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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 Lumbar puncture

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/03/2015)

A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure where a needle is inserted into the lower part of the spine to test for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord or other parts of the nervous system.

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NHS Choices - Why a lumbar puncture may be used

(27/03/2015)

A lumbar puncture is most often used to diagnose certain conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord.

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NHS Choices - How it is performed

(27/03/2015)

Many lumbar punctures are carried out after being admitted to hospital in an emergency.

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NHS Choices - Side effects

(27/03/2015)

Lumbar punctures are generally very low-risk procedures. However, they sometimes cause short-lived side effects.

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