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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 Paralysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/10/2014)

Paralysis occurs when a person loses the ability to move one or more muscles of the body. It may be associated with loss of feeling and other bodily functions.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of paralysis

(10/10/2014)

Paralysis can be classified in a number of different ways. For example, it can be localised, affecting a particular part of the body, or generalised, affecting a wider area.

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NHS Choices - Causes of paralysis

(10/10/2014)

The four most common causes of paralysis are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing paralysis

(10/10/2014)

Diagnosing paralysis is not usually necessary if the cause is obvious – for example, if paralysis has occurred after a stroke.

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NHS Choices - Treating paralysis

(10/10/2014)

There is currently no cure for paralysis. Treatment focuses on helping you adapt to life with paralysis by making you as independent as possible.

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NHS Choices - Complications of paralysis

(09/10/2014)

A person with paralysis can develop a number of complications, including autonomic dysreflexia, sexual problems and depression.

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NHS Choices - Recommendations

(09/10/2014)

If you are paralysed, it is very important that you take measures to prevent getting pressure ulcers.

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