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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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