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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 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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