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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 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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