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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 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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