Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get… Read more >


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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 >


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 >


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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 >


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 >


Stop Smoking Advice

Stopping smoking is one of the most positive things you can do for your health. It is never too late to start your journey to improved health, wellbeing and quality of life. Many smokers think of the new year as a fresh start at giving up their smoking habit, and Life Pharmacy is on hand… Read more >


Top 5 Tips – Cleaning your Makeup Brushes

Top 5 Tips – Cleaning your Makeup Brushes While cleaning our makeup brushes is a necessary task; it is often one that gets overlooked, especially when we wear makeup every day and can’t imagine forfeiting it for a day to let the brushes dry! So why clean your brushes routinely? Make up brushes gather a… Read more >