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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 Bird flu

NHS Choices - Introduction

(21/11/2014)

Bird flu, or avian flu, is an infectious viral illness that spreads among birds. In rare cases it can affect humans.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bird flu

(31/01/2014)

The symptoms of bird flu (avian flu) in humans are similar to those of other types of flu.

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NHS Choices - How bird flu spreads

(31/01/2014)

It's possible for humans to catch bird flu (avian flu) after coming into close contact with live infected birds.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bird flu

(31/01/2014)

To date there have been no cases of people with bird flu (avian flu) in the UK. However, plans are in place to manage any suspected cases that may arise.

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NHS Choices - Treating avian flu

(31/01/2014)

People who have suspected symptoms of bird flu (avian flu) will be advised to stay at home or will be cared for in hospital in isolation from other patients.

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NHS Choices - Preventing bird flu

(31/01/2014)

As the bird flu (avian flu) virus is carried by birds, it is very difficult to prevent it spreading.

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