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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 Liver transplant

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/02/2015)

A liver transplant is an operation to remove a diseased or damaged liver and replace it with a healthy one.

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NHS Choices - Who can have a liver transplant

(07/05/2015)

There is a strict assessment process that is used to decide who can have a liver transplant, as donated livers are scarce both in the UK and around the world.

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NHS Choices - Waiting for a liver transplant

(13/02/2015)

Due to the lack of available livers, it's rarely possible to have a liver transplant as soon as it's needed, so you'll usually be placed on a waiting list.

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NHS Choices - How a liver transplant is performed

(13/02/2015)

You will be contacted by staff at the liver transplant centre as soon as a suitable liver becomes available.

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NHS Choices - Living with a liver transplant

(13/02/2015)

Recovering from a liver transplant can be a long, slow process, but most people will eventually be able to return to most of their normal activities and have a good quality of life.

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NHS Choices - Complications of liver transplant

(13/02/2015)

Complications of a liver transplant can include rejection, an increased risk of infection, graft failure, biliary conditions and a higher risk of developing certain conditions.

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NHS Choices - 'Every day was a bonus'

(13/02/2015)

Shohanna Newman-Kidd likes dancing, running and painting rainbows, but she's had to fight hard to enjoy doing what other children take for granted.

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NHS Choices - 'The operation changed my whole life'

(13/02/2015)

When Gordon Bridewell was rushed from the West Country to London on New Year's Eve 1975 to undergo a pioneering liver transplant, he was also travelling into the record books.

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