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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 Roundworm

NHS Choices - Introduction

(16/09/2014)

Roundworms can infest the human digestive tract, specifically the small intestine. A roundworm infection is also sometimes known as ascariasis or acaris.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a roundworm infection

(02/04/2015)

In most cases, a roundworm infection doesn't cause any noticeable symptoms. Some people have a high temperature, dry cough and shortness of breath.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a roundworm infection

(02/04/2015)

A roundworm infection begins when you swallow roundworm eggs. Eggs can be present in food or drink, or in the soil in which food has grown.

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NHS Choices - Treating a roundworm infection

(02/04/2015)

Roundworm infections can be successfully treated using one of a number of medicines.

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NHS Choices - Preventing a roundworm infection

(02/04/2015)

As well as treating roundworm infections with medication, the infection can be controlled by improving sanitation and health education.

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