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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… 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 Milk intolerance

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/05/2014)

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

The symptoms of lactose intolerance will usually occur within a few hours of consuming food or drink that contains lactose, such as dairy products.

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NHS Choices - Causes of lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

Lactose intolerance is usually the result of a lactase deficiency. Lactase is an enzyme (protein that causes a chemical reaction to occur) used to digest lactose.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

It's important to visit your GP if you think you or your child may have lactose intolerance, as the symptoms can be similar to other conditions.

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NHS Choices - Treating lactose intolerance

(12/05/2014)

There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but most people are able to control their symptoms by making changes to their diet.

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NHS Choices - Complications of lactose intolerance

(09/05/2014)

Milk and other dairy products are an important part of a healthy diet. They contain calcium, protein and vitamins such as vitamins A, B12 and D.

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NHS Choices - Zoe's story

(11/07/2014)

Zoe Bastion is an assistant content producer at the BBC. She has had primary lactose intolerance for most of her life.

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NHS Choices - Gary's story

(11/07/2014)

Gary Alexander is a writer and author who lives in London. He suffered from secondary lactose intolerance for several months after a severe bout of gastroenteritis.

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