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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 Ectopic pregnancy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/04/2014)

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. This means the egg will not develop into a baby.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy

(10/04/2014)

Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy include abnormal vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain, typically just in one side, which can range from mild to severe.

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NHS Choices - Causes of ectopic pregnancy

(10/04/2014)

Risk factors for an ectopic pregnancy include having a history of pelvic inflammatory disease and previous surgery to the fallopian tubes.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing ectopic pregnancy

(10/04/2014)

A transvaginal (through the vagina) ultrasound scan is sometimes used to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.

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NHS Choices - Treating ectopic pregnancy

(10/04/2014)

The baby cannot be saved in an ectopic pregnancy.

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NHS Choices - Complications of ectopic pregnancy

(10/04/2014)

To avoid complications, it is important that an ectopic pregnancy is diagnosed as early as possible.

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NHS Choices - Preventing ectopic pregnancy

(10/04/2014)

You cannot always prevent ectopic pregnancy from occurring, but you can reduce your risk by protecting yourself against pelvic inflammatory disease.

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