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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 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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