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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 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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