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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 Hepatitis B

NHS Choices - Introduction

(21/05/2015)

Hepatitis B is a type of virus that can infect the liver. Chronic hepatitis B can develop without treatment, which can lead to more serious conditions.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hepatitis B

(06/06/2014)

The vast majority of people who are infected with hepatitis B are able to fight off the virus, meaning their infection never becomes chronic (long-term).

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NHS Choices - Causes of hepatitis B

(06/06/2014)

You can become infected with hepatitis B if you are not immune (resistant) to the virus and you come into contact with infected blood or body fluids.

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NHS Choices - Treating hepatitis B

(06/06/2014)

Most people with hepatitis B recover fully in a couple of months. You may need medication if chronic hepatitis B develops.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hepatitis B

(06/06/2014)

Without treatment, about a third of people with chronic hepatitis B infection go on to develop a disease of the liver, which can be very serious.

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