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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 Jaundice in newborns

NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/07/2014)

Jaundice is a common and usually harmless condition in newborn babies that causes yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

Jaundice usually appears about three days after birth and disappears by the time the baby is two weeks old.

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NHS Choices - Causes of jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

Jaundice is caused by too much bilirubin in the blood. This is known as hyperbilirubinaemia.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

Your baby will be checked for jaundice within 72 hours of being born, but you should keep an eye out for signs of the condition after you return home.

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NHS Choices - Treating jaundice in newborn babies

(03/04/2014)

You should see your GP or midwife if your baby develops jaundice. They will advise you about any treatment that is needed.

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NHS Choices - Complications of jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

A rare complication of newborn jaundice is that the bilirubin spreads into the brain (kernicterus).

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