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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 Jaundice in newborns

NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/07/2014)

Jaundice is a common and usually harmless condition in newborn babies that causes yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

Jaundice usually appears about three days after birth and disappears by the time the baby is two weeks old.

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NHS Choices - Causes of jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

Jaundice is caused by too much bilirubin in the blood. This is known as hyperbilirubinaemia.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

Your baby will be checked for jaundice within 72 hours of being born, but you should keep an eye out for signs of the condition after you return home.

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NHS Choices - Treating jaundice in newborn babies

(03/04/2014)

You should see your GP or midwife if your baby develops jaundice. They will advise you about any treatment that is needed.

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NHS Choices - Complications of jaundice in newborn babies

(06/01/2014)

A rare complication of newborn jaundice is that the bilirubin spreads into the brain (kernicterus).

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