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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 Migraine

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/07/2014)

A migraine is usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a migraine

(23/05/2014)

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache that occurs at the front or on one side of the head.

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NHS Choices - Causes of migraines

(23/05/2014)

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they are thought to be the result of abnormal brain activity.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing migraine

(23/05/2014)

There is no specific test to diagnose migraines. For an accurate diagnosis to be made, your GP must identify a pattern of recurring headaches.

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NHS Choices - Treating migraines

(08/10/2014)

There is currently no cure for migraines, although a number of treatments are available to help ease the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of migraine

(23/05/2014)

Migraines are associated with a small increased risk of ischaemic strokes, and a very small increased risk of mental health problems.

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NHS Choices - Preventing migraine

(11/07/2014)

There are a number of ways you can reduce your chances of experiencing migraines.

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NHS Choices - 'When I was sick, I knew it was a really bad one'

(11/07/2014)

Debbie was 12 years old when she first began having symptoms of migraine.

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