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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 Hepatitis A

NHS Choices - Introduction

(12/02/2015)

Hepatitis A is a type of viral liver infection uncommon in England but widespread in other parts of the world, such as Africa and India.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hepatitis A

(25/06/2014)

Initial symptoms of hepatitis A are similar to the flu and include loss of appetite, feeling and being sick, and fatigue.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hepatitis A

(25/06/2014)

The most common cause of hepatitis A is eating food that is contaminated with the stools of an infected person as a result of poor personal hygiene.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hepatitis A

(25/06/2014)

Your GP will be able to diagnose hepatitis A with a blood test.

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NHS Choices - Treating hepatitis A

(25/06/2014)

There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A and most people recover completely within a couple of months. It is sensible to rest and avoid fatty foods.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hepatitis A

(25/06/2014)

Complications of hepatitis A are rare and include liver failure and a build-up of bile inside the liver.

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NHS Choices - Hepatitis A vaccination

(25/06/2014)

There are three main types of Hepatitis A vaccination, which are all highly effective.

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