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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 Muscular dystrophy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/04/2015)

The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken. This leads to an increasing level of disability.

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NHS Choices - Types of muscular dystrophy

(22/10/2013)

There are many different types of muscular dystrophy (MD). All these types cause muscle weakness, but the areas affected and the severity of symptoms are different.

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NHS Choices - Causes of muscular dystrophy

(21/10/2013)

In most cases, muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited condition (it runs in families). It is caused by a faulty gene.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing muscular dystrophy

(09/04/2015)

Many different methods can be used to diagnose the various types of muscular dystrophy (MD).

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NHS Choices - Treating muscular dystrophy

(21/10/2013)

Although there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, the condition can be eased by several types of treatment. Read about the treatments available and how they can help.

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NHS Choices - Genetic testing for muscular dystrophy

(21/10/2013)

Genetic testing may be useful for prospective parents who have a family history of MD and are worried about passing the condition on.

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