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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 Epilepsy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/11/2014)

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, which were sometimes previously referred to as "fits".

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

The main symptoms of epilepsy are repeated seizures. There are many different types of seizure, depending on the area of brain that is affected.

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NHS Choices - Causes of epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

In over half of epilepsy cases, a cause cannot be found. If there is an identifiable cause, it usually involves the brain being affected by a condition.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

Epilepsy is usually difficult to diagnose quickly. In most cases, it cannot usually be confirmed until you have had more than one seizure.

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NHS Choices - Treating epilepsy

(12/01/2015)

Treatment for epilepsy is used to control seizures, although not everyone with the condition will need to be treated.

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NHS Choices - Living with epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

As epilepsy can affect people in different ways, everyone's experience of living with the condition is different. However, there are some general points that can help.

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NHS Choices - 'I can't remember my wedding day or the birth of my first child'

(26/11/2014)

Mark Kellaway, from Basingstoke, found out he had epilepsy at the age of 26. He hadn’t realised he was having seizures, but the diagnosis has had an unexpectedly positive effect.

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NHS Choices - 'The day Richard Branson saved my life'

(26/11/2014)

Virgin co-founder and film guru Nik Powell talks about rock chicks, flicks and fits.

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NHS Choices - 'We know each other’s epilepsy very well'

(26/11/2014)

For Stephen and Denise Wottrich, epilepsy is a family affair. They have similar forms of epilepsy, and at its worst it can cause up to 10 seizures a day.

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NHS Choices - 'Why I need a good night's sleep'

(26/11/2014)

Paul Clark, a father of two from Essex, developed epilepsy in his thirties. He was surprised to discover the likely cause.

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