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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 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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