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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 Gallstones

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/12/2014)

Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they do not cause any symptoms and do not need to be treated.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gallstones

(08/01/2014)

Many people with gallstones do not have any symptoms and are unaware they have them unless they are detected during tests carried out for another reason.

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NHS Choices - Causes of gallstones

(08/01/2014)

It is thought that gallstones develop because of an imbalance in the chemical make-up of bile inside the gallbladder.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing gallstones

(29/12/2014)

As many people with gallstones do not have any symptoms, they are often discovered by chance during investigations of unrelated conditions.

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NHS Choices - Treating gallstones

(08/01/2014)

The treatment plan for gallbladder conditions will depend on how the symptoms are affecting your daily life.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gallstones

(09/04/2014)

In a small number of people with gallstones, serious problems can develop if the gallstones cause a severe blockage or move into another part of the digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Preventing gallstones

(08/01/2014)

Changes to your diet and losing weight (if you are overweight) may help prevent gallstones.

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NHS Choices - 'I have my gallstones to thank for my new calling in life'

(03/04/2014)

Rosemary Conley, author of Rosemary Conley’s Complete Hip and Thigh Diet, searched for ways to manage her symptoms.

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