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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/05/2015)

Find out what can cause a goitre (an abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland resulting in a lump in the neck), including an overactive or an underactive thyroid gland.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of goitre

(02/06/2014)

The main symptom of a goitre is swelling of the thyroid gland, which causes a lump to develop in the front of the neck.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing goitre

(02/06/2014)

If you think you have a goitre, see your GP. They can examine your neck to see if there's any evidence of thyroid gland swelling.

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NHS Choices - Treating goitre

(15/07/2014)

Treatment for goitre can include medication, hormone therapy and surgery.

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