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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(29/04/2015)

Antibiotics are medications used to treat, and in some cases prevent, bacterial infections.

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NHS Choices - Uses of antibiotics

(08/04/2015)

Antibiotics may be used to treat, or in some cases prevent, bacterial infections.

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NHS Choices - Considerations

(11/06/2014)

Some important considerations associated with the six main classes of antibiotics are listed below.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of antibiotics

(11/06/2014)

The most common side effects of antibiotics affect the digestive system. These occur in around 1 in 10 people.

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NHS Choices - Interactions with other medicines

(11/06/2014)

Antibiotics can sometimes interact with other medicines or other substances. This means that the effects of one of the medicines can be altered by the other.

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NHS Choices - Frequently asked questions

(11/06/2014)

Read answers to some common questions about antibiotics, including why they shouldn't be used to treat coughs and colds, what is antibiotic resistance and when are antibiotics needed.

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