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Know the difference between Whiteheads, Blackheads and Acne? No? In this weeks Examiner, Eamonn discusses all things "blemish"....and how using the Uriage Hyseac® range may help with these conditions

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“Acne or Rosacea?”   Acne is a disorder of skin glands that produce a natural oil (Sebum). The face, neck, shoulders, upper chest and back are most frequently affected. It affects more than one in two young adults at some stage, usually beginning at puberty and clearing completely before the mid-twenties. However, in many adolescents, acne clears within a year or two. The characteristic white-heads and black-heads are caused by over-production of sebum, leading to a blockage of skin pores with a mixture of dead skin cells and oil. Bacteria on the skin surface intensify the problem by producing chemicals...

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In todays Examiner, some startling facts about the silent killer, High Blood Pressure and how early action using our 24 hr blood pressure monitoring service could save your life.

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High Blood Pressure is a silent killer How 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring could save your life   Did you know that every hour, a man, woman or child dies from heart disease and stroke in Ireland? High blood pressure is one of the most important preventable causes of premature ill health and death in the Ireland. It is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and cognitive decline (dementia).   If you have been diagnosed or suspected of having high blood pressure, a 24 hour blood pressure monitor is the most reliable tool...

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In this weeks Examiner, Eamonn discusses the many benefits of Cannabis derivative CBD oil, which is now available in store at Whelehans

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How could the cannabis derivative CBD benefit you? CBD oil now available from Whelehans Pharmacy   CBD or cannabidiol for short, is a chemical constituent of the cannabis plant made from Hemp. CBD oil can be legally sold in Ireland unlike its cousin marijuana (which is not legal). It is important to emphasise CBD oil is not marijuana and does not have the same effects. Marijuana contains both THC (tetrahydracannbinol) and CBD, and these compounds have different effects.   THC is psychoactive that give the “high” people associate with marijuana whereas CBD does not give a “high” associated with illegal...

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In this weeks Examiner, Eamonn offers a "go to" guide to help you manage any dry skin problem

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The key to managing any dry skin problem: Moisturiser and Emollient Therapy Eamonn Brady is a pharmacist and the owner of Whelehans Pharmacies, Pearse St and Clonmore, Mullingar. If you have any health questions e-mail them to info@whelehans.ie I have written about dry skin conditions including the likes of eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis in the Westmeath Examiner. No matter what type of dry skin condition you have, keeping the skin well moisturised is key to managing the condition. This article gives advice on using moisturisers and emollients. If you follow the advice below, from experience and from speaking to dermatologists,...

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In this weeks Examiner, Eamonn discusses the important role fish oil may have in combating depression and anxiety...........Omega 3's give a natural mode boost

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ASK YOUR PHARMACIST? Fish oils and mood Eamonn Brady is a pharmacist and the owner of Whelehans Pharmacy's at Pearse St and Clonmore, Mullingar. If you have any health questions e-mail them to info@whelehans.ie   An Irish survey indicated that only 10% of the Irish population eat enough oily fish to receive their necessary intake of Omega 3. Omega 3’s and mood There is evidence that omega 3 fatty acids supplementation might be helpful in cases of depression and anxiety. Studies report highly significant improvement from omega 3 fatty acids supplementation alone and in conjunction with medication.  Research has shown...

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