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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 Herpes simplex virus

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/04/2014)

Cold sores are small blisters that usually develop on the lips or around the mouth. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of cold sores

(15/04/2014)

You will not usually have any symptoms when you first develop the herpes simplex virus (a primary infection). An outbreak of cold sores may occur sometime later.

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NHS Choices - Causes of cold sores

(15/04/2014)

Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Occasionally, they can also be caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

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NHS Choices - Treating cold sores

(15/04/2014)

Cold sores usually clear up without treatment within 7 to 10 days. Antiviral creams can be used to ease your symptoms and speed up the healing time.

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NHS Choices - Complications of cold sores

(27/11/2014)

Infections caused by the cold sore virus are often mild and usually disappear without treatment. However, in rare cases, they can cause complications.

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NHS Choices - Preventing cold sores

(15/04/2014)

It is not possible to prevent infection with the herpes simplex virus or outbreaks of cold sores, but you can take steps to minimise the spread of infection.

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