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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 Spina bifida

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/03/2015)

Spina bifida is a condition where the spine does not develop properly, leaving a gap in the spine.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

Spina bifida can cause a wide range of symptoms that can vary in severity, including cognitive, mobility, and bladder and bowel symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Causes of spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

The cause of spina bifida is unknown, although a number of things that can increase the risk of the condition have been identified.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing spina bifida

(26/05/2015)

Most cases of spina bifida are detected during a routine ultrasound scan carried out when you are around 18-21 weeks pregnant.

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NHS Choices - Treating spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

If your child is diagnosed with spina bifida, you will be referred to specialist healthcare professionals who will be involved in their care.

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NHS Choices - Complications of spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

Spina bifida can cause several health complications. It can also have a significant psychological effect on those living with the condition and their carers.

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NHS Choices - Preventing spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

The most effective way to prevent spina bifida is to take folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy.

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