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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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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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