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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 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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