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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 - Introduction

(07/11/2014)

Most women experience some form of period pain during their lifetime. The medical term for period pain is dysmenorrhoea.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of painful periods

(07/11/2014)

The main symptom of period pain is painful muscle cramps in your lower abdomen (tummy). Sometimes the pain comes in intense spasms, while at other times the

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NHS Choices - Causes of painful periods

(07/11/2014)

Most cases of period pain are a normal part of your menstrual cycle and can usually be treated at home. This is known as primary dysmenorrhoea

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing painful periods caused by a medical condition

(07/11/2014)

Most women who have period pain find it is mild enough to treat at home. However, if your periods are causing you severe pain, contact your GP for advice

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NHS Choices - Treating painful periods

(07/11/2014)

Most cases of period pain can be treated at home. You can buy a number of painkillers over the counter to help manage your pain

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