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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 Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/04/2015)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to relieve symptoms of the menopause. It replaces female hormones that are at a lower level as you approach the menopause.

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NHS Choices - Types of HRT

(29/05/2015)

There are many different types of hormone replacement therapy, but the main types are oestrogen-only HRT, cyclical HRT and continuous combined HRT.

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NHS Choices - Who can use HRT

(21/08/2014)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be started as soon as menopausal symptoms start. However, it may not be suitable for some people, such as pregnant women.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to HRT

(21/08/2014)

If you are unable to or decide not to undertake hormone replacement therapy (HRT), alternative approaches and treatments are available that may help control your menopausal symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of HRT

(21/08/2014)

Both of the hormones that are used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), oestrogen and progestogen, have side effects.

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NHS Choices - Understanding the risks of HRT

(21/08/2014)

When deciding whether to have hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it is important to understand the risks and put them into perspective.

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NHS Choices - "The night sweats really got me"

(21/08/2014)

Barbara Hunt, a retired civil servant from Canterbury in Kent, has had a rollercoaster ride with the menopause and with HRT.

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