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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 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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