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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 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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