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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 Macular degeneration

NHS Choices - Introduction

(24/02/2015)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that generally leads to the gradual loss of central vision but can sometimes cause a rapid reduction in vision.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of macular degeneration

(27/06/2014)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is not a painful condition. In fact, some people do not even realise there is a problem until their symptoms become more severe.

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NHS Choices - Causes of macular degeneration

(27/06/2014)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is caused by a problem with part of the eye called the macula. The macula is the spot at the centre of your retina.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing macular degeneration

(27/06/2014)

In some cases early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may be detected before it begins to cause any symptoms, during a routine eye test.

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NHS Choices - Treating macular degeneration

(27/05/2015)

There is currently no cure for either type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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NHS Choices - Complications of macular degeneration

(27/06/2014)

Being told that you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be frustrating, as simple everyday tasks, such as reading, become more difficult.

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NHS Choices - 'Giving up driving was hard. A part of my independence had gone'

(27/06/2014)

Barbara Watson talks about how age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affected her

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