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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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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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Articles in Mountain sickness

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/04/2015)

Find out what to do if you have symptoms of altitude sickness, who's affected, and how you can prevent it.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of altitude sickness

(30/04/2015)

Find out about the symptoms of mild and severe altitude sickness, which include headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, and an increased heart rate.

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NHS Choices - Treating altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Find out how altitude sickness should be treated, including descending to a lower altitude, oxygen treatment, and different types of medication.

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NHS Choices - Complications of altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Altitude sickness can cause potentially life-threatening conditions that affect the brain or lungs. Find out what to do if someone has severe symptoms of altitude sickness.

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NHS Choices - Preventing altitude sickness

(01/05/2015)

Find out how to prevent altitude sickness, including climbing slowly, particularly at altitudes of 2,500m or above. Ascending gradually will give your body time to adapt.

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NHS Choices - 'We were at high altitudes for four days and I was ill the entire time'

(30/04/2015)

Jessica Mathur, a GP from London, was surprised when she became ill with altitude sickness during a holiday in Peru.

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NHS Choices - 'Being careful to acclimatise properly did take extra time, but I was very glad I did'

(30/04/2015)

After years of mountain climbing, David Hillebrandt learnt how to deal with his altitude sickness.

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