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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 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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