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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/01/2015)

Leptospirosis is a type of bacterial infection spread by animals. It is caused by a strain of bacteria called leptospira.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of leptospirosis

(14/01/2015)

The symptoms of leptospirosis usually develop abruptly 7 to 14 days after exposure to the leptospira bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Causes of leptospirosis

(14/01/2015)

Leptospirosis is caused by a strain of bacteria called leptospira, which is found in certain animals and can spread to humans.

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NHS Choices - Treating leptospirosis

(14/01/2015)

Leptospirosis is usually treated with a course of antibiotics, although their effectiveness has not been conclusively proven.

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NHS Choices - Preventing leptospirosis

(14/01/2015)

Although leptospirosis is rare in the UK, some simple steps can help reduce your chances of developing the condition.

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