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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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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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