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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 Gum disease

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/01/2015)

Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gum disease

(26/02/2014)

Healthy gums should be pink, firm and keep your teeth securely in place. Your gums should not bleed when you touch or brush them.

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NHS Choices - Causes of gum disease

(26/02/2014)

Gum disease can be caused by a number of factors, but poor oral hygiene is the most common cause.

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NHS Choices - Treating gum disease

(28/05/2015)

The best way to treat gum disease is to practise good oral hygiene, although additional dental and medical treatments are sometimes necessary.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gum disease

(26/02/2014)

If you develop gingivitis and do not have the plaque or tartar (hardened plaque) removed from your teeth, the condition may get worse and lead to periodontitis.

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