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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 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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