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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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Articles in Short-sightedness

NHS Choices - Introduction

(17/10/2014)

Short-sightedness, or myopia, is a very common eye condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly.

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NHS Choices - Signs and symptoms of short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

The main symptom of short-sightedness (myopia) is distant objects appearing blurred, while near objects can still be seen clearly.

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NHS Choices - Causes of short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

Short-sightedness (myopia) is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors that disrupt the normal development of the eye.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing short-sightedness

(02/12/2013)

Most cases of short-sightedness (myopia) are diagnosed by an optician during an eye test.

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NHS Choices - Treating short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

Glasses or contact lenses are the most common method of correcting short-sightedness (myopia). Laser surgery is also becoming increasingly popular.

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NHS Choices - Eye conditions associated with short-sightedness

(29/11/2013)

If you have severe short-sightedness (high degree myopia), you are more likely to develop other eye disorders later in life.

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