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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 Facial paralysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(28/10/2014)

Bell's palsy is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face. It is the most common cause of facial paralysis

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

The symptoms of Bell's palsy can vary, from a mild numbness of the face, to total paralysis.

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NHS Choices - Causes of Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

Bell’s palsy occurs when the nerve that controls the facial muscles (facial nerve) becomes inflamed or compressed

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

There is no specific test to diagnose Bell’s palsy. However, tests can be used to rule out other conditions that cause facial paralysis

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NHS Choices - Treating Bell's palsy

(16/02/2015)

Most people recover fully from Bell's palsy without treatment, but there are ways to accelerate the process and reduce the chance of complications

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NHS Choices - Complications of Bell's palsy

(28/10/2014)

A number of complications can occur as a result of Bell's palsy, depending on the extent of nerve damage.

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