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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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NHS Choices - Symptoms of vaginal thrush

(09/05/2014)

The symptoms of vaginal thrush are usually obvious and include itching and soreness around the vagina and pain during sex.

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NHS Choices - Causes of vaginal thrush

(25/07/2014)

Vaginal thrush is a yeast infection that is usually caused by a type of fungus known as Candida albicans.

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NHS Choices - Treating vaginal thrush

(26/01/2015)

For mild vaginal thrush, a short course of anti-thrush medicine may be recommended. It is usually taken for one to three days. Thrush creams, pessaries and tablets are often used.

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NHS Choices - Complications of vaginal thrush

(09/05/2014)

Complications of thrush include ineffective treatment, the thrush reoccurring, depression, sexual problems and penis problems in male partners.

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NHS Choices - Preventing vaginal thrush

(09/05/2014)

There are a number of self-help techniques you can try to help prevent it reoccurring, including washing your vagina with water and wearing cotton underwear.

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