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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/08/2014)

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of scabies

(14/08/2014)

The main symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a rash in areas of the body where mites have burrowed.

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NHS Choices - Causes of scabies

(14/08/2014)

Scabies is a skin condition caused by the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing scabies

(14/08/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose scabies from the appearance of your skin and by looking for burrow marks made by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite.

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NHS Choices - Treating scabies

(14/08/2014)

See your GP immediately if you have scabies and haven't had a previous infection. Delaying treatment places other people at risk.

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NHS Choices - Complications of scabies

(14/08/2014)

A secondary infection and crusted scabies are two possible complications of scabies.

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