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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 Skin cancer (melanoma)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/04/2015)

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can spread to other organs in the body. The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new mole

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of melanoma

(29/10/2014)

The first sign of a melanoma is often the appearance of a new mole or a change in the appearance of an existing mole.

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NHS Choices - Causes of melanoma

(04/12/2014)

The exact cause of melanoma is not known, although most cases are closely linked to the effect of ultraviolet (UV) light on the skin.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing melanoma

(29/10/2014)

A diagnosis of melanoma will usually begin with a visit to your GP, who will examine your skin and decide if you need further assessment by a specialist.

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NHS Choices - Treating melanoma

(29/10/2014)

Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma, although it often depends on your individual circumstances.

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NHS Choices - Preventing melanoma

(29/10/2014)

The best way to prevent all types of skin cancer is to avoid overexposure to the sun.

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NHS Choices - 'I never thought I’d be at risk'

(15/10/2014)

Kate was diagnosed with malignant melanoma after a routine check on a mole.

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