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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 Gastroscopy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy is a medical procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the stomach.

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NHS Choices - Why a gastroscopy is used

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy can be used to check symptoms or confirm a diagnosis (diagnostic gastroscopy), or it can be used to treat a condition (therapeutic gastroscopy).

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NHS Choices - How a gastroscopy is performed

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy is usually carried out by a nurse and an endoscopist (a healthcare professional who specialises in performing endoscopies).

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NHS Choices - Risks of a gastroscopy

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy is a very safe procedure and the risks of serious complications are small.

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