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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 Cirrhosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/04/2015)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver due to long-term liver damage. Find out what the signs and symptoms are, when to see your GP and how it can be treated and prevented.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

There are usually very few symptoms during the early stages of cirrhosis. As the condition progresses symptoms can include tiredness, loss of appetite and very itchy skin.

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NHS Choices - Causes of cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Read about the different causes of cirrhosis, including the two most common causes in the UK - excessive alcohol consumption and long-term hepatitis C infections.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Find out about the tests used to measure liver function and liver damage and how cirrhosis is diagnosed.

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NHS Choices - Treating cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Read more about how the symptoms of cirrhosis can be managed using medication and lifestyle changes. Also, find out how the complications of cirrhosis can be treated.

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NHS Choices - Preventing cirrhosis

(27/04/2015)

Find out how to reduce your chances of developing cirrhosis by limiting your alcohol consumption and protecting yourself from a hepatitis infection.

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NHS Choices - "I haven't touched a drop for three years now"

(27/04/2015)

Six months of heavy drinking during a stressful period at work left Judith Heath with cirrhosis. She tells her story.

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