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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 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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