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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 Caesarean section

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/03/2015)

A caesarean section is an operation to deliver a baby. It involves making a cut in the front wall of a woman's tummy (abdomen) and womb.

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NHS Choices - Why a caesarean section is necessary

(21/07/2014)

A caesarean section is usually performed when a normal vaginal birth could put you or your unborn baby at risk.

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NHS Choices - How a caesarean section is performed

(21/07/2014)

Your caesarean section will usually be performed under a regional anaesthetic (epidural or spinal anaesthetic). This numbs the lower part of your body, but means you will be awake during your operation.

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NHS Choices - Recovery from a caesarean section

(24/12/2014)

In most cases, it takes longer to recover from a caesarean section than it does after a vaginal delivery. You should be able to get out of bed fairly soon after the operation

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NHS Choices - Risks of a caesarean section

(21/07/2014)

Although it is a common procedure, a caesarean section is still major abdominal surgery and, like any operation, carries a certain amount of risk.

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