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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 Kidney stones

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/06/2014)

Kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) are stone-like lumps that can develop in one or both of the kidneys. If the stones cause severe pain, its known as renal colic.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of kidney stones

(19/06/2014)

If you have a kidney stone that is very small, it is unlikely to cause many symptoms. It may even go undetected and pass out painlessly when you urinate.

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NHS Choices - Causes of kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

The exact cause of kidney stones cannot always be found, although they are usually formed following a build-up of a substance such as calcium.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose a kidney stone from your symptoms and medical history, particularly if you have had kidney stones before.

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NHS Choices - Treating kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

If you have a kidney stone, the type of treatment that you will need will depend on the type of kidney stone that you have.

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NHS Choices - Complications of kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

Complications that develop as a result of kidney stones are rare because, in most cases, kidney stones are treated before problems can occur.

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NHS Choices - Preventing kidney stones

(18/06/2014)

The best way of preventing kidney stones is to make sure you drink plenty of water each day to avoid becoming dehydrated.

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