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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 Urinary tract infection

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Urinary tract infections are very common. They can be painful and uncomfortable, but usually pass within a few days or can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of urinary tract infections

(20/01/2015)

The symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection (UTI) include: cloudy urine, and a need to urinate more frequently, either during the day, or night, or both.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a urinary tract infection

(18/07/2014)

If you are a woman and you have the typical symptoms of a lower UTI, further testing is not usually required to confirm the diagnosis.

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NHS Choices - Treating a urinary tract infection

(18/07/2014)

Your recommended treatment plan will depend on whether you have a lower or an upper urinary tract infection (UTI). A lower UTI can usually be treated at home.

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NHS Choices - Preventing a urinary tract infection

(18/07/2014)

Not all urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be prevented, but there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing an infection.

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