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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 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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