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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 Irritable bowel syndrome

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and/or constipation.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of IBS are usually worse after eating and tend to come and go in bouts.

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NHS Choices - Causes of IBS

(11/11/2014)

The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown, but most experts think that it's related to problems with digestion and increased sensitivity of the gut.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing IBS

(11/11/2014)

There are no specific tests for IBS, as it does not cause any obvious detectable abnormalities in your digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Treating IBS

(11/11/2014)

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can often be managed by changing your diet and lifestyle, and understanding the nature of the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'I've found the wheat-free ranges at the supermarket very helpful'

(11/11/2014)

After having irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for more than 20 years, Ansar Ahmed Ullah is learning to live with the condition.

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NHS Choices - 'A non-dairy diet seems to help'

(11/11/2014)

Geoff Lyon has had severe IBS since early childhood. He tells us his story.

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