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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 Malaria

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/08/2014)

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If malaria is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of malaria

(25/02/2014)

Symptoms of malaria can develop as quickly as seven days after you are bitten by an infected mosquito.

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NHS Choices - Causes of malaria

(25/02/2014)

Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. The parasite can be spread to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

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NHS Choices - Antimalarial medication

(12/03/2014)

Antimalarial medication is used to prevent and treat malaria.

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NHS Choices - Complications of malaria

(25/02/2014)

Malaria is a serious illness which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated quickly, particularly in pregnant women, babies, young children and the elderly.

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NHS Choices - Preventing malaria

(25/02/2014)

There is a significant risk of getting malaria if you travel to an affected area. It is therefore very important that you take precautions to prevent it.

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NHS Choices - "I was so weak, I couldn't even pick up a glass"

(03/04/2014)

Unlike many travellers, Alex Beard was careful to take precautions against getting bitten by a malaria-carrying mosquito.

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