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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 Irritable bowel syndrome

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of IBS are usually worse after eating and tend to come and go in bouts.

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NHS Choices - Causes of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown, but most experts think that it's related to problems with digestion and increased sensitivity of the gut.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing IBS

(11/11/2014)

There are no specific tests for IBS, as it does not cause any obvious detectable abnormalities in your digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Treating IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can often be managed by changing your diet and lifestyle, and understanding the nature of the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'I've found the wheat-free ranges at the supermarket very helpful'

(11/11/2014)

After having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for more than 20 years, Ansar Ahmed Ullah is learning to live with the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'A non-dairy diet seems to help'

(11/11/2014)

Geoff Lyon has had severe IBS since early childhood. He tells us his story.

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