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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 Vegetative state

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/04/2014)

A disorder of consciousness, or impaired conciousness, is a state where consciousness is affected by an injury to the brain.

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NHS Choices - Features of disorders of consciousness

(31/10/2013)

A vegetative state means that damage to the brain has affected complex brain functions, but more basic functions are maintained.

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NHS Choices - Causes of disorders of consciousness

(31/10/2013)

Disorders of consciousness can occur if the parts of the brain responsible for consciousness are injured or damaged.

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NHS Choices - Treating disorders of consciousness

(31/10/2013)

Treatment can't ensure recovery from a state of impaired consciousness, but measures can be taken to increase the chances of natural improvement.

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