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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 Parkinson's disease

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/03/2015)

Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which part of the brain becomes progressively damaged over many years.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

The symptoms of Parkinson's disease usually develop gradually and are mild at first.

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NHS Choices - Causes of Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

No tests can conclusively show that you have Parkinson's disease. Your doctor will base a diagnosis on your symptoms, medical history and the results of some simple exercises.

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NHS Choices - Treating Parkinson's disease

(07/08/2014)

There is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease, but treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms and maintain your quality of life.

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NHS Choices - Living with Parkinson's disease

(09/04/2015)

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is life changing. You will need long-term treatment to control your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - "I've learned to live with Parkinson’s"

(11/07/2014)

Parkinson’s disease is usually considered an older person's illness, but Karen Rose was diagnosed with it when she was just 34.

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NHS Choices - "For me, everything just takes a bit longer"

(11/07/2014)

Ernie May was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he was 65. He tells us his story.

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