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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 Spinal muscular atrophy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/05/2015)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that causes muscle weakness and progressive loss of movement.

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NHS Choices - Types of spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

There are several different types of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), depending on when symptoms develop and how severe they are.

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NHS Choices - Causes of spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by faulty genes. Most cases are passed on to a child by their parents.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

Tests for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) can be carried out before, during and after pregnancy.

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NHS Choices - Treating spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

Treatment and support is available to help manage the symptoms of SMA and provide the best possible quality of life. It's not currently possible to treat the underlying genetic fault that causes SMA.

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