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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 Joint hypermobility

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/10/2014)

Joint hypermobility means that some or all of a person's joints have an unusually large range of movement.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

Many people with joint hypermobility have few or no problems related to their increased range of movement.

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NHS Choices - Causes of joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

Four factors may contribute to joint hypermobility - the shape of the ends of your bones, collagen structure, muscle tone and proprioception.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

If your doctor thinks that you may have joint hypermobility, the Beighton score is often used as a quick test to assess the range of movement in some of your joints.

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NHS Choices - Treating joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

If you have joint hypermobility that doesn't cause any problems, treatment is not necessary.

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