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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 Food allergy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/03/2015)

A food allergy is when the body's immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. Allergic reactions are often mild, but they can sometimes be very serious.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

Symptoms of a food allergy include a raised, itchy red rash, swelling of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, and a shortness of breath.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

A food allergy is caused when your immune system mistakenly treats harmless proteins found in certain foods as a threat. It releases a number of chemicals, which then triggers an allergic reaction.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing food allergy

(19/03/2015)

If you think you or your child has a food allergy, make an appointment with your GP.

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NHS Choices - Living with a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

There is no cure for food allergies, although many children will grow out of certain ones, such as allergies to milk and eggs. The most effective way you can prevent symptoms is to remove the offending food (known as an allergen) from their diet.

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NHS Choices - Treating a food allergy

(19/03/2015)

Once you have been diagnosed as having a food allergy, you will receive advice about antihistamines, adrenaline and using an auto-injector.

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NHS Choices - Alexis' story

(02/05/2014)

Alexis Manning has been allergic to peanuts for most of his life

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NHS Choices - Jane's story

(02/05/2014)

Jane Bell is mother to Lilly, born in August 1997, who developed multiple allergies in her first few months of life. This is Jane and Lilly’s story.

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NHS Choices - 'Be vigilant in restaurants and other social functions'

(02/05/2014)

Sheila Coovrey from Bedfordshire, has lived with a fish allergy for most of her life.

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