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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 Stings, sea creatures

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/05/2015)

A sea creature sting can usually be treated with first aid. But if serious symptoms develop, such as severe pain, swelling or difficulty breathing, dial 999 for an ambulance.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of jellyfish stings and other sea creature stings

(08/01/2014)

If you or someone else has been stung in the sea, get help from someone with first aid training, such as a lifeguard.

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NHS Choices - Treating jellyfish stings and other sea creature stings

(08/01/2014)

Treatment for stings in the sea will vary depending on what has stung you and, in some cases, how severe your reaction is.

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NHS Choices - Preventing jellyfish stings and other sea creature stings

(08/01/2014)

If you're going to swim in the sea, there are some things you can do to avoid being stung and to ensure that you have easy access to medical care.

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