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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 Endoscopy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope

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NHS Choices - Uses of an endoscopy

(30/07/2014)

An endoscopy is used to investigate unusual symptoms and to help perform types of surgery.

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NHS Choices - How an endoscopy is performed

(30/07/2014)

Most endoscopies are carried out at a local hospital, although some larger GP surgeries may offer the procedure.

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NHS Choices - Risks of an endoscopy

(30/07/2014)

An endoscopy is usually safe and the risk of complications is less than 1 in 100. Possible complications include infection and excessive bleeding.

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