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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 Stomach cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/12/2014)

Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, is a relatively uncommon type of cancer that affects about 7,300 people each year in the UK.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of stomach cancer

(28/02/2014)

Many symptoms of stomach cancer are similar to less serious conditions, so it can be difficult to recognise in the early stages.

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NHS Choices - Causes of stomach cancer

(09/04/2015)

Stomach cancer is caused by changes in the cells of the stomach, although it's unclear exactly why these changes occur.

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NHS Choices - How stomach cancer is diagnosed

(09/04/2015)

If you have symptoms that could be a sign of stomach cancer, see your GP as soon as possible.

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NHS Choices - Treating stomach cancer

(09/04/2015)

Treatments used for stomach cancer depend on how far the cancer has spread and your general health.

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NHS Choices - Living with stomach cancer

(09/04/2015)

A diagnosis of cancer is a tough challenge for most people, but support is available to help you cope.

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NHS Choices - "It hadn't occurred to me there could be anything else wrong"

(02/04/2014)

During treatment for a stomach ulcer, Deborah Knifton was devastated to find out that she had stomach cancer. This was followed by surgery to remove her stomach.

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NHS Choices - Medicine guides

(11/09/2011)

The list below is a combination of the and brand names of medicines available in the UK. Each name provides a link to a separate website (Medicine Guides)

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