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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 Short-sightedness

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/10/2014)

Short-sightedness, or myopia, is a very common eye condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly.

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NHS Choices - Signs and symptoms of short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

The main symptom of short-sightedness (myopia) is distant objects appearing blurred, while near objects can still be seen clearly.

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NHS Choices - Causes of short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

Short-sightedness (myopia) is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors that disrupt the normal development of the eye.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing short-sightedness

(02/12/2013)

Most cases of short-sightedness (myopia) are diagnosed by an optician during an eye test.

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NHS Choices - Treating short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

Glasses or contact lenses are the most common method of correcting short-sightedness (myopia). Laser surgery is also becoming increasingly popular.

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NHS Choices - Eye conditions associated with short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

If you have severe short-sightedness (high degree myopia), you are more likely to develop other eye disorders later in life.

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