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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 Botulism

NHS Choices - Introduction

(03/06/2014)

Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal condition caused by toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of botulism

(04/06/2014)

Botulism is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Dial 999 for an ambulance if you suspect that you or someone you know has botulism.

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NHS Choices - Causes of botulism

(03/06/2014)

Botulism is caused by Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which can be found in soil, dust and river or sea sediments.

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NHS Choices - Treating botulism

(03/06/2014)

Treatment for botulism will depend on the type of botulism you have, although in all cases you will need to be admitted to hospital.

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