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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 Bipolar disorder

NHS Choices - Introduction

(24/03/2015)

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

Bipolar disorder is characterised by extreme mood swings. The mood swings can range from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression).

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NHS Choices - Causes of bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is not fully understood, but it is thought there are a complex mix of physical, environmental and social factors.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bipolar disorder

(16/07/2014)

If your GP suspects that you have bipolar disorder, they will usually refer you to a psychiatrist (a medically qualified mental health specialist).

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NHS Choices - Treating bipolar disorder

(12/01/2015)

Treatments aim to reduce the number and severity of the episodes of depression and mania that characterise bipolar disorder. In doing so, a person can live as normal a life as possible.

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NHS Choices - Living with bipolar disorder

(15/07/2014)

Although bipolar disorder is usually a long-term condition, effective treatments along with self-help techniques can limit its impact on your life.

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NHS Choices - 'I believed that I was the archangel Gabriel'

(14/07/2014)

Watch a video about Rod, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1987. He describes his symptoms, the treatments offered to him and how he copes today.

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