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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 Brain abscess

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/08/2014)

A brain abscess is a pus-filled swelling in the brain caused by an infection. It is a rare and life-threatening condition.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

The symptoms of a brain abscess include headache, mental confusion and problems with nerve function, such as muscle weakness

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NHS Choices - Causes of a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

A brain abscess is usually caused by infection with either bacteria or fungi. Your immune system creates the abscess as a defence mechanism.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

If a brain abscess is suspected, the diagnosis can be confirmed using a brain scan.

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NHS Choices - Treating a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

Treatment for a brain abscess will depend on the size and number of brain abscesses present. A brain abscess is a medical emergency, so you will need treatment in hospital until your condition is stable.

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NHS Choices - Complications of a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

Complications of a brain abscess can include recurrence, brain damage, severe meningitis and epilepsy (seizures).

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