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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 Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/06/2015)

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are two heat-related health conditions. If they are not quickly treated, they can both be very serious.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(16/09/2013)

If not treated quickly, heat exhaustion and heatstroke can be very serious. Dial 999 immediately to request an ambulance if you think someone has heatsroke.

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NHS Choices - Causes of heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(16/09/2013)

Heat exhaustion and Heatstroke occur when the body is no longer able to cool itself and starts to overheat.

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NHS Choices - Treating heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(02/06/2015)

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke need to be treated quickly. The first steps of treatment are to cool the person down and get them to drink cool water or rehydration fluids.

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NHS Choices - Preventing heat exhaustion and heatstroke

(30/06/2014)

In a heatwave, stay out of the sun, particularly during the hottest parts of the day. If you have to go out, apply suncream, wear a hat and drink plenty of fluid.

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