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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 Spinal muscular atrophy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/05/2015)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that causes muscle weakness and progressive loss of movement.

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NHS Choices - Types of spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

There are several different types of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), depending on when symptoms develop and how severe they are.

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NHS Choices - Causes of spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by faulty genes. Most cases are passed on to a child by their parents.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

Tests for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) can be carried out before, during and after pregnancy.

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NHS Choices - Treating spinal muscular atrophy

(06/05/2015)

Treatment and support is available to help manage the symptoms of SMA and provide the best possible quality of life. It's not currently possible to treat the underlying genetic fault that causes SMA.

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