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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 Sprains

NHS Choices - Introduction


Sprains and strains are very common injuries that affect muscles and ligaments.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sprains and strains


The main causes of sprains and strains are sporting activities or accidents that involve a fall or a collision.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing sprains and strains


When diagnosing a strain or sprain, your doctor will ask how you injured yourself and will perform a physical examination. In severe cases, an X-ray may be needed.

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NHS Choices - Treating sprains and strains


Most mild to moderate sprains and strains can often be treated at home using self-care techniques. Painkillers can also be used to ease pain.

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NHS Choices - Preventing sprains and strains


There are several ways you can help prevent sprains and strains, such as warming up properly before exercising and wearing suitable footwear.

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