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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 Ulcerative colitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term (chronic) condition where the colon and rectum (large intestine or large bowel) become inflamed.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis vary depending on how much of the rectum and colon is inflamed and how severe the inflammation is.

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NHS Choices - Causes of ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, although it is thought to be the result of a problem with the immune system.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

Your GP will first ask you about your symptoms, your general health and your medical history.

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NHS Choices - Treating ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

Treatment for ulcerative colitis depends on how severe the condition is and how often your symptoms flare up.

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NHS Choices - Living with ulcerative colitis

(20/03/2014)

If you have ulcerative colitis, there are some things you can do yourself to help keep your symptoms under control and reduce your risk of complications.

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NHS Choices - 'I lost a lot of weight and had to stay in bed'

(14/05/2015)

Tony has had ulcerative colitis for more than 15 years. Having tried most medications, he is now on infliximab.

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