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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 Multiple sclerosis

'Monthly infusions help treat my MS'

(14/07/2014)

Narinder Kaur-Logue has an aggressive form of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. She experiences severely debilitating fatigue on a daily basis

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Introduction

(08/05/2015)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision.

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Symptoms of multiple sclerosis

(04/09/2014)

The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls all your body's actions. When MS damages the nerve fibres that carry messages to and from your brain, symptoms can occur in any part of your body.

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Causes of multiple sclerosis

(04/09/2014)

The exact reason why someone develops multiple sclerosis (MS) is not known. What is known so far suggests that it is caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors.

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Diagnosing multiple sclerosis

(04/09/2014)

If you have unexplained symptoms that are similar to those of multiple sclerosis (MS), see your GP.

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Treating multiple sclerosis

(08/05/2015)

Find out more about treating multiple sclerosis, including treatment for symptoms and for relapses

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Living with multiple sclerosis

(04/09/2014)

A diagnosis of MS is life changing. You may need long-term treatment to control your symptoms and you may have to adapt your daily life.

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'You just find the tools to get around it'

(14/07/2014)

Jo was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years ago. She explains how it affects her body, her ability to move around and her family life, and where to

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'Cognitive behavioural therapy worked for me'

(14/07/2014)

Leonie Martin, age 45, has relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). She resigned from her job in management seven years ago after a series of relapses and

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'I consider myself very lucky'

(14/07/2014)

Sara was 22 when she was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Now 30, she talks about her life since then.“It all started when I was in

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