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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 Tonsillitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/04/2015)

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. It's usually caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

A sore throat is the main symptom of tonsillitis. Your tonsils will be red and swollen and your throat may be very painful.

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NHS Choices - Causes of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by viral infections. It can also be caused by bacterial infections, particularly group A streptococcus bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

See your GP if you think you or your child has tonsillitis. They will examine your or your child's throat and ask some questions about the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

It's rare for complications to occur as a result of tonsillitis but they can include a middle ear infection, quinsy and obstructive sleep apnoea.

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NHS Choices - "For us, the benefits of tonsillectomy far outweighed the risks"

(14/07/2014)

Tessa Hughes, from Brixton in London, had a tonsillectomy when she was 15 after having chronic tonsillitis.

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