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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 Hand, foot and mouth disease

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that can affect young children.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Symptoms of hand, foot and mouth include mouth ulcers, a high temperature and a painless skin rash.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Hand, foot and mouth disease is usually caused by the coxsackie A virus, although it can also be caused by the enterovirus 71 or other types of coxsackie viruses.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Your GP should be able to make a diagnosis of hand, foot and mouth disease by asking you about your child’s symptoms and examining their skin

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NHS Choices - Treating hand, foot and mouth disease

(24/12/2014)

There is no specific treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease. The condition usually clears up by itself without treatment after 7-10 days.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hand, foot and mouth disease

(10/03/2014)

Complications of hand, foot and mouth disease are rare but they could include dehydration or a secondary skin infection.

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