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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 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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