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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 Rubella

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/01/2015)

Rubella (also known as german measles) is a viral infection that used to be common in children. It is usually a mild condition.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of rubella

(03/03/2014)

The symptoms of rubella usually take two 2-3 weeks to develop after infection. This time is called the incubation period.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing rubella

(02/06/2015)

If you suspect that you or your child have rubella, phone your GP surgery or NHS 111 straight away for advice.

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NHS Choices - Treating rubella

(03/03/2014)

There is no specific treatment for rubella. The condition is usually mild and improves without treatment within 7-10 days.

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NHS Choices - Complications of rubella

(03/03/2014)

Serious complications of rubella are very rare, particularly since the MMR vaccine was introduced.

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NHS Choices - Preventing rubella

(02/06/2015)

The best way to avoid catching rubella is to be immunised with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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