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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 tumour, malignant (cancerous)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/03/2015)

A malignant brain tumour is a fast-growing cancer that spreads to other areas of the brain and spine.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

A high-grade (malignant) brain tumour causes symptoms either by putting pressure on the brain or preventing an area of the brain from functioning.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

Most malignant brain tumours are caused by a cancer that started somewhere else in the body.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

If you develop the symptoms of a brain tumour, such as a persistent and severe headache, see your GP.

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NHS Choices - Treating a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

If you have a malignant brain tumour, you'll usually need surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible. Radiotherapy, chemotherapy or both are then used to treat any remaining tumour tissue.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a malignant brain tumour

(23/01/2014)

After being treated for a high-grade brain tumour, you may be offered physiotherapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy. These therapies can speed up your recovery.

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NHS Choices - 'I've had eight or nine head operations but it had to be done'

(03/09/2014)

After collapsing at work, Alan Thomas was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He tells his story.

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NHS Choices - 'I am definitely one of the lucky ones'

(03/09/2014)

April Watkins was diagnosed with a brain tumour soon after starting university. She tells her story.

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NHS Choices - 'My survival so far should give hope to others'

(03/09/2014)

When David Grant was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, he was determined to live long enough to see his young daughter grow up. He tells his story.

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NHS Choices - 'I hadn’t even suspected that it could have been a brain tumour'

(02/09/2014)

Emily Jones was diagnosed with a brain tumour after experiencing repeated vomiting and dizziness for over a year.

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NHS Choices - 'Dad left a lasting impression and many happy memories'

(02/09/2014)

John Pettyfer was just 51 years old when his life was cut short by an aggressive type of brain tumour called a glioblastoma multiforme. His daughter Clare tells his story.

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NHS Choices - 'Doctors told us that they could only delay his death'

(09/09/2014)

Neville Holt passed away at the age of 74 after being diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumour called a gliosarcoma. His son Chris tells his story.

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