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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 Meningitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/04/2015)

Meningitis is an infection of the meninges (protective membranes) that surround the brain and spinal cord. It can be bacterial or viral.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of meningitis

(08/04/2015)

Meningitis should be treated as a medical emergency because bacterial meningitis can lead to septicaemia (blood poisoning), which can be fatal.

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NHS Choices - Causes of meningitis

(30/06/2014)

Meningitis can be caused by bacteria or a virus. This is known as either bacterial meningitis or viral meningitis.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing meningitis

(04/09/2014)

Meningitis is difficult to diagnose. It usually comes on suddenly and can be easily confused with flu because many of the symptoms are the same.

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NHS Choices - Treating meningitis

(30/06/2014)

Immediate hospital admission is required in cases of suspected meningitis or septicaemia (blood poisoning).

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NHS Choices - Complications of meningitis

(30/06/2014)

Bacterial meningitis can place tremendous strain on the body and the brain. Complications are more likely with severe bacterial meningitis.

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NHS Choices - Meningitis vaccination

(09/03/2015)

There are a number of vaccines that can prevent many types of viral and bacterial meningitis including the MMR vaccine, the meningitis C vaccine and the 5-in-1 vaccine.

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NHS Choices - "Courtney's condition didn't just suddenly improve after two weeks. It still affects her years afterwards"

(30/06/2014)

Tracey Chambers' daughter Courtney was diagnosed with meningitis septicaemia. She talks about the short-term and long-term effects of Courtney's illness.

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NHS Choices - "They told us to prepare for the worst"

(30/06/2014)

Mary Baron and her family were enjoying a holiday in Tenerife when tragedy struck – her three-year-old grandson, Kyle, caught bacterial meningitis.

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