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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(29/04/2015)

Antibiotics are medications used to treat, and in some cases prevent, bacterial infections.

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NHS Choices - Uses of antibiotics

(08/04/2015)

Antibiotics may be used to treat, or in some cases prevent, bacterial infections.

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NHS Choices - Considerations

(11/06/2014)

Some important considerations associated with the six main classes of antibiotics are listed below.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of antibiotics

(11/06/2014)

The most common side effects of antibiotics affect the digestive system. These occur in around 1 in 10 people.

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NHS Choices - Interactions with other medicines

(11/06/2014)

Antibiotics can sometimes interact with other medicines or other substances. This means that the effects of one of the medicines can be altered by the other.

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NHS Choices - Frequently asked questions

(11/06/2014)

Read answers to some common questions about antibiotics, including why they shouldn't be used to treat coughs and colds, what is antibiotic resistance and when are antibiotics needed.

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