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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 Mastitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(23/10/2014)

Mastitis is a condition that causes a woman's breast tissue to become painful and inflamed. It can usually be treated easily, but it's important to see your GP if you think you have it.

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NHS Choices - Causes of mastitis

(15/07/2014)

In breastfeeding women, mastitis is often caused by a build-up of milk within the breast – known as milk stasis. In some cases, this build-up of milk can also become infected.

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NHS Choices - Treating mastitis

(15/07/2014)

Mastitis can usually be easily treated, and most women will make a full recovery very quickly.

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