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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 Caesarean section

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/03/2015)

A caesarean section is an operation to deliver a baby. It involves making a cut in the front wall of a woman's tummy (abdomen) and womb.

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NHS Choices - Why a caesarean section is necessary

(21/07/2014)

A caesarean section is usually performed when a normal vaginal birth could put you or your unborn baby at risk.

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NHS Choices - How a caesarean section is performed

(21/07/2014)

Your caesarean section will usually be performed under a regional anaesthetic (epidural or spinal anaesthetic). This numbs the lower part of your body, but means you will be awake during your operation.

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NHS Choices - Recovery from a caesarean section

(24/12/2014)

In most cases, it takes longer to recover from a caesarean section than it does after a vaginal delivery. You should be able to get out of bed fairly soon after the operation

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NHS Choices - Risks of a caesarean section

(21/07/2014)

Although it is a common procedure, a caesarean section is still major abdominal surgery and, like any operation, carries a certain amount of risk.

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