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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 Migraine

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/07/2014)

A migraine is usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a migraine

(23/05/2014)

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache that occurs at the front or on one side of the head.

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NHS Choices - Causes of migraines

(23/05/2014)

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, although they are thought to be the result of abnormal brain activity.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing migraine

(23/05/2014)

There is no specific test to diagnose migraines. For an accurate diagnosis to be made, your GP must identify a pattern of recurring headaches.

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NHS Choices - Treating migraines

(08/10/2014)

There is currently no cure for migraines, although a number of treatments are available to help ease the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of migraine

(23/05/2014)

Migraines are associated with a small increased risk of ischaemic strokes, and a very small increased risk of mental health problems.

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NHS Choices - Preventing migraine

(11/07/2014)

There are a number of ways you can reduce your chances of experiencing migraines.

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NHS Choices - 'When I was sick, I knew it was a really bad one'

(11/07/2014)

Debbie was 12 years old when she first began having symptoms of migraine.

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