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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 Facial paralysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(28/10/2014)

Bell's palsy is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face. It is the most common cause of facial paralysis

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

The symptoms of Bell's palsy can vary, from a mild numbness of the face, to total paralysis.

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NHS Choices - Causes of Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

Bell’s palsy occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles (facial nerve) becomes inflamed or compressed

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

There is no specific test to diagnose Bell’s palsy. However, tests can be used to rule out other conditions that cause facial paralysis

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NHS Choices - Treating Bell's palsy

(16/02/2015)

Most people recover fully from Bell's palsy without treatment, but there are ways to accelerate the process and reduce the chance of complications

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NHS Choices - Complications of Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

A number of complications can occur as a result of Bell's palsy, depending on the extent of nerve damage.

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