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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/06/2015)

A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix.

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NHS Choices - Why cervical screening is offered

(29/04/2015)

Cervical screening is recommended because it can help detect abnormal cell changes in the cervix that could potentially develop into cervical cancer.

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NHS Choices - When cervical screening is offered

(11/05/2015)

Women who are aged 25-64 and are registered with a GP are automatically invited for cervical screening.

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NHS Choices - What happens when you go for cervical screening

(29/04/2015)

You will receive a letter through the post asking you to make an appointment for a cervical screening test. The letter should contain the details of where you need to contact for the appointment.

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NHS Choices - Results of cervical screening

(29/04/2015)

The results of your screening test will be sent to you in the post, with a copy sent to your GP.

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