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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 C

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/09/2014)

Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver. You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood of an infected person.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Only around one in four people have symptoms during the first six months of a hepatitis C infection. This stage is known as acute hepatitis C.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hepatitis C

(21/08/2014)

You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood or, less commonly, the body fluids of an infected person.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

If you think you may have been exposed to hepatitis C, taking a test will put your mind at rest or (if the test is positive) enable you to start treatment.

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NHS Choices - Treating hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Most cases of acute hepatitis C are not treated as the person either does not have any symptoms or mistakes the symptoms for the flu.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

If it is not treated, chronic hepatitis C can sometimes cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). This can develop up to 20 years after you first become infected.

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NHS Choices - Preventing hepatitis C

(05/09/2014)

There is no vaccination to protect against hepatitis C, but there are ways to reduce your risk of becoming infected.

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NHS Choices - Living with hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Answers to questions about living with hepatitis C, including questions about diet, the workplace, travelling and having a baby.

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