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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 Brain abscess

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/08/2014)

A brain abscess is a pus-filled swelling in the brain caused by an infection. It is a rare and life-threatening condition.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

The symptoms of a brain abscess include headache, mental confusion and problems with nerve function, such as muscle weakness

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NHS Choices - Causes of a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

A brain abscess is usually caused by infection with either bacteria or fungi. Your immune system creates the abscess as a defence mechanism.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

If a brain abscess is suspected, the diagnosis can be confirmed using a brain scan.

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NHS Choices - Treating a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

Treatment for a brain abscess will depend on the size and number of brain abscesses present. A brain abscess is a medical emergency, so you will need treatment in hospital until your condition is stable.

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NHS Choices - Complications of a brain abscess

(05/08/2014)

Complications of a brain abscess can include recurrence, brain damage, severe meningitis and epilepsy (seizures).

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