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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 Syphilis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/06/2014)

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is usually caught by having sex with someone who is infected.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of syphilis

(16/07/2014)

The symptoms of syphilis are the same for men and women and can be difficult to recognise.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing syphilis

(10/06/2014)

Read about where to go if you think you have syphilis and how the condition is diagnosed using a blood test.

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NHS Choices - Treating syphilis

(10/06/2014)

Read about the treatment of syphilis, which usually involves a single injection of the antibiotic penicillin.

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NHS Choices - Preventing syphilis

(10/06/2014)

The only guaranteed way to prevent a syphilis infection is to avoid sexual contact or to only have sexual contact with a partner who is not infected.

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