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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 Parkinson's disease

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/03/2015)

Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively damaged over many years.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

The symptoms of Parkinson's disease usually develop gradually and are mild at first.

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NHS Choices - Causes of Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

No tests can conclusively show that you have Parkinson's disease. Your doctor will base a diagnosis on your symptoms, medical history and the results of some simple exercises.

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NHS Choices - Treating Parkinson's disease

(07/08/2014)

There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease, but treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms and maintain your quality of life.

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NHS Choices - Living with Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is life changing. You will need long-term treatment to control your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - "I've learned to live with Parkinson’s"

(11/07/2014)

Parkinson’s disease is usually considered an older person's illness, but Karen Rose was diagnosed with it when she was just 34.

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NHS Choices - "For me, everything just takes a bit longer"

(11/07/2014)

Ernie May was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he was 65. He tells us his story.

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