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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 Snake bites

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/10/2014)

A snake will sometimes bite in self-defence if it is disturbed or provoked. Some snakes are venomous and can inject venom (toxin) as they bite.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of snake bites

(01/10/2014)

Adder and foreign snake bites can cause similar symptoms. Severe venomous snake bites can cause serious symptoms, such as muscle paralysis and anaphylaxis.

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NHS Choices - Why snakes bite and how venom works

(01/10/2014)

When a snake bites and injects venom, usually its aim is to immobilise its natural (food) prey.

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NHS Choices - Treating snake bites

(01/10/2014)

There are a number of misconceptions about what to do immediately after being bitten by a snake. You should never try to suck or cut the venom out.

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