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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 Rheumatic fever

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/07/2014)

Information on rheumatic fever from NHS Choices, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment, with links to other useful resources.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

Read about symptoms of rheumatic fever, including arthritis, inflammation of the heart and Sydenham chorea, which can develop one to five weeks after a streptococcal throat infection.

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NHS Choices - Causes of rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

Most experts believe rheumatic fever is caused by the immune system malfunctioning. Almost all cases develop a few weeks after a throat infection.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

As rheumatic fever can cause so many different symptoms, a type of checklist known as the "Jones Criteria" is used to help diagnose it.

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NHS Choices - Complications of rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

Complications of rheumatic fever can include rheumatic heart disease, which causes dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath and tiredness.

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