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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/03/2015)

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point during their life. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of acne

(10/06/2014)

Acne causes skin lesions (damaged tissue) that are commonly referred to as spots. It most commonly develops on the face, back and chest.

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NHS Choices - Causes of acne

(09/04/2014)

Teenage acne is thought to be triggered by increased levels of a hormone called testosterone, which occurs during puberty.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing acne

(09/04/2014)

Your GP will be able diagnosis acne by looking at your skin. This will involve examining your face, chest and back for the different types of spot.

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NHS Choices - Treating acne

(09/03/2015)

Treatment options for acne depend on the severity of the condition. Most treatments can take up to three months to work.

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NHS Choices - Complications of acne

(09/04/2014)

Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne. This is more common when the most serious types of spots burst and damage nearby skin.

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NHS Choices - 'Acne can be managed and you can be happy'

(09/04/2014)

When Will developed severe acne in his early teens, it destroyed his self-esteem. It was only when he tried the drug isotretinoin at 18 that his acne finally cleared up.

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