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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 Earwax

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/03/2014)

Earwax is a waxy material that is produced by glands inside the ear. Earwax cleans, lubricates and protects the lining of the ear by trapping dirt and repelling water.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

Earwax does not usually cause any problems, but if it builds up, it can result in a blocked ear, pain and hearing loss.

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NHS Choices - Causes of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

If you produce a lot of earwax you're more likely to develop a blockage in your ear than someone who only produces a small amount.

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NHS Choices - Treating earwax build-up

(07/04/2014)

In most cases, earwax falls out on its own, but if it's completely blocking your ear canal and causing hearing loss it may need to be removed.

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NHS Choices - Complications of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

There are several complications that can occur as a result of impacted earwax or ear irrigation.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing earwax

(10/03/2014)

Tests aren't needed to see if you have earwax. If you have a history of recurrent earwax problems, you'll probably know when you have another build-up of earwax.

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