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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 Statins

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/03/2015)

Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower rates of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (so-called "bad cholesterol") in the blood.

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NHS Choices - When statins may be used

(18/07/2014)

Statins are most often recommended if you have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or are at a high risk of developing it in the near future.

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NHS Choices - Cautions and interactions

(25/03/2014)

Statins should not be taken if you have severe liver disease or blood tests suggest your liver may not be working properly.

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NHS Choices - Side effects of statins

(16/05/2014)

Like all medications, statins can cause side effects. However, most people tolerate them well and don't experience any problems.

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