your purchase will also be given to STARS.
The AliveCor app is £169 (including VAT) with free delivery in the UK. Order yours here.
The heart monitor for iPhone 5 will be available soon.
Fainting runs in families, new study says
16 April 2013, NBCNews.com
As a neurologist, Dr. Sam Berkovic sees many patients who frequently faint. These people say they feel weak in the knees after experiencing something unpleasant, perhaps seeing blood or being dehydrated. He began suspecting that fainting, also known as vasovagal syncope, runs in families.
NICE Briefing: A new role for NICE in social care
16 April 2013
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has a new name and new responsibilities to develop guidance and quality standards for social care in England.