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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 Hearing impairment

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/05/2015)

Hearing loss is a common problem that often develops with age or is caused by repeated exposure to loud noises.

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NHS Choices - Signs of hearing loss

(11/05/2015)

Hearing loss is sometimes sudden, but often it's gradual and you may not notice it at first. Being aware of the early signs can help you identify the problem quickly.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hearing loss

(11/05/2015)

Age and loud noises are the most common causes of sensorineural hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss occurs when sounds are unable to pass into the inner ear

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hearing loss

(13/05/2015)

See your GP if you're having problems with your hearing. They'll examine your ears and carry out some simple hearing tests

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NHS Choices - Treating hearing loss

(11/05/2015)

How hearing loss is treated depends on the underlying cause of the condition.

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NHS Choices - Preventing hearing loss

(11/05/2015)

The ears are fragile structures that can be damaged in many ways, so it's not always possible to prevent hearing loss.

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NHS Choices - ‘20 years ago, deaf people would have found it difficult to get into this sort of job’

(11/05/2015)

Susan is a community mental health nurse helping deaf people with mental illnesses. She talks about how attitudes to deafness have changed and says deafness

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NHS Choices - 'Through performing, I've managed to grow as a person'

(11/05/2015)

Millie’s hearing started deteriorating when she was a child. She talks about learning to cope with the hearing loss and shows that it hasn't stopped her doing

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