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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 Toxic shock syndrome

NHS Choices - Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome

(11/09/2014)

The symptoms of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) normally begin with a sudden high fever (body temperature rises above 38.9°C/102°F).

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NHS Choices - Causes of toxic shock syndrome

(11/09/2014)

The causes of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) are not fully understood, although several risk factors have been identified.

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NHS Choices - Treating toxic shock syndrome

(11/09/2014)

If you have toxic shock syndrome (TSS) you will need to be admitted to hospital straight away and may need to be treated in an intensive care unit.

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NHS Choices - Preventing toxic shock syndrome

(11/09/2014)

The best way to prevent toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occuring is to get quick treatment for wounds on the body and correctly use tampons and contraception.

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