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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 Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/06/2015)

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are two heat-related health conditions. If they are not quickly treated, they can both be very serious.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(16/09/2013)

If not treated quickly, heat exhaustion and heatstroke can be very serious. Dial 999 immediately to request an ambulance if you think someone has heatsroke.

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NHS Choices - Causes of heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(16/09/2013)

Heat exhaustion and Heatstroke occur when the body is no longer able to cool itself and starts to overheat.

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NHS Choices - Treating heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(02/06/2015)

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke need to be treated quickly. The first steps of treatment are to cool the person down and get them to drink cool water or rehydration fluids.

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NHS Choices - Preventing heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(30/06/2014)

In a heatwave, stay out of the sun, particularly during the hottest parts of the day. If you have to go out, apply suncream, wear a hat and drink plenty of fluid.

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