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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 Cystic fibrosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/05/2015)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick sticky mucus.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of cystic fibrosis

(03/06/2014)

The most common symptoms of cystic fibrosis are persistent coughing and wheezing and recurring chest and lung infections

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NHS Choices - Causes of cystic fibrosis

(03/06/2014)

Cystic fibrosis is caused by a faulty gene that allows too much salt and not enough water into cells, leading to a build-up of mucus in the lungs

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing cystic fibrosis

(18/05/2015)

Most cases of cystic fibrosis in the UK are now diagnosed through screening tests, which are carried out very early in life.

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NHS Choices - Treating cystic fibrosis

(26/02/2015)

People with cystic fibrosis should be treated with help and advice from a team of healthcare professionals at a cystic fibrosis centre

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NHS Choices - 'I was 12 years old when I learned how to do the physio by myself'

(11/07/2014)

 Lauren, 14, talks about living with cystic fibrosis and how she doesn’t let it stop her from doing the things she loves "Cystic fibrosis stops me from going

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