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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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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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