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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 Dog bites

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/07/2014)

Animal and human bites can become easily infected if they're not assessed and treated promptly.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bites

(02/04/2014)

The symptoms of animal bites vary depending on the type of animal involved.

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NHS Choices - Causes of bites

(02/04/2014)

The majority of dog bites are unprovoked, usually by a family dog or a dog that belongs to a friend or neighbour.

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NHS Choices - Treating bites

(19/12/2014)

Clean the wound immediately if you've been bitten by an animal or human. Run it under warm tap water for a couple of minutes.

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NHS Choices - Complications of bites

(02/04/2014)

Infection is the main complication that can occur from animal or human bites. Tetanus and rabies are rarer but they can occur and are very serious.

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NHS Choices - Preventing bites

(02/04/2014)

Never leave a child unsupervised with a dog, regardless of what type of dog it is or its previous behaviour.

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