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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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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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Articles in Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Symptoms of diverticular disease and diverticulitis include abdominal pain, bloating and a change in normal bowel habits.

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NHS Choices - Causes of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are caused by small bulges in the large intestine (diverticula) developing and becoming inflamed or infected.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

In order to diagnosis diverticular disease it is necessary to examine the large intestine, which can be done in a number of ways.

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NHS Choices - Treating diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Treatment options for diverticular disease and diverticulitis depend on how severe your symptoms are

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NHS Choices - Complications of diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Complications of diverticulitis affect one in five people with the condition. Those most at risk are younger people (under 50 years of age).

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NHS Choices - Preventing diverticular disease and diverticulitis

(23/10/2014)

Eating a high-fibre diet may help prevent diverticular disease, and should improve your symptoms.

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