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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 Pneumonia

NHS Choices - Symptoms of pneumonia

(05/12/2014)

The symptoms of pneumonia can develop suddenly (over 24-48 hours) or may come on more slowly, over several days.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pneumonia

(17/07/2014)

Pneumonia is most commonly caused by an infection, usually bacterial. However, many different bacteria, viruses and – more rarely – fungi cause pneumonia.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pneumonia

(17/07/2014)

Your GP can often diagnose pneumonia by asking you about your symptoms and examining your chest. In some cases, you may need further tests.

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NHS Choices - Treating pneumonia

(20/11/2014)

Mild cases of pneumonia can usually be treated at home with antibiotics and plenty of rest and fluids. More severe cases may need hospital treatment.

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NHS Choices - Complications of pneumonia

(17/07/2014)

The three main complications of pneumonia are pleurisy, a lung abscess and blood poisoning (septicaemia).

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