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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 Rubella

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/01/2015)

Rubella (also known as german measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. It is usually a mild condition.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of rubella

(03/03/2014)

The symptoms of rubella usually take two 2-3 weeks to develop after infection. This time is called the incubation period.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing rubella

(02/06/2015)

If you suspect that you or your child have rubella, phone your GP surgery or NHS 111 straight away for advice.

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NHS Choices - Treating rubella

(03/03/2014)

There is no specific treatment for rubella. The condition is usually mild and improves without treatment within 7-10 days.

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NHS Choices - Complications of rubella

(03/03/2014)

Serious complications of rubella are very rare, particularly since the MMR vaccine was introduced.

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NHS Choices - Preventing rubella

(02/06/2015)

The best way to avoid catching rubella is to be immunised with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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