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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 Obesity

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/05/2015)

Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight, with a lot of body fat.

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NHS Choices - Causes of obesity

(25/06/2014)

Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing obesity

(05/06/2014)

Body mass index (BMI) is widely used as a simple and reliable way of finding out if you are overweight or obese.

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NHS Choices - Treating obesity

(05/06/2014)

If you are obese and you want to lose weight, speak to your GP for advice about losing weight safely.

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NHS Choices - Complications of obesity

(05/06/2014)

Obesity can cause a number of further problems, from difficulties with daily activities to serious health conditions.

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NHS Choices - 'Life is so much better at a healthy weight'

(05/06/2014)

Husband and wife Brendan and Debbie Byrne lost a combined total of 9st 6lb by binning takeaways in favour of a healthy diet.

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