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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/04/2014)

Urticaria – also known as hives, welts or nettle rash – is a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of urticaria

(01/08/2014)

The main symptom of urticaria is a red, raised, itchy rash. The rash is made up of raised marks in the skin, known as weals or hives.

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NHS Choices - Causes of urticaria

(17/04/2014)

Urticaria occurs when histamine and other chemicals are released from under the skin's surface, causing the tissues to swell.

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NHS Choices - Treating urticaria

(17/04/2014)

Most cases of urticaria don't need treatment because the symptoms are usually mild and often get better within a few days.

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NHS Choices - Complications of urticaria

(17/04/2014)

Around half of people with persistent (chronic) urticaria and a quarter of people with short-term (acute) urticaria also develop a related condition called angioedema.

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