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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 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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