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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 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/10/2014)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that has a seasonal pattern.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder

(09/10/2014)

The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are similar to those of normal depression. However, unlike non-seasonal depression, they occur on a seasonal basis.

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NHS Choices - Causes of seasonal affective disorder

(09/10/2014)

The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are thought to be linked to the shorter, winter days when the body has less exposure to sunlight.

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NHS Choices - Treating seasonal affective disorder

(09/10/2014)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can usually be treated using a number of treatments, including cognitive behavioural therapy, light therapy and antidepressants.

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