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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 Pancreatic cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/08/2014)

Around 8,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pancreatic cancer

(27/08/2014)

In its early stages, pancreatic cancer rarely causes symptoms. Three common early symptoms are pain in the stomach or back, weight loss and jaundice.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pancreatic cancer

(27/08/2014)

The exact cause of pancreatic cancer isn't fully understood, but age, smoking and other health conditions can increase your risk of cancer of the pancreas.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pancreatic cancer

(27/08/2014)

In the early stages, pancreatic cancer often causes no symptoms. This can make it difficult to diagnose.

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NHS Choices - Treating pancreatic cancer

(04/12/2014)

Treatment for pancreatic cancer depends on the type, location and stage of your cancer. The three main treatments are surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from surgery

(27/08/2014)

Recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery can be a long and difficult process.

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NHS Choices - Support for carers

(04/09/2014)

There are more than five million people in England who look after an ill or disabled partner, child, relative or friend.

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NHS Choices - Social care for people with cancer

(04/09/2014)

There are numerous social care options available to you, including care attendants, meals on wheels and home adaptations.

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NHS Choices - 'Surgery has enabled me to see my daughter qualify as a vet'

(27/08/2014)

Alan Bentley was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas in the summer of 2005 and given six months to live.

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