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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 Herpes, genital

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/10/2014)

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 or type 2. It causes painful blisters to appear on the genitals and the surrounding areas.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of genital herpes

(17/10/2014)

Most people with the herpes simplex virus (HSV) do not experience any symptoms of genital herpes when they are first infected.

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NHS Choices - Causes of genital herpes

(07/10/2014)

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus is very contagious and spreads from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing genital herpes

(07/10/2014)

If you think that you may have genital herpes for the first time (primary infection), you should visit your local genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic as soon.

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NHS Choices - Treating genital herpes

(07/10/2014)

Treatment for genital herpes will depend on whether you have the infection for the first time (a primary infection) or whether you have a recurrent infection.

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NHS Choices - Complications of genital herpes

(15/12/2014)

The herpes virus can pose problems during pregnancy and may be passed to the baby. The blisters caused by HSV can also become infected by other bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Preventing genital herpes

(15/12/2014)

The following advice can help to prevent the herpes simplex virus (HSV) spreading to others. If you have genital herpes, you should avoid having sex.

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NHS Choices - "It doesn't stop me from doing anything I used to do"

(17/10/2014)

Real story of a young woman's experience of having genital herpes.

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