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Date of publishing: 15th Nov 2018
Date of publishing: 13th Nov 2018

As the days grow darker and colder, many of us occasionally experience the winter doldrums. According to Mental Health Ireland, a proportion of the Irish population (1 in 15 people) suffers from Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) of depression.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that has a seasonal pattern

Date of publishing: 13th Nov 2018

According to the Irish Heart Foundation, Cardiovascular Disease is currently the cause of one-third of all deaths and one in five premature deaths. Approximately 10,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease – including coronary heart disease, stroke and other circulatory diseases2. By 2020 people with Cardiovascular Disease is set to increase by 40%

Date of publishing: 6th Nov 2018
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Date of publishing: 2nd Nov 2018

S. aureus is a common bacterium found on the skin and in the nose that is usually harmless. This all changes if it enters the body through cuts and grazes. To compound this in recent years, potentially life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant strains have emerged known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Date of publishing: 2nd Nov 2018
Please click here to view Solu-Medrone 40mg and 125mg: New Prescribing Information.
Date of publishing: 31st Oct 2018
To download your Hypertension - Know your risk patient information leaflet click here, or on the image below. 
Date of publishing: 24th Oct 2018

Even though they’re rare, outbreaks of bacterial meningitis often make the news, which can lead to people having questions about the disease, including what it is, how it is treated and spread, and how it can be prevented. Here are some basic facts about bacterial meningitis.

Date of publishing: 23rd Oct 2018

It’s tough to find someone these days that isn’t on some sort of prescription medicine. You might see this as a good thing as more people are receiving medication to treat what ails them. But there are risks that come with an increased reliance on prescription medication—and those risks can come to a head with the practice of polypharmacy.  

Date of publishing: 23rd Oct 2018

Diabetes has become a global epidemic in the last quarter century, quadrupling to 422 million people living with the disease in 2014 from 108 million in 1980. Nearly 95 percent of today’s cases are type 2, where the body both can’t produce enough insulin.  

Date of publishing: 23rd Oct 2018

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland. In 2017 it is estimated that there were an average of 10,857 skin cancers and 1,092 melanoma cases.  Unprotected skin exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can also lead to several other adverse health effects, such as sunburn, premature skin aging, eye damage, and weakened immune system

Date of publishing: 23rd Oct 2018

When you hear the word fungus, you may think of mushrooms growing on a wet tree trunk, mould on old bread, or mildew at the back of the refrigerator. These are perhaps the most well-known forms of fungi (more than one fungus), but did you know that there are up to 1.5 million species of fungi, approximately 300 of which can cause illness in people?

Date of publishing: 19th Oct 2018

Psoriasis is a chronic immune mediated inflammatory disorder that affects approximately 2% of the world population or 140 million people worldwide. In Ireland, there are over 73,000 people with psoriasis and more than 9,000 people who suffer with severe psoriasis.  

Date of publishing: 19th Oct 2018

Did you know that it’s normal for people to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day? But when your hair falls out in round a patch, that’s something else entirely. This abnormal hair loss could be due to a condition called alopecia areata.

Date of publishing: 19th Oct 2018
Tumour-Typing: A New Way of Assessing Cancer Treatment Options...
Date of publishing: 19th Oct 2018
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Date of publishing: 18th Oct 2018

Ever wonder what bit you? There are a slew of critters, like bees, mosquitos and ticks that are known to bite or sting and cause uncomfortable symptoms. Though bug bites are often harmless, it’s still wise to learn how to identify each bug’s distinctive bite. Knowing which kind of bug bit you can help you and your healthcare provider know what to do in case of a bite.

Date of publishing: 18th Oct 2018

No one likes having dry, scaly, or itchy skin. And though it may seem like a problem that comes with cold or dry weather, or simply a need to moisturize, it may also be a sign of a medical condition called atopic dermatitis.

Date of publishing: 9th Oct 2018
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Date of publishing: 9th Oct 2018
Date of publishing: 9th Oct 2018

According to a CareerBuilder survey, about 75 percent of employers say that more than two hours of efficient work are lost every day. But it is not always obvious what exactly kills your team productivity.  

Date of publishing: 9th Oct 2018

Small talk. It may seem trivial, but it may be the path to a deeper connection, says Bernardo J. Carducci, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology and director of the Indiana University Southeast Shyness Research Institute. And it’s something that all generations can share, regardless of age differences.

Date of publishing: 9th Oct 2018
  7 Ways to Get Where You Need When You Don’t Drive1 Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Today, it may seem easier than ever before to maintain inde...
Date of publishing: 3rd Oct 2018
Retail Pharmacy Merchandising: What you need to know Author: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland In the broadest sense, merchandising is any practice whic...
Date of publishing: 3rd Oct 2018
Your Healthiest You 40, 50, 60 and 70+ Source: Jessica Brown, Prevention, Pfizer Get Old Team Help keep your bones in tip-top shape with this com...
Date of publishing: 2nd Oct 2018
Customer Loyalty: What is it? And How to Retain It Author: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland   “If people believe they share values with a company, they...
Date of publishing: 2nd Oct 2018
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Date of publishing: 2nd Oct 2018
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Date of publishing: 1st Oct 2018
Date of publishing: 28th Sep 2018
Are some people genetically predisposed to lose muscle more easily? Author: Pfizer get old team Everyone loses muscle mass as they age, but your ...
Date of publishing: 28th Sep 2018
To download your Cholesterol Patient Information Booklet, please click on the image below.  PP-GEP-IRL-0820 Date of preparation: August 2018
Date of publishing: 23rd Aug 2018
Help Boost Your Mood with Exercise1...
Date of publishing: 16th Aug 2018
Chronic Disease Doesn't Have to Be Exhausting. Here are 5 Ways to Combat Mental Fatigue. Author: Pfizer Get Old Illness can be exhausting, and no...
Date of publishing: 16th Aug 2018
Date of publishing: 27th Jul 2018
Rev up your workout with interval training1  Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Are you ready to shake up your workout? Do you wish you could burn...
Date of publishing: 26th Jul 2018
Date of publishing: 26th Jul 2018
Please click on the image beloow download you Exercise Patient Booklet, PP-GEP-IRL-0713. Date of Preparation: April 2018
Date of publishing: 18th Jul 2018
Date of publishing: 17th Jul 2018
Keeping your ePortfolio up to date Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland What is the ePortfolio? Since May 2011, the Irish College of General Practi...
Date of publishing: 17th Jul 2018
5 a day Ireland – Facts & Figures Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland   The 5-a-day diet was the result of a growing body of evidence since th...
Date of publishing: 17th Jul 2018
Nutrition – you are what you eat Ever hear the saying, you are what you eat? Eating isn’t just about satisfying hunger. Good nutrition is linked ...
Date of publishing: 1st Jul 2018
Date of publishing: 1st Jul 2018
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Date of publishing: 1st Jul 2018
Effective Communication - Hints and Tips for Consultations in Pharmacy practice Written by Pfizer staff As pharmacists and medicines experts, you...
Date of publishing: 18th Jun 2018
Mindfulness unpacked: A GP’s guide Source: Pfizer Ireland The practice of mindfulness - a form of personal reflection and self-meditation – has ...
Date of publishing: 13th Jun 2018
Date of publishing: 13th Jun 2018
Date of publishing: 13th Jun 2018
  What First Aid items you need to pack when travelling.  Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland While you can’t always prepare for unexpected illness...
Date of publishing: 13th Jun 2018
Brain Health Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland We’re only beginning to understand the complex way our brains work but every year we learn a littl...
Date of publishing: 13th Jun 2018
To download your Mindfulness Digital Download click here, or on the image below .  PP-GEP-IRL-0714. Date of Preparation: April 2018
Date of publishing: 31st May 2018
Date of publishing: 31st May 2018
Date of publishing: 31st May 2018
Date of publishing: 30th May 2018
How to prepare and plan for a community event Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Pharmacies play a key role in providing healthcare on the high s...
Date of publishing: 30th May 2018
Why millennials matter to your pharmacy Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Millennials are typically defined as a group of people born between th...
Date of publishing: 30th May 2018
Testicular Cancer May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk1  Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland According to a new study at the University of Maryland  Scho...
Date of publishing: 30th May 2018
What the future looks like for Ireland’s newest GPs Source: Pfizer Healthcare Ireland Life as a GP in Ireland is an exciting, challenging and re...
Date of publishing: 30th May 2018
Tackling testicular cancer in Ireland Source: Pfizer Ireland   Testicular cancer is a relatively rare form of the cancer, which affects around 1...
Date of publishing: 15th May 2018
Tackling sexually transmitted infections in Ireland Source: Pfizer Ireland Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a problem, with the Health...
Date of publishing: 15th May 2018
Impact of Skin Cancer in Ireland Source: Pfizer Ireland Skin Cancer in Ireland Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland, accordin...
Date of publishing: 26th Mar 2018
Getting more value from practice meetings ...
Date of publishing: 26th Mar 2018
Introducing Twitter to your pharmacy ...
Date of publishing: 26th Mar 2018
Tackling Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Ireland...
Date of publishing: 20th Feb 2018
 Please click on the image below to download your Brain Health Infographic .       PP-GEP-IRL-0676 Date of Preparation: February 2018
Date of publishing: 20th Feb 2018
Setting goals for a successful pharmacy...
Date of publishing: 7th Feb 2018
Are Genetic Tweaks Made by Gene Therapy Handed Down to Offspring?...
Date of publishing: 2nd Feb 2018
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