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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 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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