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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 Spina bifida

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/03/2015)

Spina bifida is a condition where the spine does not develop properly, leaving a gap in the spine.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

Spina bifida can cause a wide range of symptoms that can vary in severity, including cognitive, mobility, and bladder and bowel symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Causes of spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

The cause of spina bifida is unknown, although a number of things that can increase the risk of the condition have been identified.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing spina bifida

(26/05/2015)

Most cases of spina bifida are detected during a routine ultrasound scan carried out when you are around 18-21 weeks pregnant.

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NHS Choices - Treating spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

If your child is diagnosed with spina bifida, you will be referred to specialist healthcare professionals who will be involved in their care.

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NHS Choices - Complications of spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

Spina bifida can cause several health complications. It can also have a significant psychological effect on those living with the condition and their carers.

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NHS Choices - Preventing spina bifida

(05/03/2015)

The most effective way to prevent spina bifida is to take folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy.

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