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Carotenoids for Brain Health

Carotenoids for Brain Health

Why measure Carotenoid levels? A connection has been established between the level of carotenoids in the skin and the concentration in the patient’s macular pigment, Carotenoids in the macular pigment protect the retina from damage caused by blue light and oxidative stress.Numerous studies are revealing that levels of these important carotenoids…

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Hair Dying Tips

Hair Dying Tips

Looking to try an at home hair colour and not sure where to start?Do your roots betray your natural hair color, indicating that you're not a natural blonde? Perhaps you're eager for a significant transformation but reluctant to spend a hefty sum at the salon. Regardless of your motivation for reaching for…

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Cold Like Symptoms in Babies and children

Cold Like Symptoms in Babies and children

What is RSV? Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a virus that infects the lungs and respiratory tract causing cold-like symptoms. How common or infectious is RSV? It's so common that most children have been infected with it by the time they're 2 years old.What are the symptoms? In adults and older children, signs…

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Health Benefits of CoQ10

Health Benefits of CoQ10

What is CoQ10?Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that your body produces naturally. Your cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance.As you age, the levels of CoQ10 in your body naturally decline. Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance that is found in all human tissues, with the highest concentrations in…

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Heart Health Awareness Month

Heart Health Awareness Month

Heart Health is important because 1 in 4 men in Ireland will lose their lives to heart disease or stroke. Last year, almost 1,000 men died from a heart attack in Ireland and 1 in 4 men will lose their lives to heart disease or stroke. But 80% of premature heart disease…

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What are mouth Ulcers and how can they be treated?

What are mouth Ulcers and how can they be treated?

What is a Mouth Ulcer?A mouth ulcer denotes a non-communicable small sore located within the oral cavity, possibly appearing on the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, or the palate. This prevalent matter affects most individuals at some point, with approximately 20% of the UK population experiencing recurrent mouth ulcers. The occurrence…

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Which Magnesium supplement is right for me?

Which Magnesium supplement is right for me?

Magnesium stands as a crucial mineral that must find its way into our daily dietary intake. Its significance lies in its involvement in excess of 300 enzymatic reactions and a multitude of biochemical pathways within the human body. Particularly during periods of elevated stress and heightened energy demands, its consumption…

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Help and Advice to keep your blood pressure under control

Help and Advice to keep your blood pressure under control

High blood pressure also known as hypertension is very common in Ireland, with a large percentage of Irish adults suffering from the condition. It is the number one cause of premature death worldwide and is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.What is high blood pressure?Blood…

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Is the emergency contraceptive safe and effective?

Is the emergency contraceptive safe and effective?

Emergency contraception is an effective option for preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex, but it isn't as effective as other methods of contraception and isn't recommended for routine use. Emergency contraception should only be used in an emergency and not used routinely.There are two types of Emergency Hormonal Contraception.1.The emergency contraceptive…

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Curcumin for arthritis: Does it really work?

Curcumin for arthritis: Does it really work?

What is Curcumin? Curcumin is a natural substance, found in the spice turmeric, that has anti-inflammatory effects. Its use has been advocated for cardiovascular health, arthritis, and a host of other conditions.Turmeric goes by many different names – Indian saffron, turmeric root, or even Curcuma longa  It’s a plant native to…

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Saffron alleviates nervousness, maintains emotional balance and aids sleep.

Saffron alleviates nervousness, maintains emotional balance and aids sleep.

What is Saffrosun?Saffrosun contains Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, it is a powerful spice high in antioxidants.Saffrosun Calm (Saffrosun B12) contains three saffron extracts at a clinically effective strength, with 100% organic prebiotic and food-sourced Vitamin D3 and Vitamin B12. Here’s what it can do for you:Alleviate…

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How to remove earwax safely

How to remove earwax safely

What is Ear Wax? Ear wax or Cerumen is produced by the tiny glands that line the ear canal. The ear canal also has glands that produce a waxy oil called cerumen. Sometimes, the glands produce more wax than can be easily removed from the ear. This extra wax may harden…

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Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals with New Weigh: The Ultimate Supplement

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals with New Weigh: The Ultimate Supplement

Are you struggling to lose stubborn fat? Look no further than New Weigh, the revolutionary weight loss supplement that promises to help you reach your goals quickly and effectively. With its powerful formula, you can say goodbye to unwanted pounds and hello to a healthier, happier you. Don't wait any…

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How to heal dry tight skin | Ballyduff Pharmacy

How to heal dry tight skin | Ballyduff Pharmacy

How to heal dry tight flaky skin Dry skin can feel rough, itchy, flaky or scaly. It's a common condition that affects people of all ages.Dry skin, also known as xerosis or xeroderma, has many causes, including cold or dry weather, sun damage, harsh soaps, and overbathing.Dry skin is caused by…

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Health Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Health Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that may support your heart health.  Omega 3 fatty acids are made up of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA ) and Alpha linoleic acid (ALA)Omega-3 fatty acids help all the cells in your body function as they should. They’re a vital part…

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Understanding Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Understanding Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

What is hand foot and mouth disease?Hand, foot and mouth disease, is a highly contagious viral illness that usually affects young children. Summer and early autumn are the most common times for outbreaks.This common viral illness primarily affects infants and children under the age of 5. However, older children, teens,…

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Insect bites and stings

Insect bites and stings

Insect bites and stingsNumerous insects, including bees, spiders, fleas, hornets, wasps, and mosquitoes can bite or sting. Some bites and stings cause itching and / or pain which occurs because the insect has injected venom or another irritating substance into your skin, which causes an allergic reaction. In most cases, this…

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Summer essential vitamins

Summer essential vitamins

As the weather warms up and the summer months begin, it’s natural to focus on getting your body into shape. While healthy eating and exercise are essential, vitamin supplements can give you a boost and help prepare you for summer from the inside out.Here are some vitamin supplements available on…

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Hayfever and Allergies, What are they and how do we treat them?

Hayfever and Allergies, What are they and how do we treat them?

What is Hayfever? Hayfever or Allergic Rhinitis results when there is inflammation or irritation of the nasal lining caused by an allergic reaction, leading to nasal discharge or blocked nose.Hayfever occurs when an allergen is inhaled by an individual with high circulating IgE antibodies. Allergens include grass pollens, dust mites, animal…

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All you need to know about constipation

All you need to know about constipation

What is Constipation? Constipation is defined as a condition in which you may have fewer than three bowel movements a week, stools that are hard, dry, or lumpy, stools that are difficult or painful to pass or a feeling that not all stool has passed.However, decent stool elimination is having one…

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Back to school Immune Health

Back to school Immune Health

How to ensure optimum health for your childs immune system as they return to school.Children returning to school are at increased risk of coughs, colds and runny noses. Of course a healthy diet is the best way of helping their immune system to function at its best, coupled with adequate…

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Haemorrhoids and Piles

Haemorrhoids and Piles

Haemorrhoids are inflamed blood vessels which become swollen and distended usually caused by increased pressure due to pregnancy, being overweight, or straining during bowel movements. By midlife, haemorrhoids often become an ongoing complaint and about half the population has experienced one or more of the classic symptoms, which include rectal…

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Trilogy Skincare Review with Cindy

Trilogy Skincare Review with Cindy

I recently started using Trilogy Skincare, in particular, the Vital Moisturising Cream. My skin has always been in good condition because I do look after it quite well, but for some reason for the past month or so it has felt tight and slightly irritated. True, we have had some sunshine…

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Acne Vulgaris Treatments

Acne Vulgaris Treatments

Acne (Acne Vulgaris) is a common skin disease predominantly found on the face, upper back, and chest.Up to 90% of teenagers will experience acne at some stage and although the condition tends to subside, on average it continues to persist for 8-10 years.Acne can be defined as being inflammatory or…

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