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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 Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/07/2014)

Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of conjunctivitis

(16/04/2014)

The most common symptoms of conjunctivitis are red and watery eyes.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing conjunctivitis

(16/04/2014)

Your GP should be able to diagnose conjunctivitis by asking about your symptoms and examining your eyes.

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NHS Choices - Treating conjunctivitis

(01/08/2014)

Infective conjunctivitis usually clears up by itself. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with antihistamines.

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NHS Choices - Complications of conjunctivitis

(16/04/2014)

Complications from conjunctivitis are uncommon but can be serious such as meningitis, cellulitis, blood poisoning (septicaemia)

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