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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 Amniocentesis

Introduction

(11/07/2014)

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test carried out during pregnancy to assess whether the unborn baby could develop an abnormality or serious health condition.

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Why you may need amniocentesis

(19/06/2014)

Amniocentesis is a diagnostic test to detect a serious or potentially serious disorder in an unborn baby (foetus).

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When amniocentesis is carried out

(19/06/2014)

Amniocentesis is usually performed during weeks 15 to 20 of the pregnancy.

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How amniocentesis is performed

(19/06/2014)

Amniocentesis is a procedure that involves removing a small sample of amniotic fluid from the womb so that it can be tested in a laboratory.

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Complications of amniocentesis

(03/09/2014)

Amniocentesis is a fairly common and safe procedure. However it is important to be aware of the possible complications during or after amniocentesis.

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Results of amniocentesis

(19/06/2014)

After you've had the amniocentesis procedure, the sample of amniotic fluid that surrounds the unborn baby in the womb will be taken to a laboratory for testing.

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