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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 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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