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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 Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/12/2014)

Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia include pale skin, frequent bleeding and bone pain.

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NHS Choices - Causes of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Acute leukaemia begins with an alteration to the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that is found in the stem cells that are responsible for producing white blood cells.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

In the initial stages of diagnosing acute leukaemia, your GP will check for physical signs of the condition, such as swollen glands.

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NHS Choices - Treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia usually begins a few days after diagnosis as it's an aggressive condition that develops rapidly.

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NHS Choices - Complications of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Being immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system) is a possible complication for some patients with acute leukaemia.

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NHS Choices - 'I was put in an ambulance that night... I was petrified'

(17/10/2014)

Read Hazel's account of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

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