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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 Pneumococcal infections

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/10/2014)

Pneumococcal infections are caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, and range from mild to severe.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

Your symptoms will vary, depending on the type of pneumococcal infection you have. Symptoms include fever, chills and a headache.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

There are more than 90 different strains of S. pneumoniae, and some are much more likely to cause serious infection (virulent) than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

There are several ways to diagnose pneumococcal infections, and the tests you have will depend on your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Preventing pneumococcal infections

(06/10/2014)

Children under two should receive the PCV as part of their childhood immunisation schedule. Simple hygiene precautions can also help to prevent infection.

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