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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... 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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