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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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NHS Choices - Symptoms of norovirus

(11/03/2015)

The first sign of norovirus is usually suddenly feeling sick followed by forceful vomiting and watery diarrhoea.

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NHS Choices - Treating norovirus

(12/03/2015)

There's no specific treatment for norovirus. You don't need to see your GP because your body should fight off the infection within a couple of days.

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NHS Choices - Preventing norovirus

(13/03/2014)

It's not always possible to avoid getting norovirus, but ensuring good hygiene can help limit the spread of the virus.

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