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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 Bird flu

NHS Choices - Introduction

(21/11/2014)

Bird flu, or avian flu, is an infectious viral illness that spreads among birds. In rare cases it can affect humans.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of bird flu

(31/01/2014)

The symptoms of bird flu (avian flu) in humans are similar to those of other types of flu.

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NHS Choices - How bird flu spreads

(31/01/2014)

It's possible for humans to catch bird flu (avian flu) after coming into close contact with live infected birds.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing bird flu

(31/01/2014)

To date there have been no cases of people with bird flu (avian flu) in the UK. However, plans are in place to manage any suspected cases that may arise.

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NHS Choices - Treating avian flu

(31/01/2014)

People who have suspected symptoms of bird flu (avian flu) will be advised to stay at home or will be cared for in hospital in isolation from other patients.

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NHS Choices - Preventing bird flu

(31/01/2014)

As the bird flu (avian flu) virus is carried by birds, it is very difficult to prevent it spreading.

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