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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/02/2015)

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of chickenpox

(03/02/2015)

The most commonly recognised chickenpox symptom is a red rash that can cover the entire body. You or your child may also have some mild flu-like symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Causes of chickenpox

(31/07/2014)

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. You catch it by coming into contact with someone who is infected.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing chickenpox

(31/07/2014)

You or your child should not usually need any medical tests to diagnose chickenpox. You can be pretty sure that it is chickenpox if there are the key symptoms of a mild fever followed by an itchy rash, with blisters and scabs.

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NHS Choices - Caring for your child with chickenpox

(19/03/2015)

There is no cure for the virus that causes chickenpox but it usually clears up by itself without treatment. However, you can take steps to ease the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of chickenpox

(26/02/2015)

Complications of chickenpox are rare in healthy children. The most common complication is where the blisters become infected with bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Preventing the spread of chickenpox

(19/03/2015)

If you have chickenpox, stay off work and at home until you're no longer infectious, which is until the last blister has burst and crusted over. This usually happens five or six days after the rash begins.

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