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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 Meningitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/04/2015)

Meningitis is an infection of the meninges (protective membranes) that surround the brain and spinal cord. It can be bacterial or viral.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of meningitis

(08/04/2015)

Meningitis should be treated as a medical emergency because bacterial meningitis can lead to septicaemia (blood poisoning), which can be fatal.

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NHS Choices - Causes of meningitis

(30/06/2014)

Meningitis can be caused by bacteria or a virus. This is known as either bacterial meningitis or viral meningitis.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing meningitis

(04/09/2014)

Meningitis is difficult to diagnose. It usually comes on suddenly and can be easily confused with flu because many of the symptoms are the same.

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NHS Choices - Treating meningitis

(30/06/2014)

Immediate hospital admission is required in cases of suspected meningitis or septicaemia (blood poisoning).

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NHS Choices - Complications of meningitis

(30/06/2014)

Bacterial meningitis can place tremendous strain on the body and the brain. Complications are more likely with severe bacterial meningitis.

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NHS Choices - Meningitis vaccination

(09/03/2015)

There are a number of vaccines that can prevent many types of viral and bacterial meningitis including the MMR vaccine, the meningitis C vaccine and the 5-in-1 vaccine.

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NHS Choices - "Courtney's condition didn't just suddenly improve after two weeks. It still affects her years afterwards"

(30/06/2014)

Tracey Chambers' daughter Courtney was diagnosed with meningitis septicaemia. She talks about the short-term and long-term effects of Courtney's illness.

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NHS Choices - "They told us to prepare for the worst"

(30/06/2014)

Mary Baron and her family were enjoying a holiday in Tenerife when tragedy struck – her three-year-old grandson, Kyle, caught bacterial meningitis.

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