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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 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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