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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 Malaria

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/08/2014)

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If malaria is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of malaria

(25/02/2014)

Symptoms of malaria can develop as quickly as seven days after you are bitten by an infected mosquito.

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NHS Choices - Causes of malaria

(25/02/2014)

Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. The parasite can be spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

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NHS Choices - Antimalarial medication

(12/03/2014)

Antimalarial medication is used to prevent and treat malaria.

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NHS Choices - Complications of malaria

(25/02/2014)

Malaria is a serious illness which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated quickly, particularly in pregnant women, babies, young children and the elderly.

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NHS Choices - Preventing malaria

(25/02/2014)

There is a significant risk of getting malaria if you travel to an affected area. It is therefore very important that you take precautions to prevent it.

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NHS Choices - "I was so weak, I couldn't even pick up a glass"

(03/04/2014)

Unlike many travellers, Alex Beard was careful to take precautions against getting bitten by a malaria-carrying mosquito.

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