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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 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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