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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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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... 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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