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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... 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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