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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 Amniocentesis

Introduction

(11/07/2014)

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test carried out during pregnancy to assess whether the unborn baby could develop an abnormality or serious health condition.

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Why you may need amniocentesis

(19/06/2014)

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test to detect a serious or potentially serious disorder in an unborn baby (foetus).

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When amniocentesis is carried out

(19/06/2014)

Amniocentesis is usually performed during weeks 15 to 20 of the pregnancy.

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How amniocentesis is performed

(19/06/2014)

Amniocentesis is a procedure that involves removing a small sample of amniotic fluid from the womb so that it can be tested in a laboratory.

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Complications of amniocentesis

(03/09/2014)

Amniocentesis is a fairly common and safe procedure. However it is important to be aware of the possible complications during or after amniocentesis.

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Results of amniocentesis

(19/06/2014)

After you've had the amniocentesis procedure, the sample of amniotic fluid that surrounds the unborn baby in the womb will be taken to a laboratory for testing.

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