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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 Anorexia nervosa

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/10/2014)

Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder and mental health condition.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of anorexia

(09/10/2014)

The main symptom of anorexia is deliberately losing a lot of weight, although there are often a number of other physical and psychological signs of a problem.

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NHS Choices - Causes of anorexia

(09/10/2014)

The exact causes of anorexia nervosa are unclear, although most experts believe it is likely to be the result of a combination of factors.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing anorexia

(22/10/2014)

When trying to determine if you have an eating disorder, your GP will probably ask questions about your weight and eating habits.

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NHS Choices - Treating anorexia

(22/10/2014)

The treatment for anorexia nervosa usually involves a combination of psychological therapy and supervised weight gain.

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NHS Choices - Complications of anorexia

(09/10/2014)

If anorexia nervosa is not treated, the condition can lead to a number of serious health problems.

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NHS Choices - 'When I looked in the mirror, a mound of blubber stared back'

(09/10/2014)

Katie Metcalfe, 21, is starting a creative writing degree at Cumbria University, but seven years ago her life was very different.

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