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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 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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