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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Abscess

Introduction

(04/08/2014)

An abscess is a painful collection of pus, usually caused by a bacterial infection.

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Symptoms of an abscess

(04/08/2014)

The symptoms of an abscess depend on where it develops in your body.

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Causes of an abscess

(04/08/2014)

Most abscesses are caused by a bacterial infection. However, they can very occasionally develop due to an infection by viruses, fungi or parasites.

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Diagnosing an abscess

(05/08/2014)

See your GP if you think you may have an abscess. There are several tests used to diagnose an abscess, depending on where it's located.

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Treating an abscess

(04/08/2014)

Abscesses can be treated in a number of different ways, depending on the type of abscess and how large it is.

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Preventing an abscess

(05/08/2014)

It's difficult to prevent internal abscesses, as they are often complications of other conditions, but you may be able to reduce your risk of skin abscesses with skin care and a healthy lifestyle.

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