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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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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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