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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 Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/12/2014)

Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Acute leukaemia means the condition progresses rapidly and aggressively and requires immediate treatment.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia include pale skin, frequent bleeding and bone pain.

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NHS Choices - Causes of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Acute leukaemia begins with an alteration to the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that is found in the stem cells that are responsible for producing white blood cells.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

In the initial stages of diagnosing acute leukaemia, your GP will check for physical signs of the condition, such as swollen glands.

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NHS Choices - Treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia usually begins a few days after diagnosis as it's an aggressive condition that develops rapidly.

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NHS Choices - Complications of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

(22/08/2014)

Being immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system) is a possible complication for some patients with acute leukaemia.

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NHS Choices - 'I was put in an ambulance that night... I was petrified'

(17/10/2014)

Read Hazel's account of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

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