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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 >


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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us… Read more >


Flu Vaccination Service 2018

What is flu?  Flu is a common infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by the flu virus. It usually occurs during the winter months. For most people, it is an unpleasant but not life-threatening illness. What is the flu vaccine and how does it work? The seasonal flu vaccine helps your immune system to… Read more >


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Ask A Pharmacist – Laura Armstrong

Life Pharmacy’s Laura Armstrong answers some of the most commonly asked questions about what you can do to keep the family healthy as the kids return to school – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 September 2018. How can I encourage healthy sleeping habits? It’s hard to believe the glorious summer of 2018… Read more >


Loyalty Exclusive: Save on Back to School Vitamins this September!

LOYALTY EXCLUSIVES: With the kids going back to school this week, we’ve got some great deals on children’s multivitamins when you swipe your Loyalty card! Nature’s Aid Kidz Pro 5 and Multivitamins & Mineral Tablets are both down to €5, whilst Nature’s Aid Vitamin C 1000mg and 500mg are both reduced to €2. Offer available… Read more >


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Ask a Pharmacist – Catherine Flynn

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Catherine Flynn answers some of your most frequently asked questions about vitamins – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 1 August 2018. Why is it necessary to give my baby Vitamin D? Medical evidence in Ireland shows that children and mothers have low levels of vitamin D which can… Read more >


Diabetes Care and Blood Glucose Screening

Diabetes occurs when there is a lack of a hormone called insulin in the body, or when the body does not respond properly to insulin. Insulin is released by an organ called the pancreas. It is responsible for letting glucose (sugar) in to the cells in the body to produce energy. Without insulin, the amount… Read more >


Hay Fever Advice

Hay fever is a common condition that is estimated to affect around 20% of people. Hay fever is more likely if there is a family history of allergies, particularly asthma or eczema. If you are a regular sufferer then early action ahead of symptoms is essential. Symptoms The symptoms of hay fever include: frequent sneezing… Read more >