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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 >


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 – 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 >


5 Steps to Heart Health

With around 10,000 people suffering from Cardiovascular Disease annually, heart-related illnesses are now the number one cause of death in Ireland. According to the HSE, Coronary Heart Disease, including heart attack, accounts for 22% of all deaths recorded annually. Having a healthy heart is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Failing to take care of your… Read more >


Blood Pressure: Know The Facts

Blood pressure is one of the most widespread topics of discussion among medical professionals today. We at Life Pharmacy would like our patients to know the facts about blood pressure, as maintaining a healthy blood pressure can be key to maintaining a healthy life.  So what is blood pressure? Blood pressure can be defined as… Read more >


5 Healthcare Essentials for Summer Travellers

Now that summer has arrived, Irish people are jetting off around the world, spending their well-deserved holiday time abroad. In a recent study by thejournal.ie, it was found that the most popular holiday destinations for Irish people range from London to New York City to the Costa del Sol. Others opt to spend their holidays… Read more >


Staying Sun Safe

The summer is well underway and its time to talk about sun care. With the recent spell of beautiful weather in Ireland, now is the time to educate ourselves on the dangers associated with the sun exposure. What are the risks of unprotected sun exposure? Firstly, sun care is essential in the prevention of burns…. Read more >


How to stay healthy during exam time

It’s the final countdown – after weeks of cramming, sleepless nights and excessive highlighting, exam time is just around the corner. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult at the best of times, so we’ve compiled our top 5 tips for healthy living while sitting exams. Step 1: Get Organised Preparing for state exams can… Read more >