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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 Pneumococcal infections

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/10/2014)

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, and range from mild to severe.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

Your symptoms will vary, depending on the type of pneumococcal infection you have. Symptoms include fever, chills and a headache.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

There are more than 90 different strains of S. pneumoniae, and some are much more likely to cause serious infection (virulent) than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

There are several ways to diagnose pneumococcal infections, and the tests you have will depend on your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Preventing pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

Children under two should receive the PCV as part of their childhood immunisation schedule. Simple hygiene precautions can also help to prevent infection.

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