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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 Earwax

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/03/2014)

Earwax is a waxy material that is produced by glands inside the ear. Earwax cleans, lubricates and protects the lining of the ear by trapping dirt and repelling water.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

Earwax does not usually cause any problems, but if it builds up, it can result in a blocked ear, pain and hearing loss.

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NHS Choices - Causes of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

If you produce a lot of earwax you're more likely to develop a blockage in your ear than someone who only produces a small amount.

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NHS Choices - Treating earwax build-up

(07/04/2014)

In most cases, earwax falls out on its own, but if it's completely blocking your ear canal and causing hearing loss it may need to be removed.

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NHS Choices - Complications of earwax build-up

(10/03/2014)

There are several complications that can occur as a result of impacted earwax or ear irrigation.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing earwax

(10/03/2014)

Tests aren't needed to see if you have earwax. If you have a history of recurrent earwax problems, you'll probably know when you have another build-up of earwax.

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