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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 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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