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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 Septicaemia

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/02/2015)

Sepsis is a common and potentially life-threatening condition triggered by an infection.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of sepsis

(23/04/2014)

The symptoms of sepsis may develop after a localised infection (infection limited to one part of the body) or an injury.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sepsis

(23/04/2014)

Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract, abdomen (tummy) and pelvis.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing sepsis

(23/04/2014)

Sepsis is often diagnosed based on simple measurements like your temperature, heart rate, breathing rate and simple blood test.

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NHS Choices - Treating sepsis

(23/10/2014)

Treatment of sepsis varies depending on the site and cause of the initial infection, the organs affected and the extent of any damage.

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