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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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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Articles in Breast cancer

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/03/2015)

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. In 2011, just under 50,000 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of breast cancer

(27/01/2015)

The main symptom of breast cancer is usually a lump or thickened area of tissue in your breast. It is important to have it checked by a doctor.

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NHS Choices - Causes and risk factors

(27/01/2015)

The causes of breast cancer aren't fully understood. However, there are some risk factors that are known to affect your likelihood of developing breast cancer.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing breast cancer

(27/01/2015)

If you notice a lump in your breast or any change in the appearance, feel or shape of your breasts, see your GP.

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NHS Choices - Treating breast cancer

(26/03/2015)

Treatment for breast cancer usually involves a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and, in some cases, hormone or biological therapies.

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NHS Choices - Living with breast cancer

(02/10/2014)

Breast cancer can affect your daily life in different ways, depending on what stage it is at and what treatment you are having.

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NHS Choices - 'I've had breast cancer twice'

(02/10/2014)

Emma Duncan was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in four years, once in each breast.

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