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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 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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