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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 Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Symptoms of diverticular disease and diverticulitis include abdominal pain, bloating and a change in normal bowel habits.

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NHS Choices - Causes of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are caused by small bulges in the large intestine (diverticula) developing and becoming inflamed or infected.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

In order to diagnosis diverticular disease it is necessary to examine the large intestine, which can be done in a number of ways.

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NHS Choices - Treating diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Treatment options for diverticular disease and diverticulitis depend on how severe your symptoms are

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NHS Choices - Complications of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Complications of diverticulitis affect one in five people with the condition. Those most at risk are younger people (under 50 years of age).

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NHS Choices - Preventing diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Eating a high-fibre diet may help prevent diverticular disease, and should improve your symptoms.

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