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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 tumour, benign (non-cancerous)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/03/2015)

A benign (non-cancerous) brain tumour is a mass of cells that grows slowly in the brain. It usually stays in one place and does not spread.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

The symptoms of a low-grade or benign brain tumour depend on its size and where it is in the brain. Some slow-growing tumours may not cause symptoms at first.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

Benign brain tumours that are present at birth (congenital) are caused by abnormal development of the baby in the womb. It is not fully understood what causes non-congenital tumours.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

If you develop any of the symptoms of a benign brain tumour, such as a persistent and severe headache, see your GP. Your doctor will examine you and refer you to a specialist.

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NHS Choices - Treating a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

Most benign tumours are removed with surgery and do not normally come back.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a benign brain tumour

(17/03/2015)

After being treated for a brain tumour, you may be offered physiotherapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy.

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NHS Choices - 'It’s hard but I’ve had to learn to live with it'

(03/09/2014)

Joanne Glazier Reitano describes her experience of living with an inoperable brain tumour.

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NHS Choices - 'We found Maisie’s tumour before it was too late'

(02/09/2014)

Maisie Dury was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was just two years old. Her parents, Vanessa and Ollie, describe their experience of Maisie’s diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

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NHS Choices - 'Having a brain tumour makes you open your eyes more and appreciate life'

(02/09/2014)

Melanie Hennessy was diagnosed with a brain tumour after years of experiencing headaches. She tells her story.

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NHS Choices - 'Since my illness life has changed for me'

(16/09/2014)

Nicole Witts was eventually diagnosed with a benign brain tumour after experiencing a wide range of problems for over six months. She tells her story.

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NHS Choices - 'We wake up every day thinking how lucky we are'

(09/09/2014)

Wayne Chessum was diagnosed with a brain tumour after becoming ill when he returned from a family holiday. His wife Debbie describes the experience.

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