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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 Lumbar puncture

NHS Choices - Introduction

(27/03/2015)

A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure where a needle is inserted into the lower part of the spine to test for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord or other parts of the nervous system.

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NHS Choices - Why a lumbar puncture may be used

(27/03/2015)

A lumbar puncture is most often used to diagnose certain conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord.

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NHS Choices - How it is performed

(27/03/2015)

Many lumbar punctures are carried out after being admitted to hospital in an emergency.

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NHS Choices - Side effects

(27/03/2015)

Lumbar punctures are generally very low-risk procedures. However, they sometimes cause short-lived side effects.

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