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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 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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