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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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Articles in Mountain sickness

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/04/2015)

Find out what to do if you have symptoms of altitude sickness, who's affected, and how you can prevent it.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of altitude sickness

(30/04/2015)

Find out about the symptoms of mild and severe altitude sickness, which include headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, and an increased heart rate.

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NHS Choices - Treating altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Find out how altitude sickness should be treated, including descending to a lower altitude, oxygen treatment, and different types of medication.

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NHS Choices - Complications of altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Altitude sickness can cause potentially life-threatening conditions that affect the brain or lungs. Find out what to do if someone has severe symptoms of altitude sickness.

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NHS Choices - Preventing altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Find out how to prevent altitude sickness, including climbing slowly, particularly at altitudes of 2,500m or above. Ascending gradually will give your body time to adapt.

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NHS Choices - 'We were at high altitudes for four days and I was ill the entire time'

(30/04/2015)

Jessica Mathur, a GP from London, was surprised when she became ill with altitude sickness during a holiday in Peru.

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NHS Choices - 'Being careful to acclimatise properly did take extra time, but I was very glad I did'

(30/04/2015)

After years of mountain climbing, David Hillebrandt learnt how to deal with his altitude sickness.

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