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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 Paralysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/10/2014)

Paralysis occurs when a person loses the ability to move one or more muscles of the body. It may be associated with loss of feeling and other bodily functions.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of paralysis

(10/10/2014)

Paralysis can be classified in a number of different ways. For example, it can be localised, affecting a particular part of the body, or generalised, affecting a wider area.

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NHS Choices - Causes of paralysis

(10/10/2014)

The four most common causes of paralysis are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing paralysis

(10/10/2014)

Diagnosing paralysis is not usually necessary if the cause is obvious – for example, if paralysis has occurred after a stroke.

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NHS Choices - Treating paralysis

(10/10/2014)

There is currently no cure for paralysis. Treatment focuses on helping you adapt to life with paralysis by making you as independent as possible.

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NHS Choices - Complications of paralysis

(09/10/2014)

A person with paralysis can develop a number of complications, including autonomic dysreflexia, sexual problems and depression.

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NHS Choices - Recommendations

(09/10/2014)

If you are paralysed, it is very important that you take measures to prevent getting pressure ulcers.

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