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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 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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