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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 Snake bites

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/10/2014)

A snake will sometimes bite in self-defence if it is disturbed or provoked. Some snakes are venomous and can inject venom (toxin) as they bite.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of snake bites

(01/10/2014)

Adder and foreign snake bites can cause similar symptoms. Severe venomous snake bites can cause serious symptoms, such as muscle paralysis and anaphylaxis.

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NHS Choices - Why snakes bite and how venom works

(01/10/2014)

When a snake bites and injects venom, usually its aim is to immobilise its natural (food) prey.

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NHS Choices - Treating snake bites

(01/10/2014)

There are a number of misconceptions about what to do immediately after being bitten by a snake. You should never try to suck or cut the venom out.

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