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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 Vitamins, minerals and supplements

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/02/2015)

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin A

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin A is also known as retinol and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - The B vitamins

(26/02/2015)

There are many different types of vitamin B and they all have important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin C

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin D

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin D has several important functions. For example, it helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin K

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin K has several important functions. For example, it is needed for blood clotting, which means it helps wounds to heal properly.

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NHS Choices - Calcium

(26/02/2015)

There is more calcium in the body than any other mineral, and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Iodine

(26/02/2015)

Iodine helps to make the thyroid hormones. These hormones help to keep cells and the metabolic rate healthy.

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NHS Choices - Iron

(06/03/2015)

Iron is an essential mineral that has several important roles in the body.

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NHS Choices - Other vitamins and minerals

(26/02/2015)

As well as vitamins and more common minerals – such as calcium, iodine and iron – a healthy diet includes many other substances.

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