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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 Mumps

NHS Choices - Introduction

(03/10/2013)

Mumps is a contagious viral infection that used to be common in children.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of mumps

(03/04/2014)

The symptoms of mumps usually develop 14 to 25 days after a person is infected with the mumps virus (the incubation period).

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NHS Choices - Causes of mumps

(24/09/2013)

Mumps is caused by the mumps virus, which belongs to a family of viruses known as paramyxoviruses.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing mumps

(24/09/2013)

If you suspect that you or your child has mumps, it's important to see your GP for a diagnosis.

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NHS Choices - Treating mumps

(24/09/2013)

There are currently medications to specifically treat the mumps virus. Instead, treatment is focused on relieving symptoms until your body’s immune system fights off the infection.

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NHS Choices - Complications of mumps

(24/09/2013)

There are several problems that often occur with mumps. These can be worrying, but they are rarely serious and usually improve as the infection passes.

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