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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 Sprains

NHS Choices - Introduction


Sprains and strains are very common injuries that affect muscles and ligaments.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sprains and strains


The main causes of sprains and strains are sporting activities or accidents that involve a fall or a collision.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing sprains and strains


When diagnosing a strain or sprain, your doctor will ask how you injured yourself and will perform a physical examination. In severe cases, an X-ray may be needed.

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NHS Choices - Treating sprains and strains


Most mild to moderate sprains and strains can often be treated at home using self-care techniques. Painkillers can also be used to ease pain.

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NHS Choices - Preventing sprains and strains


There are several ways you can help prevent sprains and strains, such as warming up properly before exercising and wearing suitable footwear.

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