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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 Statins

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/03/2015)

Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower rates of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (so-called "bad cholesterol") in the blood.

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NHS Choices - When statins may be used

(18/07/2014)

Statins are most often recommended if you have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or are at a high risk of developing it in the near future.

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NHS Choices - Cautions and interactions

(25/03/2014)

Statins should not be taken if you have severe liver disease or blood tests suggest your liver may not be working properly.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of statins

(16/05/2014)

Like all medications, statins can cause side effects. However, most people tolerate them well and don't experience any problems.

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