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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 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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