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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 Schizophrenia

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/03/2015)

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition that causes a range of different psychological symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of schizophrenia

(12/03/2015)

Changes in thinking and behaviour are the most obvious signs of schizophrenia, but people can experience the symptoms in different ways.

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NHS Choices - Causes of schizophrenia

(12/03/2015)

The exact causes of schizophrenia are unknown, but research suggests a combination of physical, genetic, psychological and environmental factors.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing schizophrenia

(12/03/2015)

There is no single test for schizophrenia. The condition is usually diagnosed after assessment by a specialist in mental health.

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NHS Choices - Treating schizophrenia

(12/03/2015)

Schizophrenia is usually treated with an individually tailored combination of therapy and medication.

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NHS Choices - Living with schizophrenia

(13/03/2015)

Most people with schizophrenia make a recovery, although many will experience the occasional return of symptoms (relapses).

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NHS Choices - 'I want to show people that recovery is possible'

(12/03/2015)

Stuart was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 31.

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NHS Choices - 'It can get me down, to the point where I won't go out of the house'

(12/03/2015)

Delusions and voices have been a daily feature of Richard's life for more than 10 years. Despite this, he recently completed a master's degree.

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