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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 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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