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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 Lumbago (low back pain)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/03/2015)

Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life.

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NHS Choices - Causes of back pain

(24/02/2015)

Your back is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, nerves and joints. This can often make it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the pain.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing back pain

(24/02/2015)

Most cases of back pain do not require medical attention and can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers and self-care.

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NHS Choices - Treating back pain

(01/04/2015)

Treatments for back pain vary depending on how long you have had the pain, how severe it is, and your individual needs and preferences.

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NHS Choices - Preventing back pain

(24/02/2015)

Keeping your back strong and supple is the best way to avoid getting back pain. Regular exercise, maintaining good posture and lifting correctly will all help.

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NHS Choices - "I've picked up my life again"

(24/02/2015)

Back pain was agony for Anne Parker from Berkshire, but thanks to the right diagnosis she’s now walking tall.

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NHS Choices - "I can continue going about my daily life"

(24/02/2015)

Kiran Mohan tells his story about his struggle with back pain.

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