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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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Articles in Traveller's diarrhoea

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/05/2015)

Diarrhoea is where you pass looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms associated with diarrhoea

(01/12/2014)

Diarrhoea is where you frequently pass watery or loose poo. Some people may also have other symptoms, depending on the cause.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing diarrhoea

(01/12/2014)

As diarrhoea usually improves within a week, you may not need to visit your GP. However, if you have persistent or severe diarrhoea, further investigation may be needed.

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NHS Choices - Treating diarrhoea

(01/12/2014)

Diarrhoea will usually clear up without treatment after a few days, particularly if it's caused by an infection.

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NHS Choices - Preventing diarrhoea

(01/12/2014)

To prevent the spread of infections that cause diarrhoea, you should always maintain high standards of hygiene.

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