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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 Shingles

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infection of a nerve and the skin around it. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of shingles

(10/07/2014)

An episode of shingles typically lasts around two to four weeks. The main symptoms are pain, followed by a rash.

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NHS Choices - Causes of shingles

(10/07/2014)

Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chickenpox.

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NHS Choices - Treating shingles

(10/07/2014)

There is no cure for shingles, but treatment can help ease your symptoms until the condition improves.

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NHS Choices - Complications of shingles

(05/03/2015)

Complications can sometimes occur as a result of shingles. They are more likely if you have a weakened immune system or are elderly.

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