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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 Sciatica

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/12/2014)

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sciatica

(26/09/2014)

Sciatica is caused by irritation or damage to the sciatic nerve. A slipped (or herniated) disc is the most common identified cause of sciatica.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing sciatica

(26/09/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to confirm a diagnosis of sciatica based your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating sciatica

(17/10/2014)

Treatment for sciatica is not always necessary, as the condition often improves naturally within around six weeks.

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NHS Choices - Preventing sciatica

(26/09/2014)

It is not always possible to prevent sciatica, but there are several things you can do to help prevent back injuries that could lead to sciatica.

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NHS Choices - 'I used to wake up five times in the night with aching pain'

(26/09/2014)

Robert's sciatica caused him intense pain in his right leg. He describes how the condition affected his life and mobility and what the treatment options were.

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