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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 Muscular dystrophy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/04/2015)

The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken. This leads to an increasing level of disability.

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NHS Choices - Types of muscular dystrophy

(22/10/2013)

There are many different types of muscular dystrophy (MD). All these types cause muscle weakness, but the areas affected and the severity of symptoms are different.

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NHS Choices - Causes of muscular dystrophy

(21/10/2013)

In most cases, muscular dystrophy (MD) is an inherited condition (it runs in families). It is caused by a faulty gene.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing muscular dystrophy

(09/04/2015)

Many different methods can be used to diagnose the various types of muscular dystrophy (MD).

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NHS Choices - Treating muscular dystrophy

(21/10/2013)

Although there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, the condition can be eased by several types of treatment. Read about the treatments available and how they can help.

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NHS Choices - Genetic testing for muscular dystrophy

(21/10/2013)

Genetic testing may be useful for prospective parents who have a family history of MD and are worried about passing the condition on.

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