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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 Psoriasis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(28/05/2015)

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

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NHS Choices - Causes of psoriasis

(04/02/2014)

Psoriasis occurs when skin cells are replaced more quickly than usual. It is not known exactly why this happens.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing psoriasis

(31/08/2013)

Usually, your doctor will make a diagnosis of psoriasis based on the appearance of your skin. There is no blood test for psoriasis.

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NHS Choices - Treating psoriasis

(28/05/2015)

Treatment for psoriasis usually helps to keep the condition under control and most people can be treated by their GP.

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NHS Choices - Living with psoriasis

(10/09/2014)

Although psoriasis is just a minor irritation for some people, the condition can sometimes have a significant impact on your life.

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NHS Choices - ‘The ointments made me smell like a newly paved road’

(31/08/2013)

Ray, 69, has been chairman of The Psoriasis Association for the last 33 years. He's lived with psoriasis since he was 14 and continues to treat it with coal-tar medication.

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