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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 Warts and verrucas

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/09/2014)

Warts are small non-cancerous lumps. They often develop on the skin of the hands and feet.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of warts and verrucas

(18/09/2014)

Warts are not usually painful, but some types, such as verrucas, may hurt. They can occasionally itch or bleed.

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NHS Choices - Causes of warts and verrucas

(18/09/2014)

Warts are caused by certain strains of the human papilloma virus. The virus is present in the skin cells of a wart.

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NHS Choices - Treating warts and verrucas

(18/09/2014)

Warts usually clear up without treatment. However, it can sometimes take up to two years for the HPV virus to leave your system and for warts to disappear.

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