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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

(04/12/2014)

Congenital heart disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart.

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NHS Choices - Types of congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

Congenital heart disease refers to a range of possible heart defects.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

Congenital heart disease can have a range of symptoms, as the condition refers to several different types of heart defect.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

In most cases, congenital heart disease is diagnosed using scans during pregnancy. However, a diagnosis can sometimes not be confirmed until after the birth.

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NHS Choices - Treating congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

The treatment for congenital heart disease depends on the specific defect your child has.

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NHS Choices - Complications of congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

Children and adults with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of developing further problems.

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NHS Choices - Preventing congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

As so little is known about the causes of congenital heart disease, there is no guaranteed way of avoiding having a baby with the condition.

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