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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 Carbon monoxide poisoning

NHS Choices - Introduction

(25/06/2014)

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste. Breathing it in can make you unwell, and it can kill.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning

(25/06/2014)

The signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are not always obvious, especially during low-level exposure. Some people may also have a pre-existing condition with similar symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Causes of carbon monoxide poisoning

(25/06/2014)

Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels such as gas, oil, coal and wood do not burn fully. Burning charcoal, running cars and the smoke from cigarettes also produce carbon monoxide gas.

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NHS Choices - Treating carbon monoxide poisoning

(25/06/2014)

If carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected, you should move away from the source of the gas so that your symptoms can be assessed.

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NHS Choices - Complications of carbon monoxide poisoning

(25/06/2014)

Prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide can cause serious complications, including brain damage and heart problems. In very severe cases, it can result in death.

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NHS Choices - Preventing carbon monoxide poisoning

(25/06/2014)

The best way to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning is to be aware of the dangers, and to identify appliances that could emit carbon monoxide gas.

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