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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 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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