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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 Down's syndrome

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/02/2015)

Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical features.

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NHS Choices - Characteristics of Down's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

Each person with Down's syndrome is affected differently, but most people with the condition share a number of physical characteristics.

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NHS Choices - Causes of Down's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

Down's syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs as a result of an extra chromosome (chromosome 21).

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing Down's syndrome

(26/05/2015)

Screening during pregnancy can determine the likelihood of a baby being born with Down's syndrome, but in many cases the condition is only diagnosed after birth.

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NHS Choices - Living with Down's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

Having Down's syndrome, or having a child with the condition, can be challenging at times.

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NHS Choices - Complications of Down's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

Some children with Down's syndrome have very few health problems as a result of their condition. Others will need extra medical care and attention.

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NHS Choices - 'I'm going to celebrate what she can achieve'

(19/02/2015)

Richard Davis's daughter, Victoria, was born with Down's syndrome. He talks about the impact the condition has had on her and their family life.

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NHS Choices - 'She's brought an awful lot of fun into our house'

(19/02/2015)

Emily was born with Down's syndrome. Her mum, Sarah, talks about the health issues they faced and Emily's life today.

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