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People who believe they are suffering from colds or flus are being urged not to self medicate.
Local pharmacists are urging parents to screen children for head lice every week when they return to school. Mullingar pharmacists Eamonn Brady from Whelehans Pharmacy and Niall Weir from Weirs Pharmacy advise early detection to reduce the spread of the infection and the scale of outbreaks. There is no way of preventing head lice but the earlier their presence is detected, the easier it is to get rid of them.
As we all know, kids will be kids and they feel invincible. However, statistics tell us that one in four children do damage to their front teeth.
The trebling of the prescription tax from 50c to €1.50 on medical card prescriptions is little more than a ‘sick tax’ that will cost as much as the property tax.
Following the success of the recent talk on cholesterol and blood pressure, Market Point Pharmacy and Green Road Pharmacy are holding an information night in conjunction with the Irish Osteoporosis Society on Thursday May 26 at 7.30pm in the Greville Arms Hotel.
With the New Year in full swing now, many of you will have already decided on your new year’s resolution. For those of you who are determined to lose weight this year - you are not alone, as a whopping one in three people will look to select this as one of their New Years Resolutions. While many will decide on committing to annual gym memberships, there will also be many that will look at Xipisan™ as a convenient solution to losing weight naturally.
Helix Health is calling on all Westmeath pharmacists to enter the fourth annual Irish Pharmacist Awards. There are 1,600 community and 100 hospital pharmacies in Ireland so competition will be stiff to win one of the coveted awards. If your local pharmacist has provided you with exceptional patient care then you can also nominate them for an award.
Most children will suffer from some form of skin condition during the early stages of their development. Parents are often confused about what action to take. This can be very distressing for both parents and their children.
A simple guide called Common Ailments in Babies and Young Children, launched today by the Irish Pharmacy Union, gives a snapshot of the most common illnesses that children get and what parents can do to treat their child. It also gives advice on how to administer medicines safely to children. The guide is available free in pharmacies nationwide.
Front line health services will be seriously damaged by the Minister for Health and Children’s decision to cut payments by 36 per cent to pharmacists for providing medicines and advice to patients on the community drugs schemes , according to the Irish Pharmacy Union [IPU], the representative body for 1,900 community pharmacists.