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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 Hepatitis C

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/09/2014)

Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect and damage the liver. You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood of an infected person.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Only around one in four people have symptoms during the first six months of a hepatitis C infection. This stage is known as acute hepatitis C.

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NHS Choices - Causes of hepatitis C

(21/08/2014)

You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with the blood or, less commonly, the body fluids of an infected person.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

If you think you may have been exposed to hepatitis C, taking a test will put your mind at rest or (if the test is positive) enable you to start treatment.

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NHS Choices - Treating hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Most cases of acute hepatitis C are not treated as the person either does not have any symptoms or mistakes the symptoms for the flu.

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NHS Choices - Complications of hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

If it is not treated, chronic hepatitis C can sometimes cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). This can develop up to 20 years after you first become infected.

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NHS Choices - Preventing hepatitis C

(05/09/2014)

There is no vaccination to protect against hepatitis C, but there are ways to reduce your risk of becoming infected.

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NHS Choices - Living with hepatitis C

(17/01/2014)

Answers to questions about living with hepatitis C, including questions about diet, the workplace, travelling and having a baby.

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