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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 Epilepsy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/11/2014)

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, which were sometimes previously referred to as "fits".

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

The main symptoms of epilepsy are repeated seizures. There are many different types of seizure, depending on the area of brain that is affected.

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NHS Choices - Causes of epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

In over half of epilepsy cases, a cause cannot be found. If there is an identifiable cause, it usually involves the brain being affected by a condition.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

Epilepsy is usually difficult to diagnose quickly. In most cases, it cannot usually be confirmed until you have had more than one seizure.

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NHS Choices - Treating epilepsy

(12/01/2015)

Treatment for epilepsy is used to control seizures, although not everyone with the condition will need to be treated.

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NHS Choices - Living with epilepsy

(26/11/2014)

As epilepsy can affect people in different ways, everyone's experience of living with the condition is different. However, there are some general points that can help.

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NHS Choices - 'I can't remember my wedding day or the birth of my first child'

(26/11/2014)

Mark Kellaway, from Basingstoke, found out he had epilepsy at the age of 26. He hadn’t realised he was having seizures, but the diagnosis has had an unexpectedly positive effect.

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NHS Choices - 'The day Richard Branson saved my life'

(26/11/2014)

Virgin co-founder and film guru Nik Powell talks about rock chicks, flicks and fits.

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NHS Choices - 'We know each other’s epilepsy very well'

(26/11/2014)

For Stephen and Denise Wottrich, epilepsy is a family affair. They have similar forms of epilepsy, and at its worst it can cause up to 10 seizures a day.

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NHS Choices - 'Why I need a good night's sleep'

(26/11/2014)

Paul Clark, a father of two from Essex, developed epilepsy in his thirties. He was surprised to discover the likely cause.

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